YouTube: Racism and Favoritism
I'm going to do my best to articulate this video as fully as possible with as much eloquence as possible. I don't want there to be any missing context. I don't want it to look like I'm coming out of nowhere with a tantrum. because these things are happening, the accusations that I am making against
youtube are extremely serious and I am taking this video very seriously
youtube, do you have favorites, are you racist or is it a mixture of the two, these are the three options,
youtube, what which is? here's my test i've been doing
youtube for a long time ok i never want to be that guy oh it's because i'm black all these problems are happening because i'm black there have been certain situations i saw kinda funny i said hmm , it could be because of that, but no, I'm not going to try to push that I don't want to build that narrative around my YouTube channel this time I can't let it go anymore, this is the situation on August 18 I uploaded to the mortuary attendant a lot of you would know it is age restricted because the next video i made i let them know we have their age restriction
youtube didnt tell me why i saw all these other
youtubers were playing mortuary attendant and only my video seemed to be age restricted and i searched like a hour two hours i was scrolling all different types of videos from people no one else was age restricted so i appealed the restriction um hey guys not sure why mine is age restricted age ction.
Could you investigate this rejected appeal? they doubled down the policy team said no corey your video is restricted for a good reason we won't tell you why but it is restricted that's our final decision. check this out some weird stuff going on just my video is age restricted my
youtube rep who is not on the policy team looked at my video and said hey it could possibly be this part at the end where the woman I was fighting. some depressed ion and i'll leave it there so this video is not age restricted just because i'm talking about it so i looked at that part first thing i did was try to find other
youtubers who had that part or at least a similar part now markiplier i don't know if you'll ever see this but i just want you to know i have a lot of respect for you and i didn't mean to drag you into the middle of this your channel just has happens to be a great point of reference because a you're a really great
youtuber and b you're not black, so i can watch your channel and then i can watch my channel or watch anyone else's channel and make sure that the stuff in the games you play enforce the rules equally for everyone so i'm going to the third part of the markiplier mortuary assistant and he had the same situation and his video had no age restrictions so i send the video to my
youtube rep i say hey um markiplier has this situation in his video but he has no age restriction, could you? finish that up with the policy team and see what they say about it he said wow corey uh thats some clever detective work lemme uh send this over to them and see what they say what do you think happened after that i'll give you a second they went back and deleted my age restriction, they removed it after they already rejected my appeal.
I sent them the clip of the Markiplier video which has the same thing and they removed it now. My YouTube rep was excited, he was great. cory they removed the age restriction i said why did i expect them to triple and give markiplier an age restriction too but they watched mark's video and used it to verify my innocence so i sent my
youtube rep a lengthy email detailing my feelings about the whole situation it seemed like there was some
favoritism at play, there was either that or some
racism at play and I'd like to sit down with the policy team and find out why my video was flagged in the first place, actually nu number one, was it automatic or was it a human that restricted the age in the first place? number two who was the human reviewer because he is a human reviewer once i submit an appeal who was the human reviewer that doubled down and rejected my appeal number three why did they take markiplier clip to get them to reverse the decision?
My YouTube rep is back with me. He wants to participate in a call. We get the phone for about 10-15 minutes and I tell them I've felt like this for a long time I've felt like every time I come back on
youtube I'm trending number one for a few days and then they find some arbitrary problem which they blast and try to find something that they can frame me for trying to push me down you don't believe me what happened last time i came back and was trending number one for a week. these problems always come up when i'm not uploading i mean i'm not on
youtube like nine months out of the year nothing ever happens until i come back and start uploading again and i get my numbers they're going up they're exploding i'm the number one trend and then they're like hey , we have to stop it, we have to like this black man, he's getting too many views, he's getting too much exposure, too much activity, hold up Bob, let's get back to where we are now for my YouTube rep to reassure me that he's going to continue. this dialogue with the policy team and trying to get some answers to those three questions that I had, so another day, another two days go by and, you know? they re-aged they restricted the video they re-aged they restricted the video i mean no way did they do that?
