This is not a list of YouTubers that we personally hate, and we’ve tried to provide the info in an unbiased manner. This article is for educational purposes only.
Number 15 Keemstar Host of the popular channel DramaAlert, Keemstar has both a large fan base and people that hate him. The biggest reasons people don’t like him is due to his use of racial profanity in some of his old videos and inaccurate reporting on DramaAlert. Recently, Keemstar reported on a pedophile named, John Philips, who had sex with a teenager he met in Run escape. He said that the man was released from prison and was now streaming on Twitch. DramaAlert’s huge following then began attacking the stream of this 60 year old man who they thought was a convicted pedophile. It turns out that this was not John Phillips, but a retired man named Tony. The backlash was so brutal for Tony that it made him cry in his stream. The actual pedophile, John Phillips, was still in prison this whole time. Keemstar apologized, took down the video and even offered Tony a $1,000 dollars, which he turned down. The backlash against Keemstar for his false reporting was huge with his apology video having over 100,000 dislikes.
14 ) Fun Toyzcollector
Number 14 FunToyzCollector This woman runs a channel that revolves around unboxing toys for children and toddlers. She has a massive following of over 6 million subscribers and her top video has over 400 million views. In 2015, Daily Mail revealed that the anonymous woman behind the videos was former porn star, Sandy Summers. A close friend said the woman and her husband were behind the channel. Neighbors of the couple claimed that it was her voice in the videos that is described as “hypnotizing” and “crack for toddlers”. A company called Open Slate estimated that she made a massive $4.9 million dollars from the channel in 2014. Despite the backlash she might receive from parents not wanting their children to watch videos made by a former porn star, she continues to upload new content everyday with her rating and comments disabled.
13 ) Tila Tequila
Number 13 Tila Tequila A former reality TV star, Tila Tequila went on a pro-Hitler rant in 2013 and posted a picture of herself in a Nazi uniform. She later began posting videos to YouTube with titles like “How to bend walls with your mind, and quantum hop into parallel worlds”. Things got even stranger when she went on a Twitter rant in early 2016 claiming the Earth was flat. A few days later, Leafy posted a video reacting to some of the crazy things she said in her YouTube videos, including that she can beam her thoughts into people’s heads, which led to the Reptilian Army attacking her channel. Leafy and Tila later debated on Drama Alert where Tila defended her claim that the Earth is flat, as well as other claims such as, she ascended from Hell. Most recently Tila received negative attention for begging her fans for money on a Go Fund Me page so that she could move into a new home and buy new furniture.
12) Sam and Nia
Number 12 Sam and Nia This Christian vlogging family became an overnight sensation when the video of Sam surprising his wife Nia by showing her a positive pregnancy test went viral. He was able to do this because she didn’t flush the toilet after using the bathroom and he used that urine for the test. Many people criticized the video as fake especially after they released a video saying Nia had a miscarriage. Things got more shady for the family after the Ashley Madison hacking scandal, because an account with Sam Rader’s name was discovered. Sam later admitted the account was his but said his wife had forgiven him. The drama continued after Sam and Nia were kicked out of Vlogger Fair. A Tumblr post by Stark Raving Sane wrote “To make a very long story short, Sam kept confronting people who were calling them out on Twitter and saying he wanted to punch them.” They decided to take a break from vlogging after this but have since returned to uploading videos every day.
Number 11 Jinx Anthony Brady is the biggest channel of the new wave of reaction channels where the reactors film themselves watching the entire video they’re reacting too. The issue with channels like this is they don’t add anything new or transformative to the video and is a substitute for watching the actual video itself. This leads to a major grey area of whether these videos fall under fair use or not because they aren’t transformative. Another issue is that these channels almost never ask for permission first. Youtubers including iDubbbz TV, I Hate Everything, GradeAUnderA and JacksFilms have called out Jinx for his reaction videos and for profiting off other people’s content. Recently Jinx has said he will stop making reaction videos because making them isn’t fun for him anymore.
10 ) Roosh
Number 10 Roosh V This man and his group, Return of Kings, have received a ton of backlash for their pro-rape and “neomasculinity” views. His most popular video on YouTube is titled “36 Things Wrong with American Women” and one of his most controversial blog posts include that he believes rape should be “made legal on private property”. He attempted to schedule international meetups for his group recently, but had to cancel all of them after he couldn’t guarantee the “safety or privacy” of the men who attended them.
