I have an obsession with YouTube, i enjoy a variety of channels, including the gossip ones!! YouTube gossip is far more appealing to me than celeb gossip, I really enjoying hearing about what everyone’s been up to and the latest scandal in the YouTube world.
Very recently YouTube has lost a lot of its advertisers, they’re calling it the ad boycott. As there are not enough ads to go around creators profits are plummeting. They have also made huge changes in what videos can and can not be monitised. One channel that is suffering is Kendall Raes, her latest video ‘phase’ is conspiracy theorises. These types of videos can no longer make money.
A lot of you tubers have stared a patreon, this is a website where people can donate money and in return you can offer extra videos, letters, phone calls, songs… basically extra content or perks that no one else would get. I don’t really have a problem with patreon as a lot of you tubers have them, but with most you tubers you get something in return, creators have made it their little own community and are bringing something to the table.
Whereas Kendall Rea offers next to nothing for donating your hard earned cash. A twitter follow and extra giveaway entry’s sounds a dull as dishwater to me. But this isn’t the main issue people are having with her, she released a video basically threatening to take her channel down if people won’t donate, she said it with tears but it came across as a threat, blackmail if you will.
It also doesn’t look good that she has been on three holidays in the space of a few months (I have been told allegedly) and is currently building her own house. I would kill to own a house let alone build one, so to me the patreon looks like we’re funding her lavish life style. For her to say there’s no way she could make videos and do a full time job is damn right insulting. There are thousands of you tubers that have ‘real’ jobs as well as you tube! Don’t get me wrong it would suck to be paid incredibly well for making videos, but things change, you tube was not made to be a career. It’s amazing that it has turned into that but she’s acting like it’s her god given right to be paid!
I’m sure her videos do take time to make and reasearch but to be honest she could probably watch a documentary on the topic and just reword it as I’ve never learnt anything new from her content.
Over all she’s pissed a lot of people off, but I’d love to hear in the comments below what you think about the you tube ad boycot? As well as Kendall Raes actions!
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