|“||What is up DramaAlert nation, I'm your host Killer Keemstar, let's get right into the news!||”|
Daniel M. Keem (born: March 8, 1982), better known online as DramaAlert (also known as Keemstar, formerly XDJKEEMSTAR), is an American YouTuber and online news reporter best known for his DramaAlert channel.
He is also known as one of the founding members and hosts of the Baited Podcast. He is the founder of Minecraft Monday, a popular Minecraft competition comprising of many large creators, and Friday Fortnite, which is a popular Fortnite competition consisting of large Fortnite content creators. Friday Fortnite was introduced in May 2018, but was shut down quickly. The tournament did come back in 2019, but for only a brief period.
- 1 History
- 2 DramaAlert
- 3 Podcasts
- 4 Thrust Nation
- 5 Controversies
- 5.1 Racism allegations
- 5.2 Feud with Bashurverse
- 5.3 Feud with Scarce
- 5.4 False accusations against RSGloryandGold
- 5.5 TotalBiscuit's cancer
- 5.6 Feud with ReviewTechUSA
- 5.7 Feud with Philip DeFranco (News Network and Betterhelp)
- 5.8 Big YouTubers' responses to DramaAlert
- 5.9 Pedophilic allegations
- 5.10 iDubbbz Content Cop
- 5.11 Feud with Pyrocynical
- 5.12 Feud with Smile4YouTube
- 5.13 Response to the allegations
- 5.14 DramaAlert scandal
- 5.15 Keemstar vs LeafyIsHere and GradeAUnderA crisis
- 5.16 Feud with MundaneMatt
- 5.17 Feud with Pokimane
- 5.18 Doxxing Destiny
- 5.19 Etika's mental health
- 5.20 Minecraft Monday
- 5.21 Feud with Brawadis
- 5.22 Feud with TheQuartering
- 5.23 Onision's interview
- 5.24 Keemstar vs Lacoste lawsuit
- 5.25 H3H3 & Keemstar Feud/Content Nuke
- 5.26 Feud with Deji
- 5.27 H2O Delirious allegations
- 5.28 Feud with Britbongreturns
- 6 Termination
- 7 Subscriber milestones
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
Daniel is possibly the one who has had the most terminated accounts consisting of 5 terminated YouTube accounts, 2 terminated Twitch accounts and as well as more accounts on various other websites.
In October 2009, Daniel got his start on his YouTube channel, XDJKEEMSTAR, after he was trolling while playing Halo 3 (in which the channel got taken down in January 2013). Someone in his game session recorded him talking trash about the game (in which Daniel was doing so as a result of drinking hours prior), who then uploaded it to YouTube. He was unaware of this until he received various messages about the video, learning it was on YouTube. The people who uploaded the video eventually contacted Daniel, asking him to be a part of their group channel called F.A.G. (The Federation of Asshole Gamers) to make Halo trolling videos, where he used his name DJ Keemstar.
Before Daniel's original YouTube account got taken down, he was inactive until 2012. Daniel created DramaAlert in October 2012 under the XDJKEEMSTAR account, the series's first video reporting on iFlynn's exposé on Raw Instinct. Early DramaAlert videos mainly focused on Call of Duty information. Daniel moved DramaAlert to a new account, DramaAlertNation, with XDJKEEMSTAR being terminated shortly there after. However, this new channel would only last until January 11, 2013, when it too was also terminated.
He created another YouTube channel, KillerKEEMSTAR which is where the name Killer Keemstar comes from. That channel was then terminated in early 2014, possibly due to COD beef. In 2013 he also created a separate YouTube news channel, TheDramaAlert which also got terminated in early 2014. Daniel then created his fifth YouTube channel, FreeDramaAlert, which got terminated sometime in June 2014, leading to the creation of the NewDramaAlert channel which has remained since. It is unknown why the last two channels got terminated but it's possibly due to allegations related to his "toxicity" in the gaming community which eventually died down.
DramaAlert was created when Daniel saw YouTubers fighting on Twitter in late 2012 and noticed the ridiculous popularity of videos discussing such topics. This would proceed to be featured on his XDJKeemstar at first, then later was passed on to many channels after each termination.
