YouTube drama is a hot topic right now, unfortunately. With gossip channels popping up pretty much everyday and YouTubers such as Phillip DeFranco and Keemstar making some serious money from reporting drama and unfounded claims, it was only a matter of time before the community put their foot down and said NO MORE.
After FouseyTUBE called out a bunch of react channels for acting inappropriately in a staggering 41-minute long vlog, the trend #MakeYouTubePositiveAgain started appearing on Twitter with big name YouTubers getting involved with the revolution. Yousef’s video points out that channels like Keemstar are using deliberately misleading and clickbait-esque headlines and thumbnails in order to generate views and money, even though they are then not referenced in the clip. It’s here that Alfie jumps in on the action too.
Following a string of tweets, Alfie Deyes makes it incredibly clear how much he despises Keemstar; “Drama channels only spreading negativity. I’m so bored of their fake thumbnails & titles about other YouTubers… Look at videos like this. Just because Zoe & I had our friend rochelle come visit us”. In this last tweet, Alfie is referring to a Keemstar video titled – “#DramaAlert Alfie Deyes CHEATS On Zoella?”.
He goes on to point out that Keemstar’s thumbnail was in fact an image of Alfie, suggesting that he was “using [his] face to try & trick people into thinking I’d cheated on Zoe”. This isn’t the first time YouTubers have attacked each other or the mainstream media over drama and clickbaiting audiences, but with people like FouseyTUBE and Alfie Deyes doing it so explicitly, the YouTube community might be on the verge of a meltdown if things aren’t solved quickly.
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