Youtubers are leaving the Platform


Alex Wassabi is one of the many youtubers who have decided to leave or take a break from youtube in 2021 Photo Credit- Grace Swift

Grace Swift

It is no secret that COVID-19 has made a major impact on many people’s lives in a negative way. However, for many Youtubers, the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine has allowed their career to thrive. Youtube is one of the few jobs that were not really impacted by COVID-19 and for some, the pandemic has helped their channel do better than the years pre-COVID-19. Although the pandemic has helped many channels, some creators (mainly creators who have been on the app for many years) have decided to take a step back from Youtube and focus on their mental health.

Some creators who have left or are taking a break are: 

  • Alex Wassabi, who has been on the platform for 15 years
  • Lauren Riihimaki ( username LaurDIY), who has been on the platform for 10 years
  • Jenna Marbles, has also been on the platform for 10 years
  • Dolan Twins have been on the platform for five years 

 Some Youtubers plan on coming back to the platform after a couple of months off. Others, including Jenna Marbles, have decided to fully leave the platform and never return.