You come at me, that’s one thing … but coming after my favorite YouTuber? … Nah, son, now you fucked up. Listen YouTube, you better get your shit in check, because I’m a 32 year old married man that gets banished to his bedroom because his wife watches LifeTime and sobs for 2 hours, and the only thing that gets me through those moments is watching The L.A. Beast run through a door, injure himself, completely fail at a challenge (like an absolute boss) and then unleash projectile vomit to the most perfect soundtrack of all time. Here’s an example …
Furthermore, the dude is just a nice guy. I’ve never met him, but I sure hope I do. I know he currently lives in New Jersey, which is where my wife is from and where she’ll ultimately drag me to spend our glory years together … but I digress. All this guy does in any video, interview or live feed is preach a positive message. Not to mention, his product is completely unique to the repetitive shit you see all over the web nowadays. Everyone has the same gimmick, but the L.A. Beast is one of a kind. One minute I’ll be watching him eat a cactus and the next I’ll be taking a little nostalgia trip down memory lane as he walks the same route where the “OJ Simpson White Bronco” car chase took place. It’s not only entertaining, but it’s informative, especially for those of us that grew up in the 1990s and long for that time period’s culture, expression and iconic moments.
And THIS is why when I see the L.A. Beast get strikes against him I get pissed off. As a person who has experience in this sector, I understand what YouTube is doing, but that doesn’t make it right. So outside of the new Cobra Kai series, they’re officially on my shit list. They’ve become such a tough place nowadays for content creators and it’s more apparent than ever that they have their own agenda, which at times appears to supersede any of the core principles of creativity they have. Their new guidelines are so subjective that a content provider can never actually know what’s acceptable and what’s not. And this isn’t to say that there shouldn’t be guidelines, there should be, but if you’re gonna enforce them, at least hold yourself accountable to the process and take it seriously. Broad strokes aren’t acceptable in my opinion, especially when a person’s income and livelihood is tied to your Platform. You can’t just search for pre-built keywords and take any idiot’s complaint as a reason to give a strike or shut people down. Do a little research why dontcha?
In my opinion, this is exactly why dudes like Kevin and myself love all things “The 90s”, when people could just do what they want without corporate hacks stifling their creativity. It’s such a joke. It’s actually the reason I created this website in the first place, because at the end of the day, I just want to be able to talk about what I want, with no ill will or agenda behind it. I’m not talking politics here. There’s no negativity, just good times and hopefully some laughs. The L.A. Beast is the same in my opinion, he’s just way better at it than I am. I mean seriously, what’s so harmful about chugging raw eggs? Freakin’ Rocky did it and he went on to become the Heavyweight Champion of the world. So what’s the problem? Should we stop airing Rocky now too?
YouTube, if you’re reading this (you’re not), I want you to know that there is an unopened Crystal Pepsi in my fridge right now at home that I have no intention on drinking … and do you know why?!?! … do you? No, you don’t, and neither do I actually, but that’s the beauty of it! What I do know though is that The L.A. Beast drinks it and whenever he cracks open a bottle, I know that my day is gonna get instantly better. And on that note, YouTube, use ya freaken head, give us the Beast back and of course, Have A Good Daaayyyyy.
You can check out all the L.A. Beast’s videos here: L.A. Beast YouTube Channel