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In a tweet, she checked off the categories of “female,” “colored,” and “bisexual,” and she wrote, “Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many ‘boxes’ you check, I encourage you to do the same.”
The tweet drew nearly 15,000 retweets and more than 125,000 likes. She also posted the message on Instagram, where she has 8.3 million followers and where her post drew more than 535,000 likes.
Although she told her more than 14 million YouTube subscribers in November that she was taking a break to focus on her mental health, she quickly returned to the platform, performing in collaborations with beauty vlogger James Charles, Dr. Phil, Casey Neistat, and Alicia Keys. Her break announcement, of course, drew the ire of easily offended YouTube star PewDiePie.
“If you need a break, just take a break,” PewDiePie said. “… If you post a video that you’re taking a break, that if you make this big thing about it, it’s not solving the big problem you have. YouTubers thrive on these things. … She knows how it works.”
PewDiePie’s comments, and the irony that he says disparaging things about others to gain attention of his own, haven’t stopped Singh for speaking out about sexism on YouTube.
Now, her followers are thanking her for bringing visibility to bisexuality and queer identities. A few hours after her declaration on Sunday, Singh seemed overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, writing on Twitter, “Thank you so much for the love and positivity. Words can’t describe how much it means. I appreciate you all. Group hug.”
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.