I hate what YouTube has become.
I was first exposed to YouTube in 2007. It was a much different place. It was the place where outsiders could come and see other outsiders vlog and not feel alone. And the good thing was that they actually made content. Jump to 6 years later…
The cool kids joined YouTube. (I use that term very sarcastically).
And became the most popular youtubers, what I mean by this is they’re always on the fucking home screen and the ones that most people think of when you say the word ‘YouTuber’ annoyingly and get large quantities of views very quickly. (in reality they are far from the most popular).
I’m not gonna name names but it’s primarily the newer British ones and the ones that align themselves with the British ones. And yes I say align because that’s what it’s like; they band together and feed off each other’s subscribers to become bigger as a weird fucking YouTube collective to make up the fact they have zero talent.
I call them cool kids because they’re a bunch of fucking pretty boys who were probably super popular at school. It feels like early YouTube was this cool place where everyone was nerdy and uncool or an outcast but that’s what made YouTube awesome; it was this nerdy uncool outcast hangout spot (with a bunch of illegally uploaded TV shows and dumb cat videos). Now the cool kids have come and ruined it by being so immensely popular for stupid reasons:
a- Their looks. They’re attractive people. Not gonna lie. But you know for a fact that that’s what drives in their views. And they’re often taking off their shirts and flashing their bodies which annoys me because if there was a female YouTuber that did this it would be the typical slut bitch whore skank etc. But when it’s a young pretty boy doing it it’s totally acceptable, know why? I saw one of them in a vid once say ‘im just shirtless I er I hope you dont mind’ and he quite clearly fucking knew that no one would mind I mean come on get real.
b- Teenage girls. young teenage girls. If you look on twitter profiles and even YT profiles naturally, the largest demographic of these morons are teenage girls. That would be ok but what annoys me is that they know this and they fucking milk it as much as they can with their stupid fucking ukulele music which quite frankly is too immature even for young teenage girls (It belongs on baby TV shows) and kid friendly bullshit content; it’s like theyre censoring themselves for the sake of views and it’s sad. When I was looking for pics for this submission there were so many fluffy fucking photo edits and childish drawings that really reminded me just how young these girls are. I mean don’t even get me started on that “aehhehehehhe you probably thought this video was gonna be about sex but actually it’s me talking about my first word and other first shit you don’t really give a shit about.” Know why teenage girls love them? Because reason a as well as reasons C and D.
c- One direction. A lot of teenage girls are fans of one direction. And these guys know this and that’s why you see them making videos declaring their love for one direction. It’s the fakest fucking thing on earth. I mean come on, how many fully grown adult men do you know that actually like one direction? None. Most would be hounded if they did but oh look what a coincidence all these fake talented pretty boys happen to love one direction and can’t stop telling us. They realise how powerful a presence directioners have and they take advantage of it for views which ultimately gives them money. They care about nothing else.
d- Each other. It’s like I said before. They collab with each other and then every fucking pair that exists their ‘fans’ have created a ‘ship’ for them. They take it too fucking far and what’s worse is once again they milk it. I mean these are 100% heterosexual men (most anyway) and they’re making videos where they’re kissing each other and ‘bringing fanfiction’ to life- know why this really annoys me? It’s exploiting homosexuality. Considering there are genuine gay people out there who suffer so much shit for being who they are, it really annoys me that they’re turning on the gay for a few minutes in a video just to give the teenage girls what they want, and they get paid for it. Last time I checked I don’t get paid for being gay. I get abuse and violence. It’s not just the shipping, it’s the general way they fan over them being together and their interaction with each other as if it’s a fucking reality TV show. I mean ffs these teenage girls are making fan fiction and fucking picture edits and art of them all together and it’s downright creepy.
Those are the reasons why they are unjustly popular. You may ask me ‘why do you care if they’re popular?’ Well I care because there are true Youtubers who have been slogging away at this since YouTube began pretty much and they’ve worked hard to slowly build up fanbases through creating GOOD, ORIGINAL, UNIQUE, CONTENT. Look at these popular youtubers. They don’t even have a fucking niche. They just blab on about one direction or do some stupid fucking game with another YouTuber while some ukulele music plays and the teenage girls praise them like they’ve cured cancer. Their content is shit and uninspiring. Oh and tag videos- I mean it doesn’t get much more unoriginal than doing the same fucking video that everyone else has done, does it. Meanwhile the youtubers who are actually in this because they enjoy doing it and are actually interested in film and media are being pushed to the shadows despite the fact they are 10000x more hardworking and actually produce content that is unique and entertaining.
Their fans don’t watch them for their content, they watch them for them. I mean these youtubers could film themselves eating breakfast and they’d get views. They just want to see them. Literally doing anything. Obviously you are going to like your favourite youtubers as people, that’s a large part of why you watch them, but when you’re only liking their videos for them and for reasons as shallow as good lucks and one direction, then that isn’t right.
These guys quite literally just jumped on the YouTube bandwagon and instantly got millions of views and subscribers because they knew one of the existing ones/did a video with them. I mean one of them just hopped right on because his sister was Youtube famous and instantly became as famous as she did. It’s like these twats just looked at YouTube and went ‘ooh that looks fun, teenage girls to inflate my ego and shitloads of money through ad revenue. I want’. They literally just wanted to be YouTube famous- which is the last reason you should be on YouTube.
I don’t worry too much because just like in 10 years time no one will give a fuck about one direction, no one will give a fuck about these shitty ‘youtubers’ either because their teenage girl fans will have grown the fuck up, you know who will still be around though? The good youtubers, because their fans don’t watch them to see them shipped up with other youtubers, or masturbate over one direction, or because they’re young and hot; they watch because they’re actually fucking good.