Ethan Klien’s cash cow is leaving.
YouTube stars Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein have had a history of not seeing eye-to-eye. In May 2019, for example, Klein notably sparked a feud with Paytas after criticizing them for photoshopping their body in a video that quickly went viral.
However, in October 2019, Klein invited Paytas onto his podcast to discuss their differences, quickly becoming a regular and popular show called Frenemies.
But after almost 40 episodes, Trisha decided to shockingly call it quits and revealed why in a video uploaded to their YouTube channel on June 8, saying “I’m leaving to ease the tension everywhere…I don’t want to be the toxicity in their machine.”
In a recent episode of the podcast, the pair got into a disagreement regarding how they decide who to hire, with Paytas arguing they had no input, following on with criticism over production costs and a new studio Ethan purchased for the H3H3 podcast.
Klein claimed that they got a “generous” cut of the show’s profits, but Trisha wanted to be involved in the larger business decisions. After Klein accused them of “gaslighting,” they asked to end the podcast.