Popular YouTube star Ian ‘iDubbbz’ Carter uploaded a video on March 28 where he responded to backlash from fans calling him a “simp” over his girlfriend, Anisa Jomha, and her recent decision to share private content.
iDubbbz became a household name on YouTube with his popular Content Cop series which launched in 2015. The segment called out creators on the platform for their poor contributions to the community and their unsavory behavior.
However the entertainer received backlash of his own in March after fans began to make memes about him being a “simp” over his girlfriend selling private photos. On March 28, he uploaded a video hitting back at critics taking things too personally.
iDubbbz responds to fans criticizing him
Memes about the YouTuber first sparked up when his girlfriend Anisa Jomha revealed on Twitter on March 9 that she was making an account to sell private content through a subscription service.
iDubbbz got in on the joke and tweeted a photo on March 15 of him frowning with the caption “IM DONE, F**KERS! IM DONE. NO MORE MR. NICE-SIMP!”
However, while seemingly okay with the simp meme, the YouTube star took issue with other viewers who felt “betrayed” and responded to them on March 28 as a part of his ‘iDubbbz Complains’ series.
IM DONE, FUCKERS! IM DONE. NO MORE MR. NICE-SIMP pic.twitter.com/Elk1ewSoZF
— covid distancing (@Idubbbz) March 15, 2020
The entertainer opened up by stating, “A good amount of people are just doing the reasonable thing, and just making jokes and laughing about it. But there is a whole other group of people who feel personally devastated and betrayed.”
He then hit out at fans that are disappointed in him for his stance on his girlfriend’s work. “I’m not your f**king dad. Like if you don’t want to look up to me anymore, that’s fine. I don’t want you to look up to me.”
The YouTuber then told fans who were upset to find someone else to idolize. “I’m okay with s*x workers. It has no bearing on my life whatsoever. I love my girlfriend, and I’m totally fine with it. It doesn’t affect me. If you are upset by me admitting this, then I suggest you go idolizing someone else.”
(Timestamp 00:22 for mobile users.)
While the YouTube creator seems to be okay with those making jokes, his issue appears to be more with those who feel personally upset with his opinion.
His response began trending on Twitter, as the video sparked a discussion. If nothing else, this shows the complicated side of being an online personality and maintaining a relationship in the public eye.