On Monday, E! News distributed a listicle titled, “18 Moments from the 2015 Teen Choice Awards That Made Us Feel Super Old" that seriously ticked off a lot of YouTube creators. We couldn't sit idly by and let E! News suffer, so we decided to show them how they can avoid this in the future with VideoAmigo.
The post discussed how, despite the fact that they are on the “good side of 30,” there were several unfamiliar faces and perplexing award categories throughout the show that made the E! News team feel as though they’ve been living under a rock for the last decade. (Like Choice Viner.)
According to the post, the number 6 moment that made the E! News crew feel “super old” was simply the fact that they didn’t recognize the names of some of the nominees.
“Eva Gutowski? Lele Pans? Joey Graceffa? Felix Kjellberg? Are those even real people?” They even misspelled the famous Viner’s name, Lele Pons. Ouch.
This did not sit well with the YouTube world, and rightfully so.
Had E! News done a little research, they would know that the names in question are actually some of the most well known YouTube stars out there, and they would have spared themselves from the angry mob waiting at their front door.
Though there’s no use in crying over spilled milk, we want to make sure this doesn’t happen again because, let’s face it -- it’s just painful to witness.
Grab your pens, listen up and take some notes, E! News.
It’s time for: “Yes, Those Are Real People!” brought to you by VideoAmigo. (VideoAmigo from Touchstorm gives brands and creators the data and insights needed to run successful video campaigns.)
Meet Eva Gutowski, or as she’s known in the YouTube world, MyLifeasEva. She has over 3 million subscribers to her channel.
Her channel sits at the number 7 spot in her category in terms of subscribers.
And Joey Graceffa? He has over 5 million subscribers that he pushes videos out to nearly every single day.
Okay, E! News...here’s the real kicker -- the point where you really pushed people over the edge.
Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, aka the king of YouTube.
PewDiePie has over 38,726,000 subscribers, and 9,801,225,587 views. (No, that’s not his phone number. That’s almost 10 billion views.)
Our advice to you, E! News? Avoid the angry mobs following the Video Music Awards later this month and get caught up on what channels are performing best in each category using VideoAmigo.
Before we forget – If, in return, you don’t know who E! News is? Actually, you shouldn’t feel so bad.
Their YouTube channel only has 289,536 loyal subscribers even though they’re posting videos nearly every day.
They currently sit at the number 52 spot in the Pop Culture, Entertainment News conversation in terms of views.
And, ironically enough, their website features several news stories about YouTube stars like Bethany Mota. In July, they even posted a listicle titled “VidCon 101” covering the YouTube stars you should know if you want to be "hip with the kids."
E! News….are you even real?