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Why is Corpse Husband so successful?

Published: 3/Feb/2021 17:28

by Alice Hearing

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Corpse Husband found unprecedented success in 2020, and his cult-like following shows no signs of slowing down in 2021. But what has made him so successful?

Corpse Husband is a YouTuber who experienced a rather abrupt surge in popularity in the last year, accumulating a wave of new fans after jumping on the Among Us hype, scoring views in the many millions for both his old and new content.

He started YouTube in 2015 and focused primarily on narrating spooky stories online with his mesmerizingly deep voice, though notably has not yet revealed his face. Since then he has begun streaming, releasing music, and posting on most social media platforms.

At the time of writing, he has more than 7 million YouTube subscribers, having grown from just 1.4 million in September 2020. In the space of roughly 2 months, he gained 3 million followers on Instagram, and 2.6 million Twitter followers. His single “E-girls are ruining my life” now has more than 93 million streams on Spotify.

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Corpse Husband revealed his arms in an Instagram post

It seems that his viewers will go to extraordinary lengths to show their loyalty. One fan got a tattoo of a strand of the YouTuber’s hair, another got a tattoo of the sound wave of him breathing after he posted an audio clip on Twitter.

His viewers even won out against possibly the biggest fandom on the planet when fans of Corpse Husband and BTS tried to see who could ‘ratio’ Mr Beast’s tweet the hardest, with Corpse winning by a tiny margin and securing $10,000 for charity.

Why is he so successful?

To begin with, Corpse Husband’s anonymity allows him to stand out among the rest. The mystery as to what his face might look like has become almost a game to his fellow creators and his fans alike. Some try to do the detective work and figure out who he is, others make predictions or draw artistic interpretations of what they imagine him to look like.

@corpse_husbandThis is my only account, and I don’t even use tiktok ##corpsehusband♬ E-GIRLS ARE RUINING MY LIFE! – CORPSE & Savage Ga$p

Corpse has intermittently revealed small details about himself, and even the tiniest piece of information is lapped up by fans. In the past Corpse has done a hand reveal, shown a strand of his hair, and even shown a picture of his lower half on Instagram showing off jewelry, painted nails, and veiny arms.

He isn’t the only social media star to have proved this method works. Minecraft streamer Dream has also capitalized on anonymity and gradually reveals certain aspects of himself. This notably blew up when he trended on New Years Day after doing a ‘neck reveal’ in MrBeast’s 2021 YouTube rewind.

Of course, one of Corpse Husband’s more unique features is his voice, which is extraordinarily deep and something that a lot of his viewers seem to lust over. The sound of his voice leads to the assumption that his appearance must also be attractive, and something similar to the ‘Eboy’ look that grew popular on TikTok. This only adds to his allure.

As Corpse becomes more popular, his cult grows because, as we saw with Charli D’Amelio, popularity breeds even more popularity. As more people find out about the hype, more people will join in.

Much to fans’ disappointment, however, if Corpse wants to keep his brand going, he won’t be revealing his face anytime soon. If he does, the magic of the mystery will die, and the game will be over.

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KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.