Ariana Quijano, Georgia State University
Social media is in an uproar after uncovering allegations that the beauty YouTuber sent sexually suggestive messages to minors.
Hannah Reynoso, University of Iowa
Because of her youthful spirit, Siwa is an inspiration to young kids, but people are quick to criticize the superstar for her over-the-top style.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
These accounts are giving the gossip on some of YouTube’s biggest influencers — and playing a not insignificant role in online cancel culture.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
Saying sorry has become a staple on the video sharing website. Here’s a ranking of some of the more famous ones.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
The YouTuber’s success has been hit hard by the revival of his many past controversies concerning racism, blackface and the sexualization of minors.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
Social media stars exhibit grand houses representing an ideal, home ownership, that is increasingly hard to come by for the average millennial. Millennials might not want it anyway.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
Darker people of color have long been ignored by makeup companies. But if those brands can make brown eyeshadows, they can make brown foundations.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
The photo editing app can touch up appearances on Instagram and Snapchat, but is it negatively affecting young people’s self-worth?
Maui Smith, University of Pittsburgh
Accountability isn’t a witch hunt.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
With an obscure tweet posted by James Charles, many have speculated that he’s become green with envy. Is there more behind it or is it just a conspiracy?
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
Yes, we still need to talk about this.
Anna Sutherland, American University
The scandal is just the latest squabble in a community where inner beauty means next to nothing.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
Looking ‘bare-faced’ just means wearing different makeup.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
When will YouTube conventions just stop?
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