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Controversial YouTubers are YouTubers that have been accused of and/or exposed for engaging in predatory, disturbing, and/or criminal behavior on YouTube as well as those who have been accused of such acts, but were later debunked. Sometimes, it could be both. These YouTubers might also be controversial for other reasons as well. Some of these YouTubers end up getting their YouTube channels terminated for a violation of policies and some even get imprisoned. They might also lose subscribers and even abandon their channel altogether depending on the severity of the situation. They might also attempt to return to YouTube after their controversy, which most of the time is met with backlash, but for those who managed to clear their name, it can be met with neutrality. All information and links have been gathered by multiple sources, coverage, and outlets. Those on the list are listed in the chronological order that they were exposed, and in the categories of which they were exposed for.

YouTubers who were exposed

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Murderers

  • 2009 – Tony48219: Anthony Powell's videos received controversy due of hating black women and atheists. On April 10, 2009, Anthony arrived at the Henry Ford Community College, and murdered Asia McGowan by killing her with a shotgun. After killing Asia McGowan, Anthony committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun.[1]
  • 2011 – Classitup10: Jared Lee Loughner is a convicted American mass murderer who killed 6 people and injured 13 people in the 2011 Tucson shooting.[2] In November 2012, after having failed to stand trial in court twice, he was sentenced to life in prison with 140 years to add onto his sentence.[3][4]
  • 2012 – LensCapProductions: Trey Eric Sesler was an anime enthusiast and a film enthusiast, who once reviewed anime on YouTube. In Feburary 2012, he announced that he was taking a break for 2-3 weeks to "reward himself". On March 20, 2012, Sesler shot and killed his mother Ronda, his father Lawtin, and his brother Mark. After committing the act, he wrote down on the walls, "Why did I do this? I love my mom, dad and brother" before tearing down his house and killed the remaining pets that he had. Interrogations found that he had actually killed his family to spare them from knowing that he wanted to shoot up the Waller Junior High School, with his goal being to kill at least 70 people with the weapons that he had. Once he was arrested, Sesler was sentenced to life in prison.[5] In late 2020, his channel was terminated.
  • 2013 – Because I said I would: Matthew Cordle is an American YouTuber who infamously made a video confessing that he ran over a 61-year-old man with his truck. A week after the video was uploaded, he was arrested and pleaded guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI, serving a total of 6 and a half years in prison and 3 years of a suspended probation. After being released in 2019, he began to adjust to life outside prison and is currently going to rehab for treatment.[6]
  • 2014 – Elliot Rodger: Elliot Rodger was an English vlogger known for creating videos in his car, some of which tell his stories of girls not being attracted to him and how life was unfair. On May 23, 2014, Rodger made headlines for killing 6 people and injuring 14 people near the University of California, Santa Barbara in the infamous 2014 Isla Vista Massacre before turning the gun on himself.[7] On that day, he stabbed 3 men to death in his apartment before later shooting 3 women in a sorority house (2 of which were shot to death), and later shot a male student in a nearby deli. He would later speed through Isla Vista and got into a gunfire exchange with the police, suffering a non-fatal wound to the gut. The rampage would end as he would crash into a parked vehicle and committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Prior to driving to the sorority house, he uploaded what would be his final video in which he outlined details about his upcoming attacks in an attempt to "punish women for rejecting him and to punish sexually-active men for living a more enjoyable life than his". After the video was made public, Rodger e-mailed a lengthy autobiographical manuscript to approximately a dozen acquaintances and family members. The document, which he titled "My Twisted World", was made available on the internet and became widely known as his "manifesto". In it, he described his childhood, family conflicts, frustration over not being able to find a girlfriend, his hatred of women, his contempt for racial minorities and interracial couples, and his plans for what he described as "retribution".
  • 2015 — Samantha Wohlford: Samantha Wohlford is an American former YouTuber who aspired to become an actress. Samantha hired 3 men to kidnap and murder her husband, Ernest Ibarra, who was an avid gamer and freelance maintenance repairer. The couple were arguing over his love for video games and other scuffles which led to Ernest being murdered. Once an investigation went into place, Samantha was eventually caught and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.[8]
  • 2017 – PioneersProductions: Randy Stair was an American YouTuber who made a project named Ember's Ghost Squad, which is based on the character Ember McClain from the Nickelodeon animated series, Danny Phantom. He worked as a shelf stocker at Weis Markets in Eaton Township, Pennsylvania. On June 8th, 2017, Randy Stair was the perpetrator of the Weis Market Shooting, where he shot and killed 3 people at an Eaton Township market. Leading up to the tragic events, he made several videos on how he was "a woman trapped in a man's body" and that what he was going to do will make him "go to the Ghost World and see his Ghost Squad". Upon the day of the shooting, he posted his final video which was him walking around the supermarket, secretly planning on his murder spree and escape. After killing 3 people and walking around the store shooting at propane tanks and glass, Randy Stair committed suicide via a gunshot to the head.[9]
  • 2017 – Vance Stone: William Edward Atchison was an American YouTuber who became well known in the true crime community from his real life tragedy videos and shitposting. His depression and obsession with mass shootings lead him to kill two students at Aztec High School before commiting suicide.[10][11]
  • 2018 – Nasim Najafi Aghdam: Nasim was an Iranian bodybuilder who became widely famous for the YouTube HQ Shooting, in which she injured four staff members and killed herself.[12][13] The reasoning behind the shooting was because she got upset with the YouTube platform.
  • 2018 – Alyssa Dayvault: Alyssa Dayvault is a makeup YouTuber who became infamous for having murdered her 2 newborns in her home and throwing them in the trash afterwards. She would turn herself into the police when she was in trial, though she didn't attend it anyways, and it was discovered that this was because of having 2 back-to-back pregnancies in 2017 and 2018.[14] In 2020, she was found guilty of these murder charges and was sentenced to 40 years in prison without eligibility for parole.[15]
  • 2018 – Peluchin Entertainment: Matías Ignacio Vera Oyarzo, also known as Peluchin Entertainment, is a Chilean YouTuber in the Spanish YouTube community. In December 2018, a video resurfaced on YouTube showing Matias torturing and abusing his cat Jason. Jason later died from the injuries and Matias later abused two more kittens. On September 29, 2020, Peluchin Entertainment's channel was terminated due to violating YouTube's Terms of Service.[16] He is yet to be arrested.
  • 2018 – McSkillet: Trevor Heitmann, better known as McSkillet, was gaming YouTuber best known for his CS:GO videos, as well as his collaborations with LeafyIsHere amongst others, and had over 900K subscribers at his peak. On August 23, 2018, Trevor had decided to end his life, and drove his 2015 McLaren at over 100 mph in the opposite direction of the crowded I-805 highway in San Diego. He ended up crashing his car head on into another car that contained a 43-year old mother and 12-year old daughter.[17] This was immediately met with backlash, as people saw that Trevor had committed a murder-suicide. Many people mourned the loss of the two killed, and Trevor's last video was bombarded with dislikes and hate comments. People also targeted an older video of Trevor's, where he is seen buying the car that he would end up using to commit his actions. Before his death, Trevor was already controversial, as he made accusations against his former associate LeafyIsHere, which while picked up by Keemstar and HeyWatchYourMouth in 2016, many have doubted the legitimacy of Trevor's claims.
  • 2019 – NotSoFantasticDevon: Devon Michael Erickson is an American school shooter who along with Alec McKinney murdered one student and injured nine others at Highlands Ranch STEM School in Colorado on 7th of May, 2019.[18]
  • 2019 - GiannisParaskakis1: In 2019, Giannis Paraskakis raped, murdered and hid an American Scientist, Suzanne Eaton, in a cave in Crete. He is currently serving life in prison.[19]
  • 2020 – Daniel Silva: Daniel Silva is an American YouTuber, tattoo artist, and reality TV show star who became famous for making tattoos for famous celebrities and sports players. This fame also derived from being a replacement of Romeo Lacoste, due to Romeo's sexual allegations which is further explained in the "Sexual Predators" section. On May 10, 2020, Daniel crashed his car onto multiple objects as he lost control of the vehicle while taking a drive down Hollywood, but in doing so, he accidentally ran over and killed Corey La Barrie. Both men were transferred to a hospital in LA, but Corey was pronounced dead on arrival.[20][21] Prior to this, they were going home drunk after celebrating Corey's 25th birthday party. Daniel was arrested for 2nd-degree murder and was on a $2 million bail. After pleading not guilty in the first trial, he plead no contest to manslaughter in July 2020. On August 25, 2020, he was sentenced to 1 year in prison, along with a 4-5 year suspension and 250 hours of community service. Silva was released from prison on October 8, 2020. In February 2021, Silva uploaded a video apologizing for his mistakes and that La Barrie's family wanted to reduce the charges from 2nd-degree murder to manslaughter. He also claimed to have attempted to run away from the crime scene, but had no memory of what happened afterwards. It's unclear if his tattoo career will likely continue after this.
  • 2020 – Nizamul Khan: Nizamul Khan is an Indian YouTuber who garnished fame for his bike tricks and garnished over 9K subscribers. However, a scuffle on October 28, 2020 caused him to go rogue as while he was returning home from work, Nizamul's girlfriend's brother, Kamal Sharma, began arguing with him about the relationship that Nizamul and Kamal's sister were having. This caused Nizamul to be furious to the point where he shot Kamal and was later arrested for it a few days later.[22] A friend of Nizamul was also arrested for certain involvement with the murder case.
  • 2020 – Stas Reeflay: Stanislav Eshetnyak, aka Stas Reeflay, was a 30-year-old Russian YouTube streamer with 4,000 subscribers before his channel was terminated. One night in December 2020, some users in his live chat and donations requested that he leave his 28-year-old pregnant lover out in freezing temperature in only her underwear, among much other abuse. Reeflay followed through with these actions on stream with no remorse, and the woman later died of hypothermia, killing the unborn baby with her. Reeflay was arrested almost immediately afterwards, and due to the obvious graphic nature of the livestream, his channel was terminated. On April 29, 2021, he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 6 years in prison.[23][24]
  • 2021 – NikkiPhillippi: Nikki is an American YouTuber and vlogger who had two dogs, a yorkie named Zoe and a bull terrier named Bowser. Bowser had been Dan's dog for 10 years. Their son, Logan, pulled Bowser's ear, poked him in the eye and stole his food, and he reacted by biting him. Nikki and her husband Dan put the dog down, but not before having one last photshoot with him (with Logan next to him, which is suspicious as Nikki claimed the dog was dangerous and needed to be put down). In their video[25] titled 'We have some really sad news.' they admitted that as Logan got older would often bully and abuse Bowser, physically grabbing him and screaming at him. Before this, Nikki would often complain about Bowser, calling him a 'hindrance', saying she wanted rehome him and even admitted that she no longer walked and exercised him[26]. Nikki claimed that she phoned the humane society who ordered them to euthanize Bowser, however a lot of people doubt this as he was not aggressive and only bit in self defense. This was later confirmed when the humane society said that they had never been called. READY TO GLARE also doubted her claims of wanting to rehome Bowser as she had over a million subscribers, and her large audience meant that she had a lot of potential candidates[27]. Once Philip DeFranco shone a light on the situation[28], people investigated the Phillipi couple and found that they had a history of narcissistic and problematic behaviour, such as canceling the adoption of a child from Thailand as they learned that they could not photograph or film the child - according to Thai law, adopted children could not be part of any form of social media (for at least a year).