9) Rebecca Black
Number 9 Rebecca Black Best known for her song, Friday, which before being deleted had over 167 million views with 3.1 million dislikes. The song was hated by many, with people like Michael Nelson calling it “the worst video ever made”. She then later started her own YouTube channel, where the song was re-uploaded, as well as other songs that we’re very negatively received, like “My Moment”. Despite this, she continues to upload vlog-type videos and has grown a following of over 1 million subscribers. The writer and producer of “Friday”, Patrice Wilson, continues to make music that is heavily criticized. His song, Shush Up by Alison Gold, received huge backlash for Wilson portraying the 11 year old singer as a prostitute in the music video.
8) Anita Sarkeesian
Number 8 Anita Sarkeesian Host of the channel, Feminist Frequency, Sarkeesian launched a Kickstarter for her series “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games”. She received $160,000 dollars in donations which led to her getting a huge amount of media attention. Her videos have been heavily criticized for inaccuracies, most notably was when she talked about the game “Hitman Absolution”. She said the game encourages you to kill two female dancers but actually the game removes points if you decide to kill innocent people. She also completely ignores pretty much anyone who criticizes her views and the rating and comments are disabled on all of her videos.
7) Martin Shkreli
Number 7 Martin Shkreli The man best known for getting the manufacturing license for the HIV treating drug Daraprim and raising the price 5,556% from $13.50 to $750 per tablet. The media started referring to him as the “most hated man in America”. Most recently he was arrested by the FBI on charges of security fraud, but was released on bail. He also purchased the Wu-Tang Clan album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, for $2 million dollars, and started a beef with rapper, Ghost face Kiblah. Despite all of the controversy surrounding him, he continues to live stream on his YouTube channel on an almost daily basis, currently sitting with just over 12,000 subscribers.
6) Nicole Arbor
Number 6 Nicole Arbor In late 2015, Arbor’s video “Dear Fat People” went very viral with it currently sitting at over 10 million views. The reception of the video was extremely negative with people claiming it promoted fat-shaming, Nicole argued that the video was nothing more than satire. It was temporarily removed by YouTube for violating their terms of service, but was eventually restored. The rating and comments on all of her videos were disabled, most likely due to the backlash she was getting from the YouTube community. She continued to upload similar types of rants despite the mostly negative feedback they were receiving. More controversy surrounded Arbor when in January 2016, YouTuber Matthew Santoro uploaded a video titled “My Abuse Story”. In the video Santoro talked about the psychological and physical abuse he faced while in a relationship, the partner was never named though many believed it was about Arbor because the two had recently broken up. Later on DramaAlert, Santoro’s close friend, Rob Dyke, said that the partner talked about in the video was Nicole Arbor. She then posted a video titled “Abuse Story – My Side of Things” claiming there was no domestic abuse in their relationship. But Youtuber Grade A Under A posted a video exposing Arbor for lying due to contradictions in this video and her previous video addressing the topic of their breakup, titled “Dear Matt”.
Number 5 LionMaker A Mine craft YouTuber who specializes in content for children. He has been featured on channels like Stampy Long Head who has over 7 million subscribers. Keemstar of DramaAlert exposed the 27 year old for asking a 13 year old for after her mother went public with the allegations. LionMaker denied the claims and said he was hacked and that the hacker was blackmailing him. The mother of the girl did not believe this though. LionMaker continued to make content for YouTube despite the allegations. Recently he tweeted that he was in a relationship with a 15 year old girl and tweeted photos of her. Additionally a 15 year old boy went on Drama Alert claiming he was offered $500 dollars from LionMaker in exchange for . LionMaker maintains the stance that he was hacked and continues to upload videos each day, but with his ratings and comments disabled.
Number 4 SoFloAntonio Antonio Lievano was first known for his prank videos, but gained a massive amount of negative attention for reposting other people’s content. He is mostly accused of freebooting, the practice of re-uploading someone else’s content without getting permission or giving credit. This is mostly due to his facebook page, SoFlo, which has almost 7 million likes but contains almost all other people’s content. Lievano maintains that he licenses all the content used on his pages, but people who have had their content used have said otherwise. Liza Koshy who had her video used in SoFlo’s “This is me when i’m driving” post, told Ethan of H3H3 productions she only learned about her video being used after her friends had sent her the link to it. The video has since gained over 40 million views and Koshy was never credited. SoFlo also used to run a channel called SoFloPranks which contained only re-uploads of other people’s prank videos. This channel was temporarily banned by YouTube but has since been re-activated with all of the videos removed. The most recent controversy surrounding Antonio, is apparently crediting fake pages to avoid getting permission to use videos from the actual content creator. Most notably was using content from a page titled “Gthtjkt”, though SoFlo denies this, apparently the man who runs that page works at SoFlo. H3H3Productions have been the biggest force in bring attention to what SoFlo is doing, which have led to SoFlo and his associates apparently threatening lawsuits against Ethan and Hila. Most recently Ethan tweeted “Tamoor Shafi (CEO of Omnia MCN) just sent this email – “We are working on taking your channel down and suing you for defamation.” Though in an email after Ethan announced he was to make a video on him, Shafi said quote “Ethan, I would appreciate not being blasted on the Internet. I’ll retract my claims and we won’t pursue this further.”
