One YouTube star says that he regrets uploading a video of himself defecating on a friend back in 2013. Stevin John, who is better known to toddler YouTube fans as “Blippi” has expressed his regret in sharing a video that was titled “Harlem Shake Poop.” His version was a particularly controversial one that was part of the popular internet meme from a few years ago.
According to Buzzfeed News, Blippi has over 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube. His “Steezy Grossman” character defecated over a friend while standing on a toilet seat. His friend was lying on the floor with his legs in the air. John now says that the video was definitely a low point in his social media career so far. His other characters include “Turdboy” and “Underwear Man” with his channel featuring plenty of adult-themed comedy clips that are most definitely not suitable for children, yet are popular with many underaged kids, nonetheless.
“Yes, I did make a gross-out comedy video when I was in my early twenties, long before I started Blippi,” John told BuzzFeed News in an interview. “At the time, I thought this sort of thing was funny, but really it was stupid and tasteless, and I regret having ever done it. I’ve grown up a lot since then, and I trust people will see me as the person I am now, not the idiot I was back then.”
Luckily, my parents of YouTube-obsessed children can breathe a huge sigh of relief because according to another internet star, the video-sharing site is losing its star power.
Many YouTube personalities have admitted that they are suffering from “video burnout” while stars like Logan and Jake Paul are seeing less fan support and views after their involvement in a number of different controversies. Logan, for instance, drew plenty of ire when he posted a video of a suicide victim in Japan back in 2018 while Jake Paul was slammed for his “Bird Box Challenge” video earlier this year. YouTube was forced to take down and ban dangerous pranks after Jake Paul and his friend uploaded a video of themselves driving a car in traffic while blindfolded.
The so-called “challenge” led to one Utah teenager crashing her car into oncoming traffic after trying to repeat the stunt herself.