YouTuber TomSka opens up on cancel culture, YouTube’s Me Too movement, and his ‘Britney’ moment

TomSka (Tom Ridgwell)
Tom opened up about cancel tradition (Picture: Getty Images)

YouTuber TomSka has opened up on the whole thing from cancel tradition to his ‘Britney moments’ as he stocks what he’s learnt from 13 years on the platform.

The 29-year-old, who has constructed up an target audience of just about six million, has all the time been open in regards to the realities in the back of being a big name – up to now chatting to kingdom in regards to the darkish facet of his viral collection asdfmovie.

Now, he’s opened up about all he’s learnt over time – from cancel tradition to his proudest moments and greatest regrets.

Chatting about the upward thrust of cancel tradition – which used to be simplest made extra distinguished by means of Tati Westbrook’s notorious exposé on James Charles previous this yr – Tom informed kingdom at Summer within the City that it will have long past a bit of too a long way.

‘I think a lot of people do get deplatformed still but it’s so much quieter now,’ he defined. ‘Around 2013/2014, a large number of abusive behaviour used to be having a gentle shone on it.



‘When UK YouTube had its Me Too motion, it used to be moderately sensational. Now it occurs so much [more quietly].

TomSka (Tom Ridgewell)
Tom’s been open in regards to the realities of being a YouTube big name (Picture: TomSka

‘I don’t know what the Americans are up to, they might be doing a little mad stuff,’ he laughed. ‘American YouTube didn’t in reality have its Me Too motion. Its Hollywood did, and our YouTube did.’

Tom added: ‘I think the American scene is a lot more concerned with not rocking the boat.’

He identified: ‘People should answer for their missteps but I don’t really feel like being completely cancelled – I think like that’s very hardly ever essential…Everyone has completed and will do silly issues.’

Explaining that he judges issues on a case-by-case foundation, he admitted: ‘If my dirty laundry got aired nowadays instead of years ago, I probably would have been cancelled.’

He summed up: ‘Most of the time people should be allowed to grow from their mistakes, but some sins are unforgivable.’

And Tom’s undoubtedly were given his personal regrets from his time on the platform, joking: ‘There’s simply such a lot of!’

‘Just going through a period of having a meltdown in 2013/2014 really, and that just being very public,’ he mirrored. ‘I feel like everyone goes through it though. Every YouTuber has a meltdown. Everyone has a Britney moment.’

However, he’s undoubtedly were given lots to be pleased with, explaining that impacting other folks’s lives for the simpler is the a part of his task he loves probably the most.



‘The times that I’ve used my affect to raised other folks’s lives…once I’ve mentioned detrimental stories in my lifestyles like psychological well being, bullying, vainness, that has made other folks really feel much less by myself, that’s been nice,’ he recalled.

‘Obviously I’m pleased with the numbers and all that, but it surely’s the days once I’ve made a favorable lasting alternate in other folks’s lives [that I’m most proud of].’

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