Number 3 PrankInvasion Chris Monroe is best known for his “Kissing Prank” videos where he plays games like rock, paper, scissors with strangers and if they lose they have to kiss him. It has been proven that actresses have been used. There has been a huge backlash by the YouTube community due to the content of his videos, and the message it sends to the potential children watching them because this isn’t how the real world works. In a change.org petition to ban Prank Invasion from YouTube it says that he quote “violates multiple rules in YouTube’s Community Guidelines. His channel mainly violates many sexual content rules because his videos contain: graphic sexual acts, groping, nudity, suggestive without nudity, sexual content potentially involving minors, etc.” YouTube finally listened to the community and these videos were age restricted, meaning he could no longer monetize them which means he could no longer make money off any of his “Kissing Prank” videos. This has led to him creating a premium content site charging $5 dollars a month to view his videos, with promises like “Learn To Kiss Any Girl in 30 Seconds!” Although on the sign-up page, he says it’s $29.99 a month, so the actual price is unclear at this point.
2) The Fine Bros
Number 2. The Fine Bros Benny & Rafi Fine created the channel The Fine Bros which is best known for their Kids React, Elders React and Teens React series. Recently they announced their new platform React World, in which they were attempting to copyright terms like “React, Kids React, Teens React, etc.” and would license those terms and their react format to people wanting to make their own reaction videos. In return they would get a cut of the Adsense revenue the videos would make. As expected the YouTube community and the Reddit community did not like the idea of people attempting to monopolize a type of video on YouTube and the reaction to React World was catastrophic to their brand. Since the posting of this video they’ve lost almost half a million subscribers. A ton of big YouTubers posted videos calling out The Fine Bros for this blatant attempt to try to get money from other people’s work. The have since apologized and in a message from the Fine Brothers they said they’ve decided to quote “1. Rescind all of our “React” trademarks and applications. 2. Discontinue the React World program. 3. Release all past Content ID claims.” This has not stopped the huge backlash they’re receiving on their channel though, with all of their new videos receiving way more dislikes than likes.
1) Sam Pepper
Number 1. Sam Pepper Staring in 2010, Sam gained a massive following, most notably due to his prank videos. In 2014, six women came forward to BBC’s Newsbeat claiming that they were sexually harassed by him. These claimants include vloggers Dottie Martin and Marina Joyce. Dottie said the two went on a date to a movie and quote “He tried to touch me around my chest area and I moved his hand away because I wasn’t comfortable with that,” and quote “He had his other hand on my leg and started moving it further up my leg which I really wasn’t comfortable with,” throughout the date she said she pushed him away numerous times. Marina Joyce claimed she was sexually abused by Sam in a disabled bathroom at the UK Warped Tour in 2013. Sam Pepper himself has never responded to the claims but his legal team said he quote “denies any and all accusations that have been made against him.” Sam’s channel began losing subscribers after these accusations were made public. As well as because he releasing a video titled “Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank” which lead to a huge backlash from the YouTube community and was removed by YouTube for violating “YouTube’s policy on nudity or sexual content.” For over 6 months after these incidents, he was consistently losing more subscribers then he was gaining. Things continued to get even worse for Sam after he released a video titled “Killing Best Friend Prank” in late 2015, which featured viners Sam Golbach & Colby Brock. In this video, Golbach is attacked, blindfolded and kidnapped presumably by Pepper. The video then picks up later when the kidnapper takes the blindfold of Golbach to see Brock sitting beside him with a hood over his head, and is then shot by the kidnapper. Though this incident would be extremely traumatizing, Golbach has said he was quote “not traumatized” by the so-called prank. Though many think this is real, Ethan and Hila of H3H3 productions made a very good case to why the video is most-likely fake in their reaction video to the prank. The backlash from the YouTube community was massive with the video having over 280,000 dislikes when the video had just over 2 million views, it now sits at over 10 million views but the rating have been disabled. A petition was made on change.org demining YouTube to deactivate Sam’s channel which currently has over 200,000 signatures. Sam Pepper later made a GoFundMe page asking for $1.5 million dollars, which he said if he received this amount he would delete his channel. The page was removed by GoFundMe shortly after.