The Worst Big Youtubers

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Berithil:
It's not just Youtube. All you need to do is look at cinema and television and you'll see the same thing. Why is it that Jersey Shore gets 7 (or is it 8?) seasons, and yet Firefly gets cancelled before they finish their first?

My guess would be money. One requires writers, creativity, and effort which all cost money. The other requires a bunch of dumb individuals, who are willing to make fools of themselves on camera. Apparently, that's why lots of TV channels have started gravitating towards reality shlock, regardless of what they were previously about. Definitely a sad story.

sageoftruth:

Berithil:
It's not just Youtube. All you need to do is look at cinema and television and you'll see the same thing. Why is it that Jersey Shore gets 7 (or is it 8?) seasons, and yet Firefly gets cancelled before they finish their first?

My guess would be money. One requires writers, creativity, and effort which all cost money. The other requires a bunch of dumb individuals, who are willing to make fools of themselves on camera. Apparently, that's why lots of TV channels have started gravitating towards reality shlock, regardless of what they were previously about. Definitely a sad story.

It's no surprise that streaming and internet-based shows are taking off.
I stopped watching TV shows altogether well before now, but every time I turn the TV on it's rare that I don't facepalm.

Atmos Duality:

sageoftruth:

Berithil:
It's not just Youtube. All you need to do is look at cinema and television and you'll see the same thing. Why is it that Jersey Shore gets 7 (or is it 8?) seasons, and yet Firefly gets cancelled before they finish their first?

My guess would be money. One requires writers, creativity, and effort which all cost money. The other requires a bunch of dumb individuals, who are willing to make fools of themselves on camera. Apparently, that's why lots of TV channels have started gravitating towards reality shlock, regardless of what they were previously about. Definitely a sad story.

It's no surprise that streaming and internet-based shows are taking off.
I stopped watching TV shows altogether well before now, but every time I turn the TV on it's rare that I don't facepalm.

Same. I can't remember the last time I watched TV for more than 5-10 minutes. It doesn't help that I'm allergic to my roommate's dog, who is always on the couch.

I've honestly never cared for any of youtube elite besides the epic rap battles guys and (if you count her) meekakitty. The rest I could care less about, they pretty much made a business out of youtube videos, what with the video replies, constant request to like and share the video and what not and it turns me off from them.

Andy Shandy:
Basically all of the YouTube celebrities that their entire thing is reporting celebrity gossip and random stories(sxephil, Ray William Johnson, countless others) are just the worst.

And PewDiePie. I try not to rage about him as much as others here, but I do find it abhorrent that someone like him has 4million+ subscribers for his...take on comedy.

There has to be some hidden joke that I've missed out on when it comes to that guy, honestly.

I thought RWJ reviewed viral videos, not gossiped about celebrities. Admittedly I don't watch all of his videos.

camerinian:
YouTube is a very confusing place. There are comedy prodigies on the website who struggle to get the views or subscribers they deserve, yet there appear to be so many talent-less hacks that undeservedly net a massive fanbase, forming the elitist, uncrackable clique known as "The YouTube Celebrities".

You can classify "big" however you want, I just want to know about the video-makers you believe are hogging the limelight when they don't deserve to at all.

I'll start off by admitting my undying hatred for iJustine. I've heard so many people hail her as the Queen of YouTube, yet all I can see in her is a reply girl with slightly better editing skills. Honestly, all the tropes are there: Cashing in on good looks, fake title and thumbnails, and literally no worth to her videos, comedic, informative or otherwise. Granted, she is sort of slipping in the ranks of the YouTube community, but the fact that she was ever popular to begin with is simply purile

isn't she that insanely annoying girl that does gadget reviews for GTTV on GameTrailers and Spike? I still can't believe they recruited her. GTTV used to be pretty good before that change of format about two or three years ago. I wasn't even aware that she was a youtube celebrity. If this is what potential serious game journalists like myself have to compete with these days, I'm not even sure if I want to get into the industry anymore.

