Vegan Gains, a fitness commentator with almost 400,000 subscribers, lost his channel due to allegedly violating YouTube's community guidelines. Responses from members of the fitness community have ranged from harsh critiques of YouTube management to premature celebrations of his channel's death. On January 31, just days after his deplatforming and hours before I started working on the following video, YouTube reinstated his channel.


Almost everyone who has advised Vegan Gains to diversify his revenue streams so that he won't rely on a volatile one like YouTube is less successful than he is and in no position to give him any advice. Due to the lack of intervention from content creators with proven track records of success on YouTube, I decided to give my two cents on this incident as well as some other developments in the fitness world.