Keemstar Says The Only People Who Make It On YouTube These Days “Are F*cking Savages”

24 July 2017, 10:30 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:41

Keem Savages / Keemstar

By Benedict Townsend

If you are hoping to become a YouTuber in 2017, Keem has some pretty heavy advice for you: "You don't stand a g*ddamn chance"

YouTube drama maestro Keemstar has taken to Twitter to share a sobering message with aspiring YouTubers: Don't even try.

In a stark two minute rant, Keem states that it's never been harder to become a successful YouTuber. He says this is partly to do with the ever-increasing quality of YouTube videos, which creates crazy competition.

He says: “I’m going to give it to you straight, the market is saturated, I mean everybody is trying to be a YouTuber. Everybody."

"I’ve been a Youtube for over eight years and I’ve seen pixelated videos go to mini-movies on YouTube," he explains. The bottom line, however, is that "the competition is so fucking steep."

YouTube's current state, he believes is also due to creators who "don't follow the rules." Keem specifically calls out Jake Paul as an example of a YouTuber 'savage' enough to make it in this new YouTube landscape.

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Keemstar is, of course, most well known for his series 'DramaAlert', in which he alerts YouTube viewers to any recent YouTuber drama (make sense now?) Keem has traditionally been a divisive figure, but there's no denying that he has found a huge amount of success on the platform and so has some right to talk about what it takes to make it on the 'Tubes.

What do you think of Keemstar's comments? Do you think he is correct? Are you an aspiring YouTuber who is deterred by these statements? Do you think we've included enough rhetorical questions here to get this news piece over the word count? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page. And don't forget to check out some of the savage content over on our official YouTube channel.

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