Sexual predators

  • 2007 – CwcvilleGuardian: Christine Weston Chandler, formerly known as Christian Weston Chandler or simply Chris-Chan, is an infamous YouTube vlogger, artist, and infamous trolling target. She created the infamous comic book, Sonichu in 2000. Chris has been ridiculed online for his art, manipulation, racism, homophobia, narcissism, poor health conditions, refusal to grow up, etc. He first got attention in 2007 where he got ridiculed on the joke page, Encyclopedia Dramatica about the comics and her personality. He responded by demanding that the page must be taken down or else he'll take action. Chris would upload pornographic drawings on the website and reveal personal information about himself. One image is of him fingering a character who is censored. He later clarified that the person in the drawing is Chris's real college friend, Megan Schroeder. Around 2008, Chris was banned from the game store, The Game Place, due to rude and inappropriate behavior. Chris has stated that he wants a girlfriend and has a disliking towards homosexuality. He has a list of certain traits Chris wants in a girlfriend, including being 18 years old, white, neurotypical, etc. Multiple trolls online would disguise themselves as girlfriends to show how gullible she is. Through these fake girlfriends, they would receive personal information including him defecating in his pants and conservative ideas. He has called autistic and mentally impaired people "windows to hell", even though he is diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He has also used his autism as an excuse to not harass him. Due to all of the trolling online, Chris would delay the Sonichu comics and claim he is stressed. He would attempt to cut ties from the internet, only to return months later. Around 2011, she attempted to make peace with the owner of the Game Place, but she and her mother would hit and run the owner. They were later charged with multiple felonies, including jail time. Around 2014, Chris would protest the video game, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric due to Sonic's different colored arms. On December 26, 2014, she would place pamphlets on the game covers for Sonic Boom at a GameStop, to which she was asked to leave. She left before macing an employee with spray. Chris was charged and sentenced to court. She would claim that she felt threatened by the employee. Chris would become more liberal and would threaten presidential candidate at the time, Donald Trump around 2016. Later on, she would later beg for money on her YouTube and Patreon. Many have criticized her for laziness and refusal to get a job as well as a rumor that she stole money from her own family's debt for her own gain. She gave multiple excuses for not getting a job, including social security, public ridicule and working on the Sonichu comics. Chris would become more delusional as she would form her own cult in which she called her self a goddess. Chris has also said that all fictional characters and OCs are real and their dimension would collide with our universe in an event she calls The Dimension Merge, which truly explains her broken mindset and her inability to truly wake up and face reality. On July 30, 2021, emails and audio were leaked in which Chris admitted she's been in a sexual relationship with her mother, Barbara. They've at first been flirting and cuddling, but it eventually got to the point where they had sex. Soon after, an order was placed where Chris was removed out. They have previously been involved in a relationship, such as Chris having dreams of them having sex. Many fans were shocked and both Christine and Barbara were polarized online. Chris initially said to ignore the drama going on, but on August 1, she was arrested from an inn she was staying at and is currently held in Central Virginia Regional Jail.[29] Her arrest even labeled her as a male despite being a trans female. She later appeared in court where she exhibited rude and childish behavior. As of August 5, she has been jailed without bond and will appear in court again until 2022.
  • 2010 – Chasyn Rance: Chasyn Rance is an American YouTuber, pro wrestler and dojo operator who used to work with and train with wrestling's underrated names like Ricochet, Kacy Catanzaro and Shawn Spears. However, this would all be tainted when in 2011, he was arrested and convicted for 2nd degree lewd battery with a minor. In the record, a California girl told authorities that Chasyn, then 25, had 2 sexual encounters with her while she was 15 and visiting her father in Florida in 2008.[30] Chasyn met the girl after a wrestling show and decided to sway his way into his devious actions by taking her to his Orlando home. She was then drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, having intercourse with Rance, and even sent sexual messages to her on phone. In 2010, her mother discovered her diary where she admitted to her "bad actions" and that she would want him to be arrested for 100 years. A while later, Rance would be arrested under a massive search warrant and would later be released under a $3.5K bond. Interviews confirmed that Chasyn wanted to wait for her to be 18 before they would date and anything before that, he would want her to tell people that she was mature for her appearance. He was convicted in July 2011 and was somehow slabbed with probation. He is currently mandated to register as a sex offender indefinitely. He has been out on a discharged bond, but he would make multiple news headlines for just his history alone. He would be seen in active indie promotions, work with the aformentioned wrestlers and many more upstarts, no matter the age, and even make an appearance at a CEO x NJPW collaboration event in a dark match. The dark match and association with big names were met with backlash, leading to multiple wrestlers and personnel, like Kenny Omega, to issue an apology on how they were unaware of Chasyn's sex offender status. He remains active on the wrestling scene and on social media, however, but it might be because according to sex offender laws, in order for sex offenders to use the internet, they need to pay a certain amount of money. Rance also has a separate criminal record, previously charged with DUI and leaving a victim injured from a hit-&-run.
  • 2012 – MikeLombardoMusic: Mike Lombardo was a singer and songwriter who was arrested on July 25, 2012 for having indecent photographs of underage fans. He plead guilty to the charges on September 18, 2013, having confessed to coercing photos from 6 different minors. He was sent to prison on February 28, 2014, and released on parole on August 16th, 2018, after serving his five-year sentence. His current whereabouts are unknown.[31]
  • 2013 – Sam: Sam Pepper was a British vlogger. He used to be very popular until women started claiming that Sam had been sexually harassing them. Marina Joyce has claimed that Sam had been sexually abusing her when she was 16 and Sam was 24. DottieJames, another YouTuber, also claimed that Sam had been abusing her as well. Sam's career went rapidly downhill after the claims. Today, Sam left his YouTube channel and moved to his new YouTube channel called Sam Pepper Live.
  • 2013 – MadThad0890: Thaddeus McMichael was a YouTuber who uploaded videos usually discussing anime, manga and video games. Some of his more infamous videos include him celebrating his own birthday by himself with a photo of the character Kotonoha Katsura (whom he referred to as his "waifu") from the visual novel/anime School Days, celebrating Kotonoha's birthday with himself and the same photo, and dancing to Motteke! Sailor Fuku, the opening theme song of the anime Lucky Star. In March 2012, McMichael was arrested under suspicion of possessing child pornography, after authorities were alerted to him admitting to have masturbated to illegal material on his Facebook page. Authorities uncovered 600 illegal images and videos of young children on McMichael's hard drive. Through a plea bargain, he was sentenced from 5-25 years in prison on September 18, 2013, and was released on October 9, 2018. He is required by law to register as a sex offender until September 18, 2038.[citation needed] As time passed by, several rumors about Thaddeus have circulated from his possible maturity to talking about his time in jail on different podcasts to even a possible return, though the latter less likely to happen with his status.
  • 2013 – Carl Herold: Carl Herold, also known as u/CarlH on Reddit, was a well-known educational Technology / Programming YouTuber who had over 30,000 subscribers at his peak. In 2013, Carl and one of his friends were arrested and charged with creating child pornography, child abuse and many other pedophile-related crimes. Before his trial began, in 2014, he was found hanged in his cell.[32] In 2017, his Reddit account was hacked, claiming "Have escaped from Heaven", although this has clearly been debunked. Almost all of the videos have large dislike numbers.
  • 2015 – Austin Jones: Austin Jones was an American singer, who got exposed for messaging underage fans. In the messages, Austin would teach his fans how to twerk for him, force them to wear skimpy clothing and make them perform other sexual performances and he would make them feel unwanted and like they let him down if they didn't please him enough. He wanted his fans to "give him the devotion that he needed out of them" and 4 victims (14-15 years old) were some of the many known victims of his irredeemable actions. Audio of a phone call also revealed that he wanted one of his victims to drop the allegations to keep his public persona safe. There was even a video where he "apologized" to one of his victims for "being a guy" and that his actions would be blown over anyways. When news broke out in May 2015 thanks to an online petition, he pulled out of his spot in the 2015 Warped tour and issued what is now deemed by many as the biggest non-apology in history on June 28, 2015. In the video, he admitted to asking for twerking videos from minors, but tried to deny the hidden involvement of physical contact and nudity. He also blamed his actions on sexual abuse by his now-deceased father, his depression, seeing his younger sister die, and seeing his house burn in a fire. The video has since been deleted, but has remained archived by multiple channels. At the time, the allegations were dismissed, but people weren't letting it go and deciphered the video to the point where some have wondered whether or not it was actually scripted. The blame was also aimed towards Damon Fizzy, who was on the side of the victims and was trying to help the truth be heard, but was casted out for supposed defamation. However, Jones' misdeeds finally ended with him getting arrested on June 12, 2017 at a Chicago airport for 2 counts of production of child pornography when malicious activity was detected in his devices, which promoted an arrest warrant. 3 days later, he was released on a $100,000 bond, later being placed on house arrest awaiting trial and was banned from using the internet. He was reported to have been working at an Amazon warehouse in order to pay the debt for his trial. In February 2019, he plead guilty to 1 count of receiving child pornograhpy when he admitted to enticing and coercing photos from the aforementioned 6 underaged victims, as well as failing to do the same with about 30 others, claiming that he wanted to get them famous on Instagram and submit their videos as "auditions" for dance try-outs. The judge clearly saw through his explanations without remorse and didn't allow him to get a better reasoning in. In May 2019, he was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison when the jury were trying to split the decision of 11 years from the prosecutors' side and 5 years with Jones's lawyer's side. He would remain on house arrest to continue his mental health treatment before surrendering himself to his incarceration in late-June 2019. His YouTube channel also got terminated by the time he plead guilty. During his time in prison, it was discovered that Austin has supervised access to the internet and reported to have been sending several apologetic letters to his victims, much to the dismay of many. This was made public via a diss song made by Social Repose. Austin is slated to be released on parole as soon as New Year's Eve 2027, where he will placed on supervised release for 8 years and will be required to serve as a sex offender indefinitely.[33][34]
  • 2015 – LionMaker: LionMaker is a Belgian gaming YouTuber who groomed and requested nudity from underage fans. One of the victims, who was 15 at the time while he was 27, shared her story when LionMaker groomed her to the point where she couldn't feel anything anymore. Rumors have it that he was even sentenced to jail for 10 months in 2019. LionMaker's channel was later terminated, but he came back on a new channel in 2020, which has also since been terminated. However, he continues to stream on Instagram Live, which is controversial since he has been shown to have predatory behavior there as well.[35]
  • 2016 – JinBop: Starlit Zhao, aka JinBop, is an American gaming YouTuber, who abruptly stopped uploading videos. The reasoning behind why he stopped was because he attempted to have intercourse, while also having a video camera (though for unrelated purposes), with an underage fan, 14, who exposed herself to him, while he was 23. He ended up in prison for the production of indecent images of children and enticement to commit a felony. It is unknown how long he will stay in there. To make things more confusing, the victim has her Twitter tagline set to "btw I still and will always love him" and somehow kept in contact with him until around 2018.[citation needed]
  • 2016 – Shädbase: Shaddai Prejean, known online as Shädman or Shädbase is a YouTuber and artist who is known for rule 34 and pornographic art and webcomics. Ever since launching his website the Shädbase, he would gain a following and would meet online friends. Many people criticized him for his underaged and politically incorrect art. One example is the death of Edd Gould (aka Eddsworld), to which Shädman responded by drawing art of Edd being sexually assaulted by the grim reaper. However, Shädman and his friends, such as Psychicpebbles, Ricepirate, and Spazkidin3D, defended him to death because his art was meant to be "offensive on purpose". He's also drawn art of seductive underaged girls called "loli", to which he's gotten into drama. Some fans defended him since most of the characters he drew were fictional, but he's drawn pornographic art of real underage people. One example is when he drew art of Keemstar’s daughter who is drawn in an overly sexualized manner. Later on, Shädman had said that he regrets making the drawings and promised to take it off of his website. However, he didn't keep his promise as he continued to draw multiple underaged girls. Another example is actress Dafne Keen who was only 12 around the time he made art of her, such as Keen being molested and beaten up. Leaked messages from Discord would surface of Shädman calling her a loli. Many friends, fans and others would question Shädman's decisions and art. He would later receive a cease and desist from Dafne Keen's lawyers. Around early 2019, Shädman stated he would quit drawing loli and pornographic art due to the amount of drama he's gotten into. On October 28, 2021, Shädman was arrested in Los Angeles for assault with a weapon. This information was leaked by the Kiwi Farms Twitter which also reveals he will appear in court on November 19.
  • 2016 – Kiwiz: Kiwiz, at the time of the incident known as Red Kiwiz, was a Fortnite YouTuber from Florida who was interviewed by Keemstar on DramaAlert after many allegations came out towards Red, to which he admitted to on the call with Keemstar and one of the victim's mothers. Kiwiz was 17 at the time, and the victim was 12, but he tried to reiterate that the girl lied about her age and was actually 14. He also seemed to have been blaming the victim by this point. This was quickly skepticized with the fact that even if it was true, the age gap and actions were still concerning. Kiwiz was only at 100,000 subscribers at the time, but now has almost 3.5 million as of 2021. In 2020, the DramaAlert interview came up again, to which Kiwiz decided to responded where he admits to his crimes once again, but this time claims that he has changed. Despite the claim, Kiwiz is still getting much backlash for this. This has led to him being removed from the One Percent collab group.[36]
  • 2016 – Whitney Wisconsin: Whitney Wisconsin was an American vlogger, who got famous for her first video, in which she is explaining why is it good to have sexual intercourse with dogs. After this, LeafyIsHere created a video on the subject, which gave her much more attention.
  • 2017 – Joel Faviere: John Faviere is an American singer and YouTuber who posted his music to his own channel, who briefly was the lead vocalist of the band Get Scared from 2011-2012. In 2017, he was arrested in a police sting after a device in a house he was staying in was found to have images of child pronography, including babies. He later admitted to being addicted to it.[citation needed] He was part of 42 people who were caught and arrested for indecent child crimes. In 2018, he was given 12 years in prison and is scheduled for parole after serving 11 years and 9 months. Like those in the police sting, he is required to register as a sex offender indefinitely.
  • 2017 – Exurb1a: Exurb1a is a popular British educational YouTuber who currently resides in Bulgaria. He is a suspect of rape and assault in The Netherlands. His co-host from The Half Drunk and Curious podcast [37], artist and activist Photoandgrime (Pieke Roelofs), who has autism, filed multiple police reports against him in 2017.[38][39][40] The criminal complaints Photoandgrime filed range from harassment to physical violence, rape, threats and blackmail. The case against Exurb1a is still in Dutch court and has been going on since 2017.[41][42]The duration of the case is linked to police not being able to locate Exurb1a, who has not turned himself in yet.[43] Exurb1a has never publicly denied the accusations against him, and has deleted comments on his own subreddit about the case before he was banned from his own subreddit. [44]
  • 2017 – Uptomyknees: Max Landis, known on YouTube as Uptomyknees, is a writer and filmmaker who is the son of director and second-degree murderer John Landis. In late 2017, around the time of the release of the Netflix original movie Bright (which he wrote), Anna Akana revealed that Landis had sexually assaulted her,[45] which led the way for other people in the film industry to start openly bad mouthing him after having done so without naming him months prior to the outing. Two years later, Landis' ex-girlfriend Whitney Moore posted a twitter thread revealing the abuse that he had put her through, which The Daily Beast followed up with by putting out an article where they interviewed eight more of Landis' victims. This led to MGM shelving production of a movie that he had written. Even prior to being outed, Landis had a history of misogyny, including starting the claim that "Rey is a Mary Sue" which would be parroted by the alt-right movement The Fandom Menace.
  • 2018 – ToonKriticY2K: ToonKriticY2K was an American YouTuber who was an analyst for the Brony community. In January 2018, he was exposed for doing sexual roleplays with a 14-15 year old from the Philippines on Skype. Many of the screencaps date back as early as November 2016. He later admitted to these allegations and deleted most of his accounts online including his YouTube channel. Despite being exposed, Toon hasn't been arrested and charged as guilty as he remains online under another identity.
  • 2018 – Gaga Stajls: Gaga Stajls is a Serbian former YouTuber, who was known for making disturbing videos on YouTube, until his channel got shut down. In 2018, a news outlet came out about a video in which Gaga is sexually abusing a goat. The news outlet also said that Gaga had a Facebook page, where he would write all the stuff he would do to the animal. It's also been confirmed that Gaga had actually been working in a child-care center.[46]
  • 2018 – TannerFishies: Tannerfishies is a full-time American YouTuber and streamer whose content is dedicated to the Lego TV Show "Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu" and one of the biggest in the community. On June 25, 2018, He would be exposed by Davyd (Just2Bad at the time) in an expose video on his many actions, which includes content thefting, his leaking of DMs between him and fellow Ninjago Youtuber Dtinaglia Studios, and him shown liking, retweeting, and even posting many sexually explicit post from hentais, some of which having underaged characters. This was found controversial, as much of his fanbse is underage.[47]
  • 2018 – Ian Rylett: Ian Rylett, founder of SevenSuperGirls (along with SevenPerfectAngels & SuperAwesomeKids), is an American YouTube and producer who made the SAK family channels listed based around several teenage girls and their daily lives, along with skits. This became his undoing as he was arrested in August of 2018 for sexual exploiting a minor in his hotel room in order for her to "prepare to appear in smaller videos".[48] The SAK channels were terminated when this all came to life and in March 2019, he plead guilty to child abuse charges and was sentenced to serve 3 months in jail and (currently) 5 years of supervised probation. As of now, he's not allowed to be near the victim & her mother. The people that took part of the now-terminated channels have created their own separate channels, most of which have told their stories of their time on the family channels.
  • 2018 – Kero The Wolf: Joshua Hoffman, known as Kero the Wolf, is a furry YouTuber who became semi-popular in July 2017 when he was interviewed by Shane Dawson in a now-deleted video. Leaks on Twitter were revealed in September 2018, which exposed Kero for sexually abusing his dog Koda. Many of these screencaps came from various platforms including a bestiality forum and Telegram, some of which date back as early as 2012. He was also accused for acts of pedophilia which were later dismissed. His equipment was confiscated by the police by the time he was exposed and never uploaded since, but in March 2021, he would finally upload a video in which he tried to denounce his actions and explain how despite everything, the authorities couldn't find him guilty due to lack of evidence.[49] The video has had its negative comments deleted and disabled likes/dislikes.
  • 2018 – Starman3: Starman3 is a YouTuber which was exposed of being pedophilic, as well as a generally poor leader for the YouTube Rangers. He eventually confirmed these rumors[citation needed], however repeatedly failed to change his ways. Over the years, many YTR members came forward with stories and pictures of him engaging in sexualized roleplay and romantic behavior. This is in spite of many of his fans and YTR members being well below the age of consent at the times these actions occurred.
  • 2018 – JewWario: Justin Carmical, also known as JewWario, was a game reviewer and YouTuber who was associated with the Channel Awesome network which included the likeness of Nostalgia Critic (Doug Walker) and AngryJoeShow. In 2014, Carmical committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his bathroom, supposedly with his wife right behind the bathroom door. His death was immediately met with shock and sadness from his friends and fans, and many, including Doug, expressed their grievances and paid their respects. Carmical was seen posthumously as an idol to many people, and seen as an important figure to Gaming Youtube. However, this would all change in April 2018, when, amidst the #ChangeTheChannel incident and due to Channel Awesome's poor attempts at hiding sensitive information, it was revealed that Carmical had groomed many underaged fans. This revelation was met with shock and anger from much of the community, especially his now ex-fans. Initially Doug and Carmical's wife had denied that he had groomed underaged fans. However, many people presented evidence that he in fact had many sexual contacts with minors over the internet. His wife now claims that she believes he had groomed said underaged fans and realized that, in hindsight, the last words her husband spoke to her before he pulled the trigger was an admission to his irredeemable actions.
  • 2019 – Romeo Lacoste: Lacoste is an American tattoo artist who is known for making tattoos for celebrities. However, he was revealed to have been sexting 2 underaged fans (aged 14 and 15 respectively). Screenshots of their Instagram DMs leaked which consisted of sexual mannerism from Romeo as well as alcohol consumption. As of now, Lacoste has neither denied nor admitted to the accusations. He can still be seen on Instagram as his YouTube channel was deleted following the cotroversy.
  • 2019 – Jade: Jade, formely known as Cristali, was an infamous artist who was outed for being a pedophile, a tracer, a blackmailing manipulator. In April 2019, he was arrested for possession of child pornography and human trafficking after PeachyCub told her parents about the misconduct and they reported it to the Guatemalan police. Over a year later, he was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in prison.
  • 2019 – MaleVeronica: MaleVeronica is an infamous Geometry Dash hacker who was exposed for sending nudes to an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old when he was 16. Male also catfished several other minors and asked them for nudes as well. June 19th, 2019 was the day that he was exposed and has never responded or even addressed the allegations made towards him to this day.
  • 2019 – Geofcraze634: Geofcraze634 is a Hong Kong-Filipino YouTuber, commonly known for Splatoon in the Nutshell series. Since 2016, he was notorious for being a manipulator and a pedophile on Discord. In 2016, he groomed Ellie Godelia for pictures of her feet, which led to a so-called apology in 2018, two years later. In 2019, he was exposed again, but this time, along with LizzieTheRatcicle15, TCS, and Ellie Godelia, he and the other three have made a sexual roleplay involving minors in a Discord server partaking in a lewd-roleplay category. In 2020, he was called out once more for making NSFW porn and feet fetish art, chatting in ERP roleplay, and making a very creepy conversation to two underage users named Genesis (aged 16) and Namisina64 (aged 14). Despite being exposed, he has not been arrested for the commitments he made. He remains active to a divisive fanbase.
  • 2019 – Raedwulfgamer: Raedwulfgamer was a gaming YouTuber best known for his Amnesia videos and other commentary videos. In August of 2019, he had abruptly deleted his channel of 299K subscribers. Not too long later, it was revealed that he was arrested and charged with 2 counts of luring a child and 1 count of making indecent imagery available to a child. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is currently unknown when he will be on trial, despite being out on bail.[50]
  • 2019 – O·TAKO STUDIO: OtakoStudios, ran by Andre Jean-Luc Tucker, is an American YouTuber who was exposed for grooming minors and trying to pay them for NSFW art. He would go to people's discords and try to pay them to make NSFW art as well as Panty and Stocking art (in which credit wasn't given). One of the people that he paid was the infamous Shadbase. This came to an end as Andre, along with 2 others, were arrested for human trafficking of a 12-year-old. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and will be mandated to register as a sex offender for life.[51]
  • 2019 – Onision: Greg Jackson, best known as Onision, is an American YouTuber who became popular for his "I'm A Banana Song", but is now infamous for getting into many controversies. Onision got exposed for abusing women, being in sexual relations with minors and animals (precisely dogs), attempted massacre, racial and insulting motives, violent tendencies, victim-blaming, etc. Famous American predator hunter, Chris Hansen, has started talking to underage victims of Onision. When Onision tries to reconcile with his victims, he tends to blame them and tries to gain sympathy for himself rather than doing the right thing. Hansen also said that the police are involved in solving the case. An attempt to stop Hansen's actions was made by Greg in late-2019, but when it reached court, it backfired due to Greg suing the wrong Chris Hansen, leading that to be dismissed. Greg has yet to take responsibility to his actions or even be arrested for said actions. A show on Discovery+ named "Onision: In Real Life" was released in January 2021 to explain what led to his actions, though it did lack in making a good effort of it. Greg has yet to be arrested.[52]
  • 2019 – Tenebrous: In late-2019 and early-2020, fellow YouTuber Angelicat (real name Angelica) leaked Snapchat and Discord messages between her and Tenebrous (real name Damian) that she had in 2014 while she was 14 and he was 19. In the conversations, Damian constantly asked for nudes, send naked pictures of himself, and flirted with Angelica. Since the incident, Damian never addressed anything or apologized, and instead quit YouTube altogether. His channel was later taken over by his friend Noodles, who renamed the channel to "New Tenebrous".
  • 2020 - Supersonic1014: John Mason, also known as Supersonic1014, is a youtuber who got semi-popular for making a series of videos titled "Everything Wrong With Steven Universe", where he would parody CinemaSins with episodes of Steven Universe. He would see several years of decent success, even collabing with youtubers like Jay Exci and The Virtual Celebrity. However, his reputation would come crashing down in March of 2020, when he was first exposed for having groomed several minors. He had done sexual roleplay with many minors from when he was 16 to 18. After the initial allegations were leaked, he would go radio silent on his main channel. However, he had continued to make uploads on a second channel entitled "Nemisis of the Internet"[53], where he used a text modulator to try and mask his voice. While more evidence would pile up against John, he would continue to upload to this channel until he was found out. He would also make a playlist of worst videos on YouTube, which, while it may seem unsignificant, proves he has a bias against videos that call out sex offenders. [54] After people caught on that this was John, he would make a response video on his original channel.[55] While many of the comments shown were in support, much of the reaction behind the curtains was negative. Despite the backlash, he would continue and has continued uploading videos.
  • 2020 – Cryaotic: Ryan Terry, better known as Cryaotic, is a gaming YouTuber who became popular for his deep voice and Let's Plays. On June 20, 2020, Cryaotic admitted to engaging in romancing, abusing, and cheating on multiple women, some of which were underaged fans, after being accused of grooming and pedophilia that dates back to 2011. This would be part of the first wave of many allegations that were finally spoken out in 2020. The video he posted was 4 minutes and 23 seconds long, and he received a immediately large amount of backlash. The video itself was short, and there were many that felt he glossed over the major parts of the situation and the so-called "apology" was very lackluster. He has since said he will post a follow-up video with a more thought out statement, though this has yet to be done. Several other members of the Late Night Crew have made statements on the issue, as well as several of his victims. Many people, mainly ex-fans, have created a megathread that would show his indecent behavior with roughly 20 victims and his transformation into a massive psychopath. Cry has yet to make a full, legitimate response to anything of the matter and has his profile picture set to "More to Come", which was done around November 2020. Cry's Twitch account was banned in September 2020 due to these allegations.[56]
  • 2020 – Chris D'Elia: Chris D'Elia is an American comedian, podcaster and YouTuber best known for his stand-up and TV roles. In June 2020, Chris came under fire when he was accused by at least 5 women of sexual harassment, grooming, and solicited photos. He would try to deny the allegations multiple times and stated that he never pursued young girls or stored sexual photos of them.[57] After the allegations went public, his shows and merch were blacklisted, all of his roles on upcoming shows and movies had to be recast and replaced, and a 2011 episode of Workaholics titled "To Friend A Predator" which had Chris involved was removed. In September 2020, he asked fellow actress Megan Drust for a ride home from an LA restaurant and masturbated in her car on the way home. This was confirmed by two of his friends.[58] On February 19th, 2021, he would break his silence and come clean with a 10-minute video, in which he explained that sex controlled his life and that it was a problem that he had not been able to control. Knowing that his actions costed him everything, he would also state that he would get help in order to try and clean himself up. However, on March 2nd, 2021, he would be exiled again when a women by the name of Jane Doe sued him of possession of indecent photos of her on Instagram as well as extensive sexual abuse dating back to 2011. He would deny the allegations at first, and when it came time for these allegations to be dragged to court, the victim dropped the charges after no-showing her April 2021 court appearance.
  • 2020 – Joey Ryan: Joey Ryan is a professional wrestler formerly signed with Impact Wrestling but made a name for himself in the independent scene. In June 2020, he was called out by around 15-20 women of sexual misconduct and unwanted advances. This was among the rise of the #SpeakingOut movement, and you can see the full list here. Among the allegations, much of the victims have expressed how Joey had harassed and assaulted them over and over via text or visible disposure. His contract was terminated by Impact Wrestling and his own promotion, Bar Wrestling, was forced to shut down. A month later, Joey would try to deny all of his allegations in an almost-hour long video which has now been made private, which was immediately met with backlash. However, he remains active on all of his social media, especially Twitter and YouTube, and has supposedly become a born-again Christian, which was only disproved by former fans due to being caught and fearing more heat. He has also took it upon himself to sue some of the victims of the accusations over the next few months. An attempt of a comeback was made on March 2nd, 2021 when he and Bar Wrestling were listed as a sponsor for a women's wrestling show, but fans were quick to notice and put him on blast. The show was cancelled after Joey was exposed once more. Later that month, it was reported that Joey had been going to Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous for the past 8 months, both in-person and through Zoom.
  • 2020 – animator320: Matthew Littlemore, or animator320, is an animation YouTuber who became known for his CartoonMania cartoon series, working with much of his friends and colleagues. In June 2020, said friends and colleagues announced that they left production of a CartoonMania reboot due to Littlemore creating lewd artwork of the underaged characters on social media, trying to implament sexual context on both the scripts and in personal engagements between him and his crew, and emotionally abusing everyone around him. After a confrontation, the people who left production announced the cancellation of the reboot. When all of the news came out, Matthew stated that he would take a hiatus to take a break and get help, only for him to redact his statement a couple of days later and leave social media altogether. Even then, he has not shared a proper response to the allegations at all.
  • 2020 – Shallon Lester: Shallon Lester, a YouTuber who dedicated herself to talking about celeb drama and gossip, was found out by dangelowallace to have tweets[59] thirsting[60] over Justin Beiber, who at the time was 15, when she was 25. This was not the only[61] tweet she had about thirsting over underage children. She also had multiple racist/homophobic/transphobic tweets, where she used slurs such as f-g and tr-nny. When D'angelo exposed her, she lied that he doxxed her and pretended to call the cops on him.
  • 2020 – IAmSp00n: Samuel Earney, better known online as IAmSp00n, is a former gaming YouTuber and Twitch livestreamer. On June 22nd, 2020, a former girlfriend accused Earney of sexual and emotional abuse. She said he lorded his sponsorship deal with an unnamed PC-part manufacturing company over her as part of that mistreatment. The ex-girlfriend’s statement helped to explain the apology Earney had issued the previous day. “My actions haven’t been proper or appropriate,” he said, adding that he would ask his sponsors and partners to remove him “from programs and services so that they aren’t held responsible.” On June 24th, 2020, Twitch banned his account. “We have ceased all engagement with Samuel Earney (IAmSp00n),” Nvidia said in a statement. "We condemn such behavior and commend those who come forward to support the safety of our gaming community".
  • 2020 – Mini Ladd: Craig Thompson, also known as Mini Ladd, is a Northern Irish-American YouTuber who became popular with his gaming videos, meme streams, and constant jokes. In June 2020, two women on Twitter named Halley and Ash came out about Craig manipulating them in nearly every manner in his 20s while they were underage. The allegations involved sending indecent images, flying to Craig's place to have sex with him, and sending concerning messages. Soon after, his ex-girlfriend SuniDey also came out stating that their relationship was "extremely toxic and manipulative," and addressed false rumors that he had raped her. Among her response, she also stated that Craig had kicked her our of the house, but even then, Suni somehow got the blame for it. On top of that, she revealed how Craig initially refused to go to therapy when everything broke out. Craig would later make an apology on Twitter where he admitted to his behavior and said he would get therapy,[62] as well as (currently) taking an indefinite break. After the allegations came out, his editor Ty Widdas removed his mention of Mini Ladd from his Twitter bio, and had confirmed that he no longer works for him. He sent out a supposed "apology" video in September 2020, in which he addressed the rumors, as well as new allegations involving a similar incident during the Camp17 program claimed by a 3rd victim named miles!!, who accused him of harassment and discomfort, with an attempt to deny the latter of the claims. Despite the unholy amount of backlash the video received, he would continue to upload videos as if nothing happened. In December 2020, he would make another apology video which received positive reactions at first, but later received gigantic backlash once other YouTubers debunked the whole thing to prove that he was using excuses again. Hailey would respond to the apology in a video of hers, stating that she still won't forgive Mini Ladd as the damage was already done, but wanted people to move on from the situation in order to not make it more complicated for those involved. This seems less likely to be moved on from as people like SunnyV2 have cited his apologies as him using external factors, false information and clout to try and cover up his actions, not to mention being in contact with one of the victims since 2013. A screenshot also reveals that his hiatus will help him get more sponsors and sympathy and be able to work his way back up, which was quickly exposed. Even Ohmwrecker, someone who was formerly associated with Craig, casted him out and pleaded for him to delete his platforms for good. In February 2021, an interviewer for a news outlet interviewed Mini on whether or not a return is possible, to which he responded that it can be possible when the time is right and if his mental state is fixed, which was massively met with negative backlash. The same day that the video was uploaded saw him being banned from Twitch, which makes his return more unlikely to happen. In March 2021, a 4th victim was discovered. The victim was named Sarah, who was 14 around 2015-2016, and she was manipulated by Mini when talking about breast sizes and even wrote a Wattpad fanfic shipping herself and him, which was speculated that Mini wanted her to do this otherwise she would "actually" be groomed. Mini was also aware of her age and tried to make it seem like it wasn't bad to her. The reason to this is because her Twitter account got hacked and her sexual DMs were leaked on Twitter. This was once deemed as false in 2017 when Keemstar and Craig debated on whether or not this was true, but new evidence has brought this back to light. In a last ditch effort, Craig would return to uploading in mid to late-June 2021, this time on his Craig Thompson channel. This took a lot of people off guard, considering that not only did he return after 6 months of a hiatus, but he looked skinnier than ever. He's also been reported to have abandoned and tore down old videos from the main channel altogether. It did well as first, but it wouldn't last long until people started to catch on as to what he was doing. Despite being in the best shape of his life, Craig is still receiving backlash. So as it stands, Mini Ladd has not been arrested or charged for his actions and has since then been seen as the definition of a YouTube pedophile.
  • 2020 – Cosmo: Cosmo Marlon, formerly known as Cosmodore, is a YouTube animator who does reviews on many animated films and shows. In June 2020, Cosmo posted a video on his channel announcing that he was taking a hiatus from making videos in order to deal with some personal issues. A month later, it was revealed what those issues were. Cosmo posted a story on his community tab where he admitted that in 2019, he was in a relationship with a 14/15-year-old girl. As more details began to come out (especially thanks to DaftPina), it became clear that Cosmo was emotionally abusive to his victim by the time their relationship had reached its end and that he was attempting to groom fellow YouTuber LS Mark into being his next victim. Many people in Cosmo's circles reacted in shock and disgust, with many of them stating they've cut ties with him and are either removing videos that featured him (such as Saberspark and AniMat) or are putting warnings in the comments section of said videos (such as Pan Pizza and PIEGUYRULZ). He attempted to make multiple comebacks between October and December 2020; the former which ended up with immediate backlash while the latter was initially well received until bigger named YouTubers commented on it at which point it got backlash, although Cosmodore has been deleting comments mentioning the incident. It all came to ahead when Cosmo's victim came out with a video revealing not only the extent of Cosmo's abuse, but also revealed the aforementioned LS Mark was the one responsible for luring her to Cosmo in the first place, though that last bit about Mark might be a bit of an overstatement. On February 23rd, 2021, he would upload a new video in which he finally had admitted to his actions, along with forcing her to delete certain tweets and even cyberstalking since 2018, as well as meeting up with regular and sex therapists. The video has been met with mixed reception as usual, but more commentary videos deciphering it led to the dislikes pouring in. After the apology video, he remained active on social media, and it was made clear by people that he was nowhere near remorseful and was only doing it to gain sympathy, especially as he started to carry his status as the villain on a card by changing his Twitter account's description to say he was a "proud groomer" who was "actively grooming" and used a transphobic web comic as his account banner; all this lead to his account getting suspended. A lot of people would copy and paste lyrics to Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and recommend him watching pedophillic movies due to him trying to rejoin the cartoon community. It was rumored that the victim tried to sue Cosmodore, but was unable to due to Cosmo living in Germany and the victim living in America, and that part makes things even more complicated. Much of this is also piled up with the fact that Cosmo broke several laws in Germany because of this. On May 5th, 2021, he made a YouTube community post saying that he "relapsed" when he admitted to grooming another minor, which by his own words got sexual, which made his actions all but vaguely horrible at this point and proved to the people worried about his definitive return that he is an irredeemable monster.
  • 2020 – Lu: Lu, formerly known as H0pelessLucille, was an animation YouTuber, artist and musician. It was discovered that as a 22-year-old, she dated Streamline Workshop when she was 15, and obscured her age from her. She also drew porn of said minor and made a game about dating her. When she was outed as a pedophile several other people came out about her manipulation and bad treatment of them. In a now-deleted response, Lucille tried to turn the tables by denying her faults and that everyone was making all of her actions seem like a negative rather than a positive. She followed up by saying that the victim should be at fault for approving the whole thing, all which received a bunch of backlash. This caused her to delete her old videos, hide her subscriber count, and only allow and show comments that praise/validate her. She would make one final hour-long response in January 2021 which received backlash and was sighted as a repeat of her previous responses. In May 2021, she announced that she would finally take an indefinite hiatus as she was seeing a therapist and that she had changed her name to Lu.
  • 2020 – Cinnpie: Cinnpie was a professional eSports commentator who mainly did commentary for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. On July 1, 2020, a user by the name of Puppeh released a TwitLonger that explained her sexting and sexually abusing him while she was 24 and he was 14. He was abused throughout the summer of 2016 to the point where oral sex and drunk teasing were involved. People also began to dig up previous Smash tournament matches where she was seen in the background touching and harassing Puppeh. When news broke out, all sponsors were wise to drop Cinnpie immediately and fans even started a massive trend on Twitter, begging for her arrest. Cinnpie would go on an indefinite hiatus, refusing to say anything about what she did, until May 1, 2021, almost an entire year after allegations went public. In a Twitter post, she would deny all of the allegations made towards her, claiming that she was not a pedophile and that she was suicidal when word got out. She also stated that her lawyers have sent out a cease and desist to any and everyone who tries to slander her of these accusations. Obviously, no one bought it and it made her look more ridiculous. Cinnpie has yet to be charged or arrested for her actions.
  • 2020 – KeitaroTime: KeitaroTime, or known by the Smash community as Keitaro, was a professional Smash Bros. player who was formerly associated with Nairo. On the early morning of July 2, 2020, a Twitter user named Error: 102-R accused Keitaro of having underaged sex with a minor going under the name Shiva. Keitaro, 30, had supposedly gotten into a drinking game with Shiva, 16, while playing Smash 4. They would later head to a nearby pool where Keitaro went on to have the unwanted sex with Shiva. Keitaro would release a statement later that day, in which he fully admitted to the accusations and said that he would do something about it. Fellow Smash player, Colinies, made a statement of his own, confirming that many people knew about the situation when it happened, but covered it up to protect his reputation. Once word got out, Keitaro was terminated of his contract with 2GGaming and was banned from all future events. He has also disappeared from all of his social media platforms following this.
  • 2020 – AzzMan: Nathan, better known as AzzMan and PieSenpai, was a gaming YouTuber who mostly played anime games, and who was mainly popular for his Yandere Simulator series. On July 2, 2020, he was exposed for grooming an at the time 14 year old[63]. Two more victims came out, one who said that she was groomed by him when she was 17[64], and the other saying that he sent a video of himself masturbating to her friend and told her friend to visit him so that they could film a video, which even the friend's dad thought that she should visit him.[65]. Since then, Nathan has mostly disappeared from the internet, with only his Twitch and old Twitter account left.
  • 2020 – CaptainZack: CaptainZack was a professional Smash Bros player who accused fellow pro player Nairo of raping him in 2017, when he was 20 and Zack was 15. He posted a Twitlonger on July 2, 2020, in which he shared his side of the story, and many had sided with him. However, in the months that followed, people like tamim and Nairo himself have come to clarify that it was Zack who had initiated the sexual misconduct the whole time and wanted hush money so that nothing would be revealed to the public. It was also revealed that legal action was being taken. Slowly but gradually, people went against CaptainZack and started to forgive Nairo. People have also pointed out that he had a similar controversy happen when he initiated a sexual relationship with Ally and was also the center of attention with tournament bracket manipulation and blackmail. On February 19, 2021, it was confirmed that both Nairo and Zack had reached a legal agreement and that the case would be dismissed, meaning that the misconduct would not be taken to court. However, it's clear that CaptainZack had lied the whole time and is now recognized as the Smash community's "glizzy gobbler". Since then, Zack has been banned indefinitely from competitive tournaments. It was also revealed that Salem and Samsora, two fellow Smash players, had some involvement in the controversy as well, the latter of which deleted his social media after claiming to "take responsibility" for the entire scandal. A video made by Technicals explains the entire scandal in full detail.
  • 2020 – Mangs: On July 8, 2020, Fire Emblem YouTuber Goosaphone released a Twitlonger going over how Mangs, another highly popular Fire Emblem YouTuber, had been manipulating her since 2016, to the point of sexually assaulting her at Anime North 2019. Another user, Lucky Crit, released a statement of his own supporting Goosaphone's accusation and announcing that he would no longer be working with Mangs. Later that day, Mangs responded with his own TwitLonger, attempting to refute Goosaphone's accusations towards him, but in the end apologizing for how Goosaphone interpreted his actions. The following day, Mangs made a more conclusive post on TwitLonger apologizing for his behavior towards Goosaphone and his other victims. In his second post, he announced that he would be deleting his Twitter account, and that ownership of his Discord server would be transferred to one of the admins. Though Mangs had also abandoned his channel, he left it up so that viewers could still view his content. On August 21, 2020, Mangs would return with a video describing about his depression after being called out by many users. He also talks about the accusation again, feeling guilty, apologizing, and claiming he's against sexual assault. He also talks about the allegation being a coordinated effort to take him down. Furthermore, he said he will continue on after hearing many fans loving his videos. He is currently meeting his therapist regularly.
  • 2020 ᠆ bluespacequeen and Haystews/HayleyCopter: Lillie Blue Lennox and Hayley Rose were two voice actors for the improv series, Real-Time Fandub (hosted by Charley Marlowe) and its spinoff SnapCube's Real-Time Fandub (hosted by SnapCube). On August 1, 2020 (after an intervention the week before), they were fired off the show, the streaming group ClownHouse, and their own podcast network Lunar Light Studio. In the words of Chase Young, they were "acting abusively, which had resulted in a number of members feeling scared, hurt, powerless, and unsafe." Several other voice actors from Real-Time Fandub and ClownHouse, as well as Charley, the co-founder of RTF, came out with their own statements, with the one from Joy Charlotte (a relative newcomer to the show) describing in detail a sample of gaslighting, violation of boundaries, unsolicited sexual promiscuity, toxicity, and an unequal power dynamic between Hayley, Blue and her. Hayley apologized on a now-deleted Twitter thread which wasn't accepted by the general public. The two refused to give up the branding to the podcast network and claimed all its earnings, forcing it to disband after their colleagues revealed no one was compensated for their time in the network. Hayley and Blue both left the internet — and on the same day Hayley would privatize nearly all of her YouTube videos. The event would cause Charley to Mute any keywords on Twitter relating to the incident, including their friend, Penny Parker, and their Show.
  • 2020 – Dee Kosh: Darryl Ian Koshy, better known as Dee Kosh, was a Singaporean YouTube and radio personality before his world came crashing down on August 2020 when allegations of sexual activity with a 15-year-old surfaced. He tried to deny the accusations at first, but he later admitted to have been in the specific situation. He explained that he never tried to look for paid sex, as per the rumors, but the screenshots from the victims says otherwise. Since then, Night Owl Cinematics dropped him from involvement and halted their schedule to have police investigations go underway. On Feburary 8, 2021, 6 of the 7 men who were formeyl under Koshy's management started a new YouTube channel and responded to the allegations, sighting that they were shocked and disappointed about the allegations and that he should be punished if he ever gets arrested. They also follow up with the fact that Darryl is currently spending time with his family and working on himself to be better. A month later, he responded to some of the hate comments on Instagram with heat of his own and later announced that he wouldn't return to YouTube for the foreseeable future as investigations were still ongoing.
