Ariana Quijano, Georgia State University
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.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
Are we actually witnessing this controversial social media influencer’s changed self, and will she have an internet redemption?
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.
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.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
As she dives into the YouTube universe during a climate of political upheaval, the celebrity must wrestle with how to address her own privilege.
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.
Lauren Buchko, Michigan State University
The popular YouTuber is estimated to be worth millions, so why does he keep acting like he’s so poor?
Vaishnavi Kalyana, College of DuPage
Are they still hilarious or down in the dumps?
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?
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.
Grace Larson, Ripon College
Who else is craving Chuck E. Cheese’s?
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
Fingers crossed for Part 2.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
Here are the five leading options, brought to you by my obsessive tweet sleuthing.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
It all comes down to access.
Tori Ihnen, Fort Hays State University
This could either be the best, or the worst thing the internet has seen.
Melissa Lee, State University of New York at Oswego
Face it: Shane is one of the best things to ever happen to YouTube.
Very few old guard content creators are still thriving today, which makes Dawson and Meyer’s longevity so important.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
When will YouTube conventions just stop?
Michele Mendez, Temple University
As some YouTubers, such as Logan Paul, stir up controversy, Shane Dawson continues to make meaningful, wholesome content on his platform.
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