Hey, everybody. I guess I'm back now?
First off let me just take a second to thank all of you;
everyone who helped spread the word about this.
Even huge YouTubers including some of my all-time idols
that inspired me to make videos in the first place
like Jontron and Jim Sterling.
So that was quite surreal for me.
And then everyone who helps spread the word and support me
like Pyro, H3, jacksfilms, grade, YourMovieSucks, iDubbbz, Chris Stuckmann,
CreepsMcPasta, Leafy, Mazmoefoe,
Boogie even made a really perfect video summarizing the situation.
Boogie: "You got actual content creators, like I Hate Everything,
creating content for your platform,
and they're getting screwed over by the copyright system
even though that they are well within fair use, are getting screwed over by the 'Abuse Protection System'
which is actually used to abuse
YouTubers and get them banned!"
A bunch of different people have made videos actually.
Just thanks to every single one of you who's helped me here.
I'd thank all of you personally,
but I just can't you know.
You know who you are, and you've made all the difference seriously.
TearsofGrace: "Apparently a whole bunch people flagged one of his videos
about an awful panda movie
because it was inappropriate and may be offensive
Which is a fucking hilarious state of affairs
because the only fucking offensive thing in that video was the movie itself!"
The Little Panda Fighter: "Ain't that a kick in the head! [laughs]"
person: "What the fuck do you think you're doing YouTube?
What do you think you're doing
taking down I Hate Everything's channel?
What the fuck? Who did this?
Fuck you, YouTube!
The fuck are you doing? You're fucking everybody's shit up!
We need something grand, something amazing, something to retake the internet
We need to kill Youtube.
I think it's time to kill YouTube."
This whole thing really has made me feel welcome
and part of an actual community of people who really care
Which is nice.
I do appreciate it.
So this is actually the second time I've recorded this video.
Initially, I sort of had an ad libs bunch of random things
I was talking about because I was quite peppy and happy at the time because I just got the channel back
But now that I've had a bit of time to really think about this,
despite all the amazing support from all these people I really respect and admire
I don't think I've ever been less inspired, honestly.
As in, the complete lack of dignity and respect that was shown towards me,
not from people who use YouTube, but from YouTube themselves
has really made me question why the fuck I even bother.
Whether you like it or not, my channel is a job for me.
A full-time one.
I don't think you quite understand the time and energy
that relentlessly is poured into running a YouTube channel.
You can never switch off.
I'm not saying it's comparable to being a builder or a doctor or something,
but at least when you are, say, a builder,
you're not spammed with comments from people telling you to kill yourself.
And, at least, when you're a doctor
you don't turn up to work one day, and the hospital you work at is missing,
and all that's left for you as a note pretty much saying, "Fuck you".
I'm naturally a worried person;
I worry about everything, think about things far too much.
But little did I know
that coming over to my computer and seeing that my channel just no longer exists for reasons unknown
was even a possible fucking outcome.
Well, that's fantastic. That's another thing I have to worry about now.
So what in God's name actually happened?
Well? I still have no fucking clue
My channel was taken down on the 19th of January,
and I received two emails at the exact same time:
One that said, "Due to repeated or severe violations of our community guidelines
your YouTube account I Hate Everything has been suspended."
Ok, thanks for the warning guys!
In the second email I received at the same time,
it said, "The community flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate.
After reviewing the content, we've determined that the videos violate our community guidelines.
As a result, we removed the following videos from YouTube:
'DESTROYING The Little Panda Fighter' "
I cannot describe with words how little sense this makes.
Not only is that video unbelievably safe and entirely non-offensive to anybody,
but it's one of the least controversial videos I've ever made,
so why would this one have been flagged for being inappropriate? I have no idea.
But in the email it's actually implied by saying, "It's not okay to post large amounts of
untargeted, unwanted, or repetitive videos."
Implying that I'm one of these things is so completely insulting to me
This is what I mean by why the fuck do I even bother?
Why do I bother when shite,
pointless, meaningless, thoughtless, fucking drivel like Jinx
can remain up on YouTube;
who actively goes against many of the community guidelines?
Why do I bother, when disgusting overly sexual,
manipulative, racist, offensive "pranks" can continue to exist on YouTube;
who again, are actually going against community guidelines
Oh, yeah, wait a minute. I'll tell you why.