  • 2020 – Johnimations: John Bob, going under the Youtube username Johnimations, was a popular Twitter artist and animator, best known for his animations that featured many other people in his friend group, which included ChippleDipple, who would start SMP Earth the same year. In late-August of 2020, not too long after a loose associate of John named GitGudNami was outed as a pedophile, John decided to tweet a thread that outed himself as one as well, he was 18, while the person he dated was only 15. Many of the screenshots showed John being emotionally abusive towards the minor. He claimed that he tweeted this admission out on his own will, but that was debunked as many people had been threatening to out him. Many people in his group cut contact with him, but others, however, started to defend him. One of the most notable of these people is Kaifraz4048, who claimed that it wasn't grooming because it was "only a 3 year age gap". Despite the attempt, however, this led Kaif to receive immense backlash himself, with many calling him a "Pedo-Defender". Another person who would defend John was Tar Head, who claimed that John was "nothing but a simp". Later that night, ironically, Tar Head was himself outed as a child groomer, as many screenshots surfaced of him grooming, and later emotionally abusing a 15 year old, while Tar was in his 20s. He later responded to these allegations, but later deleted his account when LeafyIsHere, a YouTuber who Tar was a fan of, made a tweet clowning on Tar. John also deactivated his account not too long after he outed himself, but then reactivated it, tweeting out that it was a "coward move". He would however deactivate his account again after the backlash he received. Johnimations, John's Youtube account, also had all of its videos privatized, and the profile picture was changed to a default "J", but you can still find reuploads of his videos. His current status is unknown.
  • 2020 – Reeven03: Reeven03 was a 17-year-old Peruvian prankster who made prank videos in social media, in late-August 2020, he managed to get in online Zoom classes to prank children (whose ages ranged between 9 and 12) by showing them a leaked intimate video of iTownGameplay, another YouTuber who was controversial by that time. He was exposed by several other YouTubers about this, but his whereabouts are unknown as of September 2021.
  • 2020 – The Happy Scientist: John Robert Krampf, 64, better know online as "The Happy Scientist" is a YouTuber who published somewhat popular educational videos, which are largely shown at schools.[citation needed] On September 19, 2020, Robert was arrested after police found over 20 hard drives worth of child pornography. This followed a three-day long investigation by the FBI in which many people were caught for the same crimes during a police sting.[66] He tried to plead not guilty to the charges at first, but decided to plead guilty in March 2021. As part of a plea agreement, a 2-year prison sentence with credit served for good behavior, but in September, it was decided that he would be sentenced to 4 years in prison, which was below the recommended 78-97 months. In his stint, he'll be admitted to a sex offenders treatment program. He is due to be released in 2025, where he'll be in post-prison supervision for life as well as serving as a sex offender indefinetely.
  • 2020 – MandoPony: MandoPony is a music YouTuber best known for making many Five Nights At Freddy's (FNAF) fan songs, similar to other well-known YouTubers like The Living Tombstone. In 2020, numerous ex-fans of Andy came out and accused him of grooming them when they were underaged. Eventually. more and more evidence came out that he had groomed even more underaged girls. A twitter account named "@AndyExposing" was created by many of his victims, as well as the friends of his victims, which immediately started posting many evidence that Andy had groomed them. Andy has not yet made a formal response, and he instead privated his Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram, as well as turning off all the comments for his videos.
  • 2020 – EDP445: EDP445 (better known as EatDatPussy445) is an American YouTuber with over 2 million subscribers at his peak. He became well-known for his "left leg feeling numb" after jacking off and considering it as a sport. In June 2020, he was accused of sexually soliciting a minor through DMs, which EDP claimed was a joke. In October 2020, a YouTuber named ColdRaven came out and showed DMs between him and EDP, in which Raven pretended to be a 15 year-old female. After he refused to go out with him, EDP threatened to beat up Raven. EDP admitted to these texts, but once again claimed they were jokes. However, more evidence suggested that EDP meant these messages, as well as evidence that he sexted at least 6-8 actual underaged girls. Soon a lot of his fans turned against him. He currently has his Instagram set to where only his friends can comment. A YouTuber named Prison Mate Luke made a video on EDP explaining his opinion on the situation. Then, Diesel Patches made a video about the allegations, but putting a disclaimer that they were only allegations. The next day, however, Diesel made a follow up video explaining EDP's response to these allegations, where Diesel debunked EDP's arguments and called the response terrible. In April 2021, a video of him trying to have sex with a 13-year-old minor surfaced, which spread his actions to a wider audience, thus outing him to all of his fans. EDP turned out to have been lured into a trap by multiple predator catchers, despite trying to play it off like it was nothing. This would cause him to private &/or delete all of his videos from his channel. The video where he was being interviewed by the catchers spawned a meme of him offering a fist bump.
  • 2020 – Dusk Raccoon: Dusk Raccoon, better known as Duskcoon, is a content creator that once made furry videos and meme videos. He was later outed to being obsessed with a 16-year old teenager on DeviantArt named BlueCatRiolu, where it went as far as wanting to live with him. He was 19 at the time and having lied about his age to the victim. It was noticed by many his unhealthy philia and how he would force his kinks upon others, attempt cyber-sex, and having very odd interests. A separate rumor has also surfaced that Dusk was also supposedly the one responsible for turning BCR into a pedophile himself. Dusk uploaded a video that has him outing himself out and that he wishes to be arrested. No punishment has proceeded, confusingly. However, a YouTuber known as Sensitive Soci3ty made a video entitled "Dusk Raccoon, A Pedophile Who Got Away With It", which sent thousands of fans to send hate to him, especially his apology, which got dislike bombed very badly having a 9% score. The video also showed screenshots of Dusk being proud of his pedophilia.
  • 2020 – Jeffree Star: Jeffree Star, one of the most polarizing makeup channels on the platform, was accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. From one story stating how he raped a 15-year-old fan to being seen "groping multiple people", Star has yet to share his side of the story. He's also been in other parts of hot water, which is further explained in the "Others" section.
  • 2020 – Ryan Haywood: On October 6th, 2020, Ryan Haywood was fired from the company Rooster Teeth, and its gaming business, Achievement Hunter. Ryan was let go after numerous fans came out and said that Ryan had groomed young fans, and had numerous sexual encounters with them, many of whom were underage. Rooster Teeth had to delay shows to recast Ryan, and Achievement Hunter deleted many videos from their channel, wanting to wipe the slate clean. Ryan's Twitter was subsequently deleted, and he stopped streaming on Twitch. He announced a potential return to streaming in January 2021, which received much backlash.
  • 2020 – Crazen: On October 9th, 2020, someone known as Kowareta_OwO made a tweet talking about how Crazen, a well-respected community member and "demon slayer" in Geometry Dash, harassed people and cheated on girls. Some DMs were leaked with Crazen using the n-word and telling people to kill themselves. On October 16, 2020, a girl named Alyn made a tweet about getting groomed by Crazen. He was 17, while she was 13. She revealed that he was masturbating to her on video calls and leaked their DMs. Later, another girl known as Ezvie revealed that she was groomed by Crazen as well, which destroyed her mental health. She revealed their DMs and said that he cheated on her, calling him a manipulative sociopath. On November 12, 2020, A 13-year-old girl known as Zexer told her story with Crazen, showing that he deleted his sexual DMs. He constantly asked for nudes, despite her young age and their age gap. When he turned 18, he made a second discord account to secretly harass her on. After getting exposed, he privated most of his YouTube videos and deleted his Twitter account, thereby quitting altogether. The few videos that are still up have disabled comments and ratings.
  • 2020 – Joel Armstrong Animations: Joel Armstrong is a YouTuber who was called out for being a manipulative person, as well as being racist to Greek and black people, and sexually harassing others. There's also an incident where he showed his penis to OfficerMidnight Chopper, Commedian, Foxgamer, and a few others. This caused his own friends to turn on him that thought he was innocent and everyone went off at him. He also made fun of and celebrated OfficerMidnight Chopper's uncle dying and before that his uncle's cat dying. OfficerMidnight Chopper isn't completely innocent but kept a consistent story with this, proving how Joel was a con artist and a liar. Joel admitted to having a sexual attraction to OfficerMidnight Chopper and knowing they are sworn enemies he rejected him.
  • 2020 – ImRainbowedBG: Rainbowed, formerly known as Rainbow Steve2, is a YouTuber who makes Minecraft: Bedrock Edition content. He was exposed in November 2020 for online dating with a 15-year-old girl. He was kicked out of his own house after he was exposed and his channel was deleted as well.
  • 2020 – DeHamad: Hamad, better known online as DeHamad, was a Kuwaiti YouTuber who made Hypixel Bedwars content, and was a respected player. However, Exposing YouTuber Adviser exposed and confronted him for sexually talking with a 14-year-old girl. When he was confronted, he admitted to it and said "What's wrong with it?" (Which YouTuber Strobed commented saying "That's one hell of a statement"). Hamad made a response video then deleted it, then made another one, which was much less genuine than the previous, saying that it was legal in Kuwait, and he didn't know, which was a lie, as no sexual talk is allowed in Kuwait unless it has to do with marriage, and said person was over the age of 15, making it illegal. Hamad was also 23 years old when this happened, making it even more illegal. In January of 2021, he deleted all of his videos, except for his response, which he later deleted and then reuploaded them, but the titles are in Arabic apart from a few and the videos are also in Arabic. Also, he changed the name to "حمد HM" which is Arabic for "Hamad HM" according to google searches.
  • 2020 – Zoe Laverne: Zoe Laverne (born: June 3, 2001), is a American Tik-Tok star. In November 2020, she got exposed for kissing a 13-year old on the lips (while she is 19). After the news broke down, she made a video responding to the claims defending herself, saying that people were making the situation bigger then it was supposed to be, and that the boy she kissed supposedly approved of the act. She also stated that the age-difference was a bad thing, and that they both stopped after they realized what they were doing. DramaAlert later on made a video about the situation, saying that it does not matter that she's a female. YouTubers like Repzion and SomeOrdinaryGamers also made videos regarding the situation, calling her out for her actions. On February 22nd, 2021, Zoe announced that she was pregnant with her 20-year-old partner and claimed that she has taken accountability for the controversy, but most people might disagree.
  • 2021 – BonnieGamer1987: BonnieGamer1987 was an infamous YouTube animator. He was known doe harassing Maty Recret, Jameson3D, Wisely, and MagicSFM. In their videos[67][68][69], they admitted that he was harassing and disrespecting them for no apparent reason. Unfortunatly Wisely's response video is now lost due to the deletion of his channel. BonnieGamer1987 was later terminated sometime later in 2021.
  • 2020 – Mrgirl: Max Karson, aka Mrgirl, is an American YouTuber who was caught under massive heat when he gave a positive review of the 2020 Netflix movie Cuties, even saying he was turned on by the child actors. This caused his videos to be heavily dislike bombed. Many YouTubers made videos on him and dug into his past, finding out he had domestic abuse charges and a criminal record for rape, like how he was arrested for empathetic comments of the Virginia Tech shooting. He somehow remains active on social media.
  • 2020 – PlasmaMasterDon: Donzel Edward Owens was a 73-year-old man from Ohio that made covers of popular songs. As a discovery made by the YouTuber Nick Crowley, it turned out that he was a registered sex offender. He was arrested for groping and sexually assaulting a young boy. On December 21, 2020, 10 days after Nick released his video exposing Don, he died after battling a long illness. Don had 510K subs at his peak, but now has dropped down to 460K.
  • 2020 – ShadowLuigi The Lonely Hated Anti-Hero VA: ShadowLuigi is a gaming and gacha YouTuber with around 1.6k subscribers who was exposed for being a sexual creep and bully towards anyone that he meets. He was exposed multiple times by people who knew of his antics and revealed how he would want nudes from minors, bullying those who want him to change and avoiding responsibility. He has apologized on multiple occasions, but most of, if not, all of them have a bigger dislike ratio. He remains active on social media, but he's also been deleting negative comments on his platforms.
  • 2021 – Narpy: Narpy is a Minecraft YouTuber with over 600K subscribers, who got exposed by KonekoKitten in a 57-page Google Document explaining that Narpy intentionally lured numerous adults and minors into sexual advances via suicide baiting, gaslighting and manipulation. It also went over very abusive tendencies Narpy had shown towards both Koneko and numerous friends of Narpy at the time. Shortly after, the document was removed and both parties moved on privately. On March 29th, 2021, Koneko posted an update on the situation again, since people were still harassing Narpy and wishes for it to stop, recapping how they both moved on from the situation and adding the fact that Narpy was regularly seeking professional counselling. His thread revealed how Narpy was a victim of grooming in the past, defeating previous claims of Narpy being a pedophile while adding more context to the situation as a whole. Koneko stated that he was a firm believer that cancel culture doesn't cause people to change, and only wishes that he betters himself. Both Koneko and Narpy have peacefully moved on and resolved their issues privately, with both of them being on mutual terms, but not considering each other friends anymore. Despite this, he still gets harassment even to this day, which was what Koneko advised people not to do.
  • 2021 – ワタナベマホト: Mahoto Watanabe is a Japanese YouTuber and rapper who went under the name Bema and sold millions of copies worth of records in Japan. In January 2021, he was accused of soliciting photos from a 15-year-old girl he met on social media and even making her feel humiliated. He would be suspended of his contract with many of his recording bands and later issued an apology for his behavior, retiring from making YouTube videos in the process. His channel was also suspended following the allegations. In March 2021, he would be arrested for forcing child pornography and even child prostitution dating back to November 2020, with messages saying that the photos would be deleted in order to destroy the evidence, but police have managed to find the photos from her phone anyways. He is currently consulting a lawyer awaiting trial.
  • 2021 – SSG3: SSG3 is an American YouTuber who was known for his modding of the Sonic Robo Blast fan game, as well as walkthroughs and streams of various games. In 2021, he was outed for speaking sexually to minors, which caused him to get kicked out of many discord servers. He then responded, claiming that his house was haunted, and that a ghost had possessed him which caused him to groom minors. Obviously nobody believed him, and he went silent afterwards, while the YouTuber Bowblax made a video on him. SSG3's last video has over 300 dislikes, and the comments turned off. He also turned off the comments on some of his community posts as well. In April, he has redacted his "ghost" statements, but has continued to deny the allegations, despite the evidence. It was also revealed that a bunch of people have been backing him up on this.
  • 2021 – DrewPlayz: DrewPlayz was a smaller gaming YouTuber with around 4,400 subscribers, mainly known for his Roblox live streams. In 2020, allegations started to rise of Drew grooming a 12-year-old girl on Roblox while he was 18, as well as cheating on his girlfriend with multiple girls. Drew had been previously been exposed for racist comments as well as instigating doxxing as far as that of his own mother's phone number. In January 2021, a YouTuber named Derpy set up a Discord call with a group of people, all interviewing Drew for what he did. While the call was starting and Drew had just turned on his camera, it appeared that Drew's family came into his room telling him that the police were at his house. Drew denied it, which was fought back by his siblings saying that they are outside. His mother then went and explained to Drew why the police were there, that apparently someone emailed his principle to warn him that Drew had been visiting websites that have child pornography on them. Drew was heard constantly saying it wasn't him, but he ended up getting arrested anyways. He was released that same night, as the police were still investigating. The following day, after Scrimzox had made a video on the situation, Drew made a livestream where he didn't mention anything of the previous events. This was obviously met with backlash, as his videos began to rack up hundreds of dislikes. Eventually, Drew made a one-minute apology video, which was also met with backlash due to his vagueness and insincerity, as well as the fact that he was found hearting comments saying that he didn't do it. Hours later, he deleted his apology and privated most recent livestreams. Eventually, he changed all of those videos back to unlisted except for his apology, which ended up being removed completely. He then deleted his channel and left the internet, some debate whether he did this himself, or he ended up being found guilty and he was forced to abstain from the internet, which included deleting his channel. However, some time later, it was finally revealed that Drew was taken by the police, but he wasn't arrested nor was he charged for his accusations. This was either due to a lack of a proper investigation or by some miracle, he talked his way out of being arrested. After this, he would be dismissed on bail and would make a new channel and continued to involve himself in certain misconduct, one of which involved him being involved with a 14-year-old minor. To make matters worse, he made videos about how YouTubers who were exposed for pedophillic actions, like Mini Ladd and EDP445, were innocent. It's now clear that whatever he did to get away with what he did, he hasn't changed one bit.
  • 2021 – Destery Smith: Destery Smith is a music and comedy YouTuber who is best known for his collaborations with Shane and currently has over 1 million subscribers. In 2021, multiple women came out and claimed that Destery had inappropriately messaged and possibly tried to groom them back in 2014-2015 when he had many of his fans add him on Instagram. The first woman came out with her experiences, at first not mentioning who the groomer was, in response to a comment on her TikTok page regarding someone who talked to an underaged girl and waited for them to turn 18 and become sexual with them. In response, the woman told a story of Destery Smith (again, she didn't explicitly say who it was then) adding her on Instagram, and attempting to groom her. She ended up revealing it was Destery in a follow up video. Her videos ended up being taken down from a Copyright claim from Destery, which led her to explain, and also show many (according to her words "possibly even hundreds of") comments that she had received on her TikTok which also claimed that they had a creepy experience with Destery. Not too long later, an ex-friend and common collaborator of Destery, Nathan Owens (AhoyNateo) came out and explained that he had cut ties with Destery back in 2017 after Destery told him that he was already dating another girl named Eevee, who Nate wanted to be girlfriends with, and that Destery was actually planning to set him up with Destery's girlfriend, Amber, which he said he broke up with. Nathan said that he then called Amber, who was in another state at the time, which when asked about her status with Destery. She said that they were still together and Destery had even been messaging her that he missed her and couldn't wait for her to come back home. Nate immediately realized that Destery had lied to him, and he had actually been cheating on Amber with Eevee, which then led to both Nate and Eevee (and eventually Amber after she was told) to cut contact with him. Another friend of Destery then came out to talk about her experiences with Destery as well. More and more grooming victims of Destery came out as well, which led him up to privating his Twitter account. He has made a response but he disabled likes and comments.
  • 2021 – Nolan's Trash Zone: Nolan "Jetstream" Baker, creator of Nolan's Trash Zone, was a YouTube animator, reviewer, and one of the three original hosts of the Pizza Party Podcast and, alongside main host Pan, was the longest running member of the podcast. That ended in February 2021 when he released a Google Doc outing himself for commissioning underage artists to draw wrap fetish art for him. He announced in the same Google Doc that he was voluntarily resigning from the podcast. His leaving was addressed a month later on the first episode of the 2021 season of the podcast, leaving Pan as the only member of the podcast since its inception to remain.
  • 2021 – KingGhettoASMR: Dorian, better known as KingGhettoASMR is a ASMR YouTuber and musician who's known for livestreaming his ASMR videos on YouTube. His behavior was questioned on his livestreams for belittling and threatening his fans and other ASMR YouTubers. For example, he called Jojo's ASMR pathetic and accused him for stealing his views. Jojo responded saying that while his behavior and statements are appalling, he does feel bad for him since he has a small following. He has also shown multiple instances of aggresive behavior such as yelling and self harm. Dorian has also been criticized for constantly begging for donations and saying he'll end streams when others don't give him money. Around 2021, Dorian began having contact with a 17-year-old fan named Laura. Leaked emails and texts show Dorian tempting Laura into sending nude images of her breasts and buttocks. He also talked about inappropriate topics such as masturbation and rating the size of his penis. This would lead Dorian to get severe backlash for his manipulation and receiving child pornography. He had a chat on Discord with Laura and Jojo's ASMR where he admitted that the messages were real but attempted to justify his reasoning. Somehow, he hasn't been arrested or charged of his actions and remains active today.
  • 2021 – MaximilianMus: MaximilianMus is a popular and somewhat-infamous Swedish CS:GO and Call of Duty troll YouTuber best known for his "Oh Yeah Yeah" meme that made the rounds of Youtube comments in 2018, and plenty of users still have his profile picture to this day. On February 19, 2021, Cr1tikal released a video that exposed Max for many deplorable and pedophillic acts, which included but not limited to manipulation, sharing of child porn, encouraging his fans to doxx, harassing and bullying other creators in the hopes of getting them banned, indecent exploitation, etc. One of Max's more infamous acts is when he joined a Discord call that had a mentally ill person in it, in which Max forced him to strip naked and eat his own feces, and draw on his chest with it. He also invited a 16 year old in another Discord Call, and had another person strip naked and shove a feces covered piece of paper up their rectum. He would also constantly delete his Discord servers and make new ones due to the amount of Child Pornography that would get shared in them. He would also have his fans go to people's streams, whether they were big or small in popularity, and say racist, homophobic, and other stuff in the hopes that they would get banned. In Discord DMs with Turkey Tom, Max expressed his desire to frame BluesDank as a pedophile, and also exposed his nude body to Tom. Max even once attacked a Cr1tikal stream and made everyone say "Weest Gang" in the hopes of framing the YouTuber Weest so that he would get banned as well. One time, he and his fans attacked and bullied a small creator to the point that he had mental breakdowns and begged the harassment to stop, which unfortunately would be futile. He also allegedly participated in hacking another creator named AugieRFC, as a unusual/bizarre stream started to play on Augie's Youtube, Twitch, and DLive, Max was seen in the Youtube live chat at the beginning of the stream, which it was pointed out by Augie that Max hadn't even interacted with anything related to him in over a year, the last time being a debate with Max. A video clip also exists in which he states that he is a pedophile, but Cr1tikal "didn't have the evidence".
  • 2021 – Xyn: Allen, known as Xyn and formerly LenTotally, is a popular YouTuber known for his Gacha commentary videos, gaming, and animations. On February 21st, 2021, a user by the name of LenTotally Exposed made a video alleging that Len had been grooming a 14-year-old when Len was 20. A 14-year-old came forward and revealed screenshots and screen recordings of sexual interactions between them and Len. Len's former friends later confirmed this on Discord and YouTube, including Sukie Online, Garby, and RosyClozy.[70][71] He himself confirmed the accusations were true on his YouTube community tab. Len's first community post made on the topic claimed that he was not the one who started flirting and that it was the teenager who did, and claimed that he did not affect her life negatively. He explained that the 14-year-old was the one who allegedly requested to do intimate scenarios and sexting with Len.[72] The post received mixed reactions, with some people claiming that Len was gaslighting the victim. Others have tried to push the fact that the victim was the one that started the intimacy, but their comments were quickly argued with because even if the victim did start the intimacy, she wouldn't know what would have gone on until after it had happened to her. This caused a major dividing of both ends of the spectrum to figure out who's to blame, the victim, Len, or both. He later deleted this post and made another one apologizing.[73] Len later deleted all his community posts including the apology, turned off comments on all his videos on his main channel, and deleted his gaming channel. After deleting all his community posts, Len made a new community post apologizing and claiming that he would take full responsibility for his actions, and that he had "accidently" deleted his last community post.[74] On March 22nd, 2021, Len would finally make a video that confirms that what he did can no longer be tolerated and that he screwed everyone and himself over. The video has since garnished mixed reception at first, but videos deciphering his actions had the negative reviews rolling in. People pointed out that he was victim-blaming on all cylinders and that his "I started to like it" sentence was pretty much the final nail in the coffin. Around late-May 2021, it was presumed that he finally deleted his channel, but a user by the name of Flotalendy confirmed that he actually hid his channel to avoid any more backlash. However, he deleted his MMD Channel some time later. He had to hid his account until September 13, 2021 to come back as Xyn. He also posted the following day.
  • 2021 – Kadence Pinder: Kadence Pinder is a transgender YouTuber who previously made headlines for being abused and raped by a gay porn director back in 2017. However, in 2021, Pinder and her boyfriend were accused and arrested for producing child pornography and abuse images as well as storing them on an account they made together. Pinder tried to play it off by saying that the children were of consent and that they downloaded it by accident, but those attempts failed. They now both face 25 counts of sexual exploitation and are being held in custody without bail as they await trial.[75]
  • 2021 – James Charles: James Charles is a popular beauty YouTuber who was previously accused of emotional abuse in 2019, but dismissed them with denial. New allegations in 2021 have surfaced that James has groomed a total of at least 3-6 minors on multiple platforms and tried to deny the allegations by stating that they lied about their ages, but it slowly became more aggressive with each allegation.[76] One of these allegations came when a 15-year-old boy accused him of aggressive grooming and James blocked him for spreading his word. James finally made a video addressing the allegations and admitting to these mistakes, but really messed up on trying to get a thorough explanation together.
  • 2021 – Durte DOM: Durte Dom is an American vlogging YouTuber, best known for being a member of the Vlog Squad, owned by David Dobrik. In 2021, it was discovered that Dom had both mentally and physically taken advantage of multiple women, some of whom being underaged. It was shown in a video where Dom can be seen sexually harassing one teenage girl, and more allegations soon followed of rape and grooming. Dom made an apology video, that currently has over 100K dislikes.
  • 2021 – Albrickstudios: As mentioned in the "Scammers" section of this article, he was confirmed to be a sexual creep as on April 13th, 2021. He was exposed by Crusty783 for all his actions mentioned in said "Scammers" section, as well showing as DMs of him telling one of his viewers to do some things that were labeled as "what having sex feels like" for a "project". He then accused some people who found the info as "racist" and tried and has continued to play the victim card with him using Bible quotes (even to the point that he'd also threatened someone that they'll go to hell just for criticizing him). The next day, Lego Ambassador Network YouTuber Bricks By Mind uploaded a video to his second channel where he tells his experience on Al trying to follow his Girlfriend and Mom's private Instagram accounts (the Former of which had gotten 3 requests from him). He also tried to profit off of a boy that died, Jake, an Ninjago fan who appears in the show with the video being monetized, and would also straight up download Ninjago episodes (thus, breaking piracy laws) and other Lego YouTubers' videos without credit.
  • 2021 — Funbucket Bhargav: Chippada "Fun Bucket" Bhargav, owner of the Funbucket Bhargav channel, is an Indian YouTuber, actor and comedian who was semi-popular with his comedic skits on social media. In April 2021, he was arrested by the police for raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl. Some time before his arrest, Chippada formed a relationship with the victim and things quickly went downhill. He coerced her to take uncensored photos and meet up with him for sexual favors, which ended up with the victim getting pregnant. When the authorities caught wind of his actions, he was arrested for this and is currently awaiting trial. Rumors of Chippada's comedy partner, Nithya, also being raped circulated, but Nithya ended up denying these claims and stated that she doesn't want any publicity on her for this drama.
  • 2021 – Shadical: Chris, better known as Shadical, is an American YouTuber who's well-known for his Fortnite rage. On April 30th, 2021, his former editor under the username RiftEnriqueNo2, made a thread of exposing Shadical, the first thread shows a video of Shadical admitting that he was being "reckless" & having a explicit pictures of his underage fans & forcing his underage ex-girlfriend Sarah to have sex when she was drunk. He was previously accused on May 31st, 2019 of asking 2 15-year old girls for feet pics when he was 17 going into 18 in September 2017, but this was dismissed until these new allegations came along. This caused a ton of backlash & making his friends cut all ties with him, including MrTop5 he said he removed Shadical from the group few months ago before he was exposed for the same reason. After he got exposed, he deleted his discord server & left the internet ever since. RiftEriqueNo2 said that Shadical's local police has been tipped off and that he might will get punished.
  • 2021 — Ceramic Skin Studios: Ceramic Skin Studios is an animation YouTuber and musician who gained semi-popularity for the Friday Night Funkin mod, VS. Brightside. The mod itself has received mixed reviews. But asides from that, in May 2021, rumors of him grooming minors started to circulate around Twitter, and he would admit to these accusations on a YouTube community post. In the post, he admitted to knowing a 14-year-old minor for 3 years and engaging in sexual misconduct (much of which involved erotic roleplay), as well as dating said minor for at least 6 months. He also claimed to also be a minor at the time, and his sexual intentions made him a selfish and more aggressive person. When he turned 18 in 2019, they called it quits due to the uncomfortability of the minor being with an 18-year-old. He would apologize to everyone, including the minor in question, for his actions and later privated his Twitter account to avoid any publicity. Though the apology in question has received back and forth reception, the FNF Brightside mod was briefly taken down due to the allegations. After a few days, he unprivated his Twitter and continues to post there, but he has closed his Discord server to avoid any drama. By the time he returned to Twitter, he let out his frustrations over how much people were trying to make him look like a pedophile, despite being an immature teenager when he did what he did back then. Though this has led to some debate, he didn't want anyone, including the victim, to get involved anymore and that he would be more mature of himself going forward. A thread on Twitter a few weeks later reveals that he's even apologized to the victim in some capacity. However, his antics wouldn't last long as he tried to call out KadeDev for using "autistic" as part of a code for the FNF Tricky Mod. He was rightfully called out by Kade and even had his previous drama used against him. Even if he has attempted to rebrand himself and "be better" time and time again, his reputation has now become almost one-sided amongst the community and it's unknown if CSS will go to therapy for his past actions.
  • 2021 – kodomodachi: Kodomodachi is an animation YouTuber who become popular in the Friday Night Funkin community thanks to the Maid Pico meme. In May 2021, she would post on Twitter on how relationships with a 13-year-old would be legal if nothing sexual happens and it immediately received a lot of backlash. She ended up deleting the posts to avoid drama, but people would already discover on Twitter that she was in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old minor when she was 18, in which she admitted to it on Twitter and YouTube. She apologized for his actions and stated that she would seek professional help, but the negative backlash has already spoken for itself to the point where she privated her videos and deactivated her Twitter. Some even pointed out that she used his emotional factors over a higher moral to try and excuse herself to try and gain sympathy points.
  • 2021 – Diffraktor: Raven, also known as Diffraktor is an American YouTuber and music composer who was known for being part of making the Friday Night Funkin Monika mod. She was also known for making her own music and remixes. However, in mid-June 2021, CelShader, who also worked on the Monika mod, released a thread on Twitter in order to spread awareness on how Raven was dating a 15-year-old minor while she had turned 18. In the thread, it shows how Raven was sexually motivated with the minor while they were dating for a supposed 9 months, both online and in-person. She was even aware of what was going on to the point where she didn't want things to go public and for a moral dilemma to not be a factor. They called off the relationship due to Raven being an adult for the entirety of the relationship and being really uncomfortable with it all. When CelShader contacted Raven about the allegations, she confirmed it to be true and showed remorse. She's already apologized to the victim in question, but the damage was already done as the mod creators would cut ties with Raven and would later pull the Monika mod from from being downloaded until further notice to remove a song called "Dream of Roses" made by of her with its replacement called "Bara No Yume". The mod was later updated with Bara No Yume to take the original song's place on June 30th. When this all went public, Raven announced on Twitter that she would be taking an indefinite hiatus, siting mental health issues as the stemming issue, but people immediately saw through this and the reception has been quite negative.
  • 2021 – YosStop: Yoseline Hoffman, also known as YosStop, is a Mexican YouTuber and influencer who ammassed over 8 million subscribers for her various videos about the latest trending topics. Around the first week of July 2021, she was arrested for showing a video of sexual assault on social media to her followers, which caused a mass amount of backlash. In the video, it was of a gang rape towards a 16-year-old minor named Ainara Suarez on May 25, 2018 and Yoseline, as well as other perpetrators, claimed it to be the victim's fault and that the victim wanted to engage in sexual conduct in exchange for some cigarettes. Suarez would later be sent multiple harrassment posts and death threats for something that he was blamed of getting himself into, so much so that he had to go to therapy to forget all of the bullying. Thankfully, Suarez's justice would finally come 3 years later as Yoseline would be detained in a Mexico City jail from much of the footage and beyond that were being used as evidence for her and the other perpetrators' wrongdoings. After the arrest, Hoffman took to social media to address the controversy, denying any involvement of what she did and trying to blame it towards those who were accusing her. Obviously, this was met with negative reception to the point where comments were hidden so that there wouldn't be any sort of harmful comments. Many of those who were co-workers of hers drifted away from any invomvement as well. If convicted, Yoseline could face up to 14+ years in prison for production of these videos.
  • 2021 – Shannon Sunday: Shannon Sunday is a YouTube animator who became well-popular with his Friday Night Funkin animations and skits. However, on July 15, 2021, he was exposed for grooming a Fillipino minor, asking for sexual favors, sending explicit content and engaging in sexual conduct. The victim was 12-13 years old at the time and Shannon was 17. When he turned 18, they broke up after realizing what the victim had been dragged into, but Shannon didn't really take it too well. He also sent sexual material to several minors as well as trying to harrass them. Many of his now-former close friends and associates have cut ties with Shannon following the drama, and the entire situation has been recorded in a Google Document. Shannon has yet to publicly address the situation.
  • 2021 – Entity Mays: Ben, Better known as Entity Mays is a English Pokémon YouTuber known for his Pokémon videos and Pokémon anime reactions. He was a part of the collaborative group "AniPoké Bros" which consisted of himself, Lumiose Trainer Zac, and ThePokéRaf. He was also a recognized member of the AniPoké community. On July 15, 2021, Twitter user "cinwochu" made a tweet exposing Ben for sending inappropriate messages & exchanging nudes with him. The revelations then quickly spread on the internet, and more of Ben's viewers and fans came forward with their own accusations. In response to the drama regarding Ben, the AniPoké Bros were immediately disbanded. There are currently no plans for Zac and Raf to reunite as the AniPoke Bros. As of July 19, 2021, he hasn't responded yet.
  • 2021 - Randomware: Iván Solana, better known as Randomware, is an Argentine YouTube Pooper, who previously had a relationship with Mordo, and exposed him in late May 2021 of a lot of disgusting stuff, his downfall would begin when it was discovered in July 2021 that he was an accomplice to another member in Mordo's Discord server that was involved in the controversy, nicknamed Horu, Horu was then accused of sexually abusing his 12-year-old cousin and was never exposed in Randomware's 351-minute video that he previously made to expose Mordo, it is believed that this is because Horu provided him the screenshots (which later turned out that were edited) and Mordo's personal data, he then defended Horu stating that "what Mordo did was worse" and that Horu and his cousin were both "horny", thus it would be ridiculous for him to be a sexual abuser. Randomware also was harassing Mordo's mother by sending him videos of him masturbating, in an attempt to make his mother punish Mordo. Obviously, no one bought this excuses and this made a lot of people who believed him to turn against him, and later on, on September 11, 2021, when Mordo live streamed with Ken L Wright discussing and debunking his situation, Randomware had lost a lot of credibility, and went inactive from the day he was exposed.
  • 2021 – RzT TV: Raulino de Oliveira Maciel, better known as RaulZito or RzT TV, is a Brazillian YouTuber and streamer who mainly does Fortnite content and mainly focuses it on a younger audience. On July 27, 2021, Raulino was arrested for using his influence to lure and sexually abuse 2 children on multiple occasions. According to reports, the victims in question, who were ages 10 and 14, were practicing to become actors for their futures in the TV business, and Raulino promised them to "get jobs in the gaming world and TV industry" on Instagram, going as far as to claiming that he was part of a major TV station. One of the victims' mothers reported the attacks to the authorities and a temporary search warrent was executed. By then, they were able to arrest him in his home and place him in custody. By the time news broke out, Raulino's team, SBT Games, immediately cut ties with him as they await results about the investigation. As of now, said investigation is currently ongoing as more victims could be discovered.
  • 2021 – Heavenly: Anthony, better known as Heavenly or HeavenlyController, is an anime YouTuber who reacts to many of the biggest anime of the current media. In August 2021, multiple people came forward with their uncomfortable experiences with Anthony. One of the victims goes by the name of Mija, who uploaded a Twitlonger accusing Anthony of sexually harassing her during a trip to New York in November 2019. Mija was 18 going into 19 at the time and Anthony was in his 20s. She and a couple other friends were hanging out and it got to the point where Anthony kept touching her and kissing her in private to the point where he refused to let go. After that private fiasco, Anthony took to Twitter to post about his time with her and the other friends. Many of his fans and followers would degrade Mija for her appearance and pressured her to be part of his "harem". It got worse when they got drunk at a club one night and decided to get freaky while being recorded in such manner. Sadly, the texts sent by her and Anthony during that situation were never leaked due to her phone breaking that weekend. On August 18, 2021, Anthony addressed some of the allegations on his Twitch stream, but as he was discussing his denial, he stated that he remembers grabbing Mija when they were alone. That, in turn, made him accidentally admit to the allegations and proving them to be true.
  • 2021 – Antonsen GD: Antonsen Gd is a YouTuber and Geometry Dash player who was well-known in the Geometry Dash community, despite having around 7,000 followers at the time. Around mid-to-late August 2021, it was revealed that Antonsen was spreading his pedophilia around multiple people online and wanting them to join him. Not only that, but it was shockingly revealed that he had raped his 11-year-old sister when he was 23 years old. As soon as word got out, protection services were contacted, but Antonsen remains active online to a much-dismayed audience.
  • 2021 – Kelogish: Kelvis Gharamanian is a German Former YouTuber who makes Roblox and Friday Night Funkin Videos. On August 2021, he was exposed of pedophilia, forcing people to send nudes and being inappropriate when he was 20 years old. Another victim of him reached out to his 2nd victim which is Pyranad and they said that Kelogish wants them to be shirtless. Pyranad also said that Kelogish had a girlfriend that is a 14 year old and she even had to quit Discord. Kelogish even has to say that his girlfriend is very mature for her age. He had to admit everything and had to admit that everything that he did is true and he did it 2 years ago. After all evidences were showed, Roblox Video Star Program Manager viddrox has to kick him out of the program, remove his Star Code and Terminate his account on Roblox due to the evidences that were showed and on his track records. Despite all of this, however, Kelvis still uploads frequently and hasn't responded to the allegations. He was also terminated from YouTube.
  • 2021 – AetherDX: AetherDX is a YouTuber and musical artist who became well-known for helping out with multiple mods in the Friday Night Funkin community, having been a lead director, supervisor, composer and more. On August 27, 2021, news came out that Aether had groomed a minor when she was 18 and the victim was 16. This news came on the same day that Funkin' Forward, a E3-esque presentation for FNF mods in which Aether contributed to, released its second presentation. The victim in question, named Kallionic, posted a Google document the next day, which highlighted all of the abuse that she gave to him that dates back to May 2020. He states that the age gap wasn't the problem, but rather the bad behaviour that caused the abuse. Much of said abuse would include unwanted sexual advances, making constant suicide threats, send furry porn to him, call him "Inari", being loud and obnixious during group calls, making fun of his friends for their sexuality and conditions, uncontrollable habits and more. There was also evidence showing that she was cheating on him for someone named Jaden, and she was cheating on Jaden for another victim named Colin. Many people have also shared their stories concerning Aether, explaining how she would be consistantly gatekeeping her mods and wanting to change, remove or alter other mods to her vision, how she would threaten many to commit suicide if she didn't get her way, muting herself to do questionable acts, show another minor her dildo collection, manipulating the stories in her favor, using constant slurs and insults to harrass others, making multiple FNF mods go back to the drawing board after their releases, being super competitive in almost every nature and overall being insanely difficult to work with. She even dumped Vs. Akira mod was dumped online, which was a mod that was worked on for months, in order to get her message sent. The mod was later cancelled due to her actions. To make matters worse, she would deleted and private all of her social media accounts and videos to avoid any sort of response. Later on, it was reported that she faked a suicide attempt in order to gain a bit of sympathy, which was confirmed by her parents. After this all broke out, and is probably still unraveling, mutliple FNF modding teams and individuals distanced themselves from Aether and kicked her out of many modding teams. Many fans and fellow modders, like lagoAnims, TheMaskedChris, ApolloHorns and several others, would announce their departure following Aether's actions as well as several other factors. This would leave several FNF mods to go unfinished and discontinued, causing a huge amount of uncertaintiy within the community and for the trend #FuckAetherDX to go viral on social media. Considering the massive rabbit hole that's grown from this controversy, it's unlikely that Aether will make a proper response towards everything that she has done. Not to mention, Aether's gone out of her way to post multiple fetish and illegal photos to embrace who she's been exposed as.
  • 2021 – Arcadum: Arcadum, also known as GloriousArcadum, is a Dungeons and Dragons Twitch streamer and YouTuber who had over 269,000 followers on Twitch, 104,000 subscribers on YouTube, and 64,000 followers on Twitter at his peak. On the evening of August 30, 2021, multiple women on Twitter made threads accusing Arcadum of manipulating, abusing, and generally using them for his own sexual desires. On August 31, Arcadum's victim count was up to 10, as he made a post on Twitter claiming that he would be live streaming his response on Twitch on September 1, however this never came as he now had over 20 victims accusing him of this, as well as people saying that he had some victims who were possibly under the age of 18, which would make him a possible groomer as well. On September 2, he posted a TwitLonger response on his Twitter, where he admitted to having dated all of the adult accusers, but denied using them for his sexual gain. Since the allegations have came out, Arcadum has lost tens of thousands of followers on all of his social media platforms (he dropped under 100,000 subscribers on YouTube on August 31), and he has received massive amounts of backlash because of this controversy.
  • 2021 – AnthemOverload: AnthemOverload, or simply Anthem, is a YouTuber, music composer and animator who helped on making the OST for several Friday Night Funkin mods, such as Starlight Mayhem and VS. Eteled. On September 12, 2021, he was exposed on Twitter for being a massive creep and an overall mess to be around. He was previously exposed for a similar controversy, but it was brushed off due to a lack of recognition. On Discord, he contacted 2 minors and sexually harrassed and manipulated them for his own pleasure, often giving nicknames, using racial slurs and requesting for many uncomfortable offers. In a now-deleted apology, he tried to brush off his actions by saying that he was mentally ill and that he had issues, which was recieved very poorly. Not long after, screenshots later revealed that he was trying to apologize to one of the victims directly, but people knew that he was doing this to gain some sort of sympathy. While he did say that he would go to therapy before taking his leave of absence, many people have already doubted him due to the damage already being done. The dev team for Wii Deleted You / Vs. Eteled mod issued a statement concerning the situation at hand, saying that they know about this drama for a month and a half, but it was of less serious allegations. With them now being fully aware of everything, they would cut ties with Anthem and plan to move on. A screenshot also reveals that Anthem was respectful about the situation as he says to finally get help. Anthem would later delete his social to try and get away from it all, making a proper apology from him seem impossible unless he'd one day realize what he did to his victims.
  • 2021 – Demonslayerx8: Demonslayerx8 is a YouTuber who mainly does Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mods. In September 2021, he was exposed on social media for grooming minors on social media. His misconduct includes Dming teenagers on Discord and Chatango and using them as his own dolls for his pleasure. As soon as this was released, x8 announced his indefinite hiatus after being condemned for his actions and that he would seek help. It's unknown where the situation will go from here.
  • 2021 - Jikishi: Demetrius is an American YouTuber, Twitch streamer and TikToker known for him formerly being in the Dream SMP. Two days after joining the Dream SMP, a Twitter user by the alias valkcy opened up with sexual allegations claims against Jikishi. She claimed that when Jikishi was 18-19, they both exchanged nudes, while valkcy was a minor. a Twitter user by the alias chaoticjaden and other more users also came out with sexual allegations against him. Jikishi confirmed the allegations through a text message. After the allegations came out, Dream has removed him from the Dream SMP.
  • 2021 - GuitarHeroStyles: GuitarHeroStyles (also known as AdvyStyles) is a Spanish YouTuber, known for being the most subscribed Geometry Dash YouTuber, with over 2,400,000 subscribers. On October 24, 2021, a user by the name of zPfanne made a thread on Twitter in which he was exposing Guitar's inappropiate behavior in which he was emotionally abusing one of his ex-girlfriends, the matter got worse overtime since later on he then would manage to sexually abuse her, it is also alleged that he also abused underage people (one of them being 14 years old at the time) and made inappropiate comments about them, this resulted on Guitar being demoted as a moderator in the Geometry Dash community, Guitar acknowledged his responsibility on this matter and declared he would take some time off social media, however, later that same day, he published an official communicate in which he states he'll try to debunk his situation, making people think he's attempting to manipulate the situation and on Twitter, a hashtag #AdvyOut got trending to spread awareness of this.

