Well, here we are again – looking back at the past week on YouTube. Things got a little serious this week, as JacksGap were robbed at gunpoint and YouTube message inboxes have been scrapped. So join us as we recap the tears, accidents and girls seduced by rope! Hooray!
Bertie Gilbert – Tick Where It Hurts
Tick Where It Hurts marks the third short film by YouTuber turned filmmaker Bertie Gilbert. In his TenEighty cover article, Wiser Than His Years, Bertie explained the underlying themes of the film. “All of us have a side that’s very insecure, but we also have a side that makes us feel better – a part of us that’s stronger”, he explained.
“Tick Where It Hurts is about what happens when that side disappears. It comes from a very personal space”. Bertie also commented on his recent decision to distance himself from the YouTube community – despite previous collaborations with content creators including Charlie McDonnell, Troye Sivan and Caspar Lee. Read more on Bertie and Tick Where It Hurts in his article here.
FunForLouis – BRUTAL SKATING ACCIDENT
There’s never a dull moment for Louis Cole, whether he’s looking into buying a plane to live on or filming a slo-mo music video with friends in London. The FunForLouis motto live the adventure was taken to a whole new level this week after he suffered a penny board accident on a steep hill.
Despite having a severe allergic reaction to medicine in hospital, Louis brushed himself off and headed to a fancy blogger award night in London. No rest for the wicked, eh?
MoreZoella – Sometimes It All Gets A Bit Too Much
There has been so much talk about YouTube celebrity culture recently – but sometimes it can get too much for everyone. Zoe Sugg spoke candidly about the situation of idolising YouTubers and how they are real people, teary eyes and streaky mascara included.
As part of her Vlogs In June series, Zoe highlights that famous content creators don’t undergo counselling or training like mainstream celebrities do – so at times the pressure can be overwhelming. This comes shortly after Zoe hit five million subscribers and announced her first book deal. It’s great to see her continue the important discussion at hand and we challenge other YouTubers to do the same.
Sorted Food – Strawberry Jelly & Ice Cream (Wimble-pun Tennis Challenge)
On a lighter note it’s tennis season in the UK, so Sorted Food have come up with the perfect treat for a day at Wimbledon – or any summer garden party. Strawberry Jelly & Ice Cream is a funky take on the classic combo and our mouthes are watering already.
The Sorted boys also made a bit of a racket with a tennis pun challenge – but don’t miss the point, they served up a tasty treat this week. Ace.
KickThePJ – University Q&A
We like to finish the Weekly Round-Up on a longer video and this week it answers a common question among young people looking to their future. PJ Liguori comments on the debate “Do I need to go to university to work in [industry]?” and gives advice on many topics in his university Q&A video.
Following on from his higher education advice video two years ago, PJ told some of his experiences – including tripping out on cough medicine while hungover during freshers week.
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Meanwhile, Sam Pepper took to the streets in How to Pick Up Girls With A Lasso. The video does exactly what it says on the tin. No, really. Give the controversial video a watch and tell us what you think.
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