It's because they bring in the fucking bank. The cash.
If you're someone who makes content around calling people out for their shit or even being slightly
critical of things, you are in more danger of being shut down than the people who actually break the rules are.
We had that time H3 had to go through the bullshit claim from Full Screen for calling out that kissing prank cunt.
Then me, Bob Show, Josiah Clark;
we all got strikes from our review of Cool Cat for calling out a fucking terrible movie.
Then Pyrocynical gets his strike from calling out Sam Pepper.
iDubbbz constantly has to deal with bullshit claims from toy channels and other weird shit.
And now this.
And I'm sure there are far more I've forgotten about.
And they're almost certainly going to be far more in the future, I assure you.
I'm completely unmotivated.
And I'm pretty fed up.
And from what I can gather, this was all just a mistake.
It was taken down by Complete accident.
The whole point of a three-strike system
is to offer us some kind of protection against bullshit strikes and spam reporting.
And, you know what? If I wasn't able to cause such a loud noise about this,
my channel would have remained suspended.
If this happened to me a year and a half ago when my channel was tiny,
I would have been done.
But I had to waste my time,
actively go out of my way in a cry for help to save my portfolio of work I've been building for years
just so I had a chance of getting back the audience that I'd built from the ground up
person: "But look at all the support
Oh YouTube, you're gonna fuckin' pay.
You're gonna learn, you're gonna learn today.
Oh baby, it's a revolution."
Unlike some of the cynical, meaningless trash that seems to reign supreme on YouTube,
I'm fucking proud of my channel.
I'm proud of the work I've put in.
I feel like I've put in the work to deserve it.
And I'm not about to let some bullshit, broken automated system fuck me out of it.
But really, what's this gonna change? Nothing.
It's not gonna change a fucking thing.
In a month or two months time,
me or some other content creator is gonna have to deal with the same shit again.
This random channel deletion isn't an isolated thing either.
I got an email from this guy named Blippi on YouTube saying that the exact same thing happened to him.
But he didn't even get any emails at all telling him what was happening.
This is exactly what happens when a monopoly like YouTube has no competition.
They can reign supreme, doing whatever the fuck they want;
whatever is most profitable.
Businesses with competition cannot get away with anti-user horseshit like this.
Do you know how fast systems like this would be fixed and adjusted
if all the major content creators started to migrate to a newer, friendlier site
which doesn't exist unfortunately.
And then the final kick in the teeth
is the automated, condescending response from YouTube when they finally got around to reinstating my channel,
"Hi, after a review of your account,
we have confirmed that your YouTube account is not in violation of our Terms of Service.
As such, we have unsuspended your account."
Forget apologizing for their fuckup.
Forget even addressing me by name.
Forget giving me the most basic explanation for what even happened.
For get compensating me for fucking me out of 24 hours of work and views,
fucking me out of search results,
fucking me out of recommended videos,
stressing me out because of a mistake that doesn't even make any sense.
Oh, I guess I'm not big enough as a channel to deserve an apology.
I don't bring in enough cash to be considered valuable enough for the most minimal form of respect you could give me.
I had to be the one to contact my network and get them to sort this out for me
because YouTube gives you no way of being able to appeal it.
And if I didn't do all that, I would've been fucked!
Unless you know the right people, YouTube are virtually impossible to contact.
I have to say it feels pretty fucking shitty,
this whole "guilty until proven innocent" mentality that this website works by.
You may be saying, "Why are you so angry?
You got your channel back, everything's back to normal now."
Well it's not even about that.
It doesn't even matter that it was me in particular.
It's just kind of ironic and kind of laughable that it had to affect me of all people.
Now people keep saying that I'm this figure that represents freedom of speech on YouTube because this shit keeps happening to me,
so I have no choice, but to be the one to get pissed off and speak out about it.
I'm gonna take a few days okay, but this has completely fucked up my schedule anyway.
I'll be talking about this more in detail on the JARCAST on JAR Media,
so be there when that goes up.
Yeah so if anyone of power happens to see this,
yeah can you do something about this?
I'm just a little bit fed up, honestly.
A bit broken, a bit shit, all of this.
Get your act together.
Look at my Sonic t-shirt! Man, I am the funniest. I have the irony levels off the fucking charts.