Connie Glynn lists the five most annoying things people say both on and offline to content creators.
The video is entertaining, making you wonder, “How can people be that rude?!” You’ll laugh and cringe as Connie recounts her various interactions with Uber drivers and doctors asking “What’s your real job?”, and “How do you make money from that?”
It’s also very thought-provoking, however. Connie describes how people often comment on her videos saying “You’ve changed” or “I miss your old content/hair/videos/style”, and how this can make you feel “like you don’t have any body autonomy, [that] you’re just a doll that they can choose to dress up”.
She raises the very valid point that “you should always want to be growing and changing” and people should instead be asking, “Why haven’t you changed?”
Creators often make videos for many years and Connie’s no exception – she started her channel when she was 18. Since then, she’s been though many life-changing events such as breaking a leg, completing university, getting jobs, and moving out.
The content and style of videos should naturally change as the people who make them do. Perhaps we should all be reminded that the YouTubers we all love and admire are just that – people. People who deserve to be treated with the same consideration and respect you would show to anyone you met or knew in real life.
Good points well made, Connie!
TenEighty had the pleasure of interviewing Connie earlier this year, or if you’ve already read that (because of course you have, it’s Connie), check out our spotlights on David Firth‘s latest animation, or Trent Owers and Luke Shayler‘s video Young, Gay, and Illegal.