We could spend hours listing all the controversial YouTube celebrities. It seems every day another YouTuber has said something offensive or is taking aim at a group of people they dislike. The sad truth of the matter is fame often goes to the heads of these people and corrupts them. It lets the innate darkness within them seep out and present itself in their video content.
But today we are looking at one of the biggest, and often most controversial names on YouTube. Keemstar. And we will be examing the rumor that is might be being sued by YouTube itself. A court case he would be sure to lose.
But first, who is Keemstar? For those of you that don’t know, Keemstar is a YouTuber who began his career in the very early days of youtube. Originally he created funny videos and did commentary on video games. Mainly on Call of duty matches. It was here he first gained some renown as a commentator for some of the biggest CoD matches in gaming history.
His channel, KillerKeemstar, soon blew up as he began hosting a YouTube talk show where he would invite various guests, often with disagreeing views, and have them debate it out. In the early days of YouTube, this became one of the first online shows of its kind.
Soon Keemstar would find his niche when he began his YouTube Drama series. Essentially working as a news show meets panel discussion meets debate forum. YouTube Drama would focus on the biggest happenings and gossip stories within the YouTube community. He would invite people who were in the middle of heated feuds and add fuel to the fire.
He would also do spotlight sessions, where he would bring in unknown YouTubers. And became quite popular in the community by getting real views on YouTube channels that were otherwise going to remain obscure.
And it is also here that we see his slow decline into controversy.
Stirring the Pot
At first, many critics of Keemstar said he was intentionally stirring the pot with the drama to get more views. Which, of course, he admitted he was. That was the draw of his show and made sense. But soon he began stirring the pot with the community as a whole.
It started with him tweeting horrible or aggressive things towards people that disagreed with him. His messages would often be insensitive and disrespectful. He soon made a number of enemies. Including most of the gaming community as his disgusting response to Totalbiscuits cancer diagnosis. Keemstar soon became one of the most hated men on YouTube.
The latest rumor says that Keemstar recently put out a series of tweets, which have since been deleted, in which he made some serious claims about the legitimacy of YouTube and its ad services. In the tweets, he essentially called them thieves and liars and used insulting and borderline racist language to get his point across.
YouTube apparently is reported to be thinking of moving into a class action suit against Keemstar. The charges would be defamation, slander, and hate speech. Our source says they plan to use the backlog of all the terrible and hateful things Keemstar has said in the past in what could be considered a character assassination.
While this all remains speculation and rumor at the moment, it would not be a surprising move. Considering the current political climate, YouTube could be hoping to crush Keemstar before he draws too much attention and YouTube comes under fire for giving him a platform to spread hate.