Deji faces backlash over old YouTube video intro
Popular YouTube personality Oladeji Daniel ‘Deji’ Olatunji has sparked criticism after an old video intro of his resurfaced online, which contained some highly controversial content.
Before he took the YouTube vlogging world by storm, the 23-year-old used to post gaming videos under the moniker ‘ComedyShortsGamer.’ He later changed it to Deji in August of 2018 after his content shifted focus.
However, on December 27, a video intro from his gaming days resurfaced on Twitter which showed an animation of the British star performing a questionable act, and people aren’t happy about it.
Deji’s old YouTube video intro
In an August 2013 upload titled “Fifa 13 | Team Korea | NEW INTRO,” the London-born personality debuted the introduction, which showed him rendering a woman unconscious with a chloroform-soaked cloth.
“Hey, baby, my name’s ComedyShortsGamer,” the animated version of Deji said upon walking up to the girl, who rolled her eyes at his advances and ignored him. He then proceeded to knock her out with chloroform and drag her by her legs.
The YouTuber later updated his future videos with a new clip, but kept the uploads with the animation in on his channel – something which has now resurfaced over six years later to angry Twitter users.
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After user ‘MLJoee’ posted the video online, many people responded in shock – including Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem. “This is not real? No way!” the 37-year-old quote-tweeted in disbelief at what he had seen.
This is not real? No way! https://t.co/zRrB3nNX9Y
— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) December 28, 2019
Another tweet from ‘MrMoonAndPals’ went viral, accumulating over 2,300 retweets and 16,100 likes since December 26 at this time of writing. “Daily reminder this was once [ComedyShortsGamers] intro,” it read, alongside the clip of the questionable animation.
Daily reminder this was once comedy shorts gamers intro pic.twitter.com/APZWgm3HZa
— Moon (@MrMoonAndPals) December 27, 2019
Popular YouTuber James Marriott weighed in on the situation, and joked, “Can you all just shut up about 2020 being your year. It is clearly ComedyShortsGamer’s so everyone else can step the f**k aside.”
Can you all just shut up about 2020 being your year. It is clearly ComedyShortsGamer’s so everyone else can step the fuck aside.
— James Marriott (@JamesMarriottYT) December 27, 2019
Not everyone saw issue with it, though, and many have simply chalked it up to being “edgy 2013 comedy” and not a cause for concern.
As of this time of writing, Deji has yet to address this latest controversy, but Dexerto has reached out to him for comment.