I’m a shameless YouTube addict. Over the past few months I have discovered some great new channels that really have caught my attention and am happy to have subscribe to these channels. Although you might not find this blog post exciting, I just wanted to share my two cents about this matter. I also apologise if I offend anyone, this is just my opinion.
Now we all know the basic YouTube “Celebrities”. You know, the ones that whore themselves all over YouTube. Such as iJustine, Olga Kay, Shane Dawson. Now don’t me wrong, I don’t think all You Tube Stars are like this. I quite enjoy Jacks Films, Pewdie Pie and My Chonny. But there are a certain handful of You Tubers out there who post videos for money and don’t give a rats ass about their fans. A good example is The Archfiend exposing Shane Dawson.
On YouTube you can find quite a lot of vloggers like this. I really respect them. They don’t always talk about other YouTubers, but these guys are highly intelligent and expose their opinions very well on YouTube. These days we have the internet to find anything we’re looking for. It’s easier to connect with others from your computer or your phone than walking outside and buying a newspaper.
I’ve been a blogger and web designer for many years now. I receive emails daily with people asking me to put advertisements on my website, to do sponsored blog posts, pretty much to whore myself out to make money for something I do for pure enjoyment. I have always been ad-free and I intend to be forever. I’m happy enough to have a website that I have daily visitors who come and read my content and interact me. That completes my website. Money has never been a factor for blogging. It never should be. Although I do free lance design, I work very hard for money well earnt. I don’t want to whore my name out, or use my fans for their money. I’ve always been good with blogging with others, I always return comments and e-mails. Now and again I will come across a website and visit their blog and it’s just whored out with advertisements and sponsored blog posts. These are the blogs I refuse to post on. I just want to interact with others, not gain fame or popularity.
Now we have people on Youtube who just whore out the system. But so many viewers are too blind to see. They’ll have products in their videos, discreetly for advertising. They’ll ask you a question and to leave your response in the comment box (Pffft they don’t read the 22173642856473227 comments). Asking you to rate the video. Buy a fucking t-shirt. Or you could be iJustine and dance in an Apple Store because you’re an attention whore. It’s hard to see why these people are so big on YouTube when they really have fuck all in their videos. They don’t care about the content, all they care about the hits and likes.
Now they’re great people out there sharing their opinions. Exposing these other money hungry YouTubers to us all. They don’t ask for your money or your votes. They just ask for a moment of your time to hear them out. Unfortunately for one of these YouTubers, CammehYaBams. I was sad to logon and find out that he was banned from the website. Why, because no one liked that he had an opinion. I really enjoyed his videos and he always had strong points and his videos were always thought out properly. He wasn’t a douchebag, he was an intelligent young man who posted facts on YouTube.
What a stupid world we live in where you can’t state your opinion on the internet. The amount of shit that is posted on YouTube and not flagged, and then this poor chap was banned for speaking his mind. You can state your opinion about any regular celebrity on YouTube, but when you do it about another YouTuber, you get cut off. Christ, people steal clips from others on YouTube itself. I find it highly offensive. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If you don’t like the content of video, for fucks sake, watch something else. No one is forcing you to watch a video on YouTube. People can talk about sex, violence and even curse like a mother fucker on YouTube (we all know Jenna Marbles abuses that right), but that’s all acceptable. Stating your opinion about a money hungry vlogger isn’t worth being deleted over.
Just watch who you watch on YouTube these days. Don’t get sucked in too hard. They’re truly a lot of bloggers out there who only care about money. But they’re plenty who do it all for your fans, these are the people you need to support. I truly have lost a lot of respect for Youtube. It’s sad to lose one of my few favourite vloggers. I hope he does come back, but if I was him. I sure as hell wouldn’t. For being told to be silent, it’s wrong on so many levels