Controversial YouTuber ‘touchdalight’ went live in a video rant against Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem on December 21, where he admitted that he uses a startling tactic to pull in viewers.
Touchdalight openly admitted to using what he called “incest clickbait” in his thumbnails to get views, claiming that he regularly passes off his 18-year-old friend as his little sister in order to profit from his audience’s apparent disgust.
“Yeah, no shit, I use incest clickbait,” the YouTuber stated. “It’s funny for me. I literally pretend my 18-year-old friend is my sister and people literally get triggered about my shit, and I get money and I get views.”
Touchdalight went on to call out KEEMSTAR for criticising his content, calling him a “massive pussy” and an “old ugly man” due to his own YouTube show, Drama Alert, where he covers current events within the internet entertainment realm.
KEEMSTAR went on to clarify his stance on touchdalight’s content, admitting that while he doesn’t support the attacking of another creator’s channel, he doesn’t understand YouTube’s current drive to delete ‘problematic’ videos while apparently glossing over channels such as touchdalight’s.
Touch by the light clarification. pic.twitter.com/y6If0zDRHO
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) December 21, 2018
“I just don’t understand how his channel is unaffected but some of these others are,” KEEMSTAR explained. “I’m not trying to get his channel taken down, I’m trying to understand why.”
This debacle follows YouTube’s purging of hundreds of sexually suggestive videos by alleged ‘family-oriented’ channels, after the content was picked up by commentator ‘PaymoneyWubby.’ Since then, YouTube has placed a strict handle on adult content - but their methods have been widely decried by YouTubers across the platform.