Abusers

  • 2010 - RayRayVision: Often touted as one of the top disturbing online videos of all time, the video that has come to be known as BlankRoomSoup.avi is a viral video that has been circulating around the internet for about a decade now.
  • 2012 – VitalyzdTv: Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is a Russian YouTuber who's known for his pranks and streaks during sports games. On June 16, 2012, Zdorovetskiy and cameraman Jonathan Vanegas filmed the "Russian Hitman Prank". As part of the prank, Zdorovetskiy approached a Boca Raton Resort man and informed him they had 60 seconds to get away from a briefcase he placed on the ground. After Zdorovetskiy revealed the whole thing to be a prank and that there was a hidden camera nearby, the man started attacking him and his partner and called the police. Zdorovetskiy was arrested by Boca Raton police department, facing a maximum of 15 years in prison on charges of threatening to detonate a bomb. On April 12, 2020, Zdorovetskiy was arrested for allegedly randomly assaulting a female jogger in Miami Beach. He was released from custody after posting a $7,500 bond.
  • 2015 – ONLYUSEmeBLADE: Brian Risso, aka ONLYUSEmeBLADE, is an American YouTuber who used to do commentary for Call of Duty games and became popular due to an in-game knifing technique. In 2015, he became a massive drunk and started to get into abysmal drama, ranging from talking behind his own friends' backs to even doubling down on his own family and aggressively sleeping with another woman. His YouTube channel would eventually be terminated in November 2020.
  • 2015 – Nicole Arbour: Nicole Arbour is an Canadian model, actress, and YouTube vlogger known for being in a relationship with the famous YouTube star Matthew Santoro. The relationship was doing fine until allegations were spread of Nicole abusing Matthew, to the point of threatening to stab him. She debunked the allegations in 2019. Nicole was also known for her video "Dear Fat People", where she was making fun of fat acceptance.
  • 2015 – DRIVETRIBE: TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson was fired by the BBC due to an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" he made against TV producer Oisin Tymon. [77] Whilst many of his fans defended the presenter, who had recently suffered the loss of his mother and had a cancer scare, his behaviour was likewise considered unacceptable by others. Clarkson went on to launch the DRIVETRIBE YouTube channel with his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May, and would also become a co-presenter of Amazon's The Grand Tour.
  • 2016 – CJ SO COOL: CJ SO COOL is an American vlogging YouTuber. He released a prank video where he gave his own kids laxatives. In the video, you can see the kids suffering brutally. People started rapidly hating on CJ, but the hate had died down over the years.
  • 2016 – TheSuperItachi: TheSuperItachi, or as he refers to himself Perfection (real name Xavier Pace), is known by the Dragon Ball community as the definition of what not to do on the internet. He is widely known for his hypocrisy, cheating tactics, theft and forced commissions of art, discretion of race, sexism, hate on mental health, pedophillic actions and statements, false accusations on other people, etc. Over the years, he has created his "Paragon Pride Troopers" to assert his ego and create more drama. He even drove several people to commit suicide and claimed that they were faking it just to seek attention. One such example of his actions was when he was arrested for assaulting a 13-year-old minor. His arrest record was made public via a video by Caboose Is the Vehicle Destroyer, but he still managed to keep on making his evil intentions clear afterwards. Much of his social media began to be terminated due to these countless violations, but Xavier continues to try and get his way by making new accounts and attempting to counter-report other people. Xavier has yet to be charged or arrested for his actions.
  • 2017 - ReSeT: Kan-Hua Ren, better known as ReSeT, is a Chinese YouTuber living in Spain, during early 2017 he was controversial due to alleged cat abuse, which was due to videos about pranking his cats, then, on mid-January 2017, he would upload a video in which he was doing some challenges his subscribers wanted him to do, one of those challenges was giving Oreos with toothpaste to someone, ReSeT also wanted to do another challenge along with that one, which was giving money to a homeless person, ReSeT then would meet Gheorge L., a 50-year-old Romanian inmigrant who was homeless and gave him the Oreos along with €20 (or $23.29), this resulted on ReSeT being heavily criticized by this action, as he was abusing a homeless man, he quickly deleted his video and offered Gheorge's daughter €300 (or $349) so she could not report him to the authorities, in addition of spending a night with Gheorge, however, he still went to trial, he initially won the 2017 trial but paying an unknown amount of money to repair the damage, however, two years later, on May 2019, he faced another trial, which he lost, resulting in a 5-year YouTube suspension, a 15-month prison sentence and a €20,000 (or $23,288) fine, the prison sentence did not proceed as he had no criminal record and the sentence had to be at least 24 months to be valid, and in addition ReSeT appealed to remove his suspension, he still owes the fine.
  • 2017 – Serious Nonsense: Alesa, or Serious Nonsense, is the ex-Girlfriend of popular Minecraft YouTuber Sky Does Everything. It was revealed that she had been cheating on him with his closest friends, as well as physically and mentally abusing him and gaslighting him for for more money from Adam, and manipulate his son Mason by telling lies about how Adam was a bad father and deny the custody to see him. Alesa also has a criminal record of domestic violence in Canada, purposefully crashed Adam's car and blame it as an accident. She later lied about the situation, Adam revealed in a response diss track that he tricked KSI into making a diss track knowing that he bring Adam's ex-wife Alesa to slander him to get his son Mason back and manage to winning custody over his son. Currently her social media always censored many criticism against herself and use her own circle of friends bullying Sky's followers.
  • 2017 – ShugoCharaBoy: ShugoCharaBoy, aka Tyler J (real name Tyler Javitz), was an American YouTuber who, like many others before and after him, used GoAnimate to make short, but abuse-promoted grounded videos. He was seen by many involved as a horrible person with belly and "man-child" fetishes with the refusal to acknowledge his actions, as well as giving Dragon Ball Heroes a bad reputation. His main target was a user named "Son" Beat-Kun (now SBK) challenging him to "fights" and losing every time. What Javitz didn't realize was that he was mentally and emotionally scarring SBK for life to the point where the former Beat RPer contemplated suicide. Tyler is also the one to have supposedly been the main catalyst to his target's own downfall, mental decay and other controversies as years passed by. His channel was terminated on August 8th, 2019, but he remains very active on certain art websites, disguising himself as one of the female avatar characters of DBH. Tyler has yet to respond to any of the allegations made towards him.
  • 2017 – DaddyOFive: Michael Christopher "Mike" Martin, also known as DaddyOFive, is an American vlogging YouTube star. On the channel, Michael would make videos of his kids and wife. In some videos, the youngest kid, by the name Cody, gets brutally bullied by his family members. This all ended when Michael released a video where he pranked Cody that he made a mess on the carpet. Cody seemed extremely scared and afraid to the point of starting to cry, when Michael started rapidly screaming at him. In the end, Cody and his sister were moved to their biological mother, and Michael lost privileges to two of his children. Today Michael still uploads videos at Team DO5 Fans.[78][79]
  • 2017 – The Reptile Channel: Jonah Vore Notorious for featuring videos that show him force feeding his reptiles for pleasure as far back as 2007. Jonah and an unknown female created The Reptile Channel in 2017, 10 years after he was exposed. They also deleted more than 2/3's of their videos just to get rid of evidence and obstruct justice. They added munching sounds as the animals scream in pain and fear. They claimed to work in a university but said university in question has never heard or seen them before. In reality, they did not work in the university at all. They might be at home filming themselves force-feeding their reptiles just for the sake of views. They also committed animal cruelty and kept sick animals in their home. They changed their channel's description just to downplay the previous focus it had before. On November 20th, 2018, The Reptile Channel got a Silver Play Button, which was met with serious backlash and led to many people blaming Youtube not not listened to any reports. The Reptile Channel is yet to be terminated from YouTube and they are yet to be arrested.
  • 2018 – Channel Awesome: Channel Awesome is a company operated by Doug Walker who became famous for his Nostalgia Critic series. In March/April 2018, Channel Awesome was accused by many online personalities for abuse of it's creators besides Doug Walker. Some allegations made against Channel Awesome included turning a blind eye to sexual harassment until it almost got violent, not compensating people for days of work, not providing food or water for people on their movie sets, and trying to force two of their contributors to do a rape/sexual assault scene. The Nostalgia Critic show has been criticized for its constant unfunny skits and lack of understanding of the source material. Such as in his Disneycember Hercules review, where the Nostalgia Critic ranted on the film for nonsensical and unoriginal choices such as the story and art style. Many bashed the review for his misunderstanding of the choices such as him criticizing Hercules for using gospel music even though the film takes place in Greek mythology. Some of Doug's other skits have been criticized for the same reasons such as "Mevlin: Brother of the Joker" and a let's play of Bart's Nightmare. On September 18, 2019, the Nostalgia Critic made a review of the musical film, Pink Floyd – The Wall. The channel attempted to make this review different by imitating the style of the movie. However, the review was polarized by fans for constant strange skits, lazy effects, poor acting, and misunderstanding of the film. One example is the Nostalgia Critic calling the film Oscar bait, even though the album came out three years before the movie.
  • 2018 – GermánLoeraMX: Germán Abraham Lorea Acosta was a Mexican YouTuber who made headlines for being 1 of 6 men who aggrivatedly kidnapped a woman in Chihuahua, Mexico. In Feburary 2018, Loera held the woman captive and demanded a ransom of 2 million pesos (or $103,000) in Bitcoin for her release. The cops managed to save her 2 days after the ransom was made and much of the group was apprehended. During the many trials, it was described by a district attorney that he used the internet to his advantage to establish the conditions of the kidnapping and tried to hide his antics on social media with inspirational messages to his followers. In March 2020, he was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
  • 2019 – Hero Alom: Hero Alom was accused of assaulting his wife for the commission of dowry, which has been banned by the Bangladeshi as well as the Indian constitution. He was arrested in March 2019 for this reason.
  • 2019 – Fantastic Adventures: Arizona mother Machelle Hackney Hobson made a YouTube career by video taping her seven adopted children, garnering over 800,000 subscribers. Off camera, she regularly abused and tortured her children, including starving them, pepper spraying them and forcing them to take ice baths. Hobson was arrested on March 13th, 2019 after her adult biological daughter reported her to the authorities. Her YouTube account was terminated shortly after. However, Hobson was found incompetent to stand trial in August and passed away on November 12th, 2019.
  • 2019 – Nikocado Avocado: Nicholas Perry, known online as Nikocado Avocado is a Ukranian Youtube Mukbanger. He has become very notorious in the Mukbanger community for his mental and psychical health. He used to be a vegan but later said in 2017 that he would stop being vegan. Nic explained that his health would deteriorate by just eating vegetables and he thinks the vegan community is toxic. He would later go on to eat more exotic, larger, and unhealthy foods. Nic would quickly become overweight in just a year and would keep eating large quantities of food. Fans have also been concerned for his mental health. People have said that his behavior before was friendly and extroverted, but become more comical, delusional, and short tempered. One example is when Nic said a theory as to why he gained so much weight was because of water weight, but fans were quick to point out how false it was. He would also begin to defecate in his pants during filming or in bed. Many fans have debated as to whether if his behavior was real or not. In 2019, Mukbanger YouTuber, Stephane Soo claimed that in a video, "Why I'm Scared of Nikocado Avocado" that Nic had sent threatening texts and inappropriate images. Many people supported Stephane while Nic would receive significant backlash. The two Mukbang YouTubers would continue to fight online. Some have also questioned Nic and his boyfriend, Orlin's relationship. In Nic's videos, Orlin would usually force Nic to eat healthier foods while Nic would become defensive and delusional. Fans would blame both Nic and Orlin for their behavior and hypocrisy. Several videos would claim that they broke up, but many of their videos are clickbait as they would be back together multiple times. Nic would open an OnlyFans account, where he would upload pornographic images of him and Orlin. A lot of fans were disgusted by the images and his decision.
  • 2020 – ImJayStation: Jason Ethier, also known as ImJayStation, is a YouTuber from Canada that is known for his 3 AM videos and challenge videos. In January 2020, Jason uploaded a video where he said that his now ex girlfriend Alexia Marano was killed in a car crash. Since this video came out, many have accused Jason of being abusive, manipulative, and controlling towards women he was dating.[80] As a result of faking his ex girlfriend's death among other things Jason was arrested in February 2020. He returned to YouTube 2 months later. His channel would be terminated on March 12th, 2021.
  • 2020 – Chilly: Chilly Jimenez is a YouTube vlogger who was SuperMarioLogan's former fiancée and Titototter's sister. In February 2020, it was revealed by Logan and one of his crew members Lovell Stanton that Chilly was cheating on Logan for over 3 years and acted differently behind the scenes than how she portrayed herself on camera. She has been called a "gold digger" and took advantage of Logan and his wealth. In addition, she disliked his family and did not let him contact or see them and instead forced him to support her family over his own. After several years of being abused, Logan finally kicked Chilly and her brother Tito out of his house.
  • 2020 – Lui Calibre: About a month before the Mini Ladd situation unfolded, Lui Calibre, another person in the Vanoss Crew, was outed as an emotional abuser. Many women came forward and explained how Lui had emotionally abused them. This included him threatening them that he would falsely accuse them of cheating on him, possibly by an interview DramaAlert. It was also revealed that Lui actually publically had a minor meltdown on Twitter, supposedly after one of these girls cut ties with him. Some tweets of his even showed him @'ing her. It was also revealed that Lui had bragged about his ad revenue, and that he apparently "didn't care for his fans". Some people have also speculated that Lui also went after underaged girls as well, however there is no definitive proof for this yet. In May of 2021, Lui went on a rant on his Twitter about how his situation was false, and posted other people's videos about it. This was mostly positively received by his followers on Twitter, but others criticized him. On September 4, 2021, Lui uploaded a short Fortnite video onto his YouTube, the first one in over a year. This video was a normal video made with the YouTube Shorts format in mind, and made no mention of his controversy. It has received mixed feelings from his viewers.
  • 2020 – 쏘영 Ssoyoung: Ssoyoung is a South Korean ASMR and mukbang YouTuber known for her eating videos. She became controversial after being called out by numerous YouTubers, such as h3h3productions and Penguinz0, for eating a variety of living animals on YouTube such as octopus, prawn, crabs, etc. One example is when she pours soy sauce on squid corpses, which make them move around. While eating octopus alive is common in Korean culture, most people find it disgusting as she eats multiple animals alive on camera. Other people have called her scared reactions fake as she might have gotten used to the large animals. Despite this, YouTube has not taken action and she still continues to make mukbang videos to this day.
  • 2020 – Kouklista: Eleni, better known as Kouklista, is an YouTuber and social media influencer who got major heat when it was revealed that she was manipulative towards her ex-boyfriend, PopularMMOs. Between September 21st and October 1st of 2020, Pat uploaded multiple videos, all of which explains the extent of her abuse. This ranged from spreading multiple lies and denial towards him, gaslight him to stop talking to other girls in order to prevent cheating only for her to be the one cheating on him, and going as far as to call him a sort of sex addict. On October 11th, 2020, he uploaded one more video in which he was ready to move on from the situation and to cut all ties with Eleni. When all this drama went on, it took 2 months before Kouklista decided to make an apology video where she stated that she was ready to accept the consequences and that she learned from his mistakes. The video was met with immediate backlash as it was exposed for being uploaded after she was caught and trying to leviate the drama to a calmer level and being hypocritical when it came to people taking either person's sides. The videos that are linked in this paragraph have all been privatized, and Kouklista has remained active on social media, despite everything that she did to garnish heat.
  • 2021: Lumistarbun: Lumistarbun was a Swedish Youtube artist and animator, who was originally known for being Madame's new artist, but in early 2021 was exposed for abusing her boyfriend and doing things such as leaking his nudes (given that he was a minor, this counts as distribution of child pornography). It was later revealed that she had abused multiple other exes and was emotionally abusive to her former friends. Upon being exposed, Lumi resorted to faking a suicide attempt, faking pregnancy, faking being a transgender man and several other attempts to deflect drama and make herself look sympathetic. People pointed out how fake her claims of being pregnant were, as she had clearly fabricated the documents, and she claimed her boyfriend had impregnated her even though he was in the UK, another country. In an interview [81] with Nawnii she confessed to her behaviour. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.
  • 2021 – GameXplain: GameXplain is an American Youtube channel that focuses mainly around Nintendo video games, typically analyzing trailers, showing gameplay, and holding discussion videos. On January 2021, former members of the channel, Derrick, Ash and Steve revealed on their Good Vibes Gaming podcast that the real reason why they left GameXplain was due to poor employee treatment, crunch time and getting paid less than 1 dollar a month, Steve even mentioned that he has to crunch himself in 2 days in order to get his Final Fantasy VII Remake review out in time. It's also not helping that the GameXplain subreddit was made private and had the posts removed by a moderator, causing a lot of people to speculate that it was Andre Sergers (founder of the channel) who did it to silence criticism and erasing the truth. A few days later, on January 14th, Andre made a statement on his Twitter account, expressing his frustration with the calling out and that he wanted to wish his best to Ash, Derrick and Steve, but it received tons of dislikes from his fans and fellow content creators for being yet another generic, corporate apology, and chose not to bring up the shady treatment of his ex-employees. Though, this controversy has since died down.
  • 2021 – PLAYMATETESSI: Mya West, aka PLAYMATETESSI, is an American YouTuber, OnlyFans user and streamer who posts miscellaneous videos that involve baking, cooking, balloons and more, but became infamous for her controversial comments on people with mental illnesses and self-identification. In January 2021, she made an Omegle video in which she made fun of a cancer patient she met, calling them disfigured and shouldn't have had cancer to begin with. As soon as the video was uploaded, her channel was flooded with backlash gifted with a huge dislike ratio. A similar controversy was when she said that autistic people fake their autism for their own benefits and that they should be sent to gas chambers, which was also met with backlash. When the video caught attention, Jim disowned her and kicked her out of the house, which lead Mya to call the cops on him and falsely accuse him of abuse, being mentally ill and even threatening to kill her with guns. After things got cleared up, she went to live in a hotel room and doxxed Jim for no justifiable reason. In a stream, Jim fully revealed that Mya has a history of bad behavior, revealing that she's been to multiple detention centers, seen dozens of psychologists and therapists, received helpful medicine and visited many psych wards to try and attempt to make her turn a new lead, but had no avail as she refused to get help. An example of this was when she was arrested and placed in juvenile jail for streaming herself doing Xanax in school. Mya also tried to convince her younger sister to prove that their father is a bad man, but Jim refuted Mya's claims due to certain statements of Jim's being placed down, winning her sister back. She also called out Mexicans and Germans for being themselves, starving and abusing her cat to the point where she had to give it away, made fun of the transgender spectrum, and copyright claimed Dr. Demonic for harassment due to a video of his explaining her comments on autism. On March 2nd, 2021, she announced that she would quit making YouTube videos, but decided to return anyways, rendering the whole announcement pointless. She is seen by many as YouTube's next lost cause.
  • 2021 – HATETHESTATE: Ian McGuire, not to be confused with the famous author, had amassed 22,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. That all changed when he was arrested for stalking and conspired stalking on a woman who refused to talked to him. Comments and rumors of his actions have dated back to March of 2019. He would send unwanted messages to her voicemail, like wanting to love her and killing everyone she wants and then her if he doesn't get his attention, and unacceptable packages to her home, one of which involved a dead cat. He was convicted in February 2021 and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. A fan of his who "fell under his spell" also conspired to harass the woman and was sentenced to 44 months in prison a week later.
  • 2021 – Lenstar Productions: Jacob Lenard was an animator best known for creating web shows such as Mugman, Placy's World, Evaporate, and most recently Loose Ends. In March 2021, several people (including a former associate of his Jack C.[82]) outed Lenard as a transphobic bigot who continuously emotionally abused a 15-year-old (then-closeted) transgender girl (who was also the voice of the Mugman character Johnny) by creating friend groups that were specifically made to shun her, get mad at her for even the slightest inconvenience, stealing ideas from her, and talk badly about her behind her back while having someone else berate her for him. She would then attempt to take her own life after Lenard cut ties with her, though she survived, but with permanent damage to her left arm. Lenard, rather than tell anyone in his friend groups about this, used the suicide attempt as an excuse to get rid of the human characters from Mugman while lying to everyone by telling them that the human characters would be retired for because he didn't like them anymore. Lenard, following the initial backlash, attempted to play the victim card and get his victim to sympathize with him, but failed. He then posted a non-apology on his Twitter, which also received a lot of backlash. Lenard briefly privatized his Twitter account and unlisted all of his non-SFM animations from his YouTube account, in which he also changed the profile picture to a default "L". He later began posting again, having referred to the whole ordeal as "exagerrated twitter horseshit", making it clear he hadn't learned anything and felt no remorse for his actions.
  • 2021 – Iilluminaughtii: Blair Zoń, aka, Iilluminaughtii, is an American YouTuber who makes content about bad companies and questionable charities. In February 2021, a YouTuber named Tipster made a video in which she was harassing a friend named Madison as well as abusing copyright strikes. Blair later made an apology video stating that both sides were acting immature, but this was later debunked by her being the immature one. This drama is still piling up and this news will later be updated as more information comes abroad.
  • 2021 – Sinatraa: Jay Won, better known as Sinatraa, is an American YouTuber and professional esports player who won multiple championships in both Valorant and formerly Overwatch. On March 10th, 2021, he was accused by a woman named Cleo Hernandez of emotional, verbal, physical, and even sexual abuse during their 9-month-long relationship, followed by audio recordings and screenshots of their messages to provide evidence. He would admit to the mistakes, but has denied any sort of physical abuse that was allegated. But as such, he was suspended by his team until further notice and an investigation is currently underway. In April 2021, Cleo reported the abuse to the authorities. WHen the news first became public, Blizzard announced that they would be allowing Overwatch players to refund the 2020 OWL Alien MVP skin, which was associated with Jay following his 2020 win at OWL MVP. On May 17th, 2021, Won would receive a 6-month ban by Riot from competitive play due to being uncooperative, using misinformation and making false statements. Riot also stated that they didn't reach a definitive answer to the allegations, but they have brought the news to legal enforcement.
  • 2021 – Borja Escalona: Borja Escalona is a Sevilla-based YouTuber and musician who got into trouble when he got caught threatening people with a razor. After harassing a young man, he threw it at him and missed, only to have it hit a woman in the face. He was later arrested for this and claimed to the authorities that it was "bad luck" on his part. He is currently awaiting trial.
  • 2021 – The Japes, Mukesh Pranks & Nathkat Prince: Mukesh Fulchand Gupta, age 29, Prince Kumar Raju Sao, age 23, and Jitendra Baichetram Gupta, age 25, are Mumbai YouTubers who were all caught in a sting where they had violated guidelines for vulgarity on their social media platforms. In their 300+ videos, they would go around town and molest girls wherever they go and paid them for letting them get away with it. They would also talk about sex, alcohol and masturbation while they were at it. Police were able to investigate their channels to see how much they were letting themselves get their away and were able to arrest them when they knew their locations in Thane. Charges are currently pending.
  • 2021 – Kamerzysta: Łukasz Wawrzyniak, better known as Kamerzysta or Kamuś, was a Polish YouTuber that has recently been into a lot of controversy regarding his latest video of him publicly using an intellectually disabled boy that was a fan of him. He explained that "he wasn't forcing him to do anything and he wanted to do it himself.". He has also been known for scamming people off McDonald's Coupons which in reality were paid SMS messages. He also used violence against his girlfriend by beating her. Marek (the person which he worked for as a cameraman, also known as Lord Kruszwil) guessed that Łukasz's girlfriend was being beaten because he noticed bruises on her thigh, but he did not expect her own boyfriend to be beating her. He is currently in custody and awaiting trial. He can face up to 8 years in prison.
  • 2021 – GauravZone: Gaurav Sharma is an Indian YouTuber who does vlogs on his life and daily events. He gained massive backlash for posting a now-deleted video where he and his mother tied his dog to a bunch of balloons. He was arrested for animal cruelty not long after. He later apologised for his actions and tried to defend himself by saying that all safety measures were taken. This angered a lot of people and many have called him out as an avid animal abuser.
  • 2021 – Shelos1Life: Shelos1Life is a Spanish YouTuber who makes reactions to different types of anime and has amassed over 200K subscribers. However, his downfall would begin when he made fun about the Tomiii 11 situation, in which he thought he was doing it for clout, which made him to get massive backlash as he wasn't really understanding his situation. Afterwards, he said that he should make better quality videos and to get a real life as a YouTuber and not to do it for clout, which made the problem worse. After Tomiii's death, Shelos found this out on a stream and made fun about it, stating that his fans were worshipping "a dead channel" and attempted to accuse them as necrophilics. And just like before, he once again got massive amounts of backlash to the point he was banned from Twitch. He also attempted to counter the backlash by announcing he was going to quit YouTube. On September 2, 2021, he privated his channel and is no longer available to view, however, his alternate accounts are still up without videos, however, he came back on September 9, attempting to apologize about this, however, many people did not believe him. He continues to make videos.
  • 2021 - Jordan Cheyenne: Jordan Cheyenne was a mommy vlogger who would make videos about herself and her family. On the 10th of September, she accidentally uploaded a video of herself forcing her son to "cry harder" for a YouTube thumbnail, despite him already being in a severely hyperemotional state. The video was up for 30 minutes before being pulled, but by then enough people had seen it. She then attempted an apology on her Instagram story, which was critisized as it came off as if she was more upset about being caught[83]. With the controversy causing her videos to get dislike bombed and several other YouTubers making videos on her, she eventually wiped her channels clean of any and all content.
  • 2021 - Gus Johnson: Gustav Emil "Gus" Johnson is an American YouTuber who would regularly create funny skits and harmless pranks, and he often appeared in Smosh Pit. He was often lauded as one of YouTube's funniest modern comedians, and his videos would often feature his girlfriend, Sabrina. In 2021, Gus announced that the couple had broken up. Later, it came out years prior to their breakup, Sabrina was going through an ectopic surgery while she was pregnant, and Gus wanted her to abort and threatened to break up if she kept the baby. During the surgery, he chose to go out for beers instead of supporting her, despite the surgery having a high possibility of being fatal. When Sabrina was recounting the incident, she didn't mention Gus by name and instead said it was an "unnamed boyfriend", but it was quickly found to be Gus through an old Instagram post of his[84]. In 2021, Sabrina had to go through rhinoplasty surgery, and Gus chose to not support her and instead play Pokemon Cards on stream. On October 22, 2021, she uploaded a video detailing the abuse Gus had put her through. After Sabrina spoke out, Eddy Burback, Gus' long time best friend, roommate and podcast co-host announced that he would be cutting all ties with Gus. Later, Gus tweeted out an apology and announced he was stepping away from his podcast, cancelling/refunding all his scheduled shows and leaving YouTube for a while[85][86][87][88].

False flaggers / Copyright Strike abusers

  • 2006 – Daniella Cicarelli: Brazilian model and hostess Daniela Cicarelli was filmed having sex with her boyfriend in a public beach in Spain. The video was spread around the internet, with Cicarelli being granted legal injunctions against YouTube and other websites, leading to several Brazilian ISPs blocking YouTube. In January 2007 after a legal decision, YouTube was blocked in Brazil for two days, resulting in 5.7 million users being blocked. This decision was criticized by users for being an extremely selfish act. This happened when Cicarelli worked as a host on MTV Brasil, leading to nearly 80,000 emails protesting against the blockade and her legal actions. Some people even went to the building of the TV station to protest. In 2007, YouTube won the case, based on that there is no expectation of privacy on a public beach. Cicarelli appealed and in 2008 the Supreme Court of the state of São Paulo changed the decision, on grounds of lack of public interest and invasion of privacy. The lawsuit was finally determined in 2015, when Cicarelli and her boyfriend in the video were each awarded damages of R$250,000 (US $64,000) from Google by the Superior Court of Justice of Brazil. YouTube remains active in Brazil.
  • 2015 – Coolcatfunhouse: Derek Savage is a film director and producer who runs the Coolcatfunhouse channel. He's known as the creator of the infamous character, Cool Cat. On November 6, 2015, I Hate Everything uploaded a review of the movie Cool Cat Saves the Kids for his series, "The Search For The Worst". However, on November 9, 2015, the video was taken down and Alex's channel was given a strike for copyright infringement by the movie's creator Derek Savage, despite the videos correctly falling under fair use law. Alex released several videos detailing the events of the incident, including emails between Alex and Derek and tweets from Derek Savage's "Cool Cat" account, shown in Alex's video "With Apologies To Derek Savage". Alex moved forward with a counter-claim with the support of YouTubers Bobsheaux and YourMovieSucks.org and his network, Creative Nation. On November 27, 2015, Alex's Cool Cat videos were once again listed on his channel and, the following day, Alex uploaded a video in which he stated that the copyright strike was removed. Alex also went into detail about an email sent to him from a law firm on November 13 regarding copyright material in his "Attack of the Jurassic Shark" videos. However, several obvious clues pointed put by YMS gave Alex reason to believe that the law firm and email was fabricated by Derek Savage, and the real creators of "Attack of the Jurassic Shark" have not made any attempt to issue copyright strikes against Alex.
  • 2016 – NintendoGamingHD: In August 2016, NintendoGamingHD flagged videos owned by VideoGamePhenom for copyright infringement, resulting in nearly 60 videos being removed. Two months prior to this incident, NintendoGamingHD was blocked by VGP for unauthorized exposure of personal information. VGP claimed that NintendoGamingHD was flagging videos for copyright infringement in retaliation after getting blocked, and that the claims were clearly false. Around the same time, the culprit created an attack article on Encyclopedia Dramatica, exposing its victim's personal information and other untrue events. By April 2018, another channel named VideoGameCollectionHD flagged videos owned by VideoGamePhenom for copyright infringement, resulting in the takedown of the videos and terminating VGP. VGP was announcing its comeback after a 13-month hiatus at the time of this incident and projected that the assailant's channel who was responsible for the video takedowns is a side channel of NintendoGamingHD. VideoGameCollectionHD was terminated in July 2018 but reinstated four days later. At the same time of its initial termination, VGCHD used personal information gathered from a past counter notification to threaten law enforcement, leading police to the residence of VideoGamePhenom. Three months later, the culprit posted a suicide notice using VGP's personal information, again directing police to the residence of VGP. In January 2019, VGCHD again flagged videos that led to the takedown of videos and termination of VideoGamePhenom once again. To date, the assailant's channel still remains active, and has never been caught by authorities, despite multiple violations committed on and off YouTube.On June 3, 2021, NintendoGamingHD relapsed into flagging videos, resulting in 451 videos VGP owned being taken down, but all were later restored. To date, NintendoGamingHD still remains active. It is also rumored that the assailant has accounts on Fandom and a few others.
  • 2016 – MattHossZone: Matt Hosseinzadeh filed a civil action against h3h3Production in late April 2016, alleging copyright infringement for their reaction video. Hoss claimed that he had initially contacted "to politely ask them to remove my content from their video," but that they refused. Hosseinzadeh's lawyer claimed that the video used a huge portion of his work "while contributing nothing substantive to it.". After a video on this was released by h3h3Productions the following month, fellow YouTube personality Philip DeFranco started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help raise money for their legal fees, citing the need to protect fair use on YouTube. The fundraiser raised almost $170,000, receiving large donations from notable individuals including the Fine Brothers, Markus "Notch" Persson, PewDiePie, Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, Justin Roiland, and Garry Newman. On August 23, 2017, Ethan tweeted that they had won the lawsuit, posting a video shortly after summarizing the victory. Judge Katherine B. Forrest ruled that the commentary videos constituted "fair use as a matter of law, dismissing all three of Hosseinzadeh's claims and ruling in complete favour of h3h3, putting an end to the violent and bloody conflict and spelling ruin for Matt Hosseinzadeh, whose motions were denied. Ethan and Hila's success would not only ensure the integrity of h3h3, but the future of YouTube as well. Since the lawsuit, Matt Hoss has not been seen on any social media. His Twitter remains has not been updated since August 23, 2017, the day he lost the lawsuit. His YouTube channel, MattHossZone, has not had an upload since January 6, 2017.
  • 2016 – FuturisticHub: Brian Martin, known online as FuturisticHub is an American YouTuber and animator known for his Minecraft skits. He had also owned several other animation channels like Creamworks Animation and WildCraft alongside his wife, Holly Martin. He has become notorious in the Minecraft and YouTube community for the content in the videos, mostly consisting of fetishes and sexualized characters. One example is a Fortnite parody video, which consists of the characters taking turns farting, while all of the females are in bikinis. Most people have criticized his content with some calling the videos pornographic. He has also been criticized for his very conservative views on Twitter, such as calling critics "libtards" and threatening to kill muslims if they immigrate into the United States. However, multiple leaked emails have surfaced from Brian, threatening multiple critics with lawsuits and legal threats such as Saltydkdan. But he has made more severe actions, such as harassing and swatting several YouTubers due to criticism of his channel, such as Optimus, LS Mark, Turkey Tom, and Ice Poseidon. Brian had also had a rivalry online with Keemstar, with threats of calling the police and creating an entire animated video mocking Keemstar. He has also made several lies about the ownership of the channel, claiming it was his wife Holly. However, he has made several posts and videos in the past claiming he did own the channel. Holly had later claimed that she uses a program called Mineimator, which her animations look different from Brian's, which his animations could be created from Source Filmmaker. Around 2016, a channel Brian owned alongside Marko Princip called "Videogames", got into controversy after committing tax fraud and using gaming clips from YouTubers without their permission. Brian and Marko had to pay YouTube $20,000,000, but a course case took place. However, Brian lost the case and had to pay the fine. In 2021, discoveries were made that Brian had a previous drama YouTube channel in 2010 called LifeInATent. The previous channel has been heavily criticized for clickbait thumbnails and threats made to YouTube in order to get accepted into the partner program. He ended up engaging in multiple battles online with YouTubers such as BLACKbusterCritic and Shoe0nHead. This would end up having the channel terminated due to violating its terms of service. Many YouTubers used the LifeInATent channel against Brian to bash him on his previous actions.
  • 2018 – Alinity: In May 2018, Alinity asked her stream if she could copyright-strike PewDiePie's channel for calling her a Twitch thot. She also boasts about making 700 dollars she'd made with a company known for copyright-striking YouTube videos called CollabDRM. In a later-deleted Twitter statement made by Alinity, she'd blamed the 'rampant sexism in online communities' and argued that PewDiePie's comments degraded women. Then, PewDiePie responds with a video titled 'Can we copyright-strike Pewdiepie' where he apologizes for insulting her, and says that his intention is never to upset people with his videos, and 'stupid Twitch Thots' was just a joke. PewDiePie's video did get copyright-striked. Then, Alinity released her video response blaming CollabDRM for taking down PewDiePie's video. Right after, Alinity's video response was taken down by someone who nicknamed themselves as 'Pewdiepie' for the takedown, it wasn't actually PewDiePie. The false strike was removed. A few days later, PewDiePie came out with a video titled 'BAN PEWDIEPIE' where he criticizes Alinity's content and states 'I didn't say anything until I was forced to defend myself. It was the internet that came after Alinity for her poor choice of action and poor choice of words. Reflecting that back on me and my community is just ridiculous. She keeps playing the victim, because she keeps getting away with it. Twitch has shown a bias with female streamers for a long time. Stop streaming for a few days because you're not making the situation better.'
  • 2018 – YandereDev: YandereDev is a YouTuber, video game developer and Twitch streamer who's known for the stealth, action game, Yandere Simulator. He became relatively popular with well known YouTubers playing the game, such as PewDiePie and Markiplier. Around 2015, YandereDev released a video talking about the issues with emails. He says that while some of his emails containing fan art and partnerships make him happy, he also says other emails have become a detriment to his game development since he checks all the emails he received. He goes on to make a criteria list on how to not send pointless emails. Many fans criticized him for the video saying that he should ignore the emails and not make a video ranting about it. YandereDev would go on to delete the video. Around 2018, he has been criticized for his slow development of Yandere Simulator since it's development from 2013. YandereDev has claimed that he works on the game from 8 to 12 hours a day and plays video games on Twitch 3 hours a day. However, this time between development and Twitch is debatable. He has also said controversial statements on his Twitch stream, such as YandereDev telling a fan to kill himself. YandereDev did make a blog post apologizing to the fan, as he thought this was an on going troll. Some programmers criticized YandereDev's coding skills for having too many "else-if" commands, which could possibly make the game run slower, later. A YouTuber named dyc3 tested this theory and found little to no change when making the else-if commands into switch statements. YandereDev also been criticized for allegedly stealing assets from the Unity store without giving credit. He responded saying these were place holders that were going to be replaced later on. He's also been mocked for saying controversial statements under his old name, EvaXephon, such as his dreams of killing his father. He has responded to some of these points by saying they were taken out of context. On July 5, 2020, a YouTuber named Apeis released a trailer for a stealth, action game previously named Lovesick (later LoveLetter). Some fans and YandereDev himself questioned how similar the two games seem, but some were excited since development for Lovesick supposedly only took two weeks and would be releasing soon (which was later found out to be false). When he attempted to talk it out with Apeis, he made a statement saying how could some continue if someone is ruining their life. Some people thought this was a suicide threat mocking him further, starting the #RipYandereDev trend. YandereDev said that this wasn't a suicide threat and was refuring to his development career. Months later, Apeis would garner controversy about the game and Love Letter would be cancelled. Around 2020, YandereDev had a Discord moderator who had dissociative identity disorder (DID). This moderator had previously been active on his streams making several comments while he was dissociated with one of his personalities. YandereDev had banned the Discord moderator, claiming that he felt uncomfortable from him and questioned the validity of dissociative identity disorder, thinking his moderator was faking it. YandereDev has been severely backlashed for these statements which made other moderators quit his Discord. YandereDev later made a post explaining that he doesn't think DID is fake and thought the moderator was fabricating it. He futher apologizes about his controversial statements and has also apologized to the moderator the day after he banned him.
  • 2019 – Memetastic: Memetastic is a meme channel that currently has over 600,000 subscribers. In 2019, he was exposed by Bowblax and a smaller YouTuber named "squad exe" for abusing the copyright system, as well as harassing many other YouTubers like Freememeskids and FlareTV. Memetastic had claimed ownership of the "DVD Corner Livestreams" and copy-striked FlareTV's video, as well as attacking Freememes for putting one of Memetastic's videos into one of his Meme Compilations. Memetastic then raided both of their discords, which included the posting of offensive and pornographic content. He then blackmailed both Flare and Freememes into "promoting" his channel. Memetastic is shown to have also attacked Timotainment and a few other YouTubers via Discord PMs.
  • 2019 - Enes Batur: Enes Batur is a Turkish Youtuber with over 15 million subscribers and is the biggest youtuber in Turkey who was exposed by JT for stealing videos from PewDiePie and MrBeast and when JT made the video, Enes Batur copyright striked JT for stealing his audio but the Enes Batur's audio was muted in JT's video and DramaAlert aka Keemstar helped JT in getting his strike removed.
  • 2020 – Suzy Lu: Suzy Lu is a reaction channel with over 300,000 subscribers. In 2020, she started to receive criticism for reacting to full unedited episodes of numerous animes like Naruto, while not adding any commentary or editing aside from her facecam, which also rarely showed any reactions. Many people saw this as her violating piracy laws, and soon many commentary YouTubers started to pick up the story and criticize her. One of these YouTubers was John Swan, who made a full video criticizing Suzy and her actions. Within a week of his video's original upload, it was taken down by Youtube's TOS in response to a "harassment" claim made by Suzy. Soon many people started to shift their criticisms of her to her false flaggings. Many bigger YouTubers like Optimus and Scarce made videos, or parts of videos, talking about her actions. Eventually, she made a video where she responded to the drama. This video was met with a large amount of backlash, in which she turned off her like/dislike ratio, and also started to delete negative comments made to her, in which you can hardly find a negative comment in her comments section (though many people also suspect sockpuppetry). Eventually, many of the companies that animate/produce the animes she reacted to made many DMCA claims to her channel.
  • 2020 – Pokimane: Imane Anys, better known to the internet as Pokimane, is a Canadian YouTuber who does many gaming livestreams, living memes, and even ASMR. In May 2020, Pokimane had a video taken down and questioned the sponsorship of content creator ItsAGundam for attacking her fanbase, which he labeled as "simps". The sponsor ended up dropping him because of the negative backlash. This sparked a negative reception amongst certain other notable YouTubers, as they claimed it showed she didn't know how to accept criticism. After getting a massive amount of backlash, Pokimane uploaded an apology video and announced that she would take a one month break starting August 6, 2020. Pokimane returned to Twitch streaming on September 10 of the same year. However, this wouldn't be the only time Poki got into controversy.
  • 2020 – JT: JT is an English commentary YouTuber known for his videos on many problematic YouTubers. In September of 2020, after the popular commentary/rant channel LeafyIsHere was terminated off youtube, JT made a video about the situation. Not too long later, DramaAlert interviewed Leafy after the termination, and in the video, Keemstar put up the thumbnail of JT's video as the still image for the majority of the video. JT decided to DMCA strike Keemstar's video due to his use of the thumbnail. Then JT uploaded a video titled "Why I Copystriked Keemstar". This decision, as well as video, were both met with much backlash, as even JT's own fans were disappointed in him. Many pointed out that JT's original thumbnail was very low effort to begin with, and therefore it shouldn't be considered a work of art. JT started to attack people on Twitter as well, as well as not taking the situation seriously, which led even more hate towards JT. After tweeting out a simple "lol" on Twitter, JT deleted the video, which already had many dislikes compared to likes. Keemstar later explained that he really just googled an image for "Leafy Terminated" and used the image not knowing it was a thumbnail. Keemstar ended up sueing JT, which he ended up winning, and JT was forced to pay Keemstar. JT made a video apologizing for his behavior during the situation, however his channel has been dormant ever since and he continues to lose subscribers.
  • 2021 — Luke TheNotable: Luke Hebert, better known as Luke TheNotable (also known as LTN), is an American Minecraft/Fortnite YouTuber who acquired a large chunk of his 3.6 million subscribers from his Minecraft Hardcore 100 Days series, as well as his Fortnite 20/100 Drops videos. In early January 2021, Luke was revealed to have started copyright-striking various 100 Days videos, as well as threatening legal action towards people who made those videos. After this was revealed, many people caught wind of this situation and as such starting criticizing him for what he was doing, including comparisons to The Fine Bros trying to copyright the term “REACT”. He apologized on Twitter and on a comment on his 2,000 Days World Tour. To make up for the incident, he began encouraging the creation of 100 Days videos.
  • 2021 – Lyssy Noel: Lyssy Noel is a popular 3 AM YouTuber who makes horror content. She often makes videos themed around Chuck E Cheese, Elmo, Barney, Talking Angela and Five Nights at Freddy's. When a young child named DyanamicCB made a video critical of her, she accused him of bullying and copyright striked the video. She commented under the video "Cause your bullying me homie, & stole my video. Not cool dude please stop. Your better then this you're young and have so much potential" as justification for her actions. She went after any channel[89] that said anything negative of her. Tipster, TheQuartering and AugieRFC made videos of her. She demanded Tipster delete his video[90] as well and threatened him in DMs. Her excessive copyright striking has earned her the nickname "The new Suzy Lu".
  • 2021 — Neox: in February 2021, Neox, a YouTuber who makes clickbait Roblox content, got into drama with YouTuber called KreekCraft. Neox has striked many YouTubers due to them talking about him. He uses the “Clickbait crying eyes” in his videos.
  • 2021 – Lillee Jean: Lillee Jean is a YouTuber and influencer who uses her content to inspire others and help them overcome life's obstacles. However, she and her mother have a really bad habit of abusing the copyright system to strike down videos that criticized, tease, or call her out for her terrible behavior online, and tries to justify her behavior by claiming that the videos didn't fall under fair use. She made a whole video dedicated to her trying to give a new definition to fair use just to justfiy her actions. At the begining of 2021, She filed multiple copyright strikes on Tater Tatiana, Callimara, PissbabyCowboy and The Christian Show (she succeeded in getting Christian and Cowboy terminated), and even months later, she's still filing fraudulent takedown on people's videos, and out of pure desperation she filed a fraudulent takedown on Tater Tatiana's second channel. She's gotten so bad to the point where nobody wants to talk about her anymore because they don't want to risk their channels getting taken down.
  • 2021 - MyUsernamesThis: MyUsernamesThis is a popular Roblox YouTuber who plays Jailbreak. in 2021, he got into an argument in a voice call with another ROBLOX YouTuber called Dumbskid, who made Roblox "mic up" content similar to Thizzkid. After getting angry and leaving the chat, User admitted to mass reporting Dumbskid and having his channel terminated, and attempting to abuse his large sub count. He also made fun of Dumbskid’s economic situation, mocking him for working minimum wage, while also not paying his thumbnail artists. User has been called out by Ruben Sim, TanookiAlex, and Scrimzox, and has hidden the like/dislike ratio on his videos. User released an apology on October 13th using Twitlonger, but was criticized for abusing his power and for not being sincere.
  • 2021 —Kai Weiss: Kai is a former art commenter in the art commentary community. Kai filed a fraudulent takedown on a YouTuber who only has 300 subscribers, and the reason for why he took it down was because "he was fucking with him and Omnia". Because of this stunt, he's been called out by numerous people, even HarleyTBS called him out for abusing a system that is beyond broken, and judging by his replies, he seems to think that he is entirely in the right and everybody that disagrees with him is stupid.

