Watch LisBug’s “Shake It Off” Parody About YouTube Comments
This parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” from YouTuber LisBug — about the crappy comments on her YT videos — is just what I needed to see. I’ve only just started bothering with YouTube and have gotten nothing but gross comments on my videos. These, for instance, were posted on a video about how to efficiently cut cantaloupe:
“Go die in a ditch re: cantaloupe”
“You’re a whore re: cantaloupe”
“Eat poo re: cantaloupe”
“You have a mental disorder re: cantaloupe”
(Can I also just mention for the record that, actually, yes, I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I’ve written about it a lot, I’m not ashamed of it, and coincidentally it was on account of some male humans behaving in shitty ways toward me? BUT ANYWAY.)
Thank goodness for LisBug’s “Shake It Off” parody about the horrible, horrible things that people write in the comments section of her YouTube videos, tearing apart her looks, making homophobic comments about her boyfriend, and saying things that are so obscene that she couldn’t bring herself to include them in the video without censoring them (although you get the general picture). It’s good to be able to commiserate even if I have, you know, like, four subscribers and she has over a million.
I’m getting to the point where I don’t understand why anyone doesn’t disable the comments on their YouTube videos. PewDiePie, the most popular YouTuber, turned the comments off on his videos after coming to the conclusion that they really don’t function to build community when they’re clogged up with spam and offensive comments.
LisBug sums it all up really well (while rhyming), plus, her mom and grandma totally do slay.