- YouTuber Creepshow Art was accused of posting anonymously about other creators on an internet forum.
- Moderators of the forum alleged the YouTuber, whose name is Shannon, wrote disparaging comments.
- Creepshow Art, a commentary video creator, has denied these claims.
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A YouTuber known as Creepshow Art has been accused of posting anonymously on a forum trash-talking other content creators and using transphobic, ableist, and otherwise offensive language.
With nearly 500,000 subscribers, Creepshow Art, whose first name is Shannon, had made a name for herself in the YouTube commentary community – a major category on the platform in which creators offer their own analysis and opinions on news, politics, YouTube drama, and other stories. Shannon has not shared her last name publicly.
On June 2, a moderator for Lolcow, an online gossip forum where users post anonymously about influencers, outed the owner of an account that they claimed belonged to Shannon.
The forum has a set of rules, including that users cannot post “for attention or profit” or “deceptively post about yourself in the third person.”
The user alleged to be Shannon had promoted the Creepshow Art channel and its content on the forum, but the 292 posts from the account also included offensive comments – sometimes referencing race or sexuality – targeting other YouTubers who post similar content.
The user wrote that Shannon was “sucking up” to Ready to Glare, a commentary channel with 685,000 subscribers “for promo,” and that D’Angelo Wallace, another YouTube commentator with 1.4 million subscribers, was “worse than creepshow.”
Another comment made allegations about the sexuality of Edwins Costa of Edwins Generation, who has nearly 290,000 subscribers. The account also wrote that Sykkuno, an “Among Us” video game streamer on Twitch with 3.5 million followers, “has the most f—– up skin I have seen on an asian man.”
Wallace, Costa, and Sykkuno did not respond to requests for comment.
Other comments from the user included transphobic and offensive language, including the words “tra—” and “ret—.”
Moderators added a glittery red “this is not okay” sticker to all of the user’s posts and put the comments on a specific section of the site.
-Ready To Glare ???? (@ReadytoglareYT) June 7, 2021
Insider has not been able to independently verify whether the Lolcow user is Shannon. Shannon did not respond to a request for comment.
Creepshow Art denies that she posted the comments
Allegations that Creepshow Art ran the Lolcow account circulated on social media over the weekend.
Shannon responded in a post on her YouTube community page, where creators can share updates with their subscribers. She said in the Saturday post that the person running the Lolcow account was a person named “Amy,” a pseudonym for a woman who “stalked” her for “8 years.”
“I completely understand if no one believes me. I understand if I lose friends over this,” Shannon wrote. “This has been going on for nearly half of my f—— life and I am tired of it. I am going to be keeping the rest of this offline, where it belongs, so if you have questions, I’m sorry. I’m not answering them.”
The next day, Shannon posted another statement on Instagram saying that she was handling the situation “legally” and that she wouldn’t post online until she can “prove without a shadow of a doubt what occurred was not” her doing.