He would “Shoutcast“ it with the hashtag #DramaAlert, which people seemed to enjoy. One day he made a video about drama, which made the idea take off. Daniel created the first DramaAlert channel, DramaAlertNation, which was falsely terminated on January 11, 2013. Later in 2013, he created a separate YouTube news channel, TheDramaAlert which also got falsely terminated in early 2014. Daniel then created his fifth YouTube channel, FreeDramaAlert, which got falsely terminated sometime in June 2014, leading to the creation of the NewDramaAlert channel later that month which was owned and operated solely by Dan's manager, Ryan Thomson.
On July 2, 2016, the ratings on DramaAlert were disabled but are now enabled once again. Because of his history of posting controversial content, including trolling videos, Daniel, despite being the creator and host of DramaAlert, did not have access to the YouTube channel and was permanently banned from operating a YouTube account until August 2016 when he realized his ban was lifted.
According to Daniel, the videos were being uploaded by Ryan Thomson, iPlayPRODIGY, Dan's personal manager who solely 'owned, accessed, and possessed' the YouTube channel in the interim of Dan's ban to keep it compliant with YouTube's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.
Daniel was the founder and co-host of the "Baited! Podcast" from 2016 to 2019. The podcast was also co-hosted by Colossal is Crazy and Tommy C. The podcast covered mostly YouTube drama/news and current events going on in the YouTube community. The podcast became very popular early on withreaching the top 20 on the iTunes charts, even beating out "The Joe Rogan Experience" at one point. The podcast also had popular YouTube guests such as H3h3Productions, LeafyIsHere, Zoie Burgher, FaZe Banks, Adam22, and Boogie2988. The podcast later added on comedian Andy Milonakis and YouTuber/Twitch streamer Anything4views after Colossal and Tommy C parted ways from the podcast after disagreements over wages. In June 2017, Colossal returned to the podcast permanently. In late 2018, Anything4views later left the podcast to pursue his own podcast "Cold Ones". On July 7th, 2019, The podcast made its final episode with special guest Tommy C, where they discussed the drama surrounding YouTuber ImAllexx.
On March 18, 2020, Daniel announced that "Baited!" has ended and it was replaced by "Moms Basement".
On March 16th, 2020, Daniel started a new podcast called "Moms Basement" with co-hosts FaZe Banks and Colossal is Crazy. The podcasts uploads every Wednesday to Spotify and covers YouTube news/drama. The podcasts has had guests such as MrBeast, Jeffreestar, KSI, and many others.
Daniel was a founding member in several incarnations of Thrust Nation, a gaming organization he led alongside Mala, a former FaZe member. Though Thrust repeatedly came to an end one way or another. Other Thrust members included MatMicMar, Noisy Butters, Hollow, and Mtn.
In 2008, Daniel was a moderator on Battlecam.com and got into an argument with another moderator by the username AlexXx8 (Alex). Alex called Daniel a "Whop" and a "Dago", which are Italian racial slurs (due to Daniel being mostly of Italian ancestry.) The argument started due to Alex featuring Daniel on the front of the page of Battlecam, and users on the site started to notice it. Apparently, more users recognized Daniel as a moderator than Alex, so they thought Daniel was being selfish and putting himself on the website, although, in reality, it was Alex. Now it is unknown if Alex did so to anger Daniel or was doing it because he thought he was being nice and giving him more positive recognition on the site. In response, Daniel went on in what is now an infamous BlogTV live stream 100% furiously calling Alex the n-word, started saying "Oh fucking righteous fucking n*gger, Alex, is doing this shit! You fucking n*gger!" and later said, "Everyone type in chat Alex is a stupid n*gger!" which later became a meme and controversial years later. Now the story wasn't really well known until 2016 where on a stream Daniel went across a video of a rapper saying the n-word (w/o hard R) which somehow reminded him of the incident, in which he told the whole story and that he regrets calling him the n-word as he knows now that it is a really offensive word and that he does not like that people are making memes out of it for comedic effect. In the baited podcast Daniel has said that he "regrets it every fucking day."
Feud with Bashurverse
On April 18, 2015, Daniel's first major drama and controversy on his DramaAlert brand would arise with Bashurverse, a well-known Minecraft YouTuber over his past. Daniel would upload two videos on this matter, with the second one being uploaded on April 30, 2015. Many people in the YouTube community however criticized Daniel for belittling Bashur and driving him off the internet and destroying his YouTube career and how he got it wrong, used Bashur for clicks and ad revenue, and generally did not care about Bashur's wellbeing. The drama also led to Bashur having several breakdowns on video, and Bashur leaving the internet for a while due to the hate he received.