I have to nominate PewDiePie. I tried watching an Amnesia LP he did and couldn't stand more than the first five or so minutes even with the video muted. If he is popular then there must be a lot of post-lobotomy patients on the internet.

Rather than focus on the bad, I'd rather promote the good (or at least what I think is good). PressHeartToContinue and DexterityBonus are both good, a mix of game news, video journal and lets plays that are pretty honest and open (plus Dodger is cute). RosannaPansino does nerdy cooking shows, not wholly original but they are fun to watch (she's also cute (don't look at me that way))

Lionsfan:

Bradeck:
I would personally like to point out Hannah Minx. Her youtube videos are numerous, and let me see if I can post one here.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIJHdGN_nW8

I can't ummm...get it to work.....phrasing.....I just.....can't think.....I'll be in my bunk.

Copy everything in the link after the =, then use youtube=*insert stuff* and put it in brackets.

Like so (quote me to see what I typed out):

Oh no, its Hanna Minx. I remember she was talked about in one of PMRrants videos.

Specifically, this one:

I don't understand why her channel exists. The only thing going for this vapid airhead is her bust, which is something many other women have, but don't flaunt it as much as she does, while she talks about nothing in particular or apparently uploading videos about her "interesting" life. Since she likes uploading videos of her talking with her breasts on camera, why doesn't she just work on a SexCam website where she will find the "audience" who will give her attention and money for that one and only reason she wants it in the first goddamn place?

I also don't understand PewDiePie's popularity for reasons many people already mentioned, and I'd be less inclined to care about him, if it wasn't for his absoletely insane drones for fans. I mean seriously, they go nuts over any criticism levied at him.

Definitely PewDiePie.

Seriously... the very embodiement of the mindless 12 year old hordes who only laugh at penis jokes. He's even gone outright and said he doesn't care about his viewers, only the cash they get him.

I would say Tobuscus but it would make mea hypocrite. He's still an idiot though.

RWJ isn't even worth the effort I put into typing this sentence.

Amazing Atheist. There are more intelligent atheists out there who don't steal money/ebeg.

It's weird, I haven't seen or even heard about most of these youtubers. Honest, I mean it. Somehow all my time on youtube has never been spent watching SMOSH, Fred, PewDiePie, iJustine and many of the others. Although I have to admit that Hannah Minx video posted earlier I just found hilarious. I'm almost willing to believe she's as much as a naive airhead as she portrays in that vid to think viewers watch her to see her poorly made sand castle.

Knight1172:

Assassin Xaero:
Personally, I can't stand TotalBuscuit. Even worse is that people will bash a game just because he says it is bad without ever trying it, or even learning to think, for themselves. I've tried so many games people said were horrible, and they were rather fun.

I love TotalBiscuit to pieces, but this is my only problem with him. He's created a paradox where he tries to get his subscribers to be thoughtful, considerate people, yet his opinions are so strong that it polarises them. TB doesn't present the agreeable, negotiable side of himself outside of the TGS Podcast, where often argues amicably with Jesse - in his videos, he seems to only talk about railing against one side or the other.

He takes a side very strongly, and his lads follow him like sheep because they saw someone they respect and admire spouting it's virtues. Then, they defend it, because if that view is wrong, their idol is wrong.

It's a shame, because TotalBiscuit is such a positive influence on many of his subscribers, it's just they take his views without thinking through them.

Sorta like that guy in the "do you preorder games" (think that is what it is) thread who replied to me and other people saying we were ruining the game industry by preordering games and telling me I need to watch the video TB put out on preordering games. If anything, this guy helped prove my point.

The biggest problem about judging 'bad' youtubers is that it's very subjective. Personally, I don't really find RWJ or the Yogscast all that funny. The Yogscast seem like nice people though. I'd prefer to keep this positive so shoutouts to my favorite youtubers:
http://www.youtube.com/user/booksandquills
Dutch lady reviewing books and making travel videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/OlanRogers
Besides being a gorgeous man he is also a very funny one
http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers/videos?view=0
A channel owned by two brothers. One of them is the author John Green and the other is a musician called Hank Green.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLeagueOfCloaks/videos?view=0
Movie reviews and discussion of religion/philosophy

Assassin Xaero:

I'm always surprised as to why TB cops so much flack over being too 'opinionated' or too harsh.

