The best Youtube couple have been rising to fame at an incredibly fast rate because of their ridiculous antics and Ethan's reaction videos to the most absurd shit he can find on the internet, the latter recently getting them into legal issues.
First, a summarized backstory: Ethan is originally from California, after meeting and marrying Hila they lived for about 7 years in Israel, where she is from. Both quit their jobs to become full time Youtubers, then last year, after Hila got her visa they moved back to the States, most specifically midtown Manhattan where they planned on paying rent with Youtube money.
Now one of the guys who got roasted by them (it was a gross, misogynistic parkour video) flagged Ethan and Hila for copyright infringement, which means they cannot make money from their videos if their Youtube account is in "bad standing".
Yesterday they posted a video explaining that the situation would cost them about $100,000 but never actually asked for money and that Video Game Attorney (idk some internet famous dude?) was representing them for free. Apparently some fan set up a GoFundMe for them last night and as of right now, in less than a day, its at $124,714 (when they made the video it was at $117k), even channels they have roasted before donated to the cause. The Fine Bros gave $10k even though they got one of Ethan's most savage rants.
So what's happening to the money? Well, since Video Game Attorney and his partners represent people who are in Ethan and Hila's situation, as in "victims of unfair copyright infringement claims" they are donating every single penny to their account so they can keep supporting people who otherwise can't afford an attorney. They just added $5,000 to the GoFunMe themselves as well.
In true h3h3 fashion, hey are calling this the Fair Use Protection Account, aka FUPA and, quoting Ethan "the FUPA shall protect all of us".
If you're interested, they explain the lawsuit situation with more detail on this video.
When would Sam and Nila tbh??