Kelsi Karpinski, Michigan State University
The now-demonetized online celebrity created numerous parasocial relationships with his underage fans and sparked outrage over his problematic behavior.
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
In addition to his more fun videos, this YouTuber also employs some excellent detective skills to dissect some of the more harmful behavior from his fellow content creators.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
The open letter against ‘cancel culture’ was mostly signed by people with enormous influence — those who least need to worry about ‘cancellation.’
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.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
After the Conspiracy palette sold out, many fans of Dawson now seem to be turning to Star for further inspiration.
We’ll see if it lives up to the hype.
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?
Vaishnavi Kalyana, College of DuPage
The story of the Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star collab gives a behind-the-scenes look at the beauty industry … as well as two people becoming fast friends.
From his documentary series to his new makeup line, we’re seeing a new, more confident Shane.
The confirmation of the YouTuber’s makeup palette have fans waiting in anticipation.
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
Yes, we still need to talk about this.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
It all comes down to access.
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