If anything, I don't think he's harsh enough. Most of the stuff he says is just common sense as far as I'm concerned. He tends to just reiterate much of what more experienced PC community have been saying for ages. Only thing he does that I find annoying is his tendency to waste time reiterating the same statement or argument for far too long.

As far as his audience goes though, you are always going to get the idiotic fanboy element that treat people like gods to be worshipped. Even Tb himself has said he hates them. If they weren't white knighting and idolizing him, it would be some other jerk off. At least in his case he mostly makes statements that are true.

Anyway, My most HATED indivudal youtuber though would have to be Champ Chong.

He ticks every single box:

- Fake thumbnails and Video titles? Check.
- Terrible constant stop/start editing? Check.
- Constant use of other people's content due to lack ability to create anything remotely interesting of his own? Check.
- Insistence on spending half the time in any given clip asking people to like and subscribe? Check.
- Douchebag pet name for his subscribers or 'champ chong army' ? Check
- Pathetic attempts at humour that aren't even in the range of 'so bad it's funny' ? Big Check.

All of which is pretty par for the course, except for one difference.

He's Australian. And feels the need to constantly remind everyone in his stupid sign off.

Well, I'm Australian too, and on behalf of our country, I sincerely apologise for this incompetent, annoying, waste of space.

hm. There are a few that I don't like.

Shane Dawson and RayWilliamJohnson are a couple.

TheAmazingAtheist was trying too hard to keep up his depressed character and was very blatant about it, so I just began to bore of his channel ("Telling me to cheer up makes me even sadder!" *GRABBLE GRABBLE RABBLE GRABBLE YELL AT THE CAMERA ABOUT IT!*).

One thing I will say, though, is that I don't agree that insulting the fanbase of someone just because they enjoy laughing at a certain brand of comedy is okay. I don't know why, but I was wasn't expecting this behavior on the escapist forums. :/

I don't think anyone's stupid for enjoying a laugh, nor should I try to think of myself as superior to them because of it, no matter what their sense of humor is. It just doesn't logically follow.

Vapaapudotus:
I watch quite a lot different let's players and game reviewers. So many lets players take the highway and scream from top of their voice and curse a lot. When I was 18 I liked AVGN, now days I can't stand the guy anymore. Why must everyone scream? For me that is the biggest problem with any youtube personality.

It would be nice to see more softly-spoken presenters.

You ought to check out James Rolfe (AVGN)'s site, www.cinemassacre.com Most of the time he's not doing the AVGN character, and that's when his material is best. If you've just the slightest interest in movies, check his videos out, he's fantastically smart and was even a film-student, which just makes him all the wiser. He is actually the guy that got me interested in filmmaking in the first place, now I'm studying film!

He really is a gentle and soft-spoken person in reality. AVGN is just a character he does (which he has stated several times).

Don't really use Youtube for much else than music, Angry Joe and occasionally Big Steve. He's a UK guy who moved to Sweden and makes fun of us. It was fun at first, but it's starting to get pretty old. Think he's lived here for two years now, yet still can't pronounce any word right on camera for "comical effect". At least I hope that's the case.

Though a few times while checking some gameplay videos I've come across some douche. Think it might be TotalBiscuit, but I'm not sure. Anyways, I can't stand his fucking voice. Hate it when guys speak with the back of their throat to get a deeper voice. Just sounds fake and annoying.
Had to go through his videos quite a bit before Diablo III was released because I was desperate for beta footage.

PrankversusPrank

Dumb stereotypical blonde bimbo + insecure rather unintelligent sexist muscle guy play pranks on eachother.

But that's not the worst. They attracted a whole horde of retards who now scour every prank channel on youtube, flooding it with comments about how their heroes were 'first with this prank' or 'pvp is better' and it just keeps going.

