YouTubers Who Fell from Grace

One moment, you’re loved by the masses, and, the next, you’re detested by them
The Top Ten
1 LeafyIsHere Calvin Lee Vail (born August 18, 1995), known online as LeafyIsHere or simply Leafy, is an American former YouTuber and former Twitch streamer who, from the years 2011 to 2017, and 2020, made reaction, drama, and gaming videos, but is mostly known for commentary.

Leafy was notorious for his off-color roasting, which would eventually land him in some serious hot water.
He wants roasted a YouTube or name TommyNC, an autistic YouTuber who was simply trying to spread positivity. Leafy faced backlash from his peers, including H3H3 productions.
Events seemed to attempt to shade away from controversy, after uploading an apology, by going after drama alert host Keemstar. Leaving Keemstar betrayed, people started turning away from drama alert and going to his channel.
Ultimately, Idubbbz sealed leafy's fate with the most intense content cop to date. In it, Idubbbz accused leafy of being a bully and being insecure of his chin.
If he responded, actually attempting to roast Idubbbz in the process. Once Idubbbz posted the content deputy, a reply, leafy's coffin was sealed. He hemorrhaged subscribers, respect, and dignity. Ultimately, he abandoned his YouTube channel in 2017.

2 Butch Hartman Elmer Earl Hartman IV, better known as Butch Hartman, is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and actor, best known for creating the Nickelodeon shows The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Bunsen Is a Beast.

Butch Hartman was originally in American animator for Fairly OddParents, Danny phantom, TUFF puppy, and Bunsen is a beast. However, in 2015, he made a rather successful jump to YouTube.
Two years later, he announced the launch of a streaming service called OAXIS (Oh-Axe-Iss). Donors were originally enthusiastic about the idea, but undisclosed information about it having a heavy Christian theme turned a lot of them off. Hartman even infamously refused to except criticism for the decisions to not disclose such important information.
Then there was a unsavory comment directed towards a transgender individual, as well as a rather morbid joke about Tara Reid taking over the voice of Timmy turner on Fairly OddParents, following the suicide death of his previous voice actress, Mary Kay Bergman.

3 Daniel Keem

Daniel Keem, better known by his user name Keemstar, is the host of the infamous drama alert, a new series dedicated towards YouTube drama. Keemstar has had a multitude of controversies, but the one that sticks out the most is the RuneScape pedophile mishap.
Keim star found out that a man using RuneScape was lowering kids into uncomfortable situations, and he was sentenced to 15 years in jail. Fans of Keemstar's drama alert later on found out that a man who looked like the pedophile, named Tony, was playing RuneScape. The fans proceeded to harass Tony, driving him to tears. It was later revealed that Tony was not the RuneScape pedophile.
Keem apologized for his in accurate reporting's, and was lambasted by the YouTube community. Receiving harsh criticisms from H3H3 productions, and even a content cop from Idubbbz.

4 Anita Sarkeesian Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-American feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker. She is the founder of Feminist Frequency, a website that hosts videos and commentary analyzing portrayals of women in popular culture.

I had left a comment on her previously on this entry. Guess I'll Have to do it again:

Gamergate: a word that brings cringe to anybody remotely familiar with it.

Anita started her channel, the highly controversial Feminist Frequency, at the height of the scandal, and she did it from a kickstarter campaign. The campaign states that she was a pro, and was going to expose how women should be given better representation in video games.

Her campaign got a lot of money, and, when the final product was launched, it left many with a bad taste in their mouth.

1: Anita was not a pro, she was just a casual Mario player.
2: She simply knit picked the dumbest of claims.
3: She seemed to pin her grievances on the *ahem* "white straight cis gender Christian male patriarchy". (God, that was painful to type…)

Even more so, she disabled likes and comments on her videos, preventing further feedback or criticisms.

Anita made it all sound like she had good intentions, but now we can clearly see her for what she was: a radical third wave feminist who wants to complain about every minor thing men do.

Also, who remembers buttgate?

5 Doug Walker

The nostalgia critic and the rest of channel awesome was left suffering following the not so awesome documents. Sure, while the nostalgia critic wasn't the biggest player in the issue, he was still shown to have been an unsavory individual in the matter. Incompetent, impatient, and utterly oblivious to cues, Doug walker has definitely been left with a bad reputation following the documents.

6 Logan Thirtyacre

Super Mario Logan is well known for his plush toys themed YouTube comedy channel, centering around Nintendo characters, Shrek, Woody from Toy Story, etc.
However, the introduction of a controversial character, Jeffy, in 2016 has left fans split. What pushed the split into a fall from grace was the constant onslaught of videos starring the infamous Jeffy, many of which were of poor quality.
Add into this the fans' constant calls for the character to be removed being ignored, and an onslaught of overly exacerbated (and zealous) Jeffy fans, and you got a recipe for disaster.

