In 2017, Monalisa Perez shot and killed her partner, Pedro Ruiz, while filming a video they intended to put on YouTube. (The couple expected the bullet to be stopped by a book held up in front of Ruiz’s chest.) On Wednesday, Perez plead guilty to second-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 180 days in jail.
YouTube has had a pretty rough couple of months. In addition to the fact that several news outlets reported on the platform’s inappropriate content directed at children, one of the site’s top celebrities, Logan Paul, posted a deeply offensive video goofing off in Japan’s suicide forest. Not to mention the platform is…
In May, two of five children of the YouTube celebrity couple DaddyOFive and MommyOFive, Heather and Michael Martin, were removed from their custody after authorities were alerted to videos that depicted abusive behavior labeled as “pranks.” On Monday, the couple was sentenced to five years probation.
Between the “adpocalypse” that drained advertising money from YouTube, and highly-publicized fiascos involving popular content creators, YouTube’s had a rocky 2017. Now, many who make a living off the website are dreading the fallout from the latest Pewdiepie debacle. The question many are grappling with at the…
Some people have a lot of personal or family adolescent traditions, customs centered around summer camp reunions, Hebrew school, or post-soccer ice cream treats. I only have one personal tradition, and it’s watching a four-minute-and-23-second musical YouTube montage of the romantic odyssey of two characters I don’t…
The cosmic creature and rockstar we all knew as Prince was down with many things during his lifetime: the color purple, changing his name to a symbol, Jehovah’s Witnesses. But one thing he was absolutely, unequivocally not okay with was Youtube.
The original 1960s Spider-Man theme song might be a classic, but it isn’t one of “those” kind of classics. You know, the ones they teach in high school to inspire you to stand on your desk at shout at captains. But that isn’t stopping Zendaya from giving the theme song the dramatic reading it “deserves.”
YouTube as a website and community bursts with positivity and good vibes. It’s also a cesspool of divisive discourse, which can sometimes turn into harassment. You’ll find all that and more at VidCon.
In a publicity stunt that seems inspired both by documentary and by Shiba Inu puppy cams, Katy Perry is live-streaming her entire weekend on YouTube. Apparently, the aim is to promote her new album, Witness—so it’s thematically appropriate—and the content has so far included an intense, tearful therapy session.
I am aware that I am setting up a false equivalency here—some people, myself included, think festivals are the most fun, and would much rather be outside with nattily dressed strangers than glued to their dumb computer all day. But you have options.
The conversation surrounding what is or isn’t “over the line” in comedy isn’t new. More recently, the conversation has shifted from young comedians fighting for freedom of speech to older comedians decrying political correctness. The latest controversial jokes from Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg sit at the crossroads of…
Delta is defending its choice to boot YouTube prankster Adam Saleh from a flight Wednesday morning. Saleh alleges that he and Slim Albaher, a friend and another YouTube semi-celebrity, were thrown off the plane for speaking Arabic. The airline is claiming that according to witness statements, the two “sought to…
A video purportedly showing a man getting kicked off a Delta flight for speaking in Arabic went viral Wednesday morning, an assertion complicated by the fact that the man is a YouTube celebrity known for perpetuating viral hoaxes.
A chiseled, bleached blonde man in a muscle tank beamed at me and 83,000 other people from behind a camera in his darkened living room.
In all the hubbub surrounding Sunday night’s upsettingly nasty presidential debate, we missed an important election milestone: Tim Kaine learned “millennial slang” with YouTube star Tyler Oakley. Yas.
Beauty bloggers should take a minute to dust the foundation residue off their shoulders because a new study confirms that bloggers have increasingly generated much larger interest online than beauty brands.
Zoie Burgher knows exactly what you see when you tune into her Call of Duty streams. She knows that viewers judge her and people assume the worst because of how she presents herself. Burgher is currently blowing up on YouTube anyway, thanks to a recent ban on Twitch.
You’ve probably watched the video for Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” — the stunning masterpiece in which Our Lady Bey runs elegantly amok, wielding a baseball bat. But now you can watch it on YouTube without any hassle whatsoever.
There’s a YouTube mystery around beauty blogger Marina Joyce, and even after the police got involved the conspiracy theories keep coming.