To those YouTubers who have legitimately struggled with themselves and homophobia in order to come out at a time when they thought was appropriate—this post is not for you. You have my respect.
This post is for the cowards who tried to hide who they were, hoping that they might become someone’s supercelebrity. Listen, all of the gay community clocked your tea a LONG time ago. We knew. But your ditsy-ass fan-bases continued to grow as you talked about licking the vagina that you never touched before.
And now, so many YouTubers have the nerve to put out a dramatic ass “I’m Gay” video sobbing about your horrible time as a privileged bitch-baby with millions of views per video. You’re sobbing (to your parent on the phone who you knew would accept you) about how you felt so much pain and how you felt like you didn’t belong. Yet there are millions of lives that you could have touched (and saved) if you would have not been an attention-seeking weakling.
If you think I’m overreacting, just look at one of the examples of the damage this shit is causing. On August 16 2015, Huffington Post published an article with a headline: “13 Vloggers Who Perfected The Art Of Coming Out On YouTube.” What the fuck? Coming out is an artform? The struggle, the pain, the fears of me and my LGBT brothers and sisters have been demeaned as if they were some arts and crafts session.
Do some of you YouTubers have a specific number of subscribers (three, maybe four million) that you need to reach before you come out? Is there a coming out threshold subscriber count? The nerve of you all. This ain’t the NFL. Pretending you like pussy for views is quite spineless. You had countless opportunities to carve out another safe online space for struggling LGBT people but you wanted acceptance from heteroland.
I’m over it to be honest. A lot of you “I have something to tell you all” built-ass-motherfuckers have to go. YouTube’s slogan is “Broadcast Yourself”—so do that. Broadcast yourself. Broadcast your brand. Broadcast your life. Not the expectations of someone else. YouTube is the one place without casting directors and producers telling you that you’re too fat, or too black, or too gay to get the part. Be successful in your own story and in your own skin because you never know who will live another day because they saw your courage.