Laura Lee, Jeffree Star, and the Teary-Eyed Cynicism of YouTube Apology Videos

“Imagine stanning a racist? I could never,” YouTuber Gabriel Zamora tweeted on August 12. He followed with a thread of damning accusations and thinly-veiled insults, including a photograph of fellow influencers Nikita Dragun, Laura Lee, Manny Gutierrez (better known as Manny MUA), and Zamora himself, middle fingers in…

Here's What We Know So Far About the Shooting at YouTube's California Headquarters [Updated]

On Tuesday afternoon, at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, three people sustained gunshot wounds, one critically, after a shooter reportedly opened fire with a handgun in an outdoor courtyard. A few hours after the story broke, the New York Times reported that police believed the shooter to be an as of…