Interestingly enough, they regularly copy pranks from others who did the same on youtube earlier. Not that the trolling idiots who follow them care...

I don't see the attraction of PewDiePie, but I find others more annoying.

Also, why the hate for Tobuscus? Some of his stuff is corny, but the man has talent and a sense of humour.

I should really stop going into these threads, as I watch PewDiePie's videos and find him moderately funny, sometimes hilarious.
Anyways I vote for annoying Orange. I could not watch 1 minute of one of their videos before I turned it off.
Also I vote for my own Youtube videos I made before I hit puberty. God my voice was high pitched.

Obviously this is just my personal opinion but I would have to say PewdiePie. I have nothing against him as a person but my ears do not appreciate how much he screams at all. I tried to watch one of his videos all the way through and came away from it with one of my worst migraines to date.

Here's who I hate

PewDeiPie
He just makes kids laugh and plays scary games and pulls funny faces, if you call that comedy you're dumbfounded
SMOSH
The stuff they do is just retarded and their youtube base is for 12 year olds and below. IAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan. duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh pure retards
Every COD commentator (except, F1stdaCuffs, who actually talks about the franchise call of duty and gives commentaries on how to become better at cod)
Optic gaming
Haze or Faze whatever their called
Whitestreet 7 boy I hate that guy. You do not showoff a house from the money you got from youtube idiot
Fred
All of those pretty boy youtube dudes like jacksgap and the others I can't think of them because they get me angry and 14-18 year old girls are attracted to that crap, not suprised as guys look at porn so I'm not pointing the finger, don't blame ya they just piss me off
Kassem G, what's this guy going for he is a total douche and it isn't funny
Really Annoying Orange
NiggaHigga has gone down track, the only thing that was really funny was bromance
Epic Meal Time is crap unfortunately to say the novelty has worn off. The only way they can keep their views alive is to do more BIGGER MEALS

These people need to get real jobs

The problem with all these people is they create a persona they can't escape and are in an ego-island

And on the topic of youtube FPS Russia upload more vids comrade!

For me it's Pewdiepie for reasons stated already in the thread and Pat Condell

I choose him, because to put it simply, Condell is a more rude, racist, Islamophobic version of Richard Dawkins and he also openly endorses UKIP as well, that really says alot about him

I actually don't mind RWJ, the viral videos are often quite entertaining. His comedy is hit or miss, but he gets so self-sarcastic about it that it's hard to despise him really. Not sure why people here hate him so much.

All of them. The Needle Drop is the only youtuber I watch. Rest I've seen are complete shit

crusador90:

I don't understand why her channel exists. The only thing going for this vapid airhead is her bust, which is something many other women have, but don't flaunt it as much as she does, while she talks about nothing in particular or apparently uploading videos about her "interesting" life. Since she likes uploading videos of her talking with her breasts on camera, why doesn't she just work on a SexCam website where she will find the "audience" who will give her attention and money for that one and only reason she wants it in the first goddamn place?

Is she actually Japanese? She doesn't look it,,

There's no one that I think doesn't deserve it, it's hardly up to any one of us to decide that. I just watch those that I like and I pretty much never see any of those "bad" Youtube celebrities. It's people like you that make great advertisement for them. The only reason why I know that Pewdiepie and iJustine exist, is because of people hating them on these and other forums.

The Fonsz:

The Yogcast
Their youtube base is made up of 15 year old annoying kids and it doesn't interested me in the slightest

I feel a need to defend this one:

I totally agree that their vids are oriented towards a younger audience, what with the slew of Minecraft vids, and for that reason I don't watch them (well sometimes I pick an odd video and see it).

But they aren't even close to deserving a spot on your list I think, because compared to everyone else you have, they actually have to put effort. A lot of their series involve something some of their members have had to work hard on, and they tend to have some sort of (dumb) structure and goals to go along with the chemistry they have. I'm not good at explaining this but bottom line I don't think they're A-material, but it's still quality.

If anyone wants my list just look up The Fonsz's post I just quoted.