Feud with Scarce
In October 2015, Daniel and fellow drama channel Scarce (then known as RED Scarce) had a falling out in their relations and tensions would boil over on a stream on October 12, 2015. A heated exchange would occur back and forth between the two YouTubers resulting in Scarce uploading a video on Daniel a day later explaining the situation. Although the drama between the two would calm down for several months, it was not until January 2016 that Scarce would criticize Daniel over his reckless news coverage over RSGloryandGold. In summer 2016, many major YouTubers promoted Scarce over Daniel, and Scarce surpassed Daniel in terms of subscribers during that period, but nevertheless, Daniel regained his title of #1 Drama channel a year and a half later. Nevertheless, tensions between the two have calmed down as of recent times.
False accusations against RSGloryandGold
On January 9, 2016, Daniel made accusations that a 62-year old Twitch streamer RSGloryandGold was convicted pedophile John Philips, leading to RSGloryAndGold receiving abuse and even death threats – only for it to emerge that RSGloryAndGold and Philips cannot be the same person as Philips was still in jail and that the person who researched the story based it solely off of the resemblance between Philips and RSGloryAndGold. Daniel eventually uploaded a Twitter video saying that he screwed up and the DramaAlert video was put on private.
On January 13, 2016, Daniel posted a video in which he says in a sarcastic tone that he cannot wait to report on TotalBiscuit’s death, as TotalBiscuit announced in October 2015 that he is suffering from terminal cancer. The video was in response to TotalBiscuit's rude reply to Daniel when he tagged him in a tweet saying "You made the news". The video has since been removed from his twitter, but there are plenty of duplicates to be found online. Weeks later, Daniel uploaded a ten-minute video on Twitter, apologizing to TotalBiscuit for the statement. These events taking place in January gained Daniel more mainstream attention. However, he unfortunately passed away in 2018.
Feud with ReviewTechUSA
On January 24, 2016, YouTuber ReviewTechUSA posted a Twitter poll on whether or not he should create a Patreon for his YouTube channel. Several minutes after the fact, Daniel subtweeted at Rich criticizing YouTubers for having a Patreon, especially if they make "enough ad revenue". Due to this subtweet, Rich directly called out Daniel about being a hypocrite due to him taking donations on his streams. Daniel later blocked Rich on YouTube. Two days later on January 26, 2016, both YouTubers had drama on a stream with both attacking each other back and forth. Since then RTU and Daniel have both had uneasy relations, even going into late 2018 with Daniel grilling and accusing Rich of false flagging despite no evidence.
Feud with Philip DeFranco (News Network and Betterhelp)
On a few occasions Daniel has taken shots at YouTuber Philip DeFranco on a couple of his live streams. He claims that his DeFranco Elite Patron is a scam and that DeFranco is a panderer due to his middle-ground stance. Daniel also criticizes him on the "Philip DeFranco is creating a News and Entertainment Network" on Patreon in a Twitter video post. The beginnings of this feud are unknown. DeFranco has responded subliminally to Daniel and also Kavos (in the beginning) on H3 Podcast #42 - Philip DeFranco (Play at 1:18:34) about the news network. DeFranco criticized Daniel (not by name) as not being a credible news source and mentions the pedophile allegations controversy as an example. Daniel responded on a twitter video. On October 7, 2018, Daniel criticized DeFranco's involvement with the Betterhelp controversy on the Baited! Ep# 37 podcast. He claimed that DeFranco was partnered with Betterhelp while DeFranco claims otherwise. v=gzRqPFtKiYU DeFranco responded to the controversy.
Big YouTubers' responses to DramaAlert
In March 2016, while he is not specifically mentioned, it is widely assumed that the videos DRAMA is more popular than CONTENT by Jacksfilms, YouTube Has Changed by Markiplier, and YouTube Drama by PewDiePie were directed partially towards Daniel and DramaAlert.
On April 21, 2016, YouTuber JoeySalads uncovered old footage from 2010 revealing that a 15-year-old girl had apparently live-streamed herself naked; with Daniel allegedly ordering her to do so. This received much criticism from other YouTubers—notably JoeySalads himself, GradeAUnderA, and Philip DeFranco.
