Posted on April 16 2018
Bradley Martyn, a fitness YouTuber with almost 1.5 million subscribers, recently started selling hats that display a copy of my Arm Day design. After calling him out for it on social media, some of his fanboys replied to me in defense of their idol. I included a visual aid with my posts to explain the issue to them further, but anybody who follows a YouTuber whose claim to fame is squatting on a hoverboard probably ate paint chips as a toddler (which, given his target demographic, wasn't too long ago).
I used to read and respond to trash talk in my "Reading Mean Comments" YouTube series, but I grew bored with earning so many one-sided victories. YouTube's demotion of content containing explicit language has discouraged me from ever reviving that series on that platform. Because nobody can suppress my speech on my own website, I've decided to share screenshots of my comment section massacres on this blog.
Martyn's followers generally posted variations of the same two comments: 1) that I'm mad for calling someone out on a page known for calling people out, and 2) that a parody is a knockoff, too. It's no surprise that these peasants adore someone who is just as uncreative as they are.
If you want to see these beatdowns firsthand, then follow me on social media.