Keemstar dragged Lilly Singh and people are NOT happy
28 December 2018, 14:48
Keem came for Lilly on Twitter
The tweet, which was seemingly entirely unprompted, read: "@IISuperwomanII you are trying to hard & becoming too plastic. You would have got more views if you did 12 collabs with smaller YouTubers. I just gave similar advice to someone in our space that’s going mainstream. It’s a common issue we have."
@IISuperwomanII you are trying to hard & becoming too plastic. You would have got more views if you did 12 collabs with smaller YouTubers. I just gave similar advice to someone in our space that’s going mainstream. It’s a common issue we have.— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) December 27, 2018
What's he so mad about?
Keemstar is referring to Lilly's recent "12 days of collabs" videos, which have featured a variety of celebrities, including John Cena, Terry Crews and Alicia Keys.
Keem seems to have taken exception to this, as he is seemingly one of those creators who is not happy with the growing number of celebs on the site (this can be seen in the generally unpopularity of Will Smith's cameo in this year's much despised YouTube Rewind).
Lilly has not yet responded to Keem.
This is not the first bit of online criticism Lilly has received recently. Near the end of 2018, Lilly got into an argument with PewDiePie, after he disagreed with a tweet she posted which showed her dismay at the lack of women on the Forbes highest earning YouTubers list for the year. It ended with Lilly asking Felix to chat to her privately, and it's not publicly known if the feud was ever resolved.
A few days ago I tweeted about zero women being on the Forbes YouTuber list. My concern wasn't ME not being on the list. I likely don't deserve to be on the list this year tbh. I've had a tough year. I know that. My concern was NO female representation...— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) December 8, 2018
However, there may be more at play here. Today Keem tweeted: "I'M BORED!!!!!!!!!!!!"
So there's a good chance he was just having a prod at Lilly in order to have something to do (hey, we've all been there).
I'M BORED!!!!!!!!!!!!— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) December 28, 2018
The reaction to Keem's tweet was decidedly mixed
U should mind ur own business and stop creating drama unless u like making drama so u can make a yt video ?— KSG (@ksg_za) December 27, 2018
KEEMSTAR your irrelevant— classiest guy ever (@okiamclass) December 27, 2018
This isn’t even drama he’s just sharing his opinion about how she collabed with bigger people in her 12 days of videos for Christmas. It’s just some criticism on what some people would like to have seen.— NerderDame (@NerderDame) December 27, 2018
We'll have to wait and see if this develops into anything.
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