Daniel's first reaction (on Twitter) was that he had "many girls get naked" in 2010, though later stated that his "news team" is investigating these claims, and for the time being "Keemstar will no longer host DramaAlert". Daniel eventually stepped down as host, and the new host: TyTrends filled in the role for a host of the show. A week later Daniel regained his position as host of DramaAlert.
iDubbbz Content Cop
On May 5, 2016, IDubbbzTV made a “Content Cop” episode about Daniel, criticizing him and his actions, both past and present. Daniel has since stated he had found it hilarious, possibly thinking that the video is satirical, not serious. This video started to get Daniel slightly more mainstream attention. While he did "survive" the content cop, his career and reputation have seen a modest downturn.
Feud with Pyrocynical
On June 9, 2016, Pyrocynical made a video on Daniel explaining his personal experience with Daniel and how Daniel leaked his personal images onto Twitter. This was due to Pyro not defending Daniel enough, and with that, Daniel attacked and accused Pyro of 'being a snake', and threatened to "ruin Pyro's career" claiming he had "files atop of files to swing back". This resulted in Pyrocynical and Daniel's relations becoming even more poor, and with this, the long anti-Keemstar mob ultimately began, as well as severing relations between Pyro and Daniel.
Feud with Smile4YouTube
Smile4YouTube, another YouTuber who has been critical with Daniel had his information unofficially doxxed due to Daniel. Both YouTubers have had their own drama in the past with Smile4YouTube raiding Daniel's streams, harassing Daniel, and creating content critical of Daniel for several months. In response to Smile4YouTube, Daniel on a stream encouraged people to dox Smile back. This resulted in Smile getting swatted in June 2016 and he consequently left YouTube after this event.
Response to the allegations
On June 29, 2016, Daniel made a video called "KEEMSTAR EXPOSED RESPONSE!", where he responds to multiple YouTubers that have made "Keemstar Exposed" videos. He later made another video responding to the rapper Josh A. In the same vein of the streams he does, Daniel explains his own side of the story that the people such as Leafy, GradeAUnderA, (who both used to be friends with him) has all of a sudden, turned their own backs against him, but not out of disrespect that he was "talking shit about him." What happened is the exact opposite, they shockingly tried to make up accusations that are never true and had never happened, and bundled them into exposing videos that are filled with nothing but denials and lies. All of which, are made for fraudulent gain, to simply gain more views and subscribers to inflate their ego. This genuinely angered Daniel, not because of the fact they betrayed his trust, but also because they have continuing to spread damaging hoaxes around in order to defame him. During the streams, and especially during his career in being a YouTuber, was actually an honest guy, in which he proves in showing what had actually happened.
In August 2016, while Daniel was on one of his live streams, he accidentally went onto the DramaAlert YouTube channel's settings, which he later gasped as soon as he realized after reading the comments what he had done. It turned out that Daniel had complete access to DramaAlert the entire time, even though previously he had 4 terminated accounts on YouTube. Despite this, the DramaAlert YouTube channel never got taken down, and Daniel has since confirmed he is able to own the channel.
Keemstar vs LeafyIsHere and GradeAUnderA crisis
After the scandal, LeafyIsHere and GradeAUnderA came out with a series of exposing videos against Daniel despite being good friends. Grade accused Daniel of being a pedophile, racist, woman beater, and talking crap behind his back while Leafy accused Daniel of doxing, swatting, manipulation, hypocrisy, racism and talking shit behind his back as well. This caused DramaAlert to gain more hate, loose subscibers drastically, and send the channel into a state of near-complete ruin. Daniel tried the best he could to debunk the claims, even by having his girlfriend testify on his behalf, but it was no use.
Because of the hate, Daniel stepped down as host and appointed Tyblue aka TyTrends as host so he can take a break from YouTube. This went on for a few weeks until Daniel returned with a video titled "Why Am I Still Getting Hate?" (which has now been deleted). In the video, he debunks a lot of the accusations made against him with actual proof. He even showed that Josh A lied about Daniel doxing him and trying to bribe him. Another point he brought up was when Smile4YouTube accused Daniel of doxxing him (which is true Daniel), Smile4YouTube however was actually the one harassing Daniel and his friends. He would DDoS his streams, swat him and his friends/assosiates which included Bashur, and would make over a hundred donations just so he can charge them all back and shut down Daniel's PayPal account.
Months after the crisis, Daniel picked up a story where Leafy was accused of subscriber-botting by Ecy and reported this on his DramaAlert. Towards the end of the video, he tells a story about the time when iDubbbzTV made the Content Cop on Daniel and it made him gain hate and lose subscribers. He says that he called Leafy for advice, to which he allegedly responded with something along the lines of "Well you can bot the likes". Daniel states that he wasn't sure if Leafy was joking or not. However after Ecy's video was proven to be inaccurate, Daniel corrected the info in his next video. After Leafy saw this, he made a response to the video saying that he was "tired" of Daniel and was looking into filing a lawsuit against him.
