YouTube fandom airs its feelings with honesty hour hashtag

#YouTubeFandomHonestyHour lets fans get things off their chests.

Mar 1, 2020, 4:03 am*

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Rae Votta 

Rae Votta

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.

https://twitter.com/YIKESJOE/status/597464400333770755

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

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https://twitter.com/realtowby/status/597519682028068864

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Even big name users got involved in the hashtag.

https://twitter.com/BryOnTour/status/597511916462940160

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

https://twitter.com/YIKESJOE/status/597515559513825280

Illustration by Max Fleishman

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