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December 21, 2019 6:30 PM UTC

The Depressing Case of Scandal-Ridden YouTube Streamer Suzy Lu

Not a day passes where we don't learn about a content creator being an indecent human being.

  • YouTuber and Streamer Suzy Lu recently complained about losing her ability to upload videos.
  • She has been uploading nearly full episodes of anime onto her channel and ‘reacting’ to it.
  • It turns out that Suzy has a history of shady behaviour on and off of YouTube and Twitch.

Sometimes there are YouTubers and Streamers who just seem determined to be terrible people. If it isn’t Jake Paul setting fire to his neighborhood, it’s all false copyright strikes and trash-talking. Such is the case with Suzy Lu, a gaming/anime YouTubers and Streamer infamous for…well actually for quite a lot of things.

Suzy Lu started out primarily as a gaming YouTuber, uploading content based on games such as Resident Evil. These days she mainly just uploads reaction videos to anime episodes. And when I say ‘anime episode’ I mean pretty much entire anime episodes. Unsurprisingly, someone made a copyright strike against her channel.

Suzy Lu Doesn’t Come Across Well…as a Person

The entire thing all started when a Twitter account called ‘Comment Cop’ screenshotted several tweets relating to Suzy Lu. After she ‘appeared in YouTube Rewind’, she was upset when her channel was prevented from uploading content. According to her tweet, this was due to ‘mass strikes against anime channels’.

Comment Cop had juxtaposed this tweet against tweets made by Suzy Lu herself. After claiming a copyright strike against a channel called Mark After Dark she acted very unsympathetically. “You steal, you get striked’ was her opening words in a tweet to him about the situation.

Obviously, the intention of putting these two posts together is that the same philosophy also applies to her. Indeed this philosophy has been applied by Twitter users, numerous times.

Comment Cop then posted a video by YouTuber Nicholas DeOrio which covered a lot of the bad stuff Suzy Lu has been getting up to. It turns out that there’s a lot of shady behaviour going on behind the scenes in relation to Suzy Lu. False copyright strikes are the tip of the iceberg.

Source: Twitter

The Name of the Game Is Fame

Looking back at her history the first controversy-based hiccup is her rise to success in the first place.

Suzy Lu has often been called out by the YouTube community for her hypocritical actions. | Source: YouTube

According to analytical information, she gained around 4000 subscribers over a period of two days when on average she was gaining around 6-10 subscribers daily.

On its own, that info isn’t too shocking. A single viral video can skyrocket your channel to success pretty quickly. The issue is that while her subscribers went up, her views didn’t really do the same. Plus the days after her massive gain she suddenly lost nearly 100 subs. That can be a sign that YouTube has noticed a bunch of fake accounts and is clearing them out.

It doesn’t even stop there. She’s already been in the news back in 2017 for having a go at striking McDonald’s workers. Her comments showed her to be a very self-centered and out of touch person. Now her recent actions have only proven it further. On top of copyright striking people, it seems she may also have flagged their channels, which brings a whole new weight of issues down on the heads of smaller creators.

Some of the responses to her complaints were priceless. | Source: Twitter

What Will Happy to Suzy Lu?

The worst part about this entire situation is that nothing is liable to happen to Suzy Lu. Assuming that she can get back her ability to upload content then she’s likely to continue to grow. Because all she does is upload ‘reactions’ she’s manages to put out numerous videos every single day.

Looking back through her videos is liable to make you go insane. Each video starts the exact same way and she had at least 2-3 videos per day. Honestly, removing her ability to upload content is probably a much-needed breath of fresh air. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.

This article was edited by Samburaj Das.

Last modified: April 9, 2020 5:12 AM UTC

William Worrall @mizushinzui

William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at: william.worrall@ccn.com

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