A while after that, LeafyIsHere's former animator HeyWatchYourMouth came out with a video about Leafy. In the video, he goes over how Leafy didn't pay him good enough, didn't give him enough promotion, and used him and other YouTubers to attack H3h3Productions. However, he also reveals in the video that Leafy and Grade really did backstab Daniel and goes over their supposed reasons (with proof). Leafy allegedly did it because of a "business decision", and Grade because Daniel was a "racist" and he didn't want to associate with Daniel because of it. This helped Daniel get the strength he needed to climb back up and redeem himself in the future. Leafy then started to gain more hate than he did after the content cop made on him. Other YouTubers who worked with Leafy even came out and said the stated the same problems Nick had with Leafy.
Afterward, Leafy would agree to come on the Baited Podcast which was hosted by Colossal Is Crazy, Daniel, and Tommy C SFTP (at the time), and talk with him for the first time in months since the attacks. The episode lasted for an hour with Daniel and Leafy arguing while Clown and Tommy chimed in.
Feud with MundaneMatt
In June 2016, MundaneMatt was swatted and indirectly accused Daniel of possibly being behind the swat. One day later, the FBI showed up to Daniel's home and asked him questions pertaining to the swat of Matt. Daniel was later cleared from the case. However, this resulted in Daniel and Matt's relations going sour and tensions would reheat in April 2018 when Daniel made a twitter video responding to Matt of their past confrontations with Daniel bringing up the swatting incident. Daniel would take further jabs at Matt until a Killstream in August 2018 when Daniel ultimately came out on top of his feud with Matt and essentially ruined Matt's career for good.
Feud with Pokimane
In November 2018, Daniel and Twitch streamer Pokimane got into a heated back and forth argument on Twitter firing shots at each other and accusing each other of various things. This drama between the two resulted in significant distrust against Daniel and Pokimane herself for making their quarrels public.
YouTuber Destiny got the opportunity to be interviewed by Daniel on February 10, 2019. However, the interview was very unprofessional with Daniel even asking "Do you touch kids?". After the bad reception of the video, Daniel lost 3,400 subscribers in 2 days and had slowly been leaking a small number of subscribers since then. Daniel, being very infuriated at this, enlisted the help of Zoom (a known swatter, hacker and pedophile) and the NCO (a twitter group chat dedicated to helping small commentary channels grow without Daniel's influence) and attempted to dox Jusdestiny to try to expose him. Though, he ended up admitting to it on the RFC Afterhours live streams. After gathering up the evidence, Nicholas DeOrio made a big exposed video on Daniel titled "KEEMSTAR Hacked This YouTuber...", followed by justdestiny himself and many other YouTubers such as Combat Wombat and BowBlax.
Etika's mental health
Throughout late 2018 and early 2019, fellow YouTuber Etika had a multitude of mental breakdowns that ended in arrests and institutionalizations. Daniel confronted Etika on DramaAlert about it in an interview that got heated, culminating with Etika storming out of the call and Daniel laughing him off as "a fucking nutjob". The interview has since been deleted. Daniel's twitter is also infamously riddled with disrespect towards mental illness, asserting that depression and social anxiety "aren't real disorders" and anyone who claims to have them is "weak". He also encouraged Etika to continue having mental breakdowns to give him drama to cover. These tweets have to been deleted. Etika was reported missing soon afterward, and Daniel disregarded it as another publicity stunt. It was confirmed on June 25, 2019, by the NYPD that Etika committed suicide. Daniel got in contact with Etika's mother and set up a fundraiser for the funeral. Many people accused Daniel of contributing to Etika's suicide, but Daniel defended himself by citing Etika's relatives, who have no ill will toward him.
