Thursday, 22 August 2013

'Youtubers on Tour' Rant!!

Hellooo,

Ok so this is my first rant post, which is quite unbelievable because I love a good old rant/debate as my poor friends have to endure quite a lot..! But yeah, this morning I was going through my normal sad routine of checking twitter, instagram etc and I came across the 'Youtubers tour the USA' and I could not believe my eyes when I saw that this was going to cost fans actual money to MEET people off youtube? I mean, WHAT?

The tour includes 6 well known youtube people, including Casper Lee, Zoella, Alfie, Marcus, Tanya and Jim and even though I love all 6 to bits, like their channels are on my must watch list, I'm disappointed that this new found 'fame' seems to be going to their heads as they start charging viewers to meet them. These tickets are not providing any entertainment - it's not like Luke Conard etc who are actually performing - no, viewers are paying to meet and take pictures with, lets be honest, 6 normal people who film videos in their room! 

I just feel like they earn so much already from their viewers, and because of this they literally have a dream lifestyle; flying several times a year to the US, invitations to premieres and amazing opportunities have arised for many of them through their youtube channel. I do think that they deserve this; they have clearly worked really hard on building their channels up, providing good quality, interesting content however I think they are taking the piss with this new 'venture'. Go to the US, meet viewers but surely don't charge them $99 for a 'VIP' ticket, especially when the majority of them are young teenage girls that have probably not got a job of their own yet?! It's taking advantage and I think it's just getting a tad ridiculous; it's like they're celebrities but even they don't charge people to meet them, at things like book signings etc?!

Anyway, I need to breathe, sit back, have a cup of tea and hope that there is someone out there that agrees with me slightly..if not....oops!

Thanks for reading!

Charlotte x

6 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you girl! I love the idea of meetups because they're free and it allows alot of people to meet there inspirations, but I think making people pay money is just way too far, I mean I love there videos to bits and they are all lovely people but I feel like they're taking advantage of there new found fame.
    But I do still love them and there videos and they do seem like lovely people!

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    1. Absolutely! They seem so lovely, and up until now so down to earth but this is just 1 step too far xx

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  2. I completely agree, this Youtube celebrity culture does my head in and I do think its got to them a little bit. I still love and adore their videos, but I find myself watching less and less and going for people that have just started as they seem a little more down to earth and you can relate to them more. Charging $99 for a VIP ticket, what on earth? Why would you ever charge anyone to meet you when you are a normal person putting free videos out on the internet? Its just ludicrous to me! They will make a bomb off this tour when they already earn enough money and its just exploiting the teenagers that watch their channels and live off their every word.

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    1. yes so do i! i've completely gone off the well known youtubers, its just become all about 'likes' and their race to 1m subs xx

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  3. Also agree with you unfortunately! As much as I love Zoe and Tanya etc...it's such a shame that they are charging all these young teen girls to 'meet' them. It's all geting a bit out of control!

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    1. it really is becoming out of control, so disappointing x

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