While YouTube boasts its fair share of vloggers, makeup artists, and other entertainers who show their face for the camera, not every content creator is forward-facing - including YouTube star Dolan Dark, known for his hilarious meme compilation videos.
Although he’s never shown his face, Dolan Dark boasts a sizeable audience on YouTube, where he occasionally uploads compilations of humorously edited memes.
With over 1.5 million subscribers on the platform, Dolan is also popular on Twitter, seeing a similar following on the site - but his social media antics came to an abrupt halt on September 6.
The meme lord’s Twitter profile was suddenly suspended without a clear reason, leaving fans in the dark as to why the YouTuber was randomly offline.
However, Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR speculated that the suspension was due to Twitter’s age restrictions, noting that Dark’s bio listed him as a “12-year-old music critic, Minecraft entrepreneur, hentai enthusiast, intelligent atheist and renowned archeologist" - an age limit that would fly in the face of Twitter's 13-year-old cap.
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) September 6, 2019
While the bio hasn’t been directly confirmed as the exact reason for Dolan’s suspension, fans are calling for his profile to be restored, lashing out at Twitter in wake of the debacle.
“Dolan Dark got suspended, F in the chat bois,” one user wrote of the scandal. “And a ‘fuck you’ to Twitter, please.”
Dolan Dark got suspended, F in the chat bois
And a "fuck you" to Twitter please pic.twitter.com/eM2suy20rO
— ıʞɐuu∀/Persona 5 spoilers (@Annaki___) September 6, 2019
“Bring back Dolan Dark right fucking NOW,” another demanded.
bring back Dolan Dark right fucking nOW.
— iNabber (69) (@iNabber69) September 6, 2019
Dolan wouldn’t be the latest YouTuber to have suffered a suspension, either: the Twitter account of deceased social media star Desmond “Etika” Amofah was suspended a week prior, after his profile was hacked by an anonymous group that posted racist, homophobic, and offensive messages.
The person who hacked Etika's account is deleting the tweets I think. Here they are just in case they did. pic.twitter.com/oM7NvLMcdq
— FusionAnimations (@FusionAnimation) August 24, 2019
That same group of hackers likewise hit such YouTube stars as James Charles and Shane Dawson, even attacking Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey - a hack that Twitter claims was brought about by a security “oversight” of his mobile provider.
Dolan’s Twitter has yet to be restored at the time of writing, and the balance of the meme realm remains upended.