“Theres a UK elitist group of nazi dictators planning the destruction of youtube!!!”

Ok so this is a blog i’ve been hovering over the idea of doing. Was never sure whether i should or shouldn’t, but then i decided. Its my blog. It  reflects my views and thoughts. I can do whatever i want. So YEAH. As the Aldridge would say.

Over the past month there has been more and more talk of a “UK Elitist Group” of people who don’t communicate with the rest of the uk, block everyone out and look down on everyone. Although this is often said. There is no direct proof, and pretty much all accusations made can be put out by someone using a bit of sense and logic. Normally i try to ignore it, but i get the occasional message from someone accusing me and others of being in this group and like it, or i am shown tweets, blogs, and chat transcripts where people generally bitch about the whole idea…

What annoys me the most about this however is people who say it tend to do it behind backs and in private building up collective views, but never having the balls to admit that they feel that way or that they are the ones going around to people telling them that they are just part of groups because they “suck up to people” or are “Used for dirty work”.

Think for a moment. How insulted would you be if someone accused you or told you, you were only friends with someone due to use or your own sucking up? I’d be quite offended and take it personally. As i think a lot of people have. Its not a nice accusation to make. From what i see people AREN’T used, and they DON’T suck up. Its like people are now being attacked just because they are friends with people, and just for having friends. What are they meant to do? Run off and hang around with everyone with equal sub numbers? Just drop off completely? NO

There is no divide of any sorts, and when people label people now as “oh they’re lower subbed but only in their group because…”  it just creates an un-necessary onlook / view on things. One of which as i said is unfair on the people its placed upon.  What your comparing us to what is often stereotyped as being an American Highschools social layout with different cliques of which you can only hang around with people from your own group…
Is that honestly your view on youtube and the UK community?

People often claim that we have smaller private gatherings and shut out the wider community in doing so. Daves new years party for example got a lot of hell in its run up and following it, so i will use that as an example, as generally it matches most things.

Dave invited his friends to new years. As you would invite perhaps your college friends to a college party. Equally as its smaller and between a group of friends it isnt so much a “youtube” private meet up. It is a meet up and gathering of close friends who met through youtube. Alot of us have known each other over a year now, and over that time we have all managed to get on closer and as  a result you see these things happening. Yet people bitch and moan and say its unfair they aren’t allowed or that these things are closed off. Why should Dave have invited people he didnt know at all / too well to his house? He shouldnt have.
At college / school people have parties alot. Are you all so socially out of it that you aren’t used to them?  Parties at my college happen frequently. I’d say i attend about 2/6 of them, maybe 3/4 if i only include ones by people i know. The ones i don’t get invited to though. Do i moan about them? Do i claim those friends or people think they are better than me? Do i accuse them of being closed off and cutting people out? NO. No i don’t. Its a common thing all over generally. You cant be friends with everyone, and equally its not possible to continue to accommodate for more and more people when you do things.
Houses have sizes to them. Sizes of which bring a maximum capacity. Why would someone in Scotland or Derby invite stupid amounts of people including ones they dont know as well just to find they don’t have enough room for everyone. People would be generally fucked to then find they have no real place to sleep.  This creates a contrast with college parties for example. People often go home late at night from them and you arent left with the full party overnight. Whereas youtube – Everyone is based all over the UK, so it isnt always possible to do that.

People then try to hit on the gatherings and say that people go off in their own groups at gatherings. I would love to know of someone who has directly gone “NO FUCK OFF” at a gathering to someone or generally shunned them off because of their unknown-ness to them. When i see that i will then believe these points, because all i’ve really ever seen are people trying to talk to others and meet new people, and people NOT shunning people who come up to them away, but talking to them. At the past few gatherings ive been to i’ve had lovely conversations with people id never known  before, i wasn’t like ” No… i need to go off with my friends… see we all have this.. group and your not good enough!”
Another thing people don’t seem to always click is that talking at gatherings isnt easy for everyone, especially not with people they dont know so well or such. With me i am a shy person. I struggle at times to approach and randomly talk to people at the gatherings, and find myself in more of a comfort zone with someone i know, even if it means dragging them around as i talk to people. ITs just a case of personal attributes. I have no doubt im not the only one that can be shy. Its general human nature to not always be ready to just jump at someone like “HIII IM TOM!!” and expect to kick off from there.
I also find that whilst people accuse us of having a big group thats closed off at gatherings.. you see other people who make the accusations have their own little closed off groups at the gatherings which i personally find hard to approach for that reason.

What annoys me the most however is when dicks go on about this all and make accusations when they have no personal experience to found it on. When they have never attended a gathering for themselves.  Even more so when people arent shunned out because of these reasons but because they have been mean and harsh on a big scale, or create fake drama through various things such as videos, “leaving”, or twittering excessively about how they are in the wrong.  They twist this to make it seem as if its the community being elitist.
Im going to stop there. Writing that much seems to have made me feel a bit better. Getting stuff out is good.


About Tom Burns
I'm an online blogger currently living on the South Coast of England where I study Interactive Media at university and practice as a Freelance interactive designer. In my free time I write reviews, and share my thoughts through a range of social media outlets such as Twitter, Wordpress, and YouTube, where I am an accomplished video blogger with a subscriber-base of 11,000 and over a million total video views. As you can probably gather.. much of my focus is in the realm of Social Media, an area I hope to one day end up in!

11 Responses to “Theres a UK elitist group of nazi dictators planning the destruction of youtube!!!”

  1. Raven says:

    Good for you, Tom. Sounds like it needed to be said.

  2. eddplant says:

    It’s such a load of bullshit. I agree with you on the smaller groups – sometimes at gatherings I really want to make friends with new people, but they’ve all bunched together like it’s a defensive response, and they seem really hard to approach :S

  3. Liam says:

    Seconded, Thirded, Fourthed and just fucking AGREED WITH!!! Well done you! <33

  4. Jemmahatty says:

    amen, basically.

  5. ariel says:

    some people just love to complain for the sake of complaining.
    they’re the ones who don’t understand the meaning of “community”
    fuck em! lol

  6. Mhazz says:

    three words;
    this is true.


  7. Pav says:

    Great blog Tom, this whining from people pisses me off when they have no proof of anything.
    Sorry to be a dick, but, 2/6 = 1/3 😛

  8. caaameron says:

    I agree.
    ‘n stuff.

  9. Doug says:

    Agreed. Amen to that, brother. And yes, i too was going to point out that 2/6 = 1/3 and wondered about your methods behind chosing 2/6… xD

    Basically, it’s the losers that have no social skills, put no effort into making friends within our group or any other group, and then complain about it because they’re just jealous that we’ve made friends and they havn’t.

  10. BethOnTop says:

    Hell yes.

  11. JacobDyerMedia says:


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