SSSniperWolf disabled her YouTube comments amid backlash for stalking Jackfilms, with YouTube confirming a case review on Monday.
In a recent unsettling event, renowned YouTuber Jack Patrick Douglas, known by his online moniker Jackfilms, shed light on a disconcerting occurrence involving fellow content creator SSSniperwolf. Jackfilms, who boasts a follower count of 4.8 million, released a video detailing how SSSniperwolf, with her sizable following, intruded on his privacy by showing up outside his residence, capturing a video, and sharing it with her 5 million Instagram audience.
Jackfilms narrated, “SSSniperwolf turned up unannounced outside our home, recorded a video, and shared it on her Instagram with the caption ‘let’s talk like adults.’ This marked the first time in my 17-year YouTube journey that I’ve encountered such a direct threat. She transitioned from being a mere content copier to a person who doxes and stalks her critics.”
The incident left Jackfilms and his spouse feeling violated and unsafe. He expressed gratitude towards the support received, mentioning the unease they now experience in their own dwelling due to SSSniperwolf’s audacious actions.
He also tackled SSSniperwolf’s allegations, emphasizing that his critiques of her content were far from harassment but were aimed at highlighting her habitual content pilfering and lack of originality.
His video ended with an earnest appeal to YouTube to act decisively against SSSniperwolf, urging, “It’s imperative that YouTube and Instagram take action to prevent such gross misuse of platforms. SSSniperwolf’s behavior has crossed a line and it’s time she faces the consequences.”
Content Creators vs Alia Marie Shelesh!
The fallout from this incident rippled through the YouTube community. Many, including notable YouTubers Philip DeFranco and Charles White Jr (aka penguinz0 or Cr1TiKaL), rallied behind Jackfilms, advocating for the deplatforming of SSSniperwolf, whose real name is Alia Marie Shelesh, aged 30. They condemned her for repeatedly pilfering content from lesser-known creators, a sentiment echoed by a sizable portion of the YouTube community.
Despite the allegations, YouTube continues to feature SSSniperwolf as one of their celebrated creators, a move that has left many both perplexed and frustrated. The platform has yet to respond or take action against her, maintaining her channel’s monetization and standing.
YouTube’s silence on the matter stands in stark contrast to their known stance against doxing – a precedent highlighted by past instances of demonetization and banning for similar offenses. Although one interaction with Team YouTube suggested a serious approach to addressing doxing, skepticism arises from the generic nature of the response, likely automated, and the timing over a weekend possibly delaying a more personalized examination.
SSSniperwolf, seemingly unphased, has since disabled comments on her YouTube videos but continues to create content amidst the ongoing outcry for accountability. This saga has ignited a robust discussion among netizens and creators alike, emphasizing the pressing need for platforms to enforce stricter regulations against creators who misuse their clout to cause harm and foster a toxic atmosphere within the digital community.
(UPDATE) YouTube Wil Take Action!
In a recent development, sources close to the matter have disclosed that YouTube’s internal team is gearing up for a thorough review of the accusations against SSSniperwolf, slated for Monday, October 16.
The review, set to commence with the start of the working week, aligns with the operational hours of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, where YouTube’s policy enforcement teams are coordinated.
Although the exact hour of review commencement remains undisclosed, it’s anticipated that any resultant actions against SSSniperwolf’s account could unfold during the standard working hours, reflecting YouTube’s ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful platform environment for all creators and users alike.
The YouTube community, along with Jackfilms and his supporters, are eyeing this review with a mixture of hope and skepticism, keenly awaiting a decisive stance from the platform against behaviors that starkly violate community guidelines and personal boundaries.