In June of 2019, Daniel started a Minecraft tournament called Minecraft Mondays which featured many famous YouTubers such as PewDiePie, DanTDM, Technoblade, Skeppy, JackSucksAtLife, James Charles, BastiGHG and many others. On September 2nd of the same year, Daniel banned and whitelisted several smaller streamers from the tournament who were previously invited, arguably the most prominent in the situation being a6d, xNestorio, and TimeDeo. Daniel tweeted out a couple of times in regards to the situation, claiming that he banned them because of their low viewer count and profile and that he "didn't even know who they were." After some back and forth tweeting, this resulted in ShotGunRaids, TimeDeo's original partner, to leave the tournament, with other YouTuber Dream stating he would never come back to Minecraft Mondays would he be brought back. All of this culminated in a twist no one expected, where a6d snuck into that week Minecraft Monday's tournament, managing to pull 3-4 thousand viewers. This caused Daniel to join his chat and congratulate him on the viewers, letting him continue with the tournament. This whole thing sparked massive controversy among the viewers, with most of them attacking Daniel on Twitter. Many streamers including Skeppy, BadBoyHalo, JackSucksAtLife, and ShotGunRaids all decided to leave Minecraft Mondays after the drama had settled down a bit. However, as time passed, several contestants that left the game appeared to have changed their decisions. This was shown when ConnorEatsPants returned for the hacked week fourteen. ShotGun was also present in the week as a spectator with both Skeppy and Jack appearing to be changing their decisions when Minecraft Monday Season 2 was announced.
Feud with Brawadis
In February 2020, Daniel uploaded a video on his DramaAlert channel interviewing a female who was allegedly was forced to perform sexual acts in front of YouTuber Brawadis. In spite of this upload, many people began to criticize Daniel for his extreme bias in the interview as Daniel stated he does not like Brawadis at all and many of his critics downvoted the video, accusing Daniel of trying to use his platform in order to discredit and destroy Brawadis' YouTube career.
Feud with TheQuartering
Just a week after in March 2020, Daniel accused TheQuartering of false flagging against Eight Points and demanded an apology. The Quartering replied to Daniel, debunking the claim that he struck down the critics' video and demanded an apology from Daniel. Daniel did not apologize to TheQuartering and ignored his critics in this situation.
On March 9, 2020, Daniel interviewed controversial YouTuber Onision. The interview was met by negative reception by the community due to Daniel's unprofessional interview and Daniel downplaying Onision, complimenting him at times. Consequently the second and third parts to the interview were uploaded to his channel but were met with backlash and dislikes. Daniel would take down those videos yet they would be reuploaded by other channels. Many in the community criticized Daniel for not having enough information nor did he do his research on the Onision situation.
Keemstar vs Lacoste lawsuit
On March 13, 2020, Romeo Lacoste of the California Dream Tattoo officially filed a lawsuit against Daniel for $3.5 million dollars over the defamation of his character. Never the less Daniel had solid evidence to back up his claim of Lacoste having relations with underaged minors and promptly contacted his LA-based lawyers in order to begin his lawsuit. This is the first major lawsuit against Daniel and his DramaAlert brand directly.
H3H3 & Keemstar Feud/Content Nuke
On May 18, 2020, Daniel got into a heated argument with h3h3Productions. Although both content creators have already had an uneasy relationship dating back several years, the argument would boil over in May of 2020 exchanging back and forth tweets with each other. Consequently, H3 stated on Twitter that he will upload a video on Daniel and he did on May 19th, 2020 titled "Content Nuke" which outlined the entirety of Daniel's controversies and his malicious behavior. As a result, Daniel began losing subscribers already stagnating at 5.61 Million subscribers by that point and several hours after H3's upload lost 10,000 subscribers.
On May 19, 2020, Daniel tweeted that he will respond to H3's video. Many people on Twitter responded to Daniel claiming his career was "over" among other things. Several hours after H3's video was posted on Daniel as well as the tweet exchange, Daniel's sponsor G FUEL seemed dropped him from his website, thus losing Daniel's several years-long relations with the energy drink brand.
H3's video received a mixed reception with many claiming that his video was already common knowledge and covered to death by smaller YouTubers. The main criticisms against Ethan's video on Daniel was devoted to Etika as Ethan spent 20 minutes on that segment.
On May 20, 2020, Daniel uploaded his response video to Ethan called "H3 lies" focusing on H3's 20-minute long segment on Etika and H3's insinuation that Daniel was responsible for Etika's passing. The video was not well received and Daniel received more dislikes than likes as well as continued subscriber loss. Daniel also revealed that he contacted G FUEL and personally decided to not be sponsored anymore because he felt that the backlash G FUEL received was uncalled for.
On May 21, 2020, H3 dropped another video on Keemstar called "Nuclear Fallout" further exposing the lesser known activites done by Keem, such as shaming a rape victim, scaring off other people's sponsors (including a video game team), and having poorly-researched "news stories" as well as bias. This video was well received and also put a dent on Keemstar's career with Keem losing 70,000+ subscribers.
