Originally Posted by Dyle
H3H3 for me, they were the only group I've ever really cared about that truly soured me on them. Admittedly their case came mostly from ignorance rather than genuine hatred, but the quick succession of defending Pewdiepie, not saying anything about JonTron, and that blatantly false attack on the WSJ's reporters made it impossible for me to respect them anymore. Their downfall, where uninformed pseudo-political content became the norm rather than the exception in their work, has basically led me to stop watching all entertainment youtubers and focus on more academic/curated videos on the site.
You know, this is me as well. All my favourite YouTube channels these days are the thoughtful personalities who are making video essays from the most mundane to the most compelling subjects out there. Extra Creditz, Lindsey Ellis, Nerdwriter, kaptiankristian, Idea Channel, Folding Ideas, Arlo, Hbomberguy, Errant Signal, Ethos, CGPGrey, Noah Cadwell-Gervais, MrBTounge, and Innuendo Studios.
All those channels are great. I mostly moved on from all those hot take gamer guy comedic channels a long time ago but still like the occasional chill LP group like Vinesauce and SBFP.