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15-year-old YouTuber stirs controversy after revealing possible pregnancy

Published: 14/Apr/2019 22:48 Updated: 14/Apr/2019 23:04

by Virginia Glaze

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15-year-old YouTuber Danielle Cohn received a massive online following for her music career – but now, the social media star is turning heads for a different reason.

Cohn posted a divisive Tweet on April 11 appearing to hint at a possible pregnancy, simply writing, “8/14/19” – which many believed to be a due date.

This theory seemed to be backed up by Cohn’s boyfriend, Mikey Tua, who posted a similar Tweet on the same day, this time using the hashtag ‘#manibaby.’

An elaborate pregnancy announcement… and a Vegas wedding?

The couple later uploaded a video announcing to their parents that the two were, indeed, expecting – but that wasn’t the end of their announcements, by far.

Cohn went on to upload a video of her marriage to Tua in Las Vegas, where they were joined in matrimony by an Elvis Presley impersonator, later posting a photo of their marriage certificate to Instagram as proof of their union.

Rumors of her pregnancy were further inflamed after Cohn posted a telling photo to Instagram on April 11, showing Tua kissing her exposed stomach.

Despite these posts, critics theorize that the couple is merely playing an elaborate prank on their parents, while others are taking issue with Cohn’s young age in relation to her potential pregnancy.

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Is it all just a prank?

Speculation has since arisen concerning Cohn’s real age, with some fans wondering if the YouTuber is truly 15 years old, after all.

Cohn’s public YouTube profile states that she was born on March 7, 2004, rendering her 15 years old as of 2019; but this date isn’t appeasing some fans, who claim that she was actually born in 2007.

Cohn’s gender reveal party likewise received ample speculation, with fans noting that pregnant mothers have to wait for about 16 – 20 weeks for an accurate ultrasound of their baby’s gender, which doesn’t seem to add up with Cohn’s announcement on April 11 – nor her apparent lack of a prominent baby bump.

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Even Drama Alert’s Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem weighed in on the issue, theorizing that Cohn’s wedding and pregnancy are both a stunt to gain views on YouTube.

“This cannot be real,” KEEMSTAR said of the debacle. “I don’t believe this. I don’t think she’s pregnant… I think this is all BS for YouTube.”

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Whether or not Cohn’s pregnancy is legitimate remains to be seen; however, the YouTuber’s possible ploy is certainly convincing, as she continues to keep up what could be a massively elaborate charade.

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Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun

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YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.