Scammers

  • 2016 – TmarTn & Syndicate: TmarTn and Syndicate were popular YouTubers back in the mid-2010s. TmarTn was mainly known for CS:Go and Call of Duty videos, while Syndicate was known for his Minecraft oriented videos, as well as his collaborations with YouTubers like CaptainSparklez. In late-2015/early-2016, both TmarTn and Syndicate, along with some smaller creators, began to promote a CS:Go lotto gambling website. They claimed that they had stumbled across this website, and liked it so much that they began recommending it to their fans. In 2016, however, it was found that TmarTn and Syndicate actually both co-owned the website. This led to outrage among many fans, as they pointed out that what both TmarTn and Syndicate did (failing to disclose that you own a business, especially a gambling one) is against the law. TmarTn made an apology on his channel, which was met with much backlash, because of the fact that he was very vague throughout the video, as well as many people, including Cr1tikal pointing out that he often subtly showed off his mansion and expensive vehicles in the background. Syndicate also made an apology. Despite the controversy, TmarTn ended up finding success on Youtube again when he switched his focus from his at the time main channel "TmarTn" to his at the time second channel "TmarTn2". He ended up gaining more subscribers on his second channel than his main, as his main is now seen as dead as it hasn't posted in over a year (although one could argue that his views on his second channel have also massively declined). Syndicate's channel slowly declined afterwards as well, however he still makes content to this very day. Syndicate, however, would later be faced with the infamous #MeToo-esque allegations in 2020, which you could read more on in his second passage in the "Alleged" section of this article.
  • 2017 – Chubbs: Chubbs was a popular British commentary YouTuber. In 2017, an at the time 12 year old AidenProjects came out with evidence that Chubbs had tried to scam him. Chubbs was offering Aiden an audio clip, however Aiden caught on to a price that Chubbs had hidden. This information coming out caused an outcry among many people on Youtube, with people starting to criticize Chubbs, and people saying that he liked to scam 12-year olds. Keemstar also brought many attention to this, which caused Aiden's channel to grow in popularity and Chubbs to receive massive backlash. Chubbs eventually privatized all of his videos, and then released a single video in 2020 apologizing for his actions. Currently, the now 15-year old Aiden now has more subscribers than Chubbs.
  • 2017 – ヒカル Hikaru: In 2017, Hikaru listed himself on Valu, Japan’s latest platform that allows people to raise money by selling shares in themselves. Many participate to get funding for business or personal projects. Hikaru, on the other hand, started to endorse a weird bitcoin-based fundraising service and asked his viewers to put their own money into the scheme. That pitch made his shares soar on the market. In the end he basically sold all of his street creds for 50 million yen and his fans had become understandably mad at him.
  • 2018 – V Shred: Jeff Cavaliere, creator of V Shred, is an American YouTuber who posts multiple workout regimes and techniques to get a lot of people in shape. This, however, became his undoing as he would be caught red-handed for having his workout ethnics be unnatural and clickbait-worthy. He would steal other people's content and claim it as their own, give off bad advice to his viewers, and was even exposed for having a bad diet, though his physique with said diet has been considered a mystery due to the ability to retain it. He would also scam people out of their money when they bought their merchandise, only for the product to be less substantial than what the propaganda gave out. Jeff somehow hasn't had his channel deleted.
  • 2018 – Tana Mongeau: The 2018 TanaCon event was created when Tana Mongeau worked with a convention organization company called "Good Times". It was largely criticized due to the lack of preparation for the event and the lack of space. Hundreds of people, some with the thought that entering would be free, and that anyone would be allowed to enter, swarmed the Marriott Hotel to try to meet a creator and/or attend the event. The crowd extended to the parking lot of the Marriott; the Marriott did not have a capacity suitable enough for a convention with more than 1,000 attendees, as that exceeds the official capacity of the building. When people were inside the "TanaCon building", there were huge chants saying "We want Tana" and "Refund" repeatedly. This caused the event to be cancelled early the next day. Multiple sources and multiple online videos and documentaries discussing the event were released, and so were attendees' accounts. A police statement addressing the large crowd size from the Garden Grove Police Department, a police department in a nearby town, was released.
  • 2018 – Butch Hartman: In 2018, Hartman launched a Kickstarter campaign titled "OAXIS Entertainment," described incredibly vague as a "subscription-based entertainment platform designed to re-connect the family", promising every single type of content out there, allowing users to upload their own content and featuring that which is only "family focused". No other name is attached to the product apart from Butch himself. Additionally, the rewards for supporting the project are way overpriced, such as a 10,000 donation reward of featuring the name of the donator in the credits of his project. Within one month, the campaign gathered upwards of 1,290 backers and $268,134 in donations. It soon became the subject of scrutiny in mid-July 2018 after being accused of manipulating audiences to back a Christian-themed service under false pretenses. When donors were trying to contact both OAXIS and Butch himself about getting a refund, they were silent, as well as having their comments on the OAXIS page deleted almost immediately.
  • 2018: – The ACE Family: The ACE Family are an American YouTube family from Los Angeles, California. They upload videos of challenges, family life, pranks, and vlogs. Somewhere in Mid 2018, they held a charity basketball event and announced they would donate $100,000 towards their charity of choice and any further money the event made. The event was a sell-out and included a performance from Glenn Travis. When the ACE Family only donated $75,000 and gave no explanation for why, it caused controversy for fans who deduced they made a higher amount than that, but never went through with their promise to donate every piece of money made. However, other fans have theorized that the other money might have gone towards payment for the event.
  • 2018 – Etzer: Etzer was a Geometry Dash creator and music artist back in 2016-2018. Around July of 2018 two users going by the names of th31 and S3rios exposed him for scamming $6,000 United States Dollars in Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The evidence against him is th31 and S3rios contacted victims who were scammed by Etzer. Etzer has since then paid back all the money that he scammed, and he is currently inactive on YouTube.
  • 2019 - 5-Minute Crafts: One 5-Minute Crafts video contains a instruction video on using rubber-gloved hand puts a strawberry in bleach to make a white strawberry towards kids. Even if that did work, a bleached strawberry shouldn’t be eaten. This result massive backlash from various Youtuber include Jarvis Johnson pointed out negligence when it comes to kids watching this stuff, especially when fire and power tools are involved. Later on 5-Minute Craft deleted the clip of the bleach strawberry scene.
  • 2020 – ShAy: Shayene "shAy" Victorio is a Brazilian YouTuber and retired esports player who amassed a massive CS:GO career and even ran the Public Ministry of Sao Paulo's online retail store. However, accusations arose that she had scammed a total of 118 victims between 2013 and 2017. She would deny these allegations by stating that it was due to bad administration and that the company had delivered 10,000+ items without any issues whatsoever. Despite this, she would be arrested for these false statements by GAECO, a Brazilian Task Force, and was sentenced to an unfathomable 116 years in federal prison in March 2020. However, her lawyers reiterated that the company owed people $10,000 in money and her punishment was going too far with what was actually presented to the courtroom. Shayene was immediately appealed of her sentence and she remains active on social media.
  • 2020 – Lincar Rox: Luis A. Candel (if that's even his real name given his history) was an "animator" who had a history of scamming people under fake identities with varying backstories in order to fund animation projects and tracing animations from either existing pieces of media and/or animators that he tricked into commissioning animations for him. It wasn't until March 2020, when he made an account called TheToyTaker on the Bad Webcomics Wiki Forums that he became more well known for blackmailing animator Magpie into making artwork for him. He also became obsessed with Hazbin Hotel and its creator Vivziepop, such as making claims that he wanted to impregnate her, posting her paywalled artwork that contained spoilers for her projects, bragging about working with the show's animators, and having taken an animation test for Helluva Boss that was not publicly known about. When Vivzie started to dig for information on him, she found out he had been stalking professional animator and Mighty Magiswords creator Kyle A. Carroza for six years and had been trying to imitate every aspect of Carroza's life and even got in contact with Carroza's mother. After getting exposed, he disappeared from the face of the internet and has not been seen since.
  • 2020 – OrlandoMC: OrlandoMC was a Minecraft: Bedrock Edition content creator who was friends with several large creators, including Diecies. He was exposed in December of 2020 when he scammed a thumbnail designer out of a 2 dollar thumbnail. He also claims that he scammed several thumbnail designers and evidence had popped up that he had been saying the n word and other racist things, and bullying people for not subscribing to his channel. He was exposed by many people, but most notably Strobed, with tweets that said that he didn't even care about the drama. Orlando later released an apology, however it was not accepted in any way.
  • 2020 – Albrickstudios: Albrickstudios Is a LEGO Ninjago channel who, Much Like other people in the community, makes analysis, reviews, and theories on the 2011 Cartoon network show "Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitsu." On June 25th, 2020 he was exposed by Just2Bad for Scamming his fans (who were mostly minors) into giving them their credit card numbers for "Giveaways", in which he would waste the money on those said Cards for the same Fake "giveaway". He also Is infamous for leaking the at the time new 2021 Ninjago legacy sets after Kirby morrow (The Voice of Cole) had been revealed to have died, his clickbaity thumbnails, not learning from his past and Is a sexual creep, which can be seen In the "Sexual Predators" section.
  • 2020 - NeCa - NeCa is a former Serbian YouTuber, who as known for his commentary and reaction videos. In 2020, another Serbian YouTuber, known as Profa, made the video known as, "YOUTUBER sa 147k pratilaca - NeCa - PREVARANT", where NeCa got accused of scamming people in CS:GO. After the video aired, NeCa did not respond at all, and removed all of his YouTube videos, & sold his YouTube channel completely, confirming that everything he was accused of is true without any defense.[91][92][93]
  • 2020 & 2021 - Nixa Zizu - Nixa Zizu is a infamous Serbian YouTuber, known for his body building-routines. He has been explosed multiple times for fabricating his car-crash incident, instead he went to Armenia, to make his legs longer. Nixa Zizu was also exposed for making a website called MagicUnbox, where people and children would pay, to spin the wheel, to get a item. According to multiple sources, Nixa Zizu is the owner of the site, and anyone who spinned the wheel, got the minimal prizes, and Nixa Zizu took all of the money to himself, scamming people that they could get a vaulabe item. In 2020, another YouTuber Mario Vreco, released a video "Nixa Zizu - Youtube Psihopata", where he is explaining everything why Nixa Zizu is a scammer, with hard evidence. In 2021, Nixa Zizu had a interview for HappyTV, where Nixa said, that it's the victims fault as well for being sexually abused. This caused the Serbian media-portals, Mario Vreco, and Baka Prase all respond negatively to Nixa's insane comments.[94][95][96][97][98]
  • 2021 – Michaela Pink: Mikki Fox, also known as Michaela Pink, is a makeup & dating YouTuber who would make videos giving advice on life and give paid courses for those who are in need of assistance. However, in March 2021, she would be arrested for scamming 6 victims of an estate "plan" that was suggested by FOX to invest $21,000 towards. Despite having a certain demeanor to try and help others, she has also stolen money in order to have her own benefit. Charges are now pending.

Relationship cheaters

  • 2017 – Serious Nonsense: As mentioned in abusers above. Alesa, or Serious Nonsense, is the ex-girlfriend of popular Minecraft YouTuber Sky Does Everything. It was revealed that she had been cheating on him with his closest friends, as well as physically and mentally abusing him and gaslighting him for for more money from Adam, and manipulate his son Mason by telling lies about how Adam was a bad father and deny the custody to see him.
  • 2017 – Adam Blampied: Adam Blampied is a British sports writer, comedian, writer, YouTuber, podcaster and former pro wrestler who used to work for WhatCulture and its wrestling promotion, WhatCulture Pro Wrestling (WCPW). In September 2017, he and a few other friends announced that they were leaving WhatCulture in pursuit of creating their own channel, Cultaholic Wrestling. Days before the channel would be made, however, rumors circulated that he had been cheating on his then-girlfriend with other women. In the statements, he asked for sexual favors and for unsolicited photos. When Adam confirmed this statements soon after, he was fired from Cultaholic and a month after, he released a video that explains his actions. 6 months later in 2018, he made another video stating that he would quit YouTube altogether and that he wouldn't be returning to either Cultaholic or WhatCulture. He also thanked his supporters for everything over the years before going on a 21-month-long hiatus from his channel. In January 2020, he would appear as a special guest on a newly created channel, WrestleTalk. This caught everyone by surprise and it was later confirmed that Adam would be instated into WrestleTalk as a full-time member, with viewers and fans welcoming back Adam with open arms and seeing that he's fully changed. Since then, the drama has died down and he is currently part of WrestleTalk, as well as running his own separate channel, partsFUNknown.
  • 2018 – Alinity: As mentioned in False Flaggers above, In May 2018, she admits that she married a Canadian and then divorced him for citizenship to move back to Colombia. However, she refuses to respond to any criticism given due to this.
  • 2020 – Katerino: Katerino was a popular streamer, and was the girlfriend of popular YouTuber and streamer CallMeCarson. It was revealed that she had cheated on both of her boyfriends, including Carson and another unnamed man with Fitz and a few more unnamed people who have been rumored to have had a relationship with her. It started when Carson went on break due to mental health reasons. It escalated when a Reddit user posted on r/callmecarson suggesting that Kate cheated on Carson with Fitz. Carson confirmed this, leading to hate being given to both Kate and Fitz. Kate responded to the situation with an apology video on her channel. In the video, Kate explained that she had made it clear that she did not want a relationship with Carson yet "still let him come on." She also said that she too had been having mental health problems. However, many people, most notably a fellow Twitch streamer Jawsh, said that mental health issues is no excuse for what she did to Carson. Also, a fellow YouTuber, Jameskii, said to "bring a pet to the next apology, I hear they help." This only added to the hate Kate was getting. Her apology video currently has 559K Dislikes. After CallMeCarson was outed for exchanging nudes with a 17 year old when he was 19, people stated that they think they treated Kate a bit too harshly, and Anything4views even said that the drama might have even been faked, which it was confirmed that Kate had not actually been dating Carson. Despite this, people still point out that she was still dating Fitz, and cheating on him with other people. People think that she is still developing, but this doesn't necessarily excuse her actions, more or less lightens the damage. As a matter of fact, it's been meme'd
  • 2020 – Hunter Avallone: Hunter is a YouTuber who used to be a conservative. Despite identifying as a conservative at the time, Hunter had sex out of wedlock and got his then-girlfriend Carissa pregnant. He then ran away upon finding out, cheating on her with another girl[99] and wrote a rap song for her. The girl he cheated with said his penis was small and he was bad in bed. Hunter then blocked anyone who would ask him about his cheating on Instagram.
  • 2020 – Weest: Weest is a popular YouTuber and Twitch Streamer known for his many collaboration videos, and occasional commentary. In January 2020, he came on stream and admitted to cheating on his girlfriend of 6 years with his moderator EliteSoldier109. This was a heated encounter in the middle of the night when "Weest needed the embrace of someone he loved". This was announced to his Discord server sparking outcry for pictures and more information but Weest, wanting no information being announced, convinced EliteSoldier109 to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement. This controversy is much lighter than many of the others on this article, however, it still counts as a good dent on his image, already after Weest's handling of the Slazo drama. The drama has mainly since faded, and many people still watch Weest to this day.
  • 2021 – Derrick Jaxn: Derrick Jaxn is an American YouTuber who makes videos about helping out relationships and how they could improve. However, this later became a massive slap of irony as allegations of Derrick cheating on his wife circulated. He admitted to the actions on Instagram and people were completely disappointed in what he did and later apologized for his actions in a now-private video, stating that he shouldn't have let other women try to enter their relationship. For the most part, his wife has forgiven him and wants him to turn over a new leaf, but people have already turned his scandal into memes.
  • 2021 - Amanda Rose Buchan: Sierra Saccoscia, Better known as Amanda Rose Buchan is a Youtuber who primarly works on Vyonders skits. She was accused of cheating with Auroua United with Brandon Riggs to have sex with Maria Verda on discord server. She is also accused of pedophiila with the character Dora the explorer and manipulation. Many people gave her backlash, which made her respond by saying she had depression. However, some people were not satisfied with that answer.

