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YouTube fandom airs its feelings with honesty hour hashtag

#YouTubeFandomHonestyHour lets fans get things off their chests.


Rae Votta


Posted on May 10, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 9:08 pm CDT

Since YouTube fandom thrives on authenticity, it’s no surprise a hashtag for fans to be honest drew YouTubers and fans alike to Twitter to share their opinions on both the medium and its stars. 

#YouTubeFandomHonestyHour began trending Sunday afternoon, after one fan, @stylinsonsugg, decided to bring back the long-inactive hashtag. The last traction the hashtag had was in August 2014.

Her friend @yikesjoe kicked things off.

Fandom started following suit, with a mix of complaints, suggestions, and personal memories.

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Even big name users got involved in the hashtag.

However, some of the instigators of the movement are unsure if they want their idols to be paying attention or not.

Illustration by Max Fleishman

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*First Published: May 10, 2015, 7:20 pm CDT