Yousef Saleh Erakat, better know as fouseyTube, is an extremely complex individual. Despite the criticism he received, he’s acquired an impressive 10+ million subscribers, multiple awards, and representation from one of the top talent agencies in the nation. In his last YouTube video, he expresses how negativity and false judgment of his character have led him to renounce social media for good. It’s obvious that the image he has of himself is vastly different from what the public believes which begs the question, what will fouseyTube’s legacy be?
It’s been a week since fouseyTube confirmed he was leaving the digital world for good and gifted his channels away. Although he’s no stranger to this behavior when it comes to social media this time seems final. Earlier this year he had admitted to struggling with depression and substance abuse and announced that he would be checking himself into rehab. He was subjected to harsh criticism over his failed ‘Hate Dies, Love Arrives’ event after promising performances from Drake and P.Diddy at the free event. He had also gotten into drama with fellow influencers Keemstar, Vitaly and Ricegum.
Not even gonna reply to that. I’m not even trying to take the piss here, but that boy needs help. He is delusional. EXTREMELY delusional. How are you going to make an event called “hate dies, love arrives”, and then write a disstrack. Smh 🤦🏾♂️
— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) July 16, 2018
I think it's safe to say that we have had not one, not two, but THREE failed YouTube events.
– Hate Dies, Love Arrives 1
– KSI vs. Logan Paul Match.#KSIvLogan
— Icy Cubey (@IcyCubey) August 25, 2018
you're stuck in a circle of never ending drama and thirst for attention .. which is one of the reasons that you look insane!! fucking talking about July 15th "Hate Dies , Love Arrives" man "Get Your Ass Out Of Our Lives" AUGUST 20TH how about that @fousey
— FOE ✋ (@IAmEristic) August 20, 2018
no one is perpetuating hate more than you are. stop with all this bullshit hate arrives love dies-fouseycon
— Pip (@Pip00798632) August 16, 2018
This guy preached hate dies love arrives but is still being negative 🤔
— Jean-De-Foi (@P00nks) August 13, 2018
Instead of taking the L, fouseyTube made even more promises! He claimed that he would appear on stage with J. Cole at a show in August and come back with a bigger, better ‘Hate Dies, Love Arrives’ event. Worse than the delusions of grandeur is what fouseyTube said he would give up if he couldn’t come through on his promises.
“If I am not on that stage, I promise you, to walk away from YouTube, my whole acting career, me doing what I want to do in life. I’ll live in isolation, and no one will hear from me ever again.”
Well, fouseyTube didn’t come through and Keemstar and the Twitterverse did not let him live it down. They hounded the YouTuber until he ultimately decided that giving up his career was in his best interest.
His peers have described his behavior as erratic, he’s been attacked with messages like ‘kill yourself’ and criticized for seeking attention after openly admitting to suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse. Now it seems that fans are split down the middle.
My favorite news source will always be fouseytube.
— Ikigai (@Izzytheninja_) September 23, 2018
Yeah fouseytube is a walking L
— Andre M (@triggermitimber) September 23, 2018
Tbh FouseyTube is the Youtube Kanye.
They're both going through a serious looong untreated episode with horrible support team and (some or most) fans that encourage or ignore that shit.
You got to be out of your goddamn mind & money crazed or just placing your idol on a pedestal
— Katana (@fromkatanalove) September 23, 2018
Something is wrong in this picture…YOU AREN'T IN IT. I miss you & your motivational talks. #IbelieveinYousef
— Tisha Perez 🦋 (@TishasTweetTime) September 22, 2018
Long live fouseytube
— J (@rippedtoes) September 23, 2018
— EstherLS🦋🦁🌹 Hopeful (@Eleespups) September 21, 2018
Fouseytube fousey tube sat on a wall.
Fouseytube fouseytube had a great fall.
And it was July 15th hahahah now the egg head is on a hiatus cause he literally is having a manic episode. Don't come back to the internet fousey. Please just don't. pic.twitter.com/zFhLDK4Utc
— Dr. K.O. (@KOverhaul) September 22, 2018
Yeah but that goes hand in hand with youtube, if more people are watching you, more people will buy your merch and vice versa…..if it keeps going like this and youtubers will stop making a big deal about everything they do, they will just fade away like fouseytube in 2016
— KriTi (@kritipunjabi) September 23, 2018
@fousytube I feel so ripped off that I only discovered you 3 days ago and now your off the Internet forever 😐
— Sarah (@Sarah23692637) September 23, 2018
My heart drops everytime i get a "fouseytube"notification 😭💔💔
— Zaynab (@Shiekdon_64) September 21, 2018
FouseyTUBE speaking facts in his recent video, fr tho.
— Sam (@edxmbpe) September 22, 2018