I go to Markiplier's video now and now his video is age restricted, they got caught with their pants down, called out and then they had to come back and say oh wait wait okay. pushing here we have to take a few steps back. You need to age-restrict them both and be done with it. You thought I wouldn't like to talk about this. Make a video about it. You realize how bad this looks for you. i have never watched a video with age restriction d age restriction and then age restriction again did any of you ever see that happen before you saw i saw some unfair things going on so you tried to appease me with the restriction old? video i say wait why are you doing that because i sent the markiplier clip and then they say oh ok well let's restrict the age of both of us why is my channel so much more scrutinized than my peers my peers and when i say peers i mean people around my level around my view count just for simplicity why is my channel getting scrutinized so much deeper especially when i have been number one trending multiple days in a row which i have done multiple times and every time i start to get an upt ick in traction and increased activity use here comes
youtube hey uh uh uh let's go find them for that 2019 video yeah you see this corey no this is bad it wasn't bad the nine months i was away from the platform. it was only bad when i came back and i was trending number one this situation was only bad because i've been trending number one since i came back all the other
youtubers have uploaded morgue assistant and now they're about to start putting some age restrictions because i called them out for unfair behavior i now realize that when you call someone a racist it is a very very serious accusation and in fact how do you expressly prove someone is racist?
I mean, unless you're spamming the n-word in chat, how do you really know? And I admit that I can't 100% prove that race had a lot to do with it, but I can tell the people on that policy team, those shadow people that they are anonymous and they can enact their will as they see fit. in ho way can we be sure they take black person video and white person video and it can be exactly the same video and they restrict black person video but not white person video? I feel like I've been mistreated for a long time.
I mean, even when we hit 10 million subscribers and I was supposed to get my diamond play button and know that when there was no matching, these situations always coincide with increased growth and we always can't seem to let this guy black get too high i mean if i'm wrong i'm wrong i'm telling you that's how it comes out i don't see any other
youtuber that's number one trending many times and then all of a sudden they get old restricted and they're getting warnings from copyright and all that if i'm wrong i'm wrong point it out i want to see it i will retract this whole video i will make a public apology to
youtube i have no problem my dad told me if you make a mistake be a man fix it and apologize i will , no pr Problem, but to me, you know what happens, it happens every time Corey Kenshin starts doing some crazy numbers or gets too popular.
We have to find something. We have to get it for something. He must have done something. profanity in video games like me literally this is the
youtuber you want to smoke and have issues with i think there is some
racism involved within the policy team and
youtube in general doesn't really care about black people like they have their favorite creators, you know, sign out of
youtube, sign out and go to
youtube, you'll see people on the front page every day, you'll see favorites, count how many are black, count how many are from people of color. So what is
Do they try and pedal
youtube black? They try and stand out to us. Do you know how condescending and condescending that is? Oh yeah, let's pay attention to these black creators because we are all div. ersity all this communicates is black people are not good enough on their own ability on their own merits on their own talent so we have to give them a spotlight we have to get them down and up so they can get some action in the spotlight, well, what about you? save all that
youtube black all that fake sponsorship all that fake pandering you do and when a black creator repeatedly approaches you and tells you why you treat me differently from other creators and then they come back and oh we have to restrain by age. and then oh no we have to have he's behind us he's fine we have to age them both false it's false that's what it is.
I wanted to stay logical, to stick to the things I could prove. I gave you the facts, but it also made me vent the emotions I've built up on YouTube. It's ironic that I have to upload this to YouTube, but where else am I? I'm going to upload it you know I worked hard built this community from the ground up it took me over a decade to do it and I would have expected the playing field to be fair and that well if I did something wrong everyone else who did that too should get being punished is also unreasonable i have no problem being punished i have no problem if i break a rule being punished for it and i learn but when you start like when it's a goal when you're doing things just because i like to get bigger or i don't know how always seems to match that situation but that's just what happens now if my
youtube channel gets shadow locked or they like to let you know they start not sending my videos to my subscribers or you know in a couple of months y'all just they stopped watching my videos we know why we know why i mean those shadows behind the scenes they control everything they control everything if they don't want if they don't want my channel they could end it at right now they could hide my videos they could shadow ban me and not send my videos to anyone so i thought long and hard before i recorded this but as one of the biggest black creators on the platform i want you guys to hear from my mouth that there are some cloudy business. going behind the scenes on