Other controversial users

  • 2007 – Chris NEO: Chris NEO, also formerly known as The Irate Gamer, is a gaming YouTuber. He became somewhat controversial in 2007 for his Irate Gamer series which many believe copied the style of James Rolfe's Angry Video Game Nerd series. Although James himself denies this, many believe Chris Bores plagiarized James in his videos and YouTube acknowledged him over James for it. As of 2018, most still have mixed feelings towards Chris.
  • 2007 – DSPGaming: Phillip Burnell, better known online as DarkSydePhil or DSPGaming is a YouTuber, gamer, and Twitch streamer known for playing Street Fighter. He's been criticized over the years for getting angry and ranting on the bad game development. Some other people mock him for being unable to take criticism and blames other people. Such as saying the reason why his videos aren't getting recognition was because of YouTube's algorithm. On May 1, 2016, DarkSydePhil was caught masterbating before streaming Nioh Alpha. While he claims he didn't know the camera was on, he was mocked online by fans and other YouTubers.
  • 2007 – GameLife: GameLife was a video game review channel. In April of 2007, host Andrew Rosenblum was arrested after having sent a threatening email to an ex-girlfriend. Rosenblum wrote in the email to her saying, "(I)'m gonna (expletive) bring a gun to your school and kill you and K (another female student) and everybody you love. It's gonna be VT all over again ... Seriously I'm just that demented ... killing people can change people's lives forever. (T)he best is in the end when I pull the trigger on myself, too." The email was made hours after the actual Virginia Tech shooting.[100]
  • 2011 – Jordie Jordan: Jordie Jordan, better known as WingsofRedemption is a YouTuber and Twitch streamer who's known for playing Call of Duty. He's become a notorious trolling target online due to his behavior. In 2011, he challenged another gamer, Syndicate in a Call of Duty match. However, when Jordie lost, he smashed his controller and berated Syndicate. After the stream, Syndicate blocked him, which tainted Jordie's reputation. He was originally part of a podcast called PainKiller Already with FPSKyle and WoodysGamertag. Around 2013, they planned to go camping in the woods. However, when Kyle arrived, he got a text from Jordie at the last minute saying he wasn't going. Afterwards, he was kicked out of the podcast. Jordie's YouTube channel began to decline in popularity, so he decided to move to Twitch fulltime. But this would lead trolls to mock him for raging at games like Rainbow Six Siege and Call of Duty WW2. He would also be mocked for banning fans for no good reason, beg for donations, and harass his fans. He had also expressed that he hates Twitch and wishes he could do something else. But he also states the reason why he streams is because it's the only way to make money without getting a job. For years, Jordie has had an issue with his weight, exceeding 400 lbs. So in 2018, Jordie planned to have weight loss surgery by having fans donate to his Twitch. He was originally going to have the surgery in America, but postponed it to have the surgery in Mexico. Some fans questioned him on whether he was going to have the surgery and whether he was stealing fans's money. But on June 25, 2018, Jordie did get surgery losing about 100 lbs.
  • 2013 – Mike Matei: Mike Matei is a YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and actor who mostly makes videos about video games. He used to be an associate with Cinemassacre. Around 2013, James Rolfe was taking a break from the channel to work on the AVGN Movie, so Mike was left to make videos on the channel. He made two videos called "Minecraft with Inspector Gadget" and a review of Elmo in Grouchland. Both of these videos did get backlash for its forced juvenile humor. He would be mocked and meme'd online by fans and YouTubers, such as Game Grumps and Silvagunner. Due to the mockery, Mike would delete the two videos, but he would reupload them around 2020. Multiple pictures of Mike shows a notably large penis size, which fans would make fun of. This would lead Mike to post pictures of his penis on Twitter and Reddit to prove it's true size. This would lead to further mockery and disgust, with some saying he's lying about it's size. Mike would be involved in severe drama when comics surfaced made by him back in 2004 called The Loco Bandito. The comics were polarized for it's incredibly vulgar and racist humor. However, many say that the comics are not accountable since they were made years ago. On his Twitch streams, he occasionally gets frustrated and rages at video games. This would also lead to futher mockey, with some saying he's the real Angry Video Game Nerd. Mike would end up leaving Cinemassacre in December 2020.
  • 2014 – Mafioso: Marc Feren Claude Biart is an Italian YouTuber who was arrested in 2014 for cocaine trafficking in the Netherlands on behalf of the Cacciola clan of the Ndrangheta clan. He was able to outrun the Italian government and was labeled as a fugitive until his capture on March 29th, 2021 when he was spotted down by officials in the Dominican Republic when he posted cooking videos in his hideout. Charges are now pending.
  • 2014 – Sonic93: Ruth, better known as Sonic93 is a YouTube commentator best known for talking about Sonic the Hedgehog and DeviantArt. She was criticized online for harassing other people on the internet for opinions on the Sonic franchise, more specifically her favorite character, Silver. For example, she made a rant video on a DeviantArt user named Yoshiwii1 for shipping the characters Sonic and Amy. She encouraged her fans to harass him and even created a group on DeviantArt dedicated to hating Yoshiwii1. This eventually lead him to leave the internet. In 2018, another DeviantArt artist named MelodySugerPlum made a video criticizing Silver the Hedgehog. Sonic93 made a response berating and yelling at the DeviantArt user. On December 20, 2018, YouTuber Dumbsville made a video ranting on her behavior. However, the both of them talked online and apologized to each other, even becoming friends. However, Dumbsville got information about Sonic93 creating a rant video on him. They talked privately on Discord and she still had envy in him since he created a rant video on her. Eventually, Dumbsville cut connections with her and released the information online. She had also been criticized for multiple instances of hypocrisy. Such as saying that YouTuber AlduinGijinka was mean to her, even though Sonic93 was rude as well. On March 21, 2020, Sonic93 deleted her channel without giving a reason.
  • 2015 – TheMysteriousMrEnter: Jonathan Rozanski, known online as TheMysteriousMrEnter, is a YouTuber, cartoon reviewer, writer, and artist. He's mostly known for his series, "Animated Atrocities" and "Admirable Animation". He was previously infamous for being toxic in the cartoon commentary community. Many people criticized him for his poor editing, such as walls of texts and clips constantly looping over and over. He's mostly criticized for his behavior in his videos for being incredible angry and annoying. Such as mocking and threatening staff members who created a cartoon or episode Jon doesn't like. He would also get angry over small stuff, such as stupid jokes or inconsistencies. Unlike the Angry Video Game Nerd or Nostalgia Critic, most people think that Jon is genuinely frustrated in his videos. They've also criticized him for not being funny. Some bashed Jon for not being able to differentiate online critics from trolls. Which he's also been mocked for not being able to take criticism. An example was in a video called "Critical Advice: Dealing with Trolls", where he tells his fans to attack haters who don't like his videos. Around 2016, Jon had come up with an idea for a cartoon called Growing Around. He collaborated with artist, Nayolfa to create concepts for the cartoon. Multiple people including Nayofla criticized Growing Around for it's strange concept, terrible characters, and totalitarian world. Nayofla had later quit on the project. Jon later set up an IndieGogo page to fund a pilot for Growing Around, asking for $300,000. Many questioned the amount of money, funding for only a pilot episode, and the consideration of more episodes. The project didn't win it's expected goal and only received $10,000. Growing Around is still in development. Jon later used his Asperger's syndrome, abuse from his parents, and seasonal depression as an excuse for his online behavior. In recent years, Jon has said he doesn't like his early reviews and has attempted to have a much calmer attitude. But even with the realization, some still criticized him for his ego and sarcasm as well as his political rants, specifically his statements pushing back against lockdowns and mandatory mask-wearing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • 2015 – JaclynGlenn: Glenn came under fire in 2015 for allegations of plagiarism. The controversy began when she was called on a video she made about Kim Davis, in which she repeated every word of a video by Theoretical Bullshit. She was then caught also reading word for word the comments of her Facebook fans and passing them off as her own. Afterwards, other videos of hers were found to be copied dialogue of other individuals, including Sam Harris. However, she mostly plagiarized — that is, copied verbatim without attribution — comments on her Facebook and dialogue from other YouTube videos. Many other YouTubers condemned her actions, including her buddy TheAmazingAtheist. She has since given a half-assed apology admitting she did some wrong doing, but not really. Interestingly enough, she hasn't even been prudent enough to delete the evidence of her plagiarism from her Facebook page which is available to see.
  • 2016 – blndsundoll4mj: Trisha Paytas, also known as blndsundoll4mj is a YouTuber who makes vlogs, music, and makeup tutorials. They became controversial due to them making several trolling videos alongside genuine videos, which some can't seem to differentiate. Trisha has also been criticized for hypocrisy, such as them using the n-word on multiple occasions and in their songs, even if they attacks racism. Trisha has also attempted to get involved in drama with other YouTubers, like with James Charles and H3H3 Productions. In 2016, Trisha posted a video calling out their ex-boyfriend, Sean Wilt for cheating on Trisha with another man. Many people called them out for revealing that he was gay without Sean saying it himself. He made a response showing disapproval in Trisha. In 2019, Trisha came out as a transgender male. However, the LGBTQ+ community criticized them for misunderstanding transexuality and being hypocritical since their previous videos, such as saying that being gay was a choice. They later apologized for the controversial video but Trisha blamed YouTube and Trisha's audience for the heavy backlash. Trisha has also said other stuff that has to do with their personal background around 2020, like self diagnosing themselves with dissociative identity disorder or saying they're African America.
  • 2016 – Calobi Productions: Calobi Productions is a YouTuber who makes top 10 videos and rap battles centered around cartoons. He has become notorious for his videos, which have been criticized for poor animations, editing, and misinformation. This is mostly evident in his rap battles, which are mostly traced images, constantly looping frames, and inconsistent character design. The lyrics have also been joked about for cringey or bland roasts, such as the line "wrist waters on my neck". He confirmed in a QnA that he comes up with some of the lyrics by himself, but sometimes uses websites to help come up with rhymes. Others have accused him of copying Verbalase, who makes beatbox battles. But Calobi has confirmed that he was inspired by Epic Rap Battles of History and has never heard of Verbalase. Calobi has also been criticized for using clickbait in his thumbnails, such as his overuse of arrows and content that isn't present in the video. He's been ridiculed for dragging out the list, sometimes not telling what the error or mistake is. Some say that this could be due to Calobi wanting to get the videos to ten minutes, which can get the video monetized. Calobi has also been bashed for generally wrong entries, such as Calobi saying a character swore, even though the character might say something like "heck" or "crap". Calobi has said that he is aware of the hate, but has said that he usually takes criticism with a grain of salt.
  • 2016 – REACT: REACT, formerly FBE or Fine Bros Entertainment is a YouTube channel founded by Benny and Rafi Fine. The channel is famous for the reaction series featuring children, adults, and YouTubers. On January 26, 2016, FBE announced that the word "react" would be trademarked by the company in their own React World program. They gained severe backlash from YouTubers saying the company didn't allow content creators to make their own videos. While they responded saying they wouldn't strike down any reaction YouTubers, other people have reported multiple copyright takedowns. On Febuary 1, FBE apologized and closed down the React World program. Around June 2020, a former REACT employee, Kennedy Zimet made a video saying she quit the company after finding out Benny Fine wore blackface in one of Shane Dawson's videos around 2009. Afterwards, multiple employees came out and accused them of sexual assault and pedophilia. Eventually Benny and Rafi Fine left the company along with half of the members.
  • 2016 – Jojo's ASMR: Jonah Singer, better known as Jojo's ASMR or Sinn0h is an ASMR YouTuber, gamer, and commentator. Before Jojo created an ASMR channel, he previously was a commentator channel who went by the name Sinn0h. He was heavily criticized online for creating other accounts and liking his own comments and videos. He also encouraging his fans to spam other commentary YouTubers, such as Pyrocynical, LeafyisHere, and Keemstar. Jojo was bashed for not taking criticism, as he would block people on social media websites and make fun of them. Jojo has also been called a hypocrite as he created a channel dedicated to ASMR, but previously created a video in which he made fun of eating ASMR videos. He later addressed the criticism on January 11, 2017 in which he posted a TwitLonger talking about the controversies. However, most of his fans where not willing to forgive him since he made up excuses in the document. Many called Sinn0h one of the worst commentary YouTubers of all time. Jojo went on to delete all of the videos on the Sinn0h channel and most people know him for his ASMR videos.
  • 2017 – UpUpDownDown: Austin Watson, better known by wrestling fans as Xavier Woods and creator of UpUpDownDown as Austin Creed, is an American YouTuber and professional wrestler who has made history in WWE as part of the wrestling stable, The New Day. In March 2017, videos and photos began to circulate of him and other wrestling employees, Paige and Brad Maddox (prior to his release), engaging in recorded sex. The news of the sex tapes came around when Paige was undergoing rehabilitation from injury. Woods and Paige were ashamed that someone found out about this and went to take action towards it. Thankfully, the two remained employed with WWE despite the severity of the news. Oddly enough, this was even joked about and even mentioned on WWE programming a few times, specifically during the New Day vs. Usos Rap Battle on an episode of SmackDown Live. Nowadays, everyone has since then moved on but the sex tapes, which are still up to this day, remain as a semi-running joke against Austin.
  • 2017 – Webs and Tiaras: Webs and Tiaras was a YouTube channel infamous for being one of the more controversial channels within the Spiderman and Elsa subgenre, also known as Elsagate. When it was active, it obtained a total of 3.7 billion views. As a result of YouTube purging channels with inappropriate content not meant for kids, Web and Tiaras ended up being terminated by November 2017.
  • 2017 – Ryan's World: Ryan's World is a YouTube channel operated by Loan and Shion Guan. Since his rise to fame, Ryan's family have been faced with numerous controversies including claims of view-botting, using inappropriate content not meant for kids in their videos, and violating COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). Media outlets and bloggers accuse the parents for child labor and exploitation, along with the parents of other "kidfluencers" (popular YouTubers who are under 13 years of age).
  • 2017 – Elvis The Alien and BionicPIG: Elvis the Alien and BionicPIG are YouTubers who both do reviews and commentaries on films and YouTubers. On February 2, 2017, they claimed on the Hot Wet Soup podcast that their friend Zaptie was a sociopath and said that he manipulated them and cheated on his wife with other girls. While Zaptie gained severe backlash for accusations of sociopathy and pedophilia, they were both criticized as well for spreading vague and false information. This became worse as other YouTubers would go on to debunk Elvis and BionicPig's claims. In 2020, Elvis claimed that Zaptie was never friends with him and wouldn't make a response when Zaptie briefly returned to YouTube. Around 2016, BionicPig frequently used the N-word in many of his tweets. When he was called out in 2020, he claimed that he wasn't being racist and was just trying to be edgy. Around the same year, BionicPig held a contest for selecting his new Twitter profile picture. Idubbbz, under the Comment Cop profile, suggested an screenshot of BionicPig saying "oh shit n*gga" in a tweet. BionicPig and Elvis would go on to block people who suggested the N-word screenshot. BionicPig would go on to use the screenshot, but have it cropped out to not include the N-word.
  • 2017 – Logan Paul: Logan Paul is a American YouTuber, singer-songwriter, actor, director, and professional boxer. Although a very successful YouTuber overall, Logan Paul has been faced with numerous controversies since 2017. His most infamous controversy was the now deleted Suicide Forest video which resulted in YouTube demonetizing his channel and changing various policies as a result of severe media backlash. This wouldn't be the only time a YouTuber by the last name of Paul would be under fire on social media.
  • 2017 - JonTronShow: Jon Jafari, better known online as JonTron is a YouTuber and reviewer who talks about video games, movies, and other topics. On March 13, 2017, JonTron was featured on one of Destiny's livestreams. Jon had made several political comments over the course of the stream, such as Jon saying that rich black citizens commit more crimes than poor black and white people. He has also showed support towards of the colonization of European empires and re-enfourced security between the United States and Mexico border. Shortly after, many criticized him for his harsh and conservative statements. His old gaming channel, NormalBoots announced their disbandment with JonTron and many sponsers quit their partnership with him. A couple of days later on March 19, Jon made a video talking about the drama. Jon has said he was aware that what he would say would be taken as politically incorrect since he felt like he was put on the spot. But he continues saying that he feels his race is being discriminated and that all ethnicities are to blame for spreading racism. He also finds it hypocritical that other races are allowed to make racial debates, while he feels the white population is called racist. Some fans supported Jon's statement while some still are in disagreement with his beliefs. On October 25, 2021, Jon made a Twitter post making a sarcastic remark towards three images. The images alleged that lead scientist and researcher of Covid-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci conducted animal abuse on several dogs. Many people thought that Jon's statement was encouraging people not to get vaccinated. Other YouTubers began to bash him for his statements, including theneedledrop and Vaush. Jon made attempts to prove his point by making two posts about him which include supposed risky research and false claims of an effective vaccine to fight against the virus. However, many people soon mocked him for a small amount of research and a video which showed various new articles head lines supposedly showing decreased effectiveness of the vaccines (with one head line he used being from 2011) and responding back to others. Jon made a Twitter post the same day saying that while he does encourage people to get the Covid-19 vaccine, he's also worried that people are more susceptible to science without making up their own opinions.
  • 2017 – Behind The Meme: Kyle Bryce, mostly known as Behind The Meme is a YouTuber known for creating history videos on memes. His content has been criticized for poor or inaccurate research. Many say that due to his misinformation, his fans tend to use them for often before it eventually dies. He also frequently uses websites in his videos such as Know Your Meme and Wikipedia, which some think his videos are completely pointless since it's easy to look up. This has led many YouTubers to rant on Behind The Meme, such as EmpLemon and Pyrocynical. He gradually began to lose subscribers, which resulted in Kyle going on a hiatus, stating that he wanted more out of life than making lazy videos. Around 2018, he started uploading vlogs which slowly showcase his decline into insanity. Many were concerned about his mental health, while others thought he was manipulating his audience for pity. After the final vlog, he explained that they were meant to spread the dangers of internet hate and suicide. After a couple more videos, Kyle has stopped uploading videos to the channel.
  • 2017 – SML: SML, formerly SuperMarioLogan, is a plush YouTube channel created by Logan Thirtyarce. He used to make videos related to Nintendo characters and has been growing increasingly popular. Some of his content has been heavily criticized for annoying characters, repetitive plots, and filler. This has been mostly targeted towards characters such as Jeffy and Junior. One of his videos, "Jeffy's Bad Word" has Jeffy using an offensive slur while Mario gets continually blamed for it. This video has been heavily bashed for continuous torture to Mario and no karma given to Jeffy. The show would also be bashed for its offensive humor about racism, homophobia, sexism, and ableism. Several YouTubers have criticized Logan's videos such as Dabhdude, Daniel T. Gaming, and MλFDOMiNUS. In March 14th, 2017, a video was released called "Jeffy's Tantrum", where Jeffy has a mental breakdown over not getting what he wants. Later in the video, Jeffy attempts to commit suicide with a noose due to abuse from Mario. An article was published by the tabloid news network The Sun, where a mother claims that her son tried to attempt what Jeffy did by hanging himself with a noose. Logan did apologize and deleted the video from his channel, but he did get demonetized for it. Some fans bashed Logan for not being aware of his audience, even Keemstar talking about it on his Twitch stream. Some fans and Logan himself criticized the mother for not protecting her son from the adult content. In 2018, Good Morning America reported on YouTube content, one of them being Logan's channel. Good Morning America blamed Logan for offensive content for young audiences and drawing in children. Many fans blamed Good Morning America for bad parenting and biased news. Logan commented on the article, calling it scripted and manipulative. Around 2019, Logan's girlfriend, Chilly Jimenez accused Logan of cheating on him with a hooker. Chilly's brother, Tito Jimenez also gave evidence saying Logan wanted to show a video of them having sex, to which Tito denied. Logan proceeded to kick Tito out and cut up his plush collection with a video filmed by Tito. Logan and Chilly finally decided to break up a couple of days after the drama. One of the cast members, Lovell Stanton accused Chilly of cheating on Logan for over two years. Many fans have debated who was in the wrong since little to no evidence was given on both sides. Some fans have called Chilly a gold digger. Future vlogs would imply and roast Chilly and Tito. Around 2020, Logan decided to redesign the Nintendo characters to human puppets instead of the copyrighted characters, starting with the episode "The Human Potion". Multiple fans complained about the designs, calling them creepy and not referencing the original designs. Logan explained that this was done in order to not get a copyright infringement from Nintendo and the hopes of getting monetized. Due to the backlash, he later decided to only use the puppets once a month, but making them available to buy on the merch store. On February 5, 2021, Nintendo had sent a Cease and Desist letter to Logan to stop using Nintendo related content due politically incorrect and offensive humor. Logan agreed to stop using Nintendo content by changing the names and banners of the channels. At first, some have speculated that the cease and desist is fake, but Logan later revealed that the letter was, in fact, real.
  • 2017 – BritbongReturns: BritbongReturns was a commentary YouTuber who was terminated in 2017 for harassment and bullying. in 2020, he was found to have been sending Child Pornography to many people on Discord, mainly YouTubers, or even fans of said YouTubers, who have made videos against him. He would make alts to get around bans and reports, and even was impersonating some of the YouTubers he was attacking. He also engaged in DMCA takedowns, as well as making alts on Wikitubia in order to fill his article with biased information.
  • 2018 – KidBehindACamera: Michael Green, known online as KidBehindACamera or Pickleboy is a YouTube vlogger and rapper alongside his wife, Bridgette West. He's known as the son of Youtube celebrity, the Angry Grandpa. Most fans agree that his content declined in quality when Angry Grandpa passed away in December 2017. His videos have misleading titles and thumbnails which have been described as clickbait. Multiple examples include when Bridgette got pregnant, they started uploading multiple videos about her going into labor or giving birth. But all of these videos would obviously prove to be fake. On November 9, 2018, Michael stated in an interview with Boogie2988 that he clickbaits because it's the only way to become popular on YouTube. But most fans didn't agree with him as other YouTubers managed to be successful without using clickbait. Others also say that Michael was exploiting his dad's death for views. Some examples include multiple videos about his father days after his death, or merch relating to his death. However, Michael claims that this was meant to keep Angry Grandpa's legacy ongoing. On August 9, 2018, Michael made a post on Twitter showing him parking in an handicap spot and being aware of it. Michael got severe backlash online for his scumbag behavior, but others claim that it was meant to be a purposefully offensive joke. Michael has also been accused of abusing his nephews when they were children. Evidence of this is shown on a now abandoned YouTube channel called LifeWithMikey. This channel showed skits of Michael Green dressing up as the horror character, Michael Myers living an ordinary life. In one video, his nephew, Joshua is locked in a dog cage while aggressively being pulled by Michael. However, Michael Green never responded to the controversial channel.
  • 2018 – Owen Benjamin: Owen Benjamin is an American former stand-up comedian and YouTuber best known for appearing as an extra in Happy Madison films, having a lead role on the series Sullivan and Son, and at one point being engaged to actress Christina Ricci. Starting in mid-2017, Benjamin became a regular guest on Louder with Crowder, where he would take part spreading right-wing rhetoric. Around this time, the University of Connecticut, where he was scheduled to perform at, banned him after videos of him insulting transgender children onstage were spread out. In early 2018, his Twitter account was permanently suspended after he made comments obsessing over Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg's pubic hair and he had to move his family from Saranac Lake, NY to a rural area in Washington state after the locals started to complain about his racist behavior. During the second half of 2018, Benjamin's views quickly started to fall down the far-right rabbit hole which eventually manifested itself into full-on antisemitism, with his views being so extreme that Alex Jones banned him from appearing on InfoWars and Tommy Robinson canceled his appearance at an event. In early 2019, Crowder cut ties with Benjamin after he told him straight to his face that the moon landing was a hoax. Afterwards, Benjamin outed himself as a Holocaust deniar and spoke in support of Hitler and the flat earth theory, which resulted in PragerU removing two videos that he narrated. By the end of the year, Benjamin was banned from Patreon, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for violating those websites' terms of service, though he would create sock puppet accounts in order to spread misinformation about COVID-19. Somewhere during all this, Benjamin moved again from Washington to Idaho, as he is currently in conflict with the locals of Boundary County for violating zoning provisions in his attempt to create a new compound called BearTaria.
  • 2018 – MisAnthro Pony: MisAnthro Pony is an American YouTuber who is an analyst for the Brony Community. MLP videos notwithstanding, he garnered a reputation for harassing and insulting fans of controversial works he was on the dislike side of and trying the act like his opinion was the only one that mattered. Said works include the film The Last Jedi and the video game The Last of Us Part II; the latter is especially egregious considering he hadn't actually played the game and instead watched a cutscene movie, which, to paraphrase YouTuber ThatKidDouglas, was like basing one's opinion on a movie just from reading said movie's Wikipedia plot synopsis. Whenever caught, he would always make a fake apology before going right back to double down on the harassment. He was also a vocal critic of Channel Awesome and became one of the biggest supporters of the #ChangeTheChannel movement, though even those sympathetic to the cause have felt his actions go too far, especially after he referred to a tribute Doug Walker did for his late mother as "emotional manipulation". His rhetoric also started becoming blatantly anti-LGBT; e.i. calling TLOU2 "trans gender pornography", mocking the (then recent) death of gay filmmaker Joel Schumacher in his "review" of said game, and using the bisexual flag on the thumbnail of his "The Fall Of Steven Universe: How It Fell From Grace" video to attack series creator Rebecca Sugar's sexuality. During the latter half of 2020, his views started leaning heavily into the alt-right (such as claiming "Rey is a Mary Sue") and even tried to validate his opinion on TLJ as fact by using videos made by The Fandom Menace as proof. His original Twitter account was eventually suspended, though he made a new one afterwards.
  • 2018 – Quinton Reviews: Quinton Hoover, known online as Quinton Reviews, is a YouTuber known for his commentaries and reviews on movies, tv shows, YouTubers, and a variety of other media. He gained criticism in 2017 when he became more left leaning in his videos, such as continually bashing Donald Trump and Ben Shapiro with biased evidence. He also posted his very liberal beliefs on his Twitter, which has also gained controversy. He explained that he say a photo of an anti-SJW that looked like him which made Quinton thought he was a victim. Quinton had also been bashed for attempting to criticize YouTubers. Quinton made fun of PewDiePie for inviting Ben Shapiro onto his show, Meme Review. He had also made a joke celebrating Mumkey Jones's channel getting deleted. In 2020, Sarah Z and Lindsay Ellis accused an anonymous person for sending them inappropriate messages on Discord. The messages show this person continually sending awkward messages trying to swoon them. Theories have said that Quinton could have sent the messages due to how similar the profile pictures seemed. In private messages on Patreon, Quinton admitted to the inappropriate messages but said that Sarah and Lindsay went too far. Around the same year, he made a video complimenting YouTube commentator, ContraPoints for her political beliefs. But fans were creeped out by his strange statements, attempting to become friends with her. These controversies would make Quinton into a laughing stock, such as when he went onto the SOTY Podcast, where he was made fun of.
  • 2018 – Issumer: Issumer is an American YouTuber that creates model swap and animations about Minecraft story mode. Starting in 2018, his model swap videos were getting clickbaity and Issumer was publishing videos of the Minecraft story mode characters model swapped to be naked, even though there have been multiple complaints regarding the content. This led to another YouTuber named Zuhair making a video on April 15th, 2018 called A message to an old friend... where he explained that Issumer should stop making clickbaity videos and naked model swap videos. A few days later on April 18th, 2018, Zuhair published a new video called So he replied... (Exposing Issumer) where he showed a private message on discord of Issumer harassing and being racist to Zuhair about him not being an American citizen, claiming that he can make whatever he wants, and telling Zuhair to quit Youtube. Zuhair also revealed that the original writer of Minecraft story mode actually stopped answering questions regarding the game due to repeated questions regarding Issumer's naked content. This caused huge backlash on Issumer's channel regarding the inappropriate content. To this day, there are still complaints regarding the inappropriate content on Issumer's channel.
  • 2018 – Spechie Piickll: Brigid, also known as Piickll, Spechie, or Speggii, is a Youtube story time animator. She previously made videos about subjects such as depression, weight, etc. On her previous channel, she's been criticized for her art style and content. While she claims she's an animator, some point out that her videos are more like animatics rather than animations since there is little to no movement. Her art has been criticized for incorrect anatomy and evidence of tracing. She's also been ridiculed for her pessimistic and arrogant attitude in most of her videos, in contrast to other story time animators. While there are some pessimistic YouTubers such as Tabbes, many point out how unfunny Spechie is. Spechie uploaded multiple videos that weren't received well, such as a video about her depression. Many criticized the video, talking about how biased and misinformed she was. Such as Spechie self diagnosing herself and saying that people should go outside instead of getting medical attention. While she talks about issues about her weight, some videos would have her making fun of others who were considered overweight. She would continue to be criticized by multiple YouTubers such as DaftPina, Just a Robot, Just Stop, etc. But in 2019, Spechie made an apology video about her behavior and terrible videos, to which most people were forgiving. She later explained in another video that she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She later named herself to Piickll.
  • 2018 – Verlisify: Tony Verlis Gatto, better known online as Verlisify or Verlis, is an American YouTuber who centralizes and focuses on the subject of Pokémon. On November 24, 2018, Verlisify uploaded a video titled "EVERYONE IS WRONG ABOUT SHINY POKEMON HUNTING! The BEST Pokemon Let's Go Shiny Hunting Guide". PokeTips uploaded a response video rebuking against Verlisify and talking about how he was claiming PokeTips' shiny-hunting methods as his own. Verlisify rebutted with a video named "PokeTips Is SCARED I Caught Him Lying! " talking about how PokeTips was antagonizing him, but then PokeTips made another response detailing all of the flaws in his arguments and even discussing his ad hominem arguments (like using PokeTips' sarcastic attitude as an argument against him). A commenter on Verlisify's video tried to break up the conflict by demanding both YouTubers to apologize and get it over with, but Verlisify refused, believing that he was not at fault and PokeTips was solely to blame. He's also been accused of homophobia, cheating, and jabbing at the Homebrew community, amongst other drama.
  • 2018 – Turkey Tom: Turkey Tom is a YouTube commentator who makes videos often criticizing other YouTubers. While he is very popular in the community, he's often criticized for accusing false information and making fun of YouTubers. One example was back in 2018 when he made a video ranting on TheMysteriousMrEnter (back when people actually liked Enter), calling him an idiot and a pedophile. However, Mr Enter responded saying he was asexual. Another example was accusing Piickll of blocking him on Twitter because he was giving her criticism. But it was revealed that Piickll blocked him because Tom made fun of her weight. In 2019, a YouTuber named dangelowallace claimed that Tom was racist and anti-semitic. Wallace stated that he made racist remarks against Ethan Klien of H3H3 Productions and Tom saying the N-word in his videos. Tom later confirmed the allegations but denied any racism. Around October 2020, Pyrocynical was accused of grooming a 15-year-old and sending nude images to the teen. Turkey Tom made several videos calling him a pedophile and a liar. Pyrocynical later made a document debunking the false accusations. Afterwards, Turkey Tom gained severe backlash, which resulted in Tom briefly taking a break from YouTube.
  • 2018 - ProsafiaGaming: ProsafiaGaming, or just Prosafia, is a German gaming Youtuber who makes videos about him fighting all the bosses in particular video games without commentary. He is infamous on the community for his spoilery and clickbait thumbnails, such as claiming that the Nintendo Switch version of Cuphead having Mario and Luigi costumes, despite having no such costumes in said game.
  • 2018 – RiceGum: On June 12, 2018, RiceGum uploaded a video called "Why I left the Clout House (I'm sorry)" (removed by YouTube for violation of policy), but instead of explaining on why he left the Clout House, the video instead focused on RiceGum's vlog to Hong Kong. While the clickbait was one of the problems in the video, it all paled out when RiceGum recorded himself in Hong Kong. In the airplane after the arrival, his friend notifies him that they've arrived in China, and RiceGum does a praying hand gesture as if that is what people from Hong Kong are known for (in addition of replacing a flag of Hong Kong with a Japanese flag upon arrival). Not to mention walking upon a random Chinese person in the airport, and mimicking a line from the movie Rush Hour ("Do you understand the word that's coming out of my mouth?" - Chris Tucker), apparently trying to ridicule them for not understanding English. Their behavior further worsened when they walked around the Hong Kong streets. For example, when they stumbled on a pot of Beef Entrails, Rice had the audacity to claim whether if that was dog meat (a stereotype that Asian people eat dog), and claiming "that shit looks disgusting". However, his vlog got even worse as Rice and his friends randomly touched the stranger's hands on the escalator. Also, in order to check whether if he is well-known in Hong Kong, Rice questions the civilians whether they know him, but escalated to the point where he questioned random strangers, "Where are the hoes at", "Where are the bitches at", "Do you fuck with RiceGum?", and "Where can I find the doggy?". During the mid-section of the video, his friends intruded the clothing store and vandalized the mannequins in sexual poses and left them there for the others to see. Not only that, but Rice and his friends decided to give the old man a half-eaten ice cream as a "sign of positivity" and bullied him to eat it, in which he reluctantly did. Finally, during the night time when all the shops were closing, Rice and his friend was near one of the closing shops and intruded them just before it was barricaded. Despite the store owner's plea to leave, they refused and mocked her accent in the process. After the video got uploaded for everyone to see, not everyone was pleased with his behavior, and the backlash was massive. Many of YouTubers such as NFKRZ, Fulinfang, Philip Defranco, Emi Wong, and a few others condemned and criticized him for his immature and insensitive behavior towards the civilians in Hong Kong. Half-Korean, Half-American YouTuber TerryTV approached the situation in a sarcastic manner and called his act "YouTube comedy 2018". There were many articles, news reports, and comments surrounding RiceGum's actions and how he affected them negatively. Not to mention that his vlog was discourteous to the point it was compared to Logan Paul's Japanese Vlog, in which he disrespected the culture in a similar fashion and generated huge amounts of backlash. Jimmy Wong also tweeted saying that he is disappointed as RiceGum's videos are now "disrespectful, ignorant, borderline racist, & shameful to all creators, especially Asians" and asked him to "please grow up & stop". Two weeks later, on June 26th, 2018, RiceGum responded to their criticism in a video called, "Why Everyone In China Hates Me... ". Instead of apologizing to them sincerely (In which he did in the end but in an insincere and forceful manner), he proceeds to defend himself saying that "He was just joking around.", and dismissed the claim that "Prostitute" in the video title, as it was translated in the Chinese video website, was not accurate and that they didn't know the American slang. As RiceGum further scrolled down on a video, he was subjected to a flurry of hate-filled comments by Chinese users. (Ex: "Ugly face is annoying!", "Damn, I'll hire a killer to put him to pieces!", "Obviously, it is a mental retardation", etc.), in which he disregarded their comment. He also tried to defuse the situation by comparing himself to other comedians who are known for making fun of their own identities. Finally, he reacts to a Fulinfang's rant about RiceGum's behavior in China. But obviously, Rice completely disregarded his message and stated that he and his fans should bully him for his video. His "response" video is still on his YouTube channel, but ended up with more dislikes than likes, along with comments that are derogatory towards RiceGum for his act. Several months later, in Logan Paul's podcast, he also mentioned about his Chinese Vlog, and instead of showing any sign of remorse for his actions, he further insults Chinese people by calling them "bots", in which it greatly annoyed Logan and others.
  • 2019 – ShallotHare: Brian Hazen, better known online as ShallotHare, Formerly Legoboynj, is an animator on YouTube mostly known for his object show, Object Terror. During around June or July 2019 he did a TikTok calling a person a "black ass n****". He's also Been accused of adding Gore and Sex in Object Terror, Him having Sex and NSFW Artwork of his characters from his series, and Having a Vore fetish.
  • 2019 – MattsWhatItIs: On February 18, 2019, YouTuber MattsWhatItIs or Matt Watson posted a video showing what he referred to as a "soft-core pedophilia ring" on the site, placing the blame on YouTube's algorithm. He then told his fanbase to report this to the companies putting their ads on the site with the hashtag #YouTubewakeup. YouTube's response to the controversy was to delete more than 400 channels and suspend comments on tens of millions of videos as the site tried to fix the problem, reporting offending users to law enforcement. The site then assured that more would be done to catch inappropriate comments more quickly. Despite these measures, major brands such as Disney, Dr. Oetker, Hasbro, Epic Games, Nestle and AT&T (who had just put their ads back on the site a month earlier after 2 years) all pulled their ads from the site within days as the controversy started gaining mass media attention. This did not sit well with the community. Creators and users actively feared that the situation was starting yet another Adpocalypse, which would undoubtedly bring more rule changes, more content being barred or censored, and more innocent users getting wrongfully demonetized and banned from the site. Much criticism went into Matt's decision to cause a public outcry. While some believed he had good intentions, many criticized him for inadvertently starting another Adpocalypse so soon after the site had finally started to recover from the first one. In particular, the community found Matt's public call to action to be the wrong approach for dealing with the problem, stating that it would hurt creators in the long run.