(puffs into thread) Am I too late to join in on hating The Amazing Atheist? Because I totally fucking hate that guy. Being deliberately controversial and/or holding contentious political/ethical views is one thing. Expressing them like a complete shitstick is another entirely. Every time I see someone post one of his videos in a thread and I see his smug, puffy face I just die a little bit inside.

I like TotalBiscuit, Dodger (calm Dodger, not "look at meeee" Dodger), Husky and HD, and Crendor. I wanted to like Jesse Cox, but his "LOL I'M NOT EVEN TRYING IT'S HILARIOUS" schtick gets old really, really fast.

How did Ali-A get big on youtube there are 1000 better cod commentators but this guy has sore through the sky with one million subscribers with less than 300 vids.

How? Are the subscription base of youtube made up of 14 year olds?

Truly annoying youtubers? Not many i really watch, but some of the semi-soulless minecraft guys (like antvenom.) get to me. a good deal are just boring, particurly smosh as thier jokes get more predictable, (also bluexephos for the same reason.) Good channels:
A fair deal of the screwattacl vids
Danbull
A good deal of the game station
damo2986
quill18
and most of the other members of the yogscast: (sips, sjin, lanla etc. i don't really like nilesy though.)

Clowndoe:

The Fonsz:

The Yogcast
Their youtube base is made up of 15 year old annoying kids and it doesn't interested me in the slightest

I feel a need to defend this one:

I totally agree that their vids are oriented towards a younger audience, what with the slew of Minecraft vids, and for that reason I don't watch them (well sometimes I pick an odd video and see it).

But they aren't even close to deserving a spot on your list I think, because compared to everyone else you have, they actually have to put effort. A lot of their series involve something some of their members have had to work hard on, and they tend to have some sort of (dumb) structure and goals to go along with the chemistry they have. I'm not good at explaining this but bottom line I don't think they're A-material, but it's still quality.

If anyone wants my list just look up The Fonsz's post I just quoted.

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I still think they have turned what is to be a form off expressive art which is minecraft into a business and that displeases me.

Nothing that hasn't already been mentioned, but Ray William Johnson gets another from me. Adds nothing of worth to the stuff he regurgitates from elsewhere on the internet, and has inspired dozens of imitators, all desperately trying to prove they can be stupider than he is.

May as well throw the girls that use thumbnails of themselves wearing low-cut tops to entice people into watching them yammer on about something the viewers otherwise wouldn't care about.

It's worth mentioning that I know the lowest common denominator is what gets the views the vast majority of the time, though, so I can only blame them so much. People watch it, so who can truly blame them. I'd just like to see being clever and having a little self-respect become the norm, I guess. It's not like most people don't have the potential for it; it's just easier to be an idiot.

The Fonsz:
How did Ali-A get big on youtube there are 1000 better cod commentators but this guy has sore through the sky with one million subscribers with less than 300 vids.

How? Are the subscription base of youtube made up of 14 year olds?

Well... yeah, actually. Most of the obnoxious garbage on the internet comes from teenagers and people that just got finished being teenagers, when it comes to avenues like Youtube. This isn't anything new.

Carnagath:
I actually don't mind RWJ, the viral videos are often quite entertaining. His comedy is hit or miss, but he gets so self-sarcastic about it that it's hard to despise him really. Not sure why people here hate him so much.

because he is not a 20 some dude living in his basement doing viral videos anymore? he is making rap videos, trying to produce a tv show, got 10 things on the fire his hobby that shot him into fame is down to one day a week and a guest host gimmic to keep people tuned in so to speak.

i do not think he is the uber talented or funny myself but it used to be a decent way to tune in doe a 3 minute show and see some decent viral videos. especially when they put the work in and got newer stuff.

tb i like some of his stuff only thing i can see is parlaying his utube celebrity to pimp promo stunts with games, but that is sort of debatable is he actually is a fan of said games and stuff just happens. either way people take exception to it when it unbalances the factions because 100k terran repub all sign up because tb asked them to. with his journalism leanings he should avoid stunts like these because it tarnishes your reviews when you are chumming around with devs or actively promoting certain games.

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