Feud with Deji
On May 23, 2020, YouTuber Deji uploaded a video called "My Experience with Keemstar" outlining his history with Keemstar. Deji states in the video that beginning in 2016, him and Keem were on good terms but later on, Keem became much more negative and biased towards him on his show. Deji outlined the many instances that Keemstar used his DramaAlert platform to attack, belittle, or even downplay Deji's mental health as well as the more recent allegations of Deji's alleged sub-botting to which Keem claims Deji is doing and is actively trying to take down his channel. Deji also praised H3 for calling out Keem and stated that Keem deserved it after abusing his platform for so long.
H2O Delirious allegations
On May 23, 2021, Ohmwrecker was a guest on DramaAlert, when he alleged that several Vanoss Crew members used to share pictures of female fans with each other. He alleged this information was received via Lui Calibre and an audio recording of the same was played in the video. However, the context behind the audio could not be verified.
As the video progressed, Ohmwrecker spoke about H2ODelirious being set up by his friends in 2013. This event led to some of his audio getting leaked. Ohmwrecker further alleged that the girl who H2O Delirious was talking to was a minor and the group members knew it too.
Feud with Britbongreturns
Keemstar had an issue with Britbongreturns due to his close friendship with Colossaliscrazy and after Colossal backstabbed Britbong he started targeting Britbongreturns and hiring Zoom/Godspeed to take down his Twitter accounts, then started targeting his newly made YouTube channel and Twitch and not only this Keemstar openly threatened to dox and go after Britbongs family, Colossal knew about all of this and didn't help in anyway so Britbong told Colossal he knew stuff about him too so leave him alone.
Keemstar blew this up to falsely claim he was threatening Colossal and "that's the reason why I am doing this" but the real reason he was targeting Britbong was simply due to the fact he wanted him completely deplatformed and silenced because Britbong made several videos exposing his friends and it pissed Keemstar off, apparently Britbong was the reason he lost G-fuel partnership.
Keemstar then told AugieRFC, TommyC, Bowblax and their group that the person that was sending people CP was "britbong" despite this being proven false numerous times they ran with it due to already not liking him, after months of false accusations he was proven innocent https://odysee.com/@britbong:c/proveninnocent:6 and Keemstar still actively tries to get him banned.
While Daniel has been terminated many times over the years, a hacker known as "Lizard Squad" hacked YouTube on November 23, 2017, terminating Daniel's channel for about 30 minutes. It was Daniel's biggest termination out of every other channel he had. This Lizard Squad was revealed as fans using the original Lizard Squads name and as such renamed their twitter to Alien Paradox Unit. People thought this would be the end of YouTube until it was found that a hacker (APU) hacked YouTube and terminated multiple big channels, such as iDubbbzTV, Papa Jake, Styxhexenhammer666, Team Coco, Repzion, including Daniel. Daniel has made a video addressing the situation.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1 million subscribers: February 10, 2016.
- 2 million subscribers: July 10, 2017.
- 3 million subscribers: October 10, 2017.
- 4 million subscribers: July 18, 2018.
- 5 million subscribers: May 14, 2019
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- Daniel is of Italian, German, and Dutch descent.
- He suffers from dyslexia.
- Although Daniel was banned from owning any channels (with his previous ones being terminated), he confirmed in a podcast with h3h3productions that he does own DramaAlert now and is allowed to.
- He was a part of the FaZe Clan.
- On Baited episode #30, Daniel states that he has a treasure map to some Nazi gold buried somewhere in Russia and that one day he's going to go out there with a metal detector to find it.
- On an episode of DramaAlert, He said that Its JoJo Siwa had sent his daughter a Christmas video, as he praised her happily, saying she was his daughter's role model.
- His first big subscriber amount was revealed in a video when he reached 300,000 subscribers in December 2010. He recalls it being a huge amount due to only a few YouTubers being around or over 1,000,000..
- He was nominated for a Shorty Award for Best Web Series in 2014.
- The soundtrack at the beginning of some of the videos with the music theme that sounds like a generic news story is "Broadcast News Long" from iMovie and seen on the channel iMusic.
- Daniel endorsed and supported Donald J Trump for president in the 2016 and 2020 United States Presidential elections.
- Daniel is often associated with garden gnomes.
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