posted by Ella Wells

What the HELL is going on?!

In case you were wondering, #YouTubeIsOverParty is not the name of another Gleam Futures shindig – it’s sadly the complete opposite. You may have seen the hashtag flying around your Twitter feeds yesterday after it was revealed that YouTube will no longer be monetising videos that aren’t ‘Advertiser Friendly’ – and it seems as though our favourite content creators have pretty mixed opinions on it.

“What does this mean?” you ask. Well, YouTube has come up with some new (pretty strict) guidelines that forbid all content which contains bad language, graphic content, controversial topics, sexual humour and SO much more from being monetised. So, let’s be real, that’s the majority of creators in trouble now.

Of course, this to us sounds like pretty much every channel on YouTube, and like with most drama on the video sharing platform, its users took to Twitter to voice their opinions and concerns with the hashtag #YouTubeIsOverParty. Within a few hours the hashtag was already trending top in the United Kingdom and was sparking a huge debate throughout the YouTube community.


Some were glad that the new TOS’s were cleaning up YouTube’s content.


Others were freaking out about the future of their channel.


Some were claiming they weren’t in it for the money.


Others were stuck in the middle.


Some were throwing shade.


And others just didn’t have a clue what #YouTubeIsOverParty was on about.


Of course, in true unicorns style, we had to weigh in on the #YouTubeIsOverParty debate. We ran a poll yesterday and it seems as though 96% of you think that this is the end of YouTube as we know it. Head over to our Twitter page to let us know what you think.


Let us know what you think about the future of YouTube in the comments and in the meantime, check out our latest episode of SLAY or NAY over on our YouTube channel to catch up with all of this weeks YouTube news.