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9+ Of The Most Dramatic YouTube Scandals To Ever Happen

If you've spent some time on YouTube, then you already know how crazy YouTube drama is.

Unlike traditional celebrities, we have direct access to the people who entertain us. Which means that we have a front-row seat to the highest of their highs...and the lowest of their lows.

Yes, James Charles and Jeffree Star are in this article. Please, could one of these really be done without them?

Jeffree Star's massive theft

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Jeffree is notorious for scandal and drama. However, his most recent one was no fault of his own (shocking, I know!).

The Jeffree Star Cosmetics warehouse was broken into in early 2019, and $2.5 million worth of makeup was stolen and resold on the black market.

To date, no one has been caught.

ProJared's divorce

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YouTuber ProJared landed himself in some scorching hot water when he posted the announcement of his divorce to Twitter.

The problem? His ex-wife didn't know he was doing it...oh, and he cheated on her with another YouTuber.

This opened up the internet kraken. Allegations of him sexually soliciting underage fans have since emerged.

Jake Paul's neighbour drama


Jake Paul once came under fire from his neighbors for literally setting a fire in his own backyard.

When KTLA showed up to ask Jake about the complaints his neighbors were making about his antics, he chose to jump on top of the news van and use outdated memes to appear edgy instead.

PewDiePie's fans hack printers worldwide

Before PewDiePie called for the shutdown of the "Subscribe to PewDiePie meme," his fans managed to spread their message world-wide.

Printers around the world began printing out the same message, urging users to subscribe to his channel.

Yeah, that was a productive use of time.

Sam Pepper's fake kidnapping video

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Sam Pepper joined forces with Colby Brock to stage a kidnapping.

Yup, you read that right! Pepper and Colby kidnapped Colby and his best friend, Sam Golbach, and held them both "hostage."

In the disturbing video, you can hear Sam pleading for Colby's life. After Sam is sent into hysterics, Pepper and Colby then reveal that the entire thing was a prank on Sam.

Laura Lee and Manny MUA vs Jeffree Star


Jeffree's back, because of course!

After YouTuber Gabriel Zamora tweeted out a picture of himself, Nikita Dragun, Manny MUA, and Laura Lee flipping off the camera, fans put together that it was aimed at shading Jeffree.

Past reportedly racist and fatphobic tweets of Manny and Laura's were dug up in retaliation. The two were dropped from multiple brands due to the content of the tweets.

James Charles' feud with Tati Westbrook

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This story blew up big time.

After YouTuber Tati Westbrook made a 40-minute exposé on James Charles, the internet went wild.

Between accusations that he used her for fame to him allegedly manipulating the sexualities of men, James is in the middle of a social media firestorm right now.

Sonia Sae's vegan pet-keeping

YouTube | Sonia Sae

Blogger Sonia Sae rescued an adorable fennec fox called Jumanji in 2014. As we all know, some animals are carnivorous — and that includes fennec foxes.

Her followers got concerned at how skinny and ill the fox looked, and suspicious of all the ailments he seemed to have.

However, Sonia still doesn't think it's wrong to feed her fox a cat food-based diet.

Cole and Savannah LaBrant's evacuation

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In August 2018, the family was accused of using California's massive wildfire to drive clicks to a video they published titled, “WE LEFT OUR HOUSE BECAUSE OF FIRES IN CALIFORNIA.”

But neighbors of the family were quick to pick apart their video, telling Fox 11 that their area was never evacuated.

One Twitter user even went as far to create an image of where the family lived in proximity to the fire, and many others criticized their choice of a video thumbnail, which has since been removed.

Tana Mongeau's convention

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When she had a falling out with VidCon, the official convention of YouTube, Tana Mongeau decided to launch her own con: TanaCon.

The resulting chaos made headlines. Thousands of fans were denied admission due to the sheer number of people trying to get in.

The con wound up being cancelled, but not to fear: Shane Dawson made a comprehensive docuseries about the incident.

Shane Dawson

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Was this joke bad? Yes. Did people go way too hard over it? Uh, yeah, in my opinion.

Fans dug up an old podcast of Dawson's, where he made a joke about doing sexual things with his cat.

The discovery of that joke had Dawson's name trending worldwide on Twitter.

The Fine Brothers' attempt to trademark a word

YouTube | Series of Tubes Person

The Fine Brothers tried to trademark the word "react," since their channel was all about people reacting to different things.

Yup. That's it! That's the channel.

After media outlets and fans everywhere reported on the ridiculousness of trademarking the word, The Fine Brothers withdrew their trademark request — but not without losing over 300,000 subscribers first.

Logan Paul visits the suicide forest

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Paul visited Aokigahara in Japan, which is a spot sadly made famous for the amount of suicides committed there.

He and his camera crew came across a man who had hanged himself. And instead of leaving, they filmed and uploaded the corpse and his tragic circumstances to YouTube.

The media went wild.

Dillion Burch's Disney disaster

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YouTuber Dillion Burch told park attendees there was an emergency on site and that they needed to evacuate.

He then told the police he pulled the stunt to record their reactions.

I would like to tell him to never go back to Disney World again. (He's been banned, anyway.)

Ryan Taylor's Toys "R" Us nerf war

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Because harassing employees doing their jobs is cool, right?

YouTuber Ryan Taylor and his friends decided to terrorize a Toys "R" Us store and everyone working there by having a nerf gun fight inside it.