I’ve seen this floating about on twitter for a couple of days and thought I’d throw my thoughts into the mix especially as it is about Youtubers and they are the celebrities of the internet after all.
If you don’t know HelloWorld is an immersive experience where you can meet youtubers and be part of the action – for a fee of between £30 to extortionate VIP tickets. But this is just for entry. Then there’s all the merch etc. that they’re shoving down your throats too.
The biggest issue I’ve noticed with this event is the organisation. People supposedly getting trampled, an unsafe space for kids and just a whole claustrophobic feeling. You have to remember as well most of these kids are under 16 and they’ll be way too overly excited to see their favourite people so a lot of pushing and shoving can be expected.
But I get it. A lot of first time events have issues that need to be smoothed out later on. That’s not my issue. My issue is the youtubers, mainly Pointlessblog, have been blaming the fans instead of taking control of the situation and apologising. From his tweets it seems he thinks everyone’s complaining about the lack of getting to meet the youtubers when it doesn’t seem to be about that at all. Rather the bad organisation of the event and the sheer madness of it all.
I’m sure 99% of the fans knew it wasn’t a meet and greet but when it says on your ticket you’ll meet people and then you don’t get to or it’s meant to be an immersive experience but in reality they’re stood at the back of a huge, overcrowded room it doesn’t really ring true. Do they even know what immersive means?
People are finally realising that youtubers are mainly in it for the money and don’t really care about their fans. It seems it was even too hard for Alfie to even smile in the pictures! These people are becoming delusional and greedy and they need to remember who put them on their pedestals in the first place.
You’d hope people would realise and stop shovelling money into their pockets but that’s never going to happen is it? And it’s sad. Kids choose to idolise these money hungry people instead of people who deserve the attention, doctors, musicians, actors etc. Not people who upload a poxy 10 minute video from their bedroom once a week (if they can be bothered).
What do you think of HelloWorld?
Until next time.
I had no idea what Hello World was until I saw everyone talking about how bad it was on Twitter. I definitely think a lot of people have jumped on the bandwagon just for money… I mean some of them have no purpose whatsoever!
I remember pointlessblog talking about their pop up store they had saying something like …we can’t be there 10-6 that’s not our job or something along those lines… It really angered me as people have normal work days longer than that. PLUS there were so many people there buying their merchandise, surely everyone that turned up had a right to meet them. After all they are only youtubers? they are not celebrities. I think some of these people forget that their youtube ‘spotlight’ will not last forever. That’s my opinon anyways haha – a bit of a rant!
Hayley | hayleyxmartin
I remember that with their pop up shops. If he had other engagements understandable but to just go home and do nothing all evening bar eat pizza and watch movies is awful. Yes it’ll get busy but that’s what you get for being ‘famous’ deal with it
Definitely sad for their fans to see that these Youtubers have other agendas, however I think HW has been a long overdue wake up call for some!
Definitely a wake up call. A bunch will still blindly follow them though and that is a big shame. Especially as those fans can’t often stand up for their idols bar saying the people complaining are ‘jealous’
Mm definitely. I hope at least due to the amount of parents who attended and witnessed it for themselves, that this will encourage them to think again before handing over money to these people
That’s the only saving grace. Most of these fans don’t have their own money so their parents do have the right to say no
I guess Hello World really was immersive after all… it immersed parents into the world of YouTubers who exploit their kids. Oops