The YouTube channel for Botchamania, a popular series that showcases botched moves and promos, was officially terminated by YouTube after several videos were pulled from the site due to copyright violation strikes. Botchamania ended up trending on Twitter with numerous fans expressing their frustrations about the situation.
Pls RT, and reply nicely asking them to fix their mistake. Love ya Maff. pic.twitter.com/UP3e55Whef
— OSW Review (@OSWreview) May 7, 2021
Last week, Botchamania creator Maffew noted that his channel and other content creators were getting takedown notices due to AEW footage. AEW referee Aubrey Edwards responded and stated that she was trying to resolve the issue:
Yo! We've been working on resolving this all morning (which is why I haven't tweeted anything until now). Hang tight!
— Aubrey Edwards 🏳️🌈 (@RefAubrey) April 30, 2021
The channel was later reinstated with Maffew writing that it was a YouTube issue and not an issue with AEW:
I know it's hypocritical because I tweeted last week "uh oh AEW are taking down videos" and definitely fanned the flames, but I didn't realise it was a bot/youtube issue and I panicked
so please stop @-ing AEW people and telling them to fuck off, they couldn't have been nicer
— I had it coming (@Maffewgregg) May 7, 2021