Popular YouTuber Lilly Singh caught major flak after pointing out the disparity between male and female creators on Forbe’s list of Top 10 highest-earning YouTubers. Now, KEEMSTAR has weighed in on the issue - and his comments pulled no punches.
Forbe’s list of highest-earning creators went live on December 3, featuring such names as Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach, Logan Paul, and even child star RyanToysReview.
However, Lilly Singh took issue with Forbe’s list, noting that there was not a single female creator featured in their lineup.
“Two years ago, it was almost even between male and female, last year it was just me, and this year there are no females at all,” Singh wrote. “...I'm concerned the digital space is going to repeat the mistakes of ancient industries. Hope I'm wrong.”
2 years ago it was almost even between male & female, last year it was just me and this year there are no females at all. Something I predicted in my instagram caption last year. I'm concerned the digital space is going to repeat the mistakes of ancient industries. Hope I'm wrong https://t.co/VmoTMjywGK
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) December 5, 2018
While Singh has seen criticism from personalities across the internet due to this Tweet, Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem went in on the YouTuber in a savage segment during his show - even openly laughing at her comments on the matter.
“This came across as Lilly Singh using sexism because she wasn’t on the list!” KEEMSTAR said of the debacle in a video on December 10.
He went on to suggest that Sing’s Tweets were an attempt to revive her channel, rather than a statement about sexism. “...your career is kind of in a decline,” KEEM continued. “You can’t be on top forever. But try not to blame everyone and everything for these issues.”
Singh likewise caught flak from YouTube’s top creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, who went so far as to call her an “idiot” and a “crybaby” due to her Tweets on the matter.