“We should encourage people trying things and making mistakes…”
Throughout Let’s talk… YOUTUBE-MONEY, ZOELLA & PEOPLE CHANGING, Caspar opens up about his own experiences and how opportunities were presented to him through his YouTube success. Some might not be aware that Caspar doesn’t just make videos; he has also invested in property, businesses, and giving back to communities in South Africa.
Caspar talks openly about the importance of celebrating successes and how YouTubers often receive negative press for their achievements and for making money. In his counter-argument, he asks: “Would you do the same thing if you were in that position? Would you make a book, movie, or song if you were young and someone came to you with that opportunity – would you do it?”
While Caspar might often be seen as young and playful, by 21 years old he’d made his first £1 million and his journey led him to recently share a discussion panel with his inspiration Richard Branson. “Six of my seven days a week are spent building my companies,” he comments in the video.
Speaking about Zoe Sugg and the criticism she received for her advent calendar, Caspar comments: “[Zoe] creates awesome things all the time. With this advent calendar, people think it’s too expensive and that’s fine – you don’t have to buy it. She is an amazing human being who has been extremely lucky but who has worked extremely hard to be where she is today. The media always have to find the absolute worst in everything, they don’t talk about all the good things she has done.”
well said. Wish people would take perspective into account and try understand something more in depth before making such harsh judgment on it 👏🏼😊 https://t.co/gsu516ypnR
— Josh Pieters (@joshua_pieters) November 20, 2017
While many YouTubers have been reluctant to discuss the negative press, Caspar opens up in the video and takes a stand against the negativity received by many online creators.
However, response to the video has been mixed. “I was with you until you said, ‘if you think the calendar is expensive then don’t buy it’,” one viewer commented. “In reality this is something she (and other YouTubers) should use as a learning curve!”
Another replied: “You’re so humble building houses back in South Africa and making your mum financially stable. You’re a beautiful person and it’s so nice hearing you stick up for Zoe and all YouTubers!”
Scusey, could you all go and watch @Caspar_Lee talk about YouTube Money and let me know what you think. I can't applaud him enough. This is what we should be saying rather than tearing everyone down. https://t.co/FmCLokOell
— Louise (@LouisePentland) November 20, 2017
Read about when Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee launched Raucous Productions in 2015, or when Caspar announced his biography written by his mum.