7 Lucas Cruikshank Lucas Alan Cruikshank is an American actor and YouTube personality who created the character Fred Figglehorn and the associated Fred series for his channel on the video-sharing website YouTube in late 2005. These videos are centered on Fred Figglehorn, a fictional six-year-old who has a dysfunctional... read more

Lucas Cruikshank is one of the most famous figures on YouTube, having been the face of the most popular channel, Fred, for years. The first channel to hit 1 million subscribers, Cruikshank eventually got a Nickelodeon show, but only after three T.V. movies. In recent years, Cruikshank has gone on to sell the Fred channel and has gone on to disavow the character. This angered a ton of his old fans.

Honestly, how this jackass was ever popular in the first place baffles me.

8 Logan Paul Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American YouTuber and social media personality. In addition to posting on his own YouTube channel, he has run the Impaulsive podcast since November 2018. As of January 2022, he has more than 23 million subscribers on YouTube... read more

Logan Paul will forever be synonymous with the Aokigahara Forest, an infamous suicide destination in Japan.

In 2017, Logan Paul was filming a Vlog in the infamous suicide forest, when he saw body. He proceeded to point the camera towards the body a couple times, and appeared to be laughing.

Some claimed the laughing was a gut reaction, while the rest cried insensitive. Logan Paul was ultimately hit by YouTube, just three days later, for his unsavory actions. To this day, the majority of the public seems to have not forgiven him.

9 James Charles James Charles Dickinson (born May 23, 1999) is an American beauty YouTuber and makeup artist. While working as a local makeup artist in his hometown of Bethlehem, New York, Charles started a YouTube channel, where he posts makeup tutorials. In 2016, he became the first male brand ambassador for CoverGirl... read more

In 2019, beauty blogger James Charles was accused of harassing a straightwaiter into thinking he was gay. However, it was soon revealed that this wasn't such the case, and the story was ultimately Warped by other YouTubers. James Charles recovered, while the other youtubers bled subscribers.

10 Smosh Smosh is an American sketch comedy YouTube channel created by Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla. Anthony Padilla created a website called in 2002. He was later joined by his friend Ian Hecox.

After Ian and Anthony stopped being in every video (and Anthony left) this channel lost a lot of fans.

The Contenders
11 Jake Paul Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American social media personality and professional boxer. He initially rose to fame on Vine, before playing the role of Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark for two seasons. Throughout his career, Paul has become the subject of many controversies... read more
12 Benny and Raffi Fine

The react world fiasco of 2016 still lives on in YouTube history. This year, the fine Bros. cofounders Benny and Raffi fine tempted to "license out there formula for reaction videos". However, a hell storm began when various reaction videos began to get taken down.

Rumor that spread around the water cooler that the fine brothers were attempting to trademark the word react, sending their channel into freefall from subscribers.

Benny and Raffi fine ultimately withdrew the trademarking for react world.

13 iDubbbz

Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

It's not that his content has gotten terrible, but he sure seems to be appearing as the antithesis to what he was portraying himself to be in his videos.

It was found out that Idubbbz girlfriend had an OnlyFans account, where she would sell soft core XXX photos of herself. Idubbbz came out and said he was cool with it, and his fans have been calling him a simp and a cuck ever since.

14 ProJared Jared Knabenbauer (born August 28, 1985), better known online as ProJared, is an American YouTube personality. He is best known for his video game reviews and videos related to Dungeons & Dragons. Knabenbauer also worked extensively with various YouTubers outside of his own channel.

He's trying to make a comeback after those controversies.

15 Tati

She was a decent YouTuber until her feud with James Charles about his predatory behavior, leading to her biggest video ever prior to gaining 1 of the most subscribers in 24 hours & him losing the most in 24 hours & ever on YouTube. She eventually deleted the video hoping the drama settled.

16 Cinemassacre
17 Kidbehindacamera
18 Tana Mongeau
19 Jeffree Star Jeffree Star is an American makeup artist, fashion designer, internet personality, and former pop singer-songwriter born on November 15, 1985.

Star rose to fame through MySpace, where he quickly became one of the most viewed people on the website. At that time, his focus was on his music career... read more
20 Boogie2988 Steven Jason Williams, also known by his online alias Boogie2988 or just Boogie, is a YouTube personality best known for his video rants about video games and nerd culture as a character named "Francis".
21 Tobuscus
22 Chilly Jimenez
23 DanPlan

After Stephen & Jay released videos saying they quit DanPlan because of Daniel not paying the other member's enough, DanPlan started to lose subscribers.

24 BridgetteWest
25 Hannah Stocking

She used to be so funny, but after Ondreaz Lopez from TikTok dated her in 2020, she left her comedy roots & is making generic vlogs about being with him. Plus she's 28 years old & he's 23. Crazy right? Yet she isn't funny anymore.

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