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KSI loses thousands of YouTube subscribers after Deji’s abuse allegations

Published: 26/May/2019 16:24 Updated: 26/May/2019 16:58

by Connor Bennett


Popular YouTuber JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji has begun losing thousands of YouTube subscribers after accusations from his brother Deji about years of ‘abuse.’

The beef between the Olatunji brothers has been ongoing for a few years – as the pair regularly settle their issues before something else surfaces that causes another split. 

That all came to a head on May 25 as Deji released his emotional ‘bye’ video which accused his brother of years of mental and physical abuse.

KSI, TwitterThe brothers have had an on-and-off again beef over the last few years.

In the near hour-long upload, Deji documented his thoughts on his brother, explaining that he was finally cutting ties after years of alleged abuse. That has, of course, had a backlash on KSI’s fan support – especially when it comes to his YouTube subscriber count.

Since the release of Deji’s video, both of KSI’s YouTube channels have taken a hit in terms of subscribers.

According to SocialBlade, his main KSI channel has lost over 26,000 subs, while the KSIOlajidebtHD account has seen close to 15,000 subscribers walk away, in only 24 hours after Deji’s video.

While it may not be enough to signal the end of his YouTube career, it’s clear that some fans have taken Deji’s video to heart and called time on their support of KSI. 

The losses have, also, only come in the wake of the upload considering – in the days leading up to the video – both of the channels had been gaining subs.

Screengrab via SocialBladeKSI’s main channel has lost the bigger number of YouTube subs.

However, it hasn’t had any real negative effect on his other social media followings. According to SocialBlade, his Twitter hasn’t seen the loss of any followers. On the other hand, KSI’s Instagram account lost over 500 followers after the upload but has since gained them back.

KSI hasn’t, yet, used YouTube to respond to his brother’s upload – instead, opting to tweet about his lack of interest in losing the subscribers. 

It remains to be seen just what damage will be done to KSI’s YouTube following as there may be more fallout to come from Deji’s video.

This article was last updated on Sunday, May 26 at 12:58 pm Eastern Time.


Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun


YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.