Open Post: Hosted By The 23-Year-Old YouTubers Who Posted Their Reaction To Hearing Phil Collins For The First Time
Young people. They’re different than us. They’d rather make one of their “Tick-Tocks”, than suck on a Werther’s Original during a lively game of bingo. Tsk tsk! They also have a completely different set of pop culture references (somebody please explain to me the difference between a “Marshmello” and a “JoJo Siwa”).
Luckily, 21-year-old twin YouTubers, Tim and Fred Williams (also known as “TwinsthenewTrend”) are here to bridge the ever-widening generation gap. They’ve been posting videos of their genuine, live (and often hilarious) reactions to classic tracks they’ve never heard before.
Looks like another tearful, 48-minute “This is MY truth” video is in the works––probably being carefully edited as we speak and soon to be uploaded to the web where it will surely be picked apart by the totally normal and definitely not questionable YouTube beauty community (and holy shit, after witnessing a year’s worth of behavior from some of its most prominent leaders, I am using the term “beauty” very loosely). Jeffree Star, the discount Halloween store Saw puppet who sold whatever soul he had left to become a multi-millionaire beauty YouTuber, is getting his ass handed to him for the 900th time.
Well, I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing who or what Shane Dawson is. But after a soft dive into his very popular YouTube channel, I now feel like a cold shower and a self-performed lobotomy are in order. If you happen to be new to the goings-on within the YouTube community (and consider yourself lucky, if so), Shane has had a reputation for being absolutely disgusting and racist for some time now. And after someone pulled out a clip, which involves Willow Smith, of Shane looking like he’s auditioning for a place in The Roman Polanski Appreciation Club, he was called out by Jaden Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
It’s been a minute since we last heard about Richard Simmons and his, um, unusual situation at home. But, as always, when times get tough, Richard swoops in, wearing his best lycra micro-shorts and sequined tank, to save the day. As everybody is locked away in self-isolation, the need for living room calisthenics has never been higher. And fortunately, in the past three weeks, Richard (or, more likely, Richard’s team) has uploaded a bunch of vintage workout videos to his YouTube page––the site’s first uploads in more than 6 years!
Normally whenever I hear someone speak French my drawls hit the floor immediately because that language is sexy as hell. I never thought that hearing someone speak French would make me want to slap a muzzle upon their lips and say, “Shhhh!” But that day came quickly for me after seeing a very stupid YouTube prank gone all the way wrong.
Remember when YouTube was just that place where you watched Andy Samberg’s “Lazy Sunday” and local news reporters falling out of giant vats of grapes? Well, that was nearly a decade and a half ago, and now YouTube is a place where you can make millions and millions of dollars. Just so long as you also have millions and millions of followers. Forbes recently released their list of the highest earning YouTube stars, and it’s going to make you wish you were born in this decade to parents with zero regard to your privacy or child labor laws. Because the richest person on YouTube is a child that films videos of them opening toys.