  • 2019 – Tati and Jeffree Star: On May 6, 2019, Tati released a 45-minute long video by the name "BYE SISTER...". In the video, Tati takes shots at the fellow beauty YouTube star known as James Charles. Tati goes on to explain that James has been hitting on straight men, with the knowledge of them being straight. But the main topic of the video was the fact that James promoted a competitive company against Tati, helping the company get more exposure. Tati even said that James Charles has been hitting on underage boys. Jeffree noticed the video, entering the drama, going against James Charles as well, even attacking James younger brother. Everyone was against James Charles, until James finally responded to all of the beef, debunking their claims, to which Jeffree tried to explain that he didn't want to destroy James' career and that it was wrong of him that he was so brutal against James. Jeffree later commented on the James and Tati situation on the YouTuber podcast Mom's Basement ran by DramaAlert, FaZe Banks and Colossal Is Crazy , claiming that James was still 'dangerous'. After Tati's video, On May 10, 2019, James released a video by the name Tati, where he apologizes for all the allegations. James Charles started losing rapidly subscribers because of this feud. Another YouTube star by the name of Jeffree Star entered the beef, by going onto Tati's side, explaining that Tati's video was totally legitimate. Tati also released another video, where she explained why she made the video on James Charles more deeply. On May 18, 2019, James Charles released a video by the name, No More Lies. In this video James is defending himself, and debunking Tati's and Jeffree Star's claims, trying to be the innocent one. After this video got released, both Tati and Jeffree tried to run away from the beef. Tati also deleted both of her videos on James. In the end, Tati's channel grew rapidly, today resting at 10 million subscribers before starting to lose subscribers. However, after James Charles was accused of predatory actions in 2021, few have started to see that Tati and Jeffree's accusations might have been true all along.
  • 2019 – AtelierHeidi: AtelierHeidi was a somewhat popular cosplayer and was known for being the wife of the video game reviewer ProJared. In 2019, ProJared announced that he and Heidi were getting divorced, to which Heidi accused ProJared for cheating on her, and had relations with Holly Conrad while she was still married to Ross O'Donovan. Jared also states that he never cheated on Heidi and that he was already attempting to divorce her as early as October 2018, before he began his relationship with Holly, as well as that Heidi had refused to agree to it initially. However all of her evidence proven to be false, and Holly admitted that she was manipulated by Heidi into saying that this was true.
  • 2019 – Boogie2988: Steven Williams, known online as Boogie2988, is a YouTube commentator and gamer who discusses video game topics and vlogs. He's very well known for his character, Francis. The most startling thing about Boogie is how different he is in comparison between his Youtube and Twitch persona. Most people call his YouTube persona calm and collective, while his real Twitch identity is short tempered and arrogant, not like his Francis character. He has said multiple things on his Twitch channel to get him into multiple controversies. One example is saying that some good came out of the Holocaust because there have been medical advancements, but later said that these where things his teacher said. Another example is Boogie making fun of a deceased friend who died from lung cancer, to which Boogie explained that they both joked about dark humor. Commentator Christopher Tom, made a video about the decline of Boogie, saying how he manipulated his fans about his weight, finances, and life. Like when Boogie planned to buy a Tesla but didn't have the money. He then admitted that he asked fans to pay for the Tesla. Since that video, Boogie continually began to lose subscribers. On a Twitch stream, a donator asked Boogie why he was so hated online. He proceeded to explain different types of trolls, then talking about those who take things out of context and make someone out to look bad. Boogie went on to say they were worse than Nazis and rapists because he thinks they have a reason for their ideologies, unlike internet trolls. After receiving humongous amounts of backlash, Boogie later clarified on Twitter stating that he meant to say internet stalkers who kill people, such as the murder of Christina Grimmie. In 2020, YouTuber Frank Hassle got his channel terminated and blamed it on Boogie. The two fought online before Frank Hassle went to Boogie's house, threatening him. Boogie came out and threatened to shoot Frank Hassle with a gun giving a warning shot, eventually Frank Hassle walked away. Boogie later stated in a video that he felt threatened by him. Later, on May 12, 2021, Boogie was charged with aggravated assault and was sent to prison.
  • 2019 – Pkrussl: Parker Russel, better known as Pkrussl is a YouTube reviewer and commentator known for reacting to animation parodies and drawings that are considered cringe. On October 30, 2019, Pkrussl made a review of the YouTube pilot Hazbin Hotel, making several criticisms toward the show for it's dull humor and flat characters. But multiple fans criticized his review because he misinterpreted and took stuff out of context. One example was when he took a clip of Angel Dust getting hurt, which Angel Dust responding sexually, but Pkrussl edited out the punchline trying to make it sound unfunny. He later made a response to the harsh criticism and comments, attempting to justify his review. On the same day, Pkrussl accused the creator of Hazbin Hotel Vivziepop of copyright claiming the review, calling her greedy. She responded saying that her company, Screenwave Media had been issuing the claims and not her. Many people defended her and attacked Pkrussl for impulsively accusing her only two days after the pilot released. Around December 2019, a fan on Discord dared him to show his rear on New Years day. He would make several tweets building up the hype until January 1, 2020 where he posted an image of his anus and genitals. He would gain severe backlash for the appalling decision.
  • 2020 - SoyDavidShow: SoyDavidShow is a Venezuelan YouTuber living in Mexico, on April 2020, he made a video in which he and his girlfriend went to a supermarket to buy pizzas while both of them tested positive to COVID-19 and neither of them were following the sanity measures, generating a lot of backlash for him, his subscriber growth has declined a lot since then.
  • 2020 – Jake Paul: Jake Paul is the brother of Logan Paul, and has a popular vlog and music channel with over 20,000,000 subscribers, as well as playing the main character of the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark. In June of 2020, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Scottsdale, Arizona, a violent riot broke out at a shopping mall. Jake Paul, one of his cameramen, and other associates where in the mall at the time, and decided to record the riots. It was here, that a rioter handed Jake a stolen vodka bottle from a restaurant from inside the mall, and Jake held it for the duration of the video capturing the event, made and posted by Jake's cameraman on his Instagram. Many people took a distaste in Jake's clear participation in the riot, and many people called for his arrest. Jake Paul was arrested in Arizona, but was released. Weeks later, back at Jake Paul's mansion near Los Angeles, California, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided it. Many pictures showed the FBI carrying weapons from the property. Despite this obvious raid, no information is yet to come out, and many people think it was related to the riot incident, as one of Jake Paul's associate's home in Las Vegas, Nevada, was also raided by the FBI the same day. People also think that these raids were because of Jake Paul holding many parties at his and other people's mansions during the COVID-19 pandemic, which in his home county is illegal, as well as generally everywhere being frowned upon. People also pointed out Jake Paul's numerous public services that he targeted for his mainly underage audience. The first "Team 1000" claimed that if someone where to join it, that they could become the next Team 10 member. The service was shut down not too long afterwards. Another service that promoted gambling also was bashed, as well as a recent "Financial Freedom Movement" was also slammed for being a possible MLM/scam. Both services have also since been discontinued. Many people also take a distaste for Jake Paul making content that is inappropriate for his underaged audience, as many thumbnails had him or one of his friends nude, or in suggestive positions, as well as concerning video titles like "I LOST MY VIRGINITY". In 2021 he was accused of sexual assault by Justine Paradise.
  • 2020 – Mewanimates: Mewanimates is an animator who makes object videos and skits relating to Battle for Dream Island. He has also created his own object show called Brawl For Paradise (often abbreviated to BFP). In mid-2020, he was accused of tracing and stealing character assets for his show, and bullying friends of the crew members. Derokinge, one of the main animators for the show then quit, and a few others followed him. Many people got angry at Mew and he briefly removed all his videos and put one up saying he would delete his channel. This didn't end up happening though and Mew would put back some of his videos and continue to create new ones. For a short time, he changed the name of his channel to "Bunkunge" to try and rebrand, but he changed it back to Mewanimates soon after.
  • 2020 – Sammy Guevara: Sammy Guevara is a professional wrestler who's currently signed with All Elite Wrestling who also does multiple vlogs on YouTube. In June 2020, he was being caught in massive heat after a controversial audio clip of him resurfaced online. The audio clip showed that during his time at the WWE Performance Center, he said that he wanted to rape fellow pro wrestler, Sasha Banks. This news was released during the midst of the #SpeakingOut movement. As word got out, he posted a video apologizing for his unsanctioned actions and that he had talked it out with Banks privately, whom of which gave Guevara the benefit of a doubt. As a result, he was suspended by AEW and was mandated to attend sensitivity training. He later returned to AEW programming a month later, indicating that Sammy's rehabilitation training was complete. He still uploads and works for AEW to this day, but few fans have put him on thin ice.
  • 2020 – Ohmwrecker / Maskedgamer: Ohmwrecker is a popular gaming YouTuber, and former member of the Vanoss Crew, as well as another group that included Markiplier, Jacksepticeye, and others. In 2020, after the Mini Ladd situation unfolded, Ohm attacked Terroriser and BasicallyIDoWrk over twitter, claiming that they knew that Craig was a pedophile and had been covering it up. He later retracted this and apologized to them, however many people began digging up other arguments started by Ohm, along with a rumor that he was the one who was vouching for Mini to begin with, though it slowly died down. One of these arguments included Ohm attacking another YouTuber who had been showing off his fitness. Many people found that Ohm had been intentionally starting drama with other content creators, usually ones he had worked with in the past. Ohm has seen to have apologized for most of these and owned up for some of them as well, especially when he finally had the courage to speak out against Mini Ladd, but people are still unhappy that Ohm had been doing this in the first place. Many people also theorise that he was actually told to leave both the Vanoss Crew and Mark's group because he was being rude to the members, which was left unconfirmed at first until May 26th, 2021 when H2O Delirious unveiled multiple screenshots of Ohmwrecker's constant verbal assaults on Delirious. In the screenshots, Ohm was constantly berating them for not uploading videos before him, not letting him get his way, calling them "racist and selfish", and even trying to use their past actions for forgiveness. Ohm tried to refute Delirious's claims by using screenshots and video clips to prove his side of the story, but people didn't believe him. Ohmwrecker's channel has lost over 100,000 subscribers since May of 2021.
  • 2020 – Antoons: Antoons is a popular Estonian-Ukrainian Animator with over 900,000 subscribers, mainly known for his "Character Deathbed" series of animations. Initially his controversies came from comics he made making fun of LGBTQ+, BLM, and the left, as well as making accusations that the "left supports pedos". He then went after a 17-year-old Twitter user named Puppychan, after they made a comic about a trans character coming out to their grandfather. This caused Puppychan to talk about him, in which she made a tweet saying "I'm on my period right now so i'm kinda big mad". This caused Antoons to make jokes about the minor's period and even put her in his game, and made her attack spewing out period blood (Antoons also claimed that she was transgender, even though Puppychan claims they are non-binary). This caused people to criticize Antoons because he was 31, and making period jokes about a 17 year old. He then doubled down and tried to claim that Puppychan was actually an adult and that they are lying about their age. This ended in Antoons facing more criticism, and numerous YouTubers, like DaftPina to videos on him. Antoons allegedly started to false flag and copyright strike videos criticising him, which only fueled the controversy even more. Antoons would eventually make a video responding to DaftPina's video in specific, though the response got more negative feedback than positive. His Twitter account was eventually suspended, Along with a second account he made shortly after.
  • 2020 – LupisVulpes: LupisVulpes is an American animation meme YouTuber with 230,000 subscribers at her peak. In 2020, she received backlash for refusing to draw a trans rights flag in a commision. She then responded to this controversy in a video, that also garnered backlash, as many people saw it as her just preaching to god and not actually addressing any of the controversy. The video has been dislike bombed, and she has lost over 19,000 subscribers.
  • 2020 – Stokes Twins: Alan and Alex Stokes, aka the Stokes Twins, were American YouTubers and TikTok stars who were known for making multiple prank videos without getting arrested. 10 months would go by with them getting a clean record until the brothers were actually arrested due to arranging a number of fake robbery pranks in California, later being charged with false imprisonment and falsely reporting an emergency. In April 2021, they were both sentenced to 160 hours of community service, 1 year of supervised probation, and are mandated to pay restitution payments for their actions.
  • 2020 - Uwuumii: Ashlee Davis, better known as BabyAshlee07 or simply Baby Ashlee, is a 14-year-old girl who made gaming streams on YouTube and a TikToker, during mid-2020, she made livestreams on Instagram and posted videos on TikTok in which she was dressed provocatively, which brought her so much backlash to the point of making around 30 calls to cops due to suspicions about her possessing child pornography of herself, as of September 2021, she remains inactive on her YouTube channel and had two other banned TikTok accounts, and lost access to her two Instagram accounts due to them becoming memorialized, on September 2021, she opened another Instagram and TikTok account, under the name angelsashlee.
  • 2020 – Samsora: Ezra Samsora Morris, or simply known as Samsora, is a professional Smash Bros player and YouTuber who was caught in massive heat for his secret involvement in the Nairo/CaptainZack scandal. At first, when tamim released what was being hidden in Fall 2020, Samsora tried to deny any involvement or any crucial displeasure. However, up until around March 2021, more evidence came out that he was helping CaptainZack with his false allegations against Nairo and trying to cover for Zack. The following month, he would tweet out an apology saying that he would take responsibility, only to delete his social media soon after. Since then, he has been banned from all competitive Smash tournaments for playing his part of the scandal and hasn't made a proper response since.
  • 2020 – That Vegan Teacher: Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, aka That Vegan Teacher, is a Canadian YouTuber and TikToker known for her propaganda of veganism. Her controversies surrounded an uncomfortable amount of harassment towards TommyInnit and Gordon Ramsay, ranging from how to get a vegan girlfriend, listening to vegan songs or blaming those who view her content for who they are and what they stand for for not being vegan. This led to her being banned from TikTok in February 2021 for violating the community guidelines and several Canadian laws that were made for nurses. She was also caught eating meat, despite her countless attempts of wanting people to convert to veganism. In March 2021, she was under racist heat by claiming that she should be allowed to say the N-word, going as far as to complimenting a black doll, calling her compliments that were actually a poem lengthened to the hard-r, and trying to normalize her actions.
  • 2020 – George Floyd Gaming: George Floyd Gaming is a gaming YouTuber. He became controversial in 2020 for his name alone. His videos show saddening things like "Floyd Reacts (Episode 1) watching my own death" and "Floyd Reacts (Episode 3) 9/11", "JFK Shooting and Grenfell Tower Fire" and more. He tried to make a statement about his actions by calling it dumb and stupid with his friends but the account got taken down on October 16th, 2020. Despite this, he still makes multiple alternate Discord and YouTube accounts. He is on his 8th YouTube account with almost 200 subs and his 12th Discord account.
  • 2020 – charli d'amelio: Charli D'amelio is an American YouTuber and social media idol who is seen by many as the most-followed individual on TikTok thanks to her vlogs and dance videos. In November 2020, her sister, Dixie D'Amelio, uploaded a video which had them and their family invite James Charles for dinner. What was wrong with this is how the family behaved, ranging from Dixie eating a snail and Charli acting immature and wanting dinosaur-shaped nuggets. The video received negative backlash for its immature nature. Amidst the controversy, Charli broke down in tears during a livestream on Instagram, claiming to have been "misunderstood". However, more fans started to discover that she stole the credit of people's dance moves and plagiarized it as her own. Charli has yet to respond to these allegations.
  • 2020 – Dream: Clay, better known as Dream is a YouTuber and musician who plays in multiple tournaments and servers in Minecraft along with his group, The Dream Team. In 2020, YouTuber Jawsh made a statement on his Twitter account talking about his disproval of toxic Stan culture, which Dream replied calling him an idiot. Many people were divisive on both of their statements, with multiple YouTubers and fans defending both of them. Dream then posted a video onto his second channel saying most Stans are supportive fans and that haters were attacking them for no justifiable reason. On December 11, 2020, YouTuber Geosquare along with a Minecraft speedrun team released a document accussing Dream of cheating multiple of his speedruns on his streams. The document explains that Dream had an unusual amount of luck and the odds of them happening is extremely rare or impossible. Dream responded saying they were biased and said they were only accusing him for bait. He would later team up with anonymous Harvard graduate to release a now deleted video explaining that he never cheated. However, many people questioned the validity and truthfulness of the video. On May 30 2021, Dream accidentally admitted to modifying the game to make ender pearls more accessible. Dream and several of his mods deleted any leaderboards he broke. On June 2, he would make an official apology to the Minecraft and speedrun community for his cheating and aggressive response. On June 9, Dream released a music video for the song "Mask". The song details Dream's difficulty with socializing and trying to act normal when taking medications. He further elaborated with Anthony Padilla that he has ADHD and struggled to fit in with others when he was young. Many fans criticized the music video for the poor animation quality, unsubtle writing, and bad message. Some fans thought that Dream encouraged people suffering from ADHD and other mental illnesses to throw out their medication. It was also found that the studio that made the video, Phyre Productions were only given three months to animate the video. Dream would eventually delete the music video due to the backlash.
  • 2020 - Artia: Artia was a Chinese VTuber affiliated with the second wave of Hololive's Chinese VTubers. She stood out from most of HololiveCN due to her fluency in both Chinese and English, as well as making appearances in Moona Hoshinova's Minecraft streams. In September of 2020, one of Hololive's VTubers, Coco Kiryu, became the victim of constant spam messages, harassment and abuse from Chinese nationalists due to acknowledging the existence of Taiwan when she was discussing her viewer analyctics. Despite her efforts to stay undercover, it was found out that Artia was one of the several people who had sent her hatred and harassed her for months through sockpuppet accounts, despite claiming that she was in support of Coco.[101] Further investigation revealed that Artia had a history of making racial, nationalist, and anti-foreigner remarks, and even praised the Chinese movie Wolf Warrior (a film that was controversial due to its extreme nationalistic views) in one of her billibilli videos. Artia also encouraged haters of Coco to target other VTubers who collaborated with her. Later, Hololive CN was terminated by Cover Corp, and Artia became an independent VTuber known as Hecatia, but after it was found out that she was Artia, she was fired and her family lost all their money on Evergrande.[102][103]
  • 2020 – TheOdd1sOut: James, known online as TheOdd1sOut is a YouTube animator known for his story time animations. His videos have become hugely successful and has become the most popular YouTube animator. In 2020, James released a mobile app game called "TheOdd1sOut: Let's Bounce". Many fans were quick to point out that he previously made a video about why dislikes mobile app games. James said in the video how multiple companies scam users with micro-transactions and adds. James's app game also uses micro-transactions and adds as well, which multiple people called James a hypocrite.
  • 2021 – 2020 VISION: 2020 VISION is a channel currently sitting at around 300,000 subscribers. They created "predictions" for 2020, specifically deaths of celebrities. This channel is controversial because of their "predictions" from 2017 to 2021. Many people have pointed out how the channel is disrespectful to the dead and that it's only accomplishing the goal of being an embarrassment.
  • 2021 – Princezee: Princezee, real name Zeeshan Saroya, was an American YouTuber who made videos based on pranks and clickbait. In January 2021, he was arrested for faking a medical emergency at Times Square, New York in order to record a prank. He was served multiple charges because of this and it's unknown if he will take his actions to court or not.
  • 2021 – MugiMikey: MugiMikey is an American YouTuber, animator, artist and voice actor mainly known for Sonic the Hedgehog parodies and shorts consisting of the fanbase opinions on other franchises or even his own. Throughout his YouTube career, much of his videos have been controversial due to its dark, offensive humor. An example of this was with a police-themed video where Sonic, as a police officer, beats up a Hispanic, a Muslim, and an African-American. This would end up taking Sonic to court but charges were dropped. In February 2021, MugiMikey sent an official statement on his community page apologizing for the dark humor of his videos and promised to be better in the future. These videos ended up being deleted from his channel.
  • 2021 – John Swan: John Swan is an Australian YouTuber who was seen as a core member of the commentary community. On February 25th, 2021, Bowblax uploaded a video that was an audiobook on a Google Doc made by John. The doc stated that Dream was slandering him and he lied about him. It also stated that Dream said the n-word on Discord. When John was accused of impersonating Dream, he claimed an autistic 12 year old hacked his account and said it. Initially, a lot of YouTubers supported John Swan such as Optimus, Nicholas DeOrio, Bowblax and AugieRFC, and criticized Dream for punching down on a smaller creator. John also harassed multiple people such as HarleyTBS when they doubted him. However later John confessed to lying, which shocked and infuriated several people including his friends, and took a hiatus.
  • 2021 – Shanmukh Jaswanth: Shanmukh Jaswanth is a YouTuber and social influencer who made headlines where he was driving under the influence and lost control of his car. He managed to hit 3 parked cars and 2 bikes and would later be arrested for this. He is currently awaiting trial.
  • 2021 – Red Bard: Red Bard is an American YouTuber known for making videos related to anime and being the owner of the Bootleg stuff on her alternate Twitter account. In 2021, she went under fire for being involved with 4chan, Shammy, MandaloreGaming and two ex-Vinesauce mods GEEPM and Charonian on framing Vinny as a pedophile with the help of Twitter user VS_Experience. When the fabricated document received backlash and was already debunked. In an attempt to try and get her way, she doubled down, claiming that she has contact with Vinny's supposed "victims", but it was already too late. By the time her plan was foiled, she already lost her followers and her reputation is possibly damaged.
  • 2021 – Kyle Forgeard: Kyle Forgeard is a Canadian YouTuber who was part of the Nelk Boys group and pulled off unimaginable pranks wherever he goes. One his pranks ended up costing him as he would be arrested in April 2021 for impersonating a mall security officer at a Texas mall. Fans rallied up as #FreeKyle was trending on Twitter. He has been released on bond on a $750 bond.
  • 2021 — NyxTheShield: Felipe Montero, better known as NyxTheShield, is a Chilean YouTuber who's well-known for being the composer for Underverse, as well as making mods for Super Smash Bros. and Friday Night Funkin'. He even made an Underverse mod in FNF, which gained a bit of popularity by fans. However, on Twitter, he ranted about how people saw FNF programmer, ninjamuffin99, and how he hated him for "being a racist and a Nazi". He also started to hate the FNF community for its massive degeneracy on Newgrounds and how YouTube "forced" him to take part of it all. People who saw this fired back by exposing him for making the mod just for clout and money, as well as charting issues and difficulty. They also called him out for massive hypocrisy because despite Nyx hating the community, he made countless videos on the game. The drama got so bad that ninjamuffin99 himself called Felipe out for disrespecting Newgrounds and would later call him a parasite. Jael Penaloza, the creator of Underverse and Felipe's wife, took to Twitter herself and pleaded for people to stop "harassing" Felipe as the drama should be moved on from.
  • 2021 – Spete: Spete is a commentary YouTuber who does videos based on the current controversy surrounding certain video games. In 2021, he was called out by a large number of people for using his videos as a way to create clout and fame. Much of his controversy has come from Friday Night Funkin', mainly due to his usage of clickbait thumbnails with sketchy images used and using false evidence to blame certain content creators, mainly towards another creator and FNF modder named KOLSAN. KOLSAN would fortunately clap back with how much Spete was trying to start drama and how he just wants to avoid being the center of it all. Despite this, Spete still goes behind their backs and try to continue uploading as if nothing ever happened.
  • 2021 — Smooth Sanchez: Malik "Smooth" Sanchez was a YouTuber from New York who had been reported to have been running around outdoor diners in Manhattan and screaming about setting off a bomb. He was later arrested for this stunt for conveying false information and creating a mockery of himself. He is currently being held in custody without bail and is awaiting trial. He was previously caught under fire for faking a suicide attempt at the Queensboro Bridge for views, let alone live streaming the prank.
  • 2021 — Aziz Al-Yami: Aziz-Al Yami, better known in the Smash Bros. community as Hax$, is an American professional esports player and YouTuber who's well known in the Smash community with his best plays and breakdown of gameplay mechanics. However, on June 4th, 2021, he released both a 136-page Google document and a video that, in his words, "would decide the fate of the Smash community", while trying to prove his just. The video itself is called Evidence.zip 2 and it's basically a 2.5 hour-long video that shows the "true side" of fellow pro Smash player, Leffen. In it, he states that Leffen is manipulative, racist, a psychopath, and other names and shows certain bullet points to prove such things, going as far as to comparing his actions to that of Adolf Hitler as to turning the competitive scene into his own "totalitarian regime". Some of his points included using his propaganda to deface fellow player Hungrybox, instructed players to change controller layouts and even hijack the #MeToo-esque movement of 2020 for his own gain. The final nail in the coffin would be when Hax$ states that Leffen was using said #MeToo-esque movement in 2020 as a way to save face and economically capitalize on the drama, going as far as to make ZeRo, someone who was exposed for sexual misconduct with minors, "look bad". The video itself has received negative reviews due to how much it tries to demonize Leffen and how him being a villain had a reason. Hax$ would be called out for this and the "psychopathy" would be turned towards him due to how much he was trying to "expose" Leffen. Leffen is currently seeking legal advice for what was made towards him.
  • 2021 — CreepShow Art: Shannon Margaret Campbell is an American YouTuber, artist, and animator who's better known for her storytime and general commentary. On the morning of June 7th, 2021, it was posted by an admin claiming Shannon had been posing as an anon on a "lolcow" site[104], pretending to be her fans/haters and shit-talking herself and her friends sexyedwin, READY TO GLARE and Dangelowallace. Lolcow sites do keep your anonymity, but if you break their rules, they revoke your anonymity. Before this, Shannon had claimed her stalker "Amy" had hacked her channel and also spoofed her IP address (the hacking was doubted as all this supposed hacker did was change her channel banner/icon to glitches, and nothing severe like attempting to delete the channel or leak personal information). On the same sites she had also allegedly called people "fat" and "retarded", and called others slurs such as "tranny". She also allegedly called Hopeless Peaches a "leech who sucks Creepshow's dick", Tobi a "Shannon 2.0" and mocked Sykkuno's skin issues despite claiming to be in favor of body positivity. She also allegedly bragged about her finances and her influence over YouTube. She even went as far as to post her sister 's own personal social media account to encourage people to harass her for being an 'SJW', while said sister was in the ICU.[105][106]. Initially, Ready To Glare believed Shannon, but she switched sides, and deleted her posts and made a tweet about how sad she was. Shannon has denied that it was her. However after people pointed out the flaws in her claims that it wasn't her, Shannon then announced on Instagram that she has quit YouTube. Emily Artful made a video revealing that Shannon and her husband had harassed/stalked her for a decade, which included threatening to release comprimising images of her from when she was 15, threatening the lives of her children, mocking her for being an addict, making Twitter accounts with the sole intent of gaslighting her and getting her fired from her job as receptionist by claiming she was a prostitute and they were her "clients". Shannon's husband also raped Emily. When Emily gathered enough evidence to pinpoint it was Shannon, she announced that she was pressing charges.
  • 2021 - VenturianTale: Jordan Frye, better known online as VenturianTale, is an American gaming YouTuber who is best known for playing with his siblings to form a gaming crew. Jordan, and by extension his siblings, played a wide variety of games, including but not limited to Fallout 3, Minecraft, Gmod, Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas. The channel is directed mainly for kids and is one of only a few channels that does not contain swearing. On June 19, 2021, Bethany uploaded a 55-minute long video to her Flying Pings channel titled "The Truth About VenturianTale". In it, she details her experience of growing up in an excessively conservative Christian household. She explained how women were often viewed as lower than men, how even the supporting of LGBT+ was forbidden, and that they weren't allowed to have friends as kids, thus relying on only their siblings. She also explained how if they even questioned these ideologies, they would be "disowned" in a way, and they would be forced to cut all ties with said person. She said that Cierra was the first to question these ideologies, and therefore was the first to stop playing with the Venturian crew and had contact cut from her own siblings. Bethany then expressed these same feelings later on, and she herself had contact cut from her, and therefore stopped appearing in Venturian's videos as well. Isaac had also become more scarce in Venturian's uploads, however this was unrelated to any religious thing, and he still appeared in some videos. Jordan had continued to upload videos on a regular basis up until Bethany released her video. He turned off comments on all of his videos, and on June 23, 2021, he uploaded a 29-second long video titled "..." that not only had comments disabled, but the like ratio as well. The video, which has since been deleted, consisted of only white text on a black background that said that what Bethany said was true, and that there won't be a full response video because he didn't want to talk about her personal life online. He also announced that he was going to be taking an indefinite hiatus from content, and that his Patreon had been closed.
  • 2021 — SpiralRose: SpiralRose, formerly DiamondzAreCool, is a Malaysian YouTuber known for her Battle for Dream Island and Friday Night Funkin videos. In May 2021, she was accused for threatening to dox her significant other at the time, FlaminghornZ, as well as sending inappropriate messages on their Discord account, banning members from their server, and sending death threats to their friends. Many people became outraged at what SpiralRose had done and created videos on the situation. SpiralRose temporary deleted her YouTube account on June 22, 2021, which was restored a day later, and she contacted FlaminghornZ's dad, which caused Flame to be grounded.
  • 2021 – SquizzleDizzle: Squizzle Dizzle, or SquizzleDizzle, is a gaming YouTuber and animator who became well known for creating the Friday Night Funkin Beach Brother mod. However, it wouldn't take long until he made a Twitter post in June 2021 saying how he was transphobic. The tweet was soon deleted, but it didn't take long for people to notice what went down to the point where he even admitted it in several screenshots. Dizzle took to Twitter and claimed it as a joke, but the backlash was already immense. After this, the team behind the Beach Brother mod disbanded as a planned update for said mod was cancelled. A month later, he made a post about how the FNF community wasn't the same as it was anymore and how the drama going around, as well as his, needs to end. He also went on as to how it tore him apart on the inside. This caused mixed to negative results, from some forgiving him to others still holding on what happened with his "joke". Since then, SquizzleDizzle's activivity on social media has grown into something of pure incoherence as he grew to become more arrogant, self-centered and downright refusing to listen to people who try to ratio him. It's gotten to the point where people would ratio him to expose him for his transphobia and massive ego. He remains active to pretty much a one-sided reputation.
  • 2021 — TheInnuend0VEVO: Evan, best known as TheInnuend0 and formerly known as AGOTI, is a gaming YouTuber and music programmer who became immensely popular for making the Friday Night Funkin VS. A.G.O.T.I mod, which starts a character of the same name, and creating another chapter in the community. However, this all came crashing down as on July 13th, 2021, a user by the name of Clowfoe leaked several screenshots which revealed Evan's transphobic and homophobic statements, all of which were then shared by another user named Neato to reveal the mod creator's true colors on Twitter. One screenshot even revealed how he "hated everything and it didn't really matter". About an hour later, Evan released a now-deleted apology, but the backlash was immediately lunged at him, with many even calling him a Joker wannabe due to his statement of not hating who he hated, but rather just people in general. After this, the A.G.O.T.I. mod would be put into turmoil and its programmer, SugarRatio, would become the new owner of the character. There was a plan to reboot and revamp the character from A.G.O.T.I to Aldryx Andromeda, removing any and all association with the previous creator. However, a few days later, SugarRatio and Evan would come to terms with one another and A.G.O.T.I. would be reinstated into the limelight under SugarRatio's ownership, as well as making Aldryx his own character and A.G.O.T.I's older brother. He was also exposed for a now-deleted quote retweet to a camera shot taken at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics of female athletes' butts. A proper apology from Evan is awaiting.
  • 2021 – El Taco: El Taco is a gaming YouTuber and FNF modder who became well known for both the Crazy GF mod and the Carol x BF mod. As it shows with the latter, Taco's Carol x BF mod drew a lot of backlash on how it was trying to deny Carol's pansexuality and make a horrible ship. Not only that, but Taco is planning on making a mod where Boyfriend kills off the LGBTQ+ community. And just like TheInnuend0, he's also admitted to be openly homophobic and transphobic on social media. Taco has yet to make a public statement about his actions.
  • 2021 – Dhar Mann: Dhar Mann is a YouTuber and director who makes several short educational films. Many of his videos have been criticized around when his channel started in 2018, but his channel got more attention around 2021. Fans and YouTubers criticize him for possible exaggeration, misinformation, repetitive content, and bad morals. One example of a poorly received video is one about a Tik Tok prankster in school. The prankster tries to act innocent while the people involved are blamed by the staff for making a mess. This resulted in harsh criticism saying that the teachers wouldn't realistically react like that. They also bashed the video for its message, in that don't tell any staff about the issue and let karma get to the prankster. Many YouTubers would react poorly to his videos, such as PewDiePie, Penguinz0, and SomeOrdinaryGamers. Dhar Mann has shown that he's aware of his notorious reputation, such as in a video, where he shows his cast members the harassment he gets on YouTube. But this would lead to a poor reaction since people think Dhar Mann doesn't take any advice and he takes clips out of context to make them seem more vapid.
  • 2021 - Taylor Jolicoeur: taylor jolicoeur, Is a Vyond youtuber who gained 4.55K subscribers, in 2016 - 2018 where she offended chinese people in "rise of The Singapore" 2 Years later, she's exposed by the user named StephenAnimator But terminated and reuploaded by Princess Sapphire 2000 Speaking of Taylor jolicoeur's troublesome, she terminate Mason Velvz Backup channel without justice proffable, celebrate Eric jolicoeur to get COVID-19 For Good news Reports, taking user's critisims, Hopkins The Movie's christmas spirt and TGTT Members away by his Toxicity Fanbase to go after someone who's criticzied her, threating to sue Horrible Vyonsers wiki to be shutdown forever, Wished gavin Unhappy Gratulation and hypocritical posts with bad grammer, lying about quitting vyond for good for toxicity community for clout, Stalked and slaved Kenzie backlin to do her movies, kenzie's looked unahppy what taylor jolicoeur doing it as a greater scores of her movies, thanks to laher78's awarrness and other crimes where taylor jolicoeur committed, Taylor jolicoeur made an apology that people gonna make a commentary that she's not be forgivend for spreading lies with false allegations against PinkyClawBlossomX05 and hypocritical quotes that is trying to redeem herself. in 2021 present time, RainbowScarletLovelock-1996 kicked Taylor Jolicoeur out of Galaxy Star Team Angels, never mentioned her movies, unfortunately, Taylor jolicoeur's out of control by Being Ungreatfull To her Family, Blaming people nonstop in her Devainart Account, and supporting criminals + Lying
  • 2021 - Tagswag: Tagswag is a commentary YouTuber known for his videos examining cringeworthy posts online. In November 2021, fellow commentary YouTuber Pegasus uploaded a video accusing Tagswag of stealing his content, including his titles, thumbnails, and even the content in the videos. Tagswag made a response video one day later, claiming Pegasus was overreacting and that he was a fan of his channel and took inspiration from his videos. Tagswag's response garnered significant backlash with many users claiming he ignored the point of the situation, that he was almost directly copying content from other creators. Pegasus uploaded a final video on the situation not only going over Tagswag's claims and giving his response, but also telling Tagswag not to make another response video, instead suggesting for him to make an effort to change up his content to prove he's changed. The situation has since been considered to be resolved.
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  • 2021 - Star Giant Productions: Star Giant Productions, or Rebeccah, is a cartoon/commentary youtuber most known for her "Lily Orchard is Garbage and Here's Why" videos. She was also fairly well known for being an editor for TheMysteriousMrEnter, most obviously shown by Rebeccah using many ideas and phrases from Enter verbatum, most notably her "Cartoon Network 64" series, which was inspired by Enter's "Nick O'Rama". She would garner criticism for her videos, primarily for her poor editing and lack of good points. On June 6th, 2021, she would be fired from Mr. Enter's editor team and proceed to make claims against Enter and his crew. In response, on the 8th of October, Enter would release a video titled "Regarding Star Giant Productions".[107] In said video, Enter would explain why Rebeccah was fired, from her poor editing, to her behavior in conversations, to her treatment of others. She was shown to be a very poor boss, as she repeatedly payed people very minimally for the amount of work they were assigned (especially compared to Enter). She made a response to this video that was not well recieved, given the gravity of the allegations surfaced and how Rebeccah decided to include random scripted segments that were percieved to be in an attempt to manipulate people. Despite the allegations, her channel has continued to grow in sub count, though it's rather slow.

