Yes, you are not mistaken and no this is not clickbait. It looks like Hotpoint Appliances (@HotpointinKenya) has been using the Youtube stars logo as their own. When Marquess Brownlee, (MKBHD) found out that Hotpoint was using his logo, he did not hide his misunderstanding to this situation.
Soooooo @HotpointKenya Am I missing something?
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) August 4, 2020
Hotpoint Take on MKBHD Signature Logo
Twitter users, Enchenze with AI and EGMinor were the first to note this peculiar feat. The two show a string of emails from the company using the YouTube Stars Logo.
MKBHD was not too happy about this and took to Twitter to call out Hotpoint.
When you see it pic.twitter.com/zfkqxkT2pg
— ? ? ? ? ? ? ? with AI (@echenze) August 4, 2020
After reacting to this, many other Kenyans were quick to give out more information on what is happening. One said that they have been using the logo for almost a month now.
They've been using that logo for about a month now…
— Gerry Shom™ (@ShomGerry) August 4, 2020
Others say that Hotpoint may have just Googled and used the Logo without really knowing to whom it belonged.
Tbh. I don’t think they know what they’ve done. They probably googled “H logo”
— Zeïn (@8BitBatman) August 4, 2020
Whatever the case, someone at Hotpoint is to blame for this ‘ignorance’. So far, Hotpoint have not replied to either of the Twitter users nor said their peace. We will add more information once any of the parties respond.
Hotpoint marketing team right now pic.twitter.com/GyfGWWUFff
— Droid (@droid254) August 4, 2020
After opening one of the largest appliance stores in East Africa yesterday, this could be a major setback for the company. Nevertheless, the funnies continue;
Hotpoint Kenya on YouTube: So guys we’ve been using MKBHD’s logo for 2 years now. Let’s talk.
— Louis Vuitton Don (@99thsense) August 4, 2020
— ? (@TheWainaina) August 4, 2020