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Fans confused after Tana Mongeau loses YouTube verification

Published: 4/Oct/2020 15:51 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 9:33

by Charlotte Colombo

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Controversial YouTuber Tana Mongeau may have gone one step too far this time in the eyes of YouTube HQ, as she has seemingly lost verification status on her YouTube channel.

With 5.45 million subscribers, Tana Mongeau is one the biggest names on YouTube right now. Known originally for her comedic ‘storytime’ videos, the creator is now mostly known for her on-off relationship (and live-streamed wedding) with fellow influencer Jake Paul, her disastrous self-titled festival ‘TanaCon’ and for being embroiled in various other controversies.

While being sidelined by platforms isn’t new to Mongeau – she describes herself in her YouTube bio as a “struggling demonetized influencer” – many fans were surprised to find that her YouTube channel had seemingly lost its verification status in recent days.

According to Def Noodles on Twitter, Tana’s verification tick has been removed from her channel entirely.

According to DefNoodles,  the deverification of Mongeau’s YouTube channel can be problematic for her career because YouTube tends to prioritize content from verified sources in algorithm placement.

This then means that without verification, Mongeau’s content will be greatly impacted in terms of how they rank on YouTube’s algorithms.

Fans had a mixed response to Mongeau’s apparent deverification. Some fans were confused, with one questioning why other problematic stars like Jake Paul, Jeffree Star, Trish Paytas remain verified.

Why did Tana Mongeau’s channel get unverified?

There is a lot of speculation surrounding YouTube’s decision to verify Mongeau’s YouTube channel. Many fans are suggesting that the reason she was deverified wasn’t based on her actions, but on more of a technicality. Namely, that she changed her YouTube name to Tana Paul following her marriage before changing it back to Tana Mongeau after the marriage broke down.

Alternatively, it is plausible that her unverification is the result of her latest controversy, which many have suggested is a possible breach of US electoral law. In October, Mongeau promised fans a ‘reward’ if they sent her proof they voted for Joe Biden in the US Elections.

defnoodles tweet tanaMongeau was recently accused of breaking electoral law by participating in the #BootyforBiden campaign.

However, in sixteen US states, it is a crime to share a photo of who you vote for. Her pledge to send photos to fans who vote for Biden is also argued to be a breach of electoral laws on vote buying, which is also illegal in 13 US states.

Given Mongeau’s controversial past, it is near-impossible to say the reason behind her unverification. Mongeau is yet to respond to the news.

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David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing

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After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.