Alleged or debunked accusations

Some YouTubers have been convicted of predatory and/or criminal behavior, but they either got debunked or there wasn't enough information for the claims. In some cases, it could possibly be both.

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Alleged

  • 2014 – Craig Dillon: Craig Dillon is an English YouTuber who usually does entertainment videos, whether it be vlogs, pranks or music. In 2014, Craig was accused of sexual assault and subsequently outed as gay by YouTuber and ex-partner Tate Wolverson. Dillon denied all claims and launched legal proceedings to sue his ex partner for defamation went disastrously wrong. After sending any videomaker a notice from his "solicitor" threatening to sue them into silence, it later turned out that he had posed as his own attorney, causing the accusations to simply be discussed further. Dillon responded by tweeting "I have never raped anyone, if you have truly been raped, please contact the Police rather than posting a YouTube video about it." Dillon also posted a 12 minute video to his channel in which he denied the claims and showed incriminating messages sent from Wolverson to support his innocence. Two of Wolverson's videos have now been removed, and the rest have been unlisted. In November 2014, a police investigation into historic sex abuse was launched with both Dillon and his ex-partner being interviewed by the police. As of May 2015, Dillon was cleared of all charges and all allegations against him were dropped due to lack of supporting evidence.
  • 2015 – L for Leeeeee x: was a Scottish gaming YouTuber who gained popularity by being apart of stampylonghead's channel. On August 7, 2015, British tabloid newspaper Daily Mirror posted an article about Lee's alleged sexual misconduct, where had been using an alt Facebook profile to harass women online. Lee was using Facebook to anonymously stalk women under the name "Michael Duffy". He would message them saying disturbing things like "walking behind her in the street and her being unaware of his presence". The article got a massive amount of popularity and was even reviewed by DramaAlert. However, no other evidence was shown regarding the allegations. Lee denied the allegations in a future statement he posted to his YouTube and Gyazo accounts in May 2018, stating that they were all fake news. The allegations, however, caused him to leave the Lovely World series, as he did not want to destroy Stampy's reputation as a family-friendly YouTuber and his success. However, people are still split on the situation, and many claim that Lee is still guilty.
  • 2016 – TOASTY: Toasty, better/formerly known as Bashurverse, was a gaming YouTuber who got accused of rape and pedophilia, which had mixed traction due to lack of evidence. An example of this was in 2003 when he was 18, and he entered a very intimate relationship with a 15-year-old on the internet. He ended up getting arrested for it, but due to some misconceptions that were needed to be cleared up, it was cited as sexual misconduct, or as he dubs it "a slap on the wrist", and Toasty was given a 12-month sentence of an unknown punishment. In 2020, new allegations managed to surface against him, but there hasn't seemed to be some, if not any, evidence to decipher whether or not TOASTY can be outed for real. It has also become more aching that with his passing in September 2021 due to COVID-19 issues, these allegations may be put into turmoil.
  • 2016 – Tobuscus: Toby Joseph Turner, better known as Tobuscus, is an American YouTuber, vlogger, gamer and actor. On April 8, 2016, Turner's ex-girlfriend April Fletcher, known online as AprilEfff, made several allegations against the YouTuber, including that he was addicted to drugs, that he had cheated on several of his former partners (including Fletcher), and that he drugged and raped her in February 2013. Writing a blog post on Tumblr, Fletcher claimed that she had contemplated suicide following the episodes, and that Turner had likely committed the same acts to other women. YouTuber and ex-girlfriend of Turner, Amelia Talon, corroborated Fletcher's accounts shortly after, alleging that she had been drugged by Turner as well. On April 9, 2016, Jaclyn Glenn, another of Turner's ex-girlfriends, posted a video on YouTube responding to the allegations. Glenn claimed that Turner had affairs in their relationship, and that while she thought the rape allegations were possible, she personally believed that they were untrue. Former Turner girlfriends Olga Kay and Melanie Murphy both denied that they were ever assaulted by Toby, though Murphy admitted Turner was not faithful to her. While not endorsing the rape allegations, both former Turner girlfriend Tara Babcock and former collaborator with Turner, Philip DeFranco, attested that Turner has a drug problem, is non-monogamous in his relationships and needs mental help. Turner responded to the accusations on April 11, 2016. In a short video, he dubbed Fletcher's claims as "false" and claimed that he had "never done anything without her consent [and] never tried to trick her into anything". On June 14, 2018, Turner released another video titled "#MeToo ...late?" where he claims he was advised not to say anything when the Tumblr post was published, then proceeds to give his accounts of what happened. In the video he insists nothing wrong occurred that night, just him letting a friend (Fletcher) sleep over at his house, due to her insisting she was too afraid to return home that late at night. He also claims that Fletcher wanted a romantic relationship with him, while he wanted only to remain friends. In the video, Turner also suggests Fletcher hinted at making a Tumblr post falsely accusing him of rape. As a result of the allegations, Turner was replaced as the voice of Ant-Man/Scott Lang for Marvel Avengers Academy.
  • 2017 – Zaptie: Edwin Berg, also known as Zaptie is a YouTuber who makes commentary videos on other YouTubers. Zaptie used to be on a podcast called Hot Wet Soup with Elvis the Alien and BionicPig. On February 2, 2017, the last episode of the podcast was released with Zaptie being absent, instead being replaced with ImAllexx. In the episode, they said that Zaptie was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and he couldn't feel any empathy towards others. They also claimed that he manipulated them and cheated on his wife with multiple female fans. Zaptie only gave a vague response with a tweet, but he later made a twitlonger saying his friends weren't in the wrong by posting the episode. However, Zaptie's friends were criticized for handling the episode, with other saying they had no evidence to back up their claims. Two days later on February 5, a Twitter user named Heather claimed that she and Zaptie were engaged in sexual conversations while she was 16, with Zaptie being 20. He gained severe backlash online with him being called a pedophile and a sociopath. Heather gained support from other creators like Imallex, but some thought that the information was also poorly handled like Turkey Tom. On February 13, Zaptie posted another twitlonger saying that while he's not a sociopath, he still says he wants to be a better person. He later made another apology on Reddit where he said he was quitting YouTube and would go on to delete the channel. However, Turkey Tom would make a video claiming that the allegations were false since Zaptie claimed that he was struggling with depression and not ASPD. He also claimed that Heather lied about her age, saying that she was actually 13. Heather later apologized about her age and claimed she flirted with him into sending sexually explicit images.
  • 2018 – TheAngryGrandpaShow: Charles Green Jr, known online as the Angry Grandpa is a YouTube personality known for his rage videos. He also makes prank and cooking videos along with his family members. After Angry Grandpa died in December 2017, the channel was accused of child abuse. One example is a Christmas video originally released on Break.com in 2008, which people accused him of abuse and homophobia. The video displays his nephews opening presents of a stove playset, while Angry Grandpa calls his nephews offensive slurs such as "queer" and throwing stuff at them in anger. Something people notice was that the nephews don't seem to react to the objects thrown at them, which people have theorized that they're used to it since it's been ongoing. While fans are aware that Angry Grandpa's behavior has significantly improved, they were hoping for an official response or apology. A friend of Angry Grandpa, Boogie2988 claimed that it was a skit, however most people don't believe in him. Angry Grandpa's son or his other family members have never responded to the allegations.
  • 2019 – Shane Dawson: Shane Dawson is an American YouTuber who makes vlogs and documentary videos on YouTubers and companies. Most of his past content has been criticized for racist and pedophilic humor, such as using blackface. He allegedly had sex with his own cat (bestiality). Shane responded on Twitter explaining that he never had any sexual contact with his cat, and that in fact it was only a joke he made when he was younger. However, in 2020, videos came out of Shane showing creepy behavior around minors, including a video where he is saying sexual things to his 12-year-old cousin, and one where he pretends to masturbate to a poster of (at the time, underaged) singer Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith, the latter of which actually got the attention of both Willow's brother Jaden, and her mother, Jada, who both called Shane's actions disgusting and creepy.
  • 2019 – WeCrowingHens: Holly Conrad, also known online as WeCrowingHens (formerly known as CommanderHolly) is a former gaming, and current wildlife focused YouTuber. On May 9th, 2019, AtelierHeidi, who was married to ProJared, accused Jared of cheating on her with Holly. This caused both Jared and Holly to lose subs (more so Jared, as he had also been accused of grooming minors the same day). Several days later, Jared revealed it was a polyamorous relationship, and all three of them consented to it. Holly also had a breakdown on Twitter, in which she did some things that were heavily criticized for being reckless and harmful to parties involved. In August of 2019, ProJared had officially debunked most of the allegations against him, once again stating that he was in a polyamorous relationship with Heidi and Holly. Holly returned to YouTube in 2020, having re-branded her whole channel to "WeCrowingHens" to focus on plants and wildlife. She had also deleted all of the previous videos (As of 2021, she has reinstated all of these videos, but with the comments off). People supported her return as she was seen as another victim in the situation. Others, however, are still critical of her, saying that her behavior after the situation was much more immature than Jared's, and that she should've stayed quiet until the time was right.
  • 2019 – RelaxAlax: Alex Carducci, better known as RelaxAlax, is a Canadian YouTuber who's best know for his gaming videos alongside his cat named Cat. On May 30, 2019, Alax announced via Twitter that a former partner of his had made accusations against his character and conduct, specifically citing claims of sexual abuse and for sending fans and family members to stalk her through social media outlets. While Alax admitted to have made mistakes in the relationship for which he was regretful, he denied the latter two claims. After making this post, Alax took a brief hiatus from his channel and social media, citing this "overwhelming" situation as the reason behind it. Activity resumed on August 8, 2019 with his video. The next day, fellow YouTuber Bobdunga revealed herself to be the former partner Alax was referring to and outlined in explicit detail how she was manipulated by him over the course of their relationship via a TwitLonger, details of which include regular beratement and emotional abuse. She elaborated on how Alax had disclosed to her that he is incapable of feeling empathy. Additionally, Bobdunga detailed an incident where the sober Alax took advantage of her after she got intoxicated at a party and raped her. After they broke up, Alax allegedly was able to coerce his fanbase and members of his family to bombard videos on her channel as well as her Twitter to undermine her claims. She was inspired to disclose these details in the wake of a ProJared controversy. This Then Caused his cameos removed, such as Scott The Woz's 200th Episode "Borderline Forever". During the Super Smash Brothers controversy in July of 2020, where several professional Smash players as well as Smash related YouTubers and Streamers were accused of sexual assault and misconduct, the RelaxAlax situation picked up again, causing him to lose over 24,000 subscribers in the month of July. Alax later responded to these allegations on Twitter, as well as a now deleted YouTube video. Alax resumed videos in October of 2020, and has since regained thousands of subscribers, however his subscriber count is still lower than it was before the July situation, and some people still don't side with him.
  • 2020 – Fedmyster: Fedmyster is a Youtube Vlogger and Twitch Streamer, as well as a former member of Offline TV. On June 27, 2020, Offline TV member Yvonnie made allegations against Fed, claiming that he had sexually harassed her and LilyPichu, as well as make everyone in the house feel uncomfortable. As a result, Fed was kicked out of the house. Later in September, Fed made a response claiming that many details against him were overblown, and showed many screenshots of it in a Google Doc. Pokimane responded to this with a Google Doc of her own, showing evidence against Fed. Fed then made another Doc against her. Many people were initially supportive of the Offline TV members, however when the 2nd wave of the controversy in September occurred, people became more neutral, citing that both sides did many wrong things.
  • 2020 – Syndicate: Syndicate, as explained in the above "Scammers" section, was a popular Minecraft YouTuber. In 2016, he had a massive controversy with TmarTn where they were called out for running a CS:GO lotto site. This wouldn't be the last time that Syndicate got into controversy, however, as in 2020, two seperate women came out with allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. He was said to have emotionally abused them as well. Syndicate has denied these allegations, but many people are still split on the situation.
  • 2020 – Achilles Argyle: Achilles Argyle is a YouTuber and furry who makes commentary videos. On April 12, 2020, Achilles uploaded the video "Why We Need Racism". The video consists of Achilles talking about the benefits of discrimination in that many countries with an homogeneous population manage to survive longer and do not get into wars unlike countries with a diverse race. Many people disagreed with his opinions and criticized him for his blatant racism. In one instance, he blamed the Chinese population for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which people were quick to deflect since Chinese people alone didn't cause the virus and it was the fault of the Chinese government's response. They also point out that countries with a diverse population manage to survive for decades, like the United States and the Roman Empire, unlike racist countries like Nazi Germany. He's also been joked about since throughout the video, his avatar puts his bare feet on a desk which will twitch, sweat, and produce stink clouds. Around May 2021, the video was removed due to violating YouTube guidelines, but it's been reuploaded multiple times. However, many people debate whether he's serious or if he's trolling.
  • 2020 – Official Jim Cornette: Jim Cornette is a former American wrestling manager and booker who became infamous for trash-talking the modern wrestling scene in favor for an old-school style of wrestling. In 2020, during the midst of the #SpeakingOut movement, he and his wife, Stacey, were accused of grooming younger talent during his days in Ohio Valley Wrestling and labored them into sexual services. Jim Cornette has denied these allegations and has refuted all of these claims. Stacey had separate allegations where she cheated on Jim with fellow wrestling legend, The Big Show, but was later confirmed that she was in a relationship with The Big Show before she met Jim. However, people pointed out that he would still see his wife have sex with other people in front of his eyes. The drama has been brought up again in March 2021 when AEW wrestlers, Miro and Kip Sabian, blasted Cornette for calling Penelope Ford a slut. By some miracle, Cornette is still active to relish in his infamy in the wrestling community for being "that guy with a lot of opinions".
  • 2020 – Morgz: Morgan Hudson, also known as Morgz is a YouTuber who's mostly known for his vlogs, pranks, and challenges with his family. He's become notorious for his clickbait and exaggerated videos. This is mostly evident in his Pokémon Go videos, showing different Pokémon that weren't featured in the game at the time. He gained more controversy when Morgz uploaded a video claiming that his mother sexually assaulted him when he was 12. A YouTube commentator named Kavos exposed Morgz's video, which was later set to private. He's also been criticized for his loud and annoying editing, with Morgz, his family, and friends constantly yelling and overuse of loud noises. He's also been bashed for copying challenges from MrBeast, such as his Orbeez challenge, underwater breathing challenge, 24 hour desert challenge, etc. MrBeast responded to Morgz, saying he didn't mind Morgz taking his ideas. On May 29, 2020, Morgz uploaded a video using an image of his ex girlfriend, Kiera Bridget. In response, she said that Morgz used her body and their relationship for views and revenue. Kiera had also leaked the two of them texting, with Morgz saying several hurtful messages, such as saying she's only with him for his YouTube buisness. Morgz got severe backlash for his attempted manipulation, but he never responded to the allegations. On March 24, 2021, Morgz uploaded a video saying he would be taking a break from YouTube, as he wanted to feel like himself again. He later uploaded a documentary on April 11, 2021 in which he explained his life and how he became the infamous character on YouTube. The video generally got positive feedback and following this, Morgan was able to turn his life and channel around.
  • 2020 – SayNoToRage: Lono, better known as SayNoToRage, is an American YouTuber and Twitch icon who was accused by multiple women of unwanted sexual advances and and inappropriate touching as far back as 2017. Stories include drunk touching of the lower body, using certain objects for favors, and more. Lono has apologised for his actions and was suspended by Twitch and YouTube. However, multiple commentary videos have commented on how the allegations have managed to tamper some of the truths made towards Lano and try to discredit his reputation. Much of this drama has divided fans to an inconclusive end and there's been a point where it's become a massive conspiracy.
  • 2020 – iTownGameplay: iTownGameplay is a Spanish gaming YouTuber with over 13 million subscribers, around July 2020, three girls spoke out that he groomed them back in 2015 when they were 13 years old and Town was 29. However, the victims never provided further info or evidence they were actually groomed. What makes things confusing is that a video in which Town was naked and masturbating was leaked, but on the other hand, Town never responded to the allegations and remains active to this day.
  • 2020 – Baka Prase: Baka Prase is a Serbian YouTuber, who is also the most subscribed Serbian YouTuber. In July of 2020, Prase has been accused of having a sexual intercourse with a minor, to which Prase explained and confirmed that he did have it with a 16-year-old girl, which told him that she is 18. After the news came out, Prase's sponsors instantly dropped him, and Prase created a music video regarding the situation.[108][109]
  • 2020 – AnTi: AnTi was a professional Smash Bros Player who was accused of sexual assault and unconsented advances by multiple women in early-July 2020. Some of the more infamous stories was from a victim named Kassandra, stating that he forced her to drink alcohol and make out, both of which were when she was underaged, and from another girl named Samantha, who claimed that he had sex with her when she was 15. AnTi sent out a response stating that the latter lied about their age and said that the women accusing him were trying to ruin his reputation in the Smash community, but he would later delete the response in favor of speaking to a lawyer. On January 14th, 2021, AnTi published a video, apologizing for his behavior and inappropriate conduct and trying to debunk some of the enzymes of the accusations. He also denied antics involving a group chat with him, ZeRo and Nairo and only joined to make sure that they weren't doing anything extreme. A video by technicals made in April 2021 goes into more detail about the situation, and it seems that some things have managed to clear up, yet other factors and events still remain in the air for debate. But besides that, his ongoing channel has decreased to 11k subscribers and his audience has become minimal, yet his reputation remains divisive.
  • 2020 – Burcol: Burcol was a Dragon Ball YouTuber who was under fire for nearly driving a female artist named Reina to suicide. Screenshots have revealed that he has constantly harassed her with claims of catfishing attempts and identification confusion. When he was exposed for this, Reina was reportedly planning to jump off a bridge, but luckily, she was talked out of it by local authorities. A few days later, Burcol had tried to apologize for his actions and has stated that he talked it out with her privately on Twitter, as well as pubicly addressing the allegations in a 2 threaded videos on the same platform. It has since then been moved on from, but some people have not forgotten what had transpired, with some sighting that Burcol had a lackluster "apology" and that his intentions were for cancellation the whole time.
  • 2020 – Daud Kim: Daud Kim is a Korean-Muslim YouTuber who gained over 2 million subscribers. In August 2020, he was slammed for sexually assaulting another Muslim woman. He deleted the original apology and posted another one, but was rejected due to the fact that he feared backlash and apologized due to being caught. However, speculation amongst fans suggested that this was prior to Daud converting to Muslim. Whatever the case may be, the drama surrounding the whole situation seems to have died down, yet still up for debate.
  • 2020 – Cobanermani456: Coban Abrego, better known as Cobanermani456, is a currently-retired gaming YouTuber with over 1.3 Million subscribers, best known for his playthroughs of Sonic, Pokemon, Smash Brothers, and Mario games, among others, as well as his common collaborations with the late Etika. In 2020, a woman named Katie came out with an experience with Coban, where she accused him of abuse. Not too long later, Coban made a Youtube account named "Coban ErPersonall" where he started to post deranged and delusional videos claiming that her, Etika, and some of his other friends were pedophiles, as well as threatening violence towards her. Many people in his comments are telling him to get help, and he hasn't uploaded on that and Coban ErPersonall 2 accounts for months now. Many people are split on the main allegations, some saying that they are true and his secret videos are proving that, while others are saying that it's false, and they are causing him to have severe mental breakdowns and delusions against other people from his circle. Either way, he hasn't been active online for several months now. Many people hope that he is getting the mental help that he needs. However, nobody is certain. Many can only hope for the better outcome.
  • 2020 – NairoMK: Nairoby Quezeda, or simply known as Nairo, is an avid Smash Bros player and YouTuber who was falsely accused of raping CaptainZack, a younger Smash Bros player, when they were staying at one of the Sky Houses in 2017. Zack posted in a Twitlonger on July 2nd, 2020 that he was 15 at the time and Nairo was 20 when the incident happened. The accusation led to Nairo being outed out and being shunned by everyone who were associated with and had signed him, community and all, and deactivated his Twitter. However, later that September, a user by the name of tamim released a Twitlonger stating that Zack's side of the story was fabricated and that hush money was involved to keep the whole thing under wraps. One of those people who knew but kept quiet via the money was Samsora, who denied being given said money. Many people were skeptical about it at first, but October 28th, 2020, Nairo would reactivate his Twitter to reveal his side of the story. In a document, he stated that Zack was the one who raped him and not the other way around. He also stated that hush money was actually involved for those who knew about everything and followed up with the confirmation that he would continue to get therapy. This led to those who outed him to have a neutral opinion about the whole thing, with some saying that Nairo's statement about Zack might explain what happened when Zack was blackmailing Ally to be with him along with a different controversy involving bracket manipulation. On February 19th, 2021, Nairo uploaded a video on his channel for the first time since the allegations, confirming that under a legal agreement, the case was dismissed, therefore not bringing the entire scandal to a full court case, and that he would move forward with streaming, competing and continuing with therapy. With this announcement, Nairo's name would be cleared. This lead to the #UnbanNairo hashtag to trend all over social media, pleading for Nairo to have his ban lifted. Many have come to realize that Nairo was telling the truth all along and have come forth to forgive him for the most part, though speculation of what the aforementioned legal agreement contained is up for debate. He would later be reinstated into the competitive scene within the coming months as he's now one of the biggest stars in the Smash community. On November 24, 2021, however, the YouTuber Technicals posted a 14 minute video simply titled "Ban Nairo". In it, he claims that there wasn't actually any proof that Nairo didn't at least commit statutory rape against CaptainZack (even though Technicals still claimed Zack was the actual rapist during that one event), as well as supply alcohol to Zack and several other people. He also showed evidence of other's experiences with Nairo. Nairo has yet to respond to these new allegations.
  • 2020 – Luni: Lucas Lee, better known as Luni, is an American YouTuber best known for his games on the mobile game Gacha Life. In 2020, many people claimed that he was intentionally sexualizing minors in his games for his sexual gratification. Many people have debated these claims, however Luni hasn't shown activity since this. Many people have defended him, and many people have said that the things were taken out of context, and that he was just a "bad developer". There was also a user who claimed that Luni had raped her, however this was almost instantly debunked.
  • 2020 – MickeyMario64: Mark Clarence, better known as MickeyMario64, was a SM64 animator and dubber of the "Eeveelution Squad" Pokemon fan comic, who had 123,000 subscribers at his peak. On December 5, 2020, Mark abruptly privatized all of his comic dubs of the "Eeveelution Squad". It was later announced that they had been copyright struck by a former voice actor of his, and he privated them. Later, said voice actor came out and claimed that Mark had actually been underpaying and manipulating her, and that she no longer wanted to have videos up with her in his videos. Other associates have also accused Mark of manipulation and abuse. Mark hasn't responded to these claims, and his subscriber count has been slowly declining since.
  • 2021 – CallMeCarson: Carson King, known as CallMeCarson is a YouTuber known for his Minecraft streams and reactions. On January 4th, 2021, Carson was exposed by his friends Traves and Noah, who went to DramaAlert, of a sexual relationship Carson had with a 17-year-old minor by the name of miniborb in early 2019, when Carson was 19/20 years-old, as well as another victim of the same age. In an interview with Keemstar and Traves & Noah, they admitted they Carson had admitted to having this relationship with the Lunch Club crew. Videos and screenshots of the sexually and romantically charged discussions between Carson and the minor are also available to see on Keemstar's Twitter account. Some of the screenshots showed how much he was screwing with them and being invested in what he did. Many people have argued whether or not the power dynamic was the main problem rather than the age gap itself and who was really the one fuelling the fire. It was also revealed that his former friends didn't break the news back then was due to lawsuits, counterclaims, and the fact that Carson had put countless YouTubers, like the Lunch Club, on the map. Carson, who went on hiatus by the time the allegations were revealed to the world, has not responded to the allegations and only briefly showed some publicity in April 2021 when he texted Ludwig during a Twitch stream to stop showing a video that was popped up by a donator that involved Carson himself, saving Ludwig and himself from making the situation more awkward than it was intended to be. This was until in June 19th, 2021, he would actually post on Twitter for the first time since going on hiatus, stating that he needs more time to reevaluate himself, which garnished mixed results from many people. Some of his former friends like Slimecicle, Cooper, Jschlatt, and Ted had cut ties with him and issued their own statements, ranging from reporting his immoral and illegal actions to the authorities to just wanting him to get help immediately (the latter being told a toned-down version of his side of the story before the victims came out with their side). A separate rumor is also being spread that Carson was arrested and was being charged with a felony related to the relationship he had with one or both of the victims, as well as a supposed mugshot being posted around on Twitter and Reddit, but a reddit post has debunked the concern of the photo. To make matters worse, people also discovered that Carson had invested 100+ hours into a Steam game called "Pregnancy" which is concerning just by the name alone, but some have assumed that he might have left it on for a while without realizing it. Hints of his return have circulated, but it has either been accidental or by others to try and get Carson the therapy he needs, as well as preparing to make a statement for his actions. The following month, he would make a brief, unplanned return by retweeting an old political tweet before posting that it was an "accidental tweet". He would delete both tweets soon after, but it seemed as if he was finally opening up to the public again, though this could have been a draft that was about to be deleted by Carson, but was accidentally posted. After 8 months, Carson posted a video talking about what his plans are for the future. He doesn't talk about any of the controversies because he wants to move past them, but has said he's creating a new project called the Year of Charity and returning to streaming in a couple of days. Some of his fans have forgiven him and welcomed him back, but others have stated that he had left out several key points in his apology, including the scandal itself, and refuse to see him return.
  • 2021 – PopularMMOs: PopularMMOs, or Patrick Julianelle, is an American YouTuber best known for his Minecraft and Roblox content. On May 16th, 2021, he was exposed for abusing a ex-Girlfriend of his by other ex-girlfriend Eleni, also on this list. According to reports, they were in an intimate relation for 3 months and bought a house together. He was supposedly trying to force her to have a sexual intercourse without her permission when she tried to stop him the two fought, leading to Pat to hit and scratch her. They were both supposedly drunk. She would then run outside naked and drove away in her car. Eventually, the police would arrest them both for domestic battery and causing bodily harm. About 3 days later, he would be released from custody on a $2,503 bail bond. He would then take to Twitter to deny the allegations made against him, with his ex-wife, Jen, backing him up. This was confusing as Jen would like a post that says how Pat liked to abuse women before quickly unliking it and stating that it was on accident. A court date is currently pending.
  • 2021 – Jitendra: Jeetu Jaan, or Jitendra, is a Mumbai YouTuber who was reported to have been arrested in early-June 2021 for the alleged murder of his wife, Komal Argawal, who was found hanging from her cieling fan. Initially, the police registered it as an accidental death, but the victim's family reported the case against Jaan. An autopsy is currently pending to see what truly went on.
  • 2021 – Flan The Man: Robbie, better known as FlanTheMan or Flan The Man, is an American YouTuber and animator who gained notority for the Friday Night Funkin VS. Yoshi mod. In late-June 2021, allegations arose of his abusive behavior in which he abused his ex, being an albiest, making his friends suffer through his shenanigans, and drawing NSFW for minors, despite having been a minor himself. He confirmed these rumors to be true and apologized on Twitter. Currently, he is working on rebuilding himself and remains active on social media. Though he has been forgiven, others feel as though the apology was forced and there were some factors that needed to be considered. Whatever the case may be, many people believe that Robbie is on thin ice.
  • 2021 – Cinemassacre: Cinemassacre is a YouTube group founded by James Rolfe, which consists of reviews for films and video games, most notably the Angry Video Game Nerd. On October 1, 2021, they posted a review of 28 Days Later as a part of their Monster Madness series. However, a reddit user accused Cinemassacre of plagiarizing the script from a 2003 article also reviewing the film. Many people criticized Cinemassacre and their partner, ScreenWave Media of plagiarizing other videos not exclusive of Monster Madness, including other Angry Video Game Nerd videos. A member of Cinemassacre, Justin Silverman had made several comments on Reddit blaming a writer named Newt for stealing the lines. On October 4, James made an unlisted apology video in which he says that he asked other writers to help him finish parts of the script, however being unaware of the plagiarized script for the review. He further states that plagiarism is unacceptable and the old review for 28 Days Later was being rewritten. Justin Silverman also made an apology in a YouTube comment. He says that since James doesnt watch too much foreign films, he asked writers to help with research and trivia. Some fans have forgiven Cinemassacre, while some have criticized them for shifting blame on Newt and James being too lazy to do his own research.
  • 2021 - GradeAUnderA is a YouTube channel and commentator who has been known for uploading comedic rant videos. On October 12, 2021, he uploaded a video titled Is Covid Overhyped?, where he discusses the death rate of COVID-19 by using statistics. He was criticized by YouTubers such as Pinely and DarkViperAU, and was accused of downplaying the COVID-19 pandemic, making false blanket statements that had already been debunked at the beginning of the pandemic, and disrespecting those who had died from the pandemic.
  • 2021 – Jonochrome: Jonathan, better known as Jonochrome and formerly JonBro, is a YouTuber and creator of the Riddle School and the One Night at Flumpty's series. On November 8, 2021, it was found out that Jonathan had groomed a 13-year-old minor from 2016 to 2018. The victim in question goes by the username EmiKoemi and several screenshots revealed that he was engaged in sexual misconduct. On that same post, he denied being a groomer, but confirmed that he did indeed do these ungodly actions. What's confusing is that the victim stated on Twitter isn't willing to throw any hatred towards Jonathan nor is she willing to press charges against him. She confirmed that he had apologized to her several times and wishes for people to leave him alone. Despite this, this left a lot of people both confused and angry.
  • 2021 – Arcade Craniacs: Edward Centeno, better known online as Arcade Craniacs, is a popular comedic vlog and challenge YouTuber, best known for his satirical 3AM videos, which are poking fun at other channels such as ImJayStation and N&A productions. On November 23, 2021, however, Edward's ex-girlfriend, Nikki, posted a story on Instagram accusing Edward of grooming, abusing, and manipulating her since she was 17 and he was 23. Later that same day, Edward himself posted a series of stories on his Instagram, denying the allegations by Nikki, claiming that he did not groom her nor abuse her, and that he treated her really nicely. He also claimed that she was only doing this to slander him. 3 days later on November 27, Nikki posted a video response that was over an hour and a half long. In it, she goes into extreme detail about her relationship with Edward, including him gaslighting her, accusing her of cheating on him if she didn't follow his rules, him cheating on her with another girl (who was fully aware that Nikki was a minor), among others. She also said that she was able to see this as her being groomed as it was still a 6 year age gap, as well as the fact that this wasn't the first time she was groomed.

Debunked

  • 2016 – DramaAlert: DramaAlert is the biggest American YouTube news platform, which is owned by Daniel Keem, better known as Keemstar. In 2016, Daniel got exposed by LeafyIsHere and GradeAUnderA for various things, one of which was that Daniel is an ephebophile. Daniel instantly responded debunking saying that Leafy and Grade are manipulating with fans. This was later confirmed years later by Keem and Leafy themselves saying they set up the entire drama for money.
  • 2017 - PewDiePie: Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, is a popular YouTuber known for gaming, reactions, and other content. He was the most subscribed YouTuber for the longest time, and even though he no longer holds that record, he still is the most subscribed individual on YouTube, having over 110 million subscribers. In 2017, The Wall Street Journal published an article about Felix saying he is an anti-Semite and using his jokes to "prove" it through nine videos between August of 2016 and in early 2017. This eventually made Maker Studios, Felix's network since late 2012, drop his channel as well as his YouTube Red show, Scare PewDiePie: Multiplayer getting canceled by YouTube and his name being removed from Google Preferred. Felix had again apologized and debunk the situation. Several YouTubers came out in support of Felix, including Philip DeFranco, Markiplier, and many others. The Wall Street Journal, along with other outlets, where heavily criticized for their unprofessional-ism and slander towards Felix. To this day nobody behind The Wall Street Journal's articles have responded to the backlash.
  • 2018 – Spoctor: In 2018, Spoctor was accused of pedophilia alongside many other charges in videos by former commentators Atari and Pentagrin leading to a large loss of subscribers. However, the tables would turn when Ponder Sprocket debunking most of the claims. Later leaks by Atari revealed the videos were part of an attempt to take down Spoctor by Pentagrin and Stories, another former commentator.
  • 2019 – ProJared: ProJared is an American YouTube commentator, whose wife exposed him for cheating on her. Once she exposed him, fans have been complaining that ProJared has been hitting on underage fans, which included the sending of nudes, which were leaked online. The result of this ended with ProJared losing 23% of his subscriber count. In August 2019, ProJared made a very detailed video debunking the situation, even with the admittion of the whole thing being unhealthy, therefore clearing his name.
  • 2019 – Slazo: Slazo is an Australian commentary and Reddit YouTuber. In 2019, a person named Chey, who was Slazo's Ex-girlfriend, claimed that he raped her and abused her. Many YouTubers like ImAllexx, Squizzy, and even Wilbur Soot supported Chey, and criticized Slazo. Slazo made a video debunking every claim that Chey had made, which automatically made a lot of people switch sides to being on Slazo's side. However, ImAllexx, Squizzy, Weest, and other YouTubers doubled down, and said that either Slazo was lying, or as Weest said, was still an abusive boyfriend. The claims by these YouTubers were debunked by Turkey Tom.
  • 2019 – AllyOrNotAlly: Ally is a professional Smash Bros player from Canada who was exposed for having a sexual relationship with fellow competitor who was a minor at the time, CaptainZack. At the time, Ally was 27 and Zack was 16. Allegations of their relationship dated back around March 2019 when tamim raised the allegations forward. This was later teased by Zack in June for tamim to tell the truth before he finally let it all out on July 4th, 2019. Ally was exposed for being a massive pedophile to the point where he would buy him stuff and willingly lost tournament sets to him. However, after CaptainZack was exposed as a scummy manipulator in 2020, it was evident that Zack actually blackmailed Ally to be in the relationship as well as creating false evidence to accuse him with. Ally would be reinstated into the competitive Smash scene in March 2021 after undergoing therapy due to having suicidal tendencies via the allegations.
  • 2020 – Zylenox: Zylenox is an American Minecraft (formerly Geometry Dash) YouTuber. In 2020, he admitted to have engaged in ERP with a 13-year-old girl when he was 19, however, the girl said that she was 18, meaning he was not legally at fault. Many of his community have forgiven him, though some still struggle to wrap their heads around the fact that he is not a pedophile and it was all just a big misunderstanding. Some have also falsely accused Zylenox of sharing child pornography on a Discord server, but there was clearly no evidence to back it up. Since then, Zylenox has moved on from the misunderstandings and has transitioned from Geometry Dash into the Minecraft speedrunning community.
  • 2020 – Couriway: Couriway, a Minecraft speedrunner, was accused of sexual misconduct by 2 women, 1 of which wanting to press charges against him. However, he would turn the tables in an hour-long video that denies the allegations, as well as debunking much of the misconceptions. Since then, he has continued to upload videos and it seems that the allegations became a thing in the past.
  • 2020 – ZeRo: Gonzalo Raúl Barrios Castro, more known to the gaming world as ZeRo, is a retired professional Smash Bros player who was outed out for grooming 2-3 minors when they were 14-15 and he was 19 during his Skype days. He was one of many Smash players/commentators to be spoken out against. A full megathread of allegations can be seen here. A woman named Jisu revealed screenshots of Skype chats between ZeRo and a victim named Katie when she was 14 and he was 19, showing how he would demand for her to do ridiculous requests of intimacy to the point where ice cubes were involved. He would also send explicit Craigslist ads and hentai for the sake of "pleasure". These actions would go on for months on end. When word got out, it took him 3 TwitLongers before coming clean in a 4th and final Twitlonger, though the less said about that, the better, and permanently banning himself from any and all competitive tournaments, leaving sponsors to drop him in the process. Jisu uploaded a Google Document the next day, saying how there were a lot of things wrong with the final apology, though this has been vastly challenged by Technicals on a June 25, 2021 video. Facebook Gaming and Tempo Gaming also terminated their contract with ZeRo, the latter of which giving the victims professional support and, to everyone's surprise, mandating ZeRo to attend professional counseling and other rehabilitation sources. Tempo Gaming's CEO, Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk, stated that they don't know if he's able to truly rehabilitate after everything, but within time, something could be done so that things can be stable again. In December 2020, Vanessa, Zero's former girlfriend before the allegations went public, revealed that he has indeed stuck to his therapy sessions and that she hopes for the best for Gonzalo. Rumors of his rapid return have circulated, but evidence has either been disproven or there was nothing to help this case. What was evidenced of was when he attempted suicide on March 23rd, 2021. This was later reported by multiple outlets 2 days later. Obviously, this doesn't remove any heat of him grooming minors, but it was obvious that ZeRo attempted suicide because of the pressure that he was dealing with due to his past actions and how he couldn't handle it anymore. During a now-deleted interview with EE in April 2021, he revealed that he was still recovering from the suicide attempt but he'll remain on hiatus for therapeutic reasons, as well as sharing his history of previous suicide attempts. Even if the video was met with backlash due to his presence alone, ZeRo still made it known that he refuses to return to the competitive scene for the foreseeable future. On November 16, 2021. ZeRo released a video saying that he never actually solicited minors. Technicals released a video the same day, showing evidence to support ZeRo's claims, including a simple Google search proving that ZeRo's "victim" was actually only two years younger than him. The "confession" post also was revealed to be a suicide note, as he didn't think he would be able to prove his innocence.
  • 2020 – Sky Williams: Sky Williams was a popular Smash Bros. and Commentary YouTuber. Over his career he created numerous "Sky Houses" for other gamers/YouTubers to love in with Sky. However, numerous TwitLongers came out accusing Sky of abuse of the patrons within the homes. An example of this torture is the infamous Nairo/CaptainZack scandal. They also claimed that the Houses, which were only meant to house 5 people, ended up having up to 20-30+ people in the homes. After all the initial backlash, Sky made a Twitter poll asking people how he should apologize and/or defend himself, which most people chose in a TwitLonger. Sky, however, decided to do a monetized livestream on Twitch much to the backlash of many. The stream lasted for only an hour and a half (Sky was still on his first case), when one of his roommates in the Sky house he was in, decided to unplug the internet router and take it away from the house (which the guy later made his Twitter profile picture of him in his car holding the router). Sky would later try and make a Youtube video, however, that also received backlash. In February 2021, news articles brought up the situation once more and stated that Sky was supposedly fueling those to be part of these awful actions and would even berate them. However, Sky's innocence would finally arrive as on June 25, 2021, a video made by Technicals debunked many of the claims made towards him. During the video, Sky said that he had difficulty finding a job or therapy after allegations went public. Hours after it was uploaded, many people took to social media to share their condolences and even got #ApologizeToSky trending on Twitter. Sky broke his silence 3 days later stating that he never abused or condoned any of the abuse in the Sky Houses, but still needed to owe back a ton of money and admitted to setting himself up for failure with the houses to begin with. It's needless to say, though, that this drama has now been dialed down.
  • 2020 – Pyrocynical: Niall (better known as Pyrocynical) is an English YouTuber, who allegedly groomed a 15-year-old when he was 19. According to him, Niall sent a variety of inappropriate material to him, including drawn NSFW and fetish videos. Niall made a response on his subreddit a few days later. Turkey Tom then released a document claiming to have concrete proof of Niall being a groomer. On December 18th 2020, Niall made a response video on the document and debunked the "proof", while still admitting to the messages, which he said were nothing more than fantasy roleplay and sincerely apologises for. Opinions of these allegations have become divisive, but it's begun to slowly die down.
  • 2021 — Technoblade: Technoblade is an American YouTuber and a giant figure in the Minecraft community, with over 7 million subscribers, 2.5 million Twitter followers, 1.9 million TikTok followers, and has amassed a total of 854,881 livestream viewers at his peak. In early January of 2021, Twitter users found a tweet from 2017 saying “was Hitler a lesbian”? The historical context was that Hitler was proven to have treated lesbians better than other LGBTQ+ communities, and the skull that people thought was Hitler’s was actually a woman’s skull. This tweet blew up, but luckily, a lot of people dismissed it as stupid. However, after this, Techno went dead silent on any forms of social media for the next few weeks, as well as making a large chunk of his older videos that had content of this nature private. Later, an unknown user published a thread exposing Sleepybois, Inc., which contained him, Wilbur Soot, TommyInnit, and Ph1LzA, for being racist, homophobic, etc. This tweet got over 40,000 likes, with many people saying they agreed and would stop watching those channels. After Connor Pugs made his video on the situation, a lot of the hate died down and the tweet subsided, but not before #Technosupport was trending on Twitter. In April, people once again tried to expose him for supposedly racist comments he made in the past, and supporters went as far as doxxing Techno, revealing his address and the names of his parents and little sisters. After these tweets blew up, #Technosupport went trending once again. Luckily, none of these three situations have affected his subscriber growth and he continues growing at a healthy rate, despite the three incidents.
  • 2021 – Ninja Sex Party: Dan Avidan, also known as Ninja Sex Party, and the co-host of Game Grumps, is an American YouTuber, musician, comedian, and actor who had a long-standing reputation of his and Arin Hanson of being the internet's long-lasting gaming channels. However, in 2021, a fan attempted to expose Dan as a sexual predator, claiming that he had messaged her when she was 17 and 11 months old and he was in his mid-thirties before going on to sleep and ghost her. However, it was proven through screenshots that while Dan did talk to the fan when she was 17, nothing sexual or explicit was exchanged, and further proof would reveal that Dan had slept with her when she was 22, 4 years after first started talking and that the sexual conversations only started when she was 22. Since then, the accuser has retracted her statements that Dan is a pedophile and a groomer, but received severe backlash. Dan would go on to issue a statement where he apologized for the mistakes he made (i.e. ghosting), but denied any predatory activity or intentions. Although there have been other rumors of Dan ghosting other fans, none of them have come forward with enough concrete evidence to prove that was doing this to other girls and that any of the messages were from him, as one of the accusers admitted to being a compulsive liar and lying about Dan. Since then, both the accuser and the subreddit r/rantgrumpsnhave faced severe backlash and criticism.
  • 2021 – Vinesauce: Vincent, nicknamed Vinny is a YouTuber and Twitch streamer known for his gaming videos and memes. He formed the Twitch group Vinesauce in 2010 with other Twitch streamers. On April 2, 2021, a Twitter user by the name of "VS_Experience" posted a document accusing Vinny of sexual misconduct against her and his fans. The document details screenshots take place in 2018, she sent nudes to Vinny and he told her to keep their messages secret. There is also audio in which Vinny says that they met and had sex but Vinny forgot to wear protection. She later contracted STD but was ghosted without an apparent explanation as to why. One of Vinny's Twitch mods, Charon also accused Vinny of soliciting and quit his Twitch streams. Vinny responded to the allegations a day later on a Twitch stream. Vinny didn't want to give out too much information as he wanted privacy for the time being and thought the allegations were fake. He stated he would be talking to a lawyer to take legal action against the Twitter user. He apologized if he hurt anyone and demanded fans to not harass anyone online while sounding upset. Vinny's fan base was at first split on whether he's guilty or not since not too much evidence was given out. Some fans noticed that Vinny seemed out of character and inconsistent in the messages and audio. They also find it strange that they aren't able to comment or give a like or dislike in the audio video. Messages were also discovered on 4Chan accusing Vinny of pedophilia, but most of the messages were fighting and bickering, as well as comparing him to Dan Avidan. It was found that one of the accusers of Vinny was a former member of the Vinesauce network that had been kicked out in 2017 for harassment. Many people have theorized that these allegations were possibly a form of sabotage and the ridiculous accusations have since been debunked.
  • 2021 – Homskiy: Homskiy is a YouTuber and gamer who is best known for bringing forth the Friday Night Funkin Vs. EX mod, better known for having the antagonist, Tabi. Around the late-evening of September 8, 2021, a user by the name of Tenzubushi accused Homski of having abused and manipulated him, which he later confirmed to be true on his Twitter. He was previously caught in a crossfire when he clashed heads with sock.clips, creator of the Vs. Whitty mod, which, in turn, caused her to leave the FNF community. In the post, it was revealed that he fell in love with him 4 months prior and that he lied about being 18, with him being a minor at the time. Claiming to have been blinded by love, he was denied and became greedy and manipulative to try and get his way, wanting to change his way on multiple occasions. Though some fans have forgiven him for what he did and his will to become a better person, others have called him out for his behavior as well as using his previous drama to ridicule him, which caused a bit of a mental shutdown. On September 9, Homskiy would temporarily leave social media and the FNF community in general before placing the Tabi mod into the hands of the rest of the mod team, having left its future in uncertainty. However, on September 14, Tenzubushi would redact his statement about Homskiy, stating that the both of them were just being idiots and much of the accusations were actually false or misinformed that was caused by instinct rather than knowledge. It was also confirmed that the miscondemned actions with sock.clip were false and merely invalid screenshots that weren't taken into proper consideration. Nevertheless, Homskiy and Tenzenbushi have managed to bury the hatchet and came to a conclusion that both of them were simply idiots and had no malicious intent towards one another. Homskiy would return to the public when all was said and done and rejoin the FNF community.
  • 2021 – M Ф R D O: M Ф R D O (also nicknamed Mordo) is a Venezuelan YouTuber dedicated to uploading videos about memes and YTPH (the Hispanic variant of YTP). Despite not having a large number of subscribers (around 60K at the time), he was known in certain sectors of the Hispanic community of YouTube, At the end of May 2021, the user Randomware, another well-known YouTuber dedicated to YTPH and Mordo's ex-boyfriend, uploaded a 351-minute video revealing that Mordo had a Discord server called "Forochangos" where he shared different types of illegal content, including child pornography, gore, rape videos, snuff videos and animal cruelty. Randomware would also reveal that Mordo had invited young children to his server to seduce them and obtain intimate photos of them. Randomware would also reveal that Mordo had been stalking him for almost 2 years and that Mordo planned to create false evidence to blame other YouTubers for his crimes. However, on September 11, 2021, he streamed live with Ken L Wright to discuss about this topic, and he explained that a lot of allegations against him (specially the most serious ones) were false, many stuff was taken out of context by Randomware, the minors who were supposedly groomed were never interviewed by Randomware and denied any grooming from Mordo, though the gore stuff that was in the Discord server was still true, Mordo admitted to have done it just "to be edgy" and declared that he would be giving up doing that stuff and leave it up on the past, therefore clearing his name.
  • 2021 – BadBoyHalo: Darryl Noveschosh, better known online as BadBoyHalo, is an American YouTuber who makes Minecraft videos with the likes of Dream, Sapnap, Skeppy and more . On November 2, 2021, BadBoyHalo was accusated of Pedophilia by the Twitter alias of xoLuciex. They claimed that back in 2018, Bad talked to them in a very inappropriate way while they were 13. They also tweeted it out on their alt Twitter account, which went under the handle "lovesdnf". BadBoyHalo later on addressed the accusations that he has no idea who is this user is and hasn't provided any evidence that he has groomed a person. Lucie would later retract her statements by admitting that she was lying about the whole thing before deactivating her Twittter. Due for the accusations, Bad also added that he will talk to a lawyer to see if there will be legal actions against them for falsifying evidences.
  • 2021 – Sapnap: Nick, better known as Sapnap, is a YouTuber who is in the Dream SMP and has actually been friends with Dream before they found success. Several days after BadBoyHalo was hit with false allegations, a Twitter user claimed that Sapnap had groomed them on Discord back in 2016. The screenshots showed an alleged interaction with a user on Discord named "Sappy", who was seen to be attempting to solicit inappropriate material from them. They also showed an alleged screenshot of Sapnap on his current Discord account confirming in DMs that he was Sappy. The tweet didn't start gaining traction until 2 days later, however when that started to happen, Dream quickly responded debunking the whole thing. Dream had actually came up with the name Sapnap in 2019, and Nick never went under an account named "Sappy". Many others pointed out that the screenshots had obvious signs of faking. Soon after this, the accuser claimed that they had more evidence, but were quickly recieved with high amounts of backlash. The last tweets on the accuser's account where two tweets claiming to be group that had hacked their account, and threatened to release the false accuser's doxxed information and to delete the account. People pointed out that this was still the original person behind the account tweeting this out, and soon afterwards the account was deleted.

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