What’s This About?
YouTube is one of the world’s most popular websites. Content creators called YouTubers upload and share their own videos on the site. They can monetize their videos and earn money if they have a high view count. Recently, many celebrities have been opening their own YouTube channels. Some people think this is unfair.
This house believes it is okay for celebrities to become YouTubers.
Celebrities should be allowed to become YouTubers. They have a lot to offer. Many celebrities open YouTube channels to connect with their fans. Social media is a huge part of our world, so it’s only natural that more and more celebrities are becoming YouTubers. Many celebrities already have Instagram accounts, you know. In addition, YouTube started out as a simple video-sharing website, not a place for its users to make money. According to USA Today, many regular people open YouTube channels with the intent of making money or even making YouTube their full-time job. However, the point of YouTube is to share content with the world. Celebrities contribute to YouTube’s vast array of videos when they become YouTubers. When we view their videos, we can get a glimpse of a celebrity’s life. Thus, celebrities are a welcome addition to the world of YouTube.
Celebrities should not open YouTube channels. It is unfair to the hardworking YouTubers who’ve earned their popularity through their content. When celebrities open YouTube channels, they gain millions of subscribers in an instant. Jack Black, for example, opened a gaming channel in late December. He already has more than 3 million subscribers and over 22 million views simply because he is a well-known celebrity. According to his channel description, he’s not even an actual gamer and only “kind of” likes games. This is a huge insult to dedicated gamers on YouTube with years of experience, including Kevin O’Reilly and Mark Fischbach. Plus, some celebrities are becoming YouTubers for dubious reasons. Park Yoo-chun, for instance, was embroiled in a controversy that hurt his career. He now has an active YouTube channel. Many Korean celebrities have YouTube channels now, and many of their videos are monetized.