YouTubers the ACE Family are centered around a new controversy that has a lot of fans lashing out at the popular social media stars for indirectly forcing their audience to start paying for new content.
The ACE Family is comprised of couple Austin McBroom and Catherine Paiz with their daughter Elle, and now the family have created another stir with their audiences as an initiative to bolster their app has many calling them out.
The ACE Family released their own app in early 2019 that promised to feature “exclusive access to discounts, deals, and updates to the Ace Family gear” for a subscription price.
The ACE Family App has been lacking in content, but the YouTubers will look to add more in the coming months.
All would be well and fine, but on January 28, the ACE Family came out with a video saying they were taking a break from YouTube.
“With that being said, during our break, which is why we said it wouldn’t really be a break, we’ll be focusing on our app and our merch” Austin McBroom added.
The decision was heavily criticized, as many people have called the move a scam. YouTube is freely accessible to all, so fans feel that by solely focusing on content creation for their app they are forcing their audience to pay for content through the app’s monthly subscription.
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Fans have speculated that the move is in response to the still unaddressed “Lollipop video,” in which McBroom provided a phallic-shaped lollipop to an adolescent girl and posting it on their Instagram.
In their year in review, TikTok have revealed the most viral videos on the platform throughout 2020, and it’s a great reminder that not everything was bad this year, despite what was going on in the world.
We’ve already seen Bella Poarch — who, as you might have already guessed, features on this list — explain how TikTok saved her life this year, and some of the content we’ve seen from multiple creators has given us all entertainment and something to be excited about.
So, in a year that has been absolutely huge for the growth of TikTok, let’s have a look at the ten most viral videos on the platform in 2020.
10. Hartyt’s goose “throws it back”
Is this the most famous goose on TikTok?
Dancing is one of the most common activities on TikTok, so if you want to find success with it, you need to offer something unique. And that’s exactly what Hartyt did when he brought his goose into the fold to dance for the camera.
At the time of writing, this video has earned itself 18.3 million views and 3.3m likes.
At the time of writing, this video has amassed almost 15m views and 2.7m likes.
8. Tabitha Brown gives the world Carrot Bacon
Yes, carrot bacon. It’s exactly what you think it is.
Ever wanted to make carrot bacon? Probably not, but you will have after watching this, as Tabitha cooks up a healthy bacon alternative, gaining herself 19.9m views at the time of writing and 3.6m likes.
7. Eliza Peterson reveals the truth about dinosaurs
In this hilarious skit, Eliza explains what really happened to the dinosaurs: a miscommunication between God and his angels, resulting in the species’ sad extinction. 19.4m views later and we still don’t know the truth…
6. Awa_de_horchata_uwu’s… llama dance?
Perhaps the hardest to explain on this list, we’ve got a llama (or maybe an alpaca) dancing to the popular Mi Pan Su Sus sound.
Despite the insanity of the video, it racked up over 146m views and 17m likes, so it clearly struck a chord with a considerable number of people this year.
5. Will Smith wipes it down
Even Hollywood actors can’t resist joining in on TikTok trends.
Will Smith might be best known for his work in some of the biggest films and TV shows of this century, he’s no stranger to TikTok, either.
In fact, he picked up a ludicrous 260m views doing this “wipe it down” challenge — transitioning between his regular self and his Men in Black character, Agent J.
4. Jalaiah Harmon shows off her Renegade at NBA All-Star Game