A POPULAR YouTube show with millions of subscribers was recently banned by the platform – here’s what you need to know.
YouTuber ‘IShowSpeed’ was banned from the application for two weeks on July 22, 2022.
What is ‘IShowSpeed’?
IShowSpeed is a YouTube account run by Ohio resident Darren Jay Watkins Jr.
The content creator mainly shares funny videos and live streams on YouTube and TikTok.
Watkins Jr. is also known for gaining a million followers in a matter of days in 2021 on TikTok.
Why was he banned?
The live streamer announced on his Instagram stories that he has been banned from YouTube.
Reportedly, the account was banned after explicit content was shown during his latest live stream, per HITC.
While the YouTuber tried to conceal the adult act that was happening on the live stream, many still saw it.
At one point, nearly 90,000 viewers watched the stream while the adult act appeared on the screen.
Users quickly condemned the content on social media platforms like Twitter.
“Can you please get rid of IShowSpeed? I love this platform, and his content is nothing short of disgusting,” one person said.
“Ban IShowSpeed and Andrew Tate from any social interactions EVER please,” a second Twitter user added.
The YouTube ban is only expected to last two weeks, after which the content creator will be able to stream and post once more.
In the time that he’s been banned – around four days – the YouTuber has hit 10 million subscribers.
The ‘milestone’ has been celebrated by Watkins Jr.’s fans on social media.
“Hardest working mf I know. Well deserved brother,” one person said.
“Congratulations IShowSpeed for hitting 10 million subscribers,” a second user remarked.
“Congratulations on 10 Million Subscribers it is well deserved,” a third person echoed.
Source: The Sun