Recently, the popular yet controversial Minecraft YouTuber Dream revealed his face on a livestream, in which millions of viewers consecutively joined in. What happened next wasn’t exactly pretty.
First, Dream said in mid-September on his channel’s community tab that “My next upload will be me face revealing. The mask is coming off, and George is finally moving to Florida with the Dream Team!” This face reveal coincided with fellow YouTuber GeorgeNotFound moving into L.A., sparking the potential for IRL content. He then sent a cryptic tweet at the end of September on his official Twitter handle stating, “The mask is coming off… see you all very soon :)”. Afterwards, he started getting other content creators to join in on the hype too, sending them photos of himself before the reveal and having their reactions posted online. Then just a few days after that, on October 2nd, the livestream began.
Once he fully showed his face, Twitter burst like a dam. Almost instantly, tweets were sent, memes were made, and hashtags went #1 trending in America with the phrases like “Shane Dawson,” “PUT THE MASK BACK ON” and “HE’S UGLY” going up for the internet to see. Meme compilations comparing Dream to other people and characters gained millions of views in mere days, comparing him to people such as previously mentioned Shane Dawson and others like Rumpelstiltskin from Shrek, Onision, and MatPat.
Dream has already had his fair share of controversy, such as confirmed cheating in speedruns, manipulating his fanbase, and is currently facing more allegations regarding fraternizing with minors over Twitter DMs and such. With that in mind, other faceless content creators must have felt incredibly overwhelmed due to the strong and vulgar response.
Dream in fanart has almost always been with blonde hair and green eyes. It leaves you wondering if he ever felt any sort of discomfort or awkwardness having his likeness interpreted by artists and his fans.
What do you think of the situation?
By Ezan Charo, Junior, ChiArts
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