YouTubers React to Struggles Of Being A YouTuber (Gabbie Hanna – Roast Yourself Harder Challenge)

YouTubers React to Struggles Of Being A YouTuber (Gabbie Hanna – Roast Yourself Harder Challenge)


– ♪ Like this video and share it ♪
– It’s too real! – (Gabbie) I have
an ungodly fear of rejection. – Wow. – It was scary putting it out
because anytime you expose yourself and you’re so vulnerable,
it’s very scary. ♪ (dramatic chord) ♪ – Welcome back, guys. – (gasping)
– (Gabbie) I’m going to roast myself– – Gabbie! – (Gabbie) I’m gonna roast
myself again because, well, last time it just–
– She’s cute. – (Gabbie) I’m gonna roast
myself again– – I saw this. – I love this. I’ve seen it. – I’ve already seen this.
– Oh, I’ve seen this, yeah. I like this.
– I do too because it has a drastic change. – ♪ Yo, ‘sup, I’m Gabbie ♪ ♪ I’m a high roller ♪ ♪ Rollin’ through is
a brand new Toyota Corolla ♪ – That Corolla, though. – ♪ Live alone in
a two bedroom apartment ♪ ♪ But it’s real cheap ♪ ♪ You can tell by the carpet ♪
– Exposed. – ♪ That’s okay
’cause I’m never home ♪ ♪ I’m at the gym
as you probably know ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I post it every single time ♪
– (laughing) – She has been working out a lot. Yo, her body transformation. – ♪ Had the glow up
of the motha-fuggin century ♪ – She did have the glow up
of the century. – She’s spitting truth. – ♪ That’s right, I’m single
and I can’t keep a man ♪ ♪ ‘Cause I’m crazy in a way… ♪
– She’s really good at this format. – ♪ Lots of fans
but where all my friends and ♪ ♪ I’m alone every night
of the weekend ♪ – Same, girl. – ♪ ‘Cause my social life’s
been in the trash can ♪ – That was disgusting, P.S. – ♪ Uh-oh! Oh, no!
My views are low! ♪ ♪ Looks like my hair has got to go ♪
– (laughing) – ♪ Looks like my hair has go to go ♪ – That’s so something
that literally every– you’ve done it.
I’ve done it. – ♪ Always say I’m workin’ hard ♪ ♪ But then again, who am I kidding ♪ ♪ See my job is a joke,
I take selfies for a living ♪ – She’s so self-aware. – ♪ Storytime ♪ ♪ I admit I may have overreacted ♪ ♪ And I hope you can see past it… ♪ – This is just an ode
to how I built my channel on really dramatic storytimes,
and I filmed it like a storytime with the jump cuts. – ♪ It’s a business tactic
’cause the honest fact is ♪ – This is quite well done, I must say. – ♪ See, I have an audience
that has a demographic ♪ ♪ On a platform run by analytics ♪
– (sighing) Yeah. – ♪ On a platform as long
as you’re charismatic ♪ – This is really good. – ♪ Then the platform
rewards bein’ a dick ♪ – True.
– ♪ So maybe that’s me ♪ ♪ If the shoe fits, wear it ♪ ♪ Hey, forgive me ♪ ♪ Like this video and share it ♪
– It’s too real! – ♪ And I think we can
all forgive Bryan Le ♪ – Oh. – ♪ ‘Cause he only did
what you all wanna do to me ♪ – Damn. Damn. – I was nervous to put this in,
but I’m glad I did. – Ooh. Ooh, I like this. – Then it gets real. – And now we get
real serious on your ass. – (Gabbie) Overwhelmed,
overworked, overpaid. I’m on top of the world,
sitting pretty on a stack, but the static
still cracks in my veins. – This gives me goosebumps. – (Gabbie) At the bottom
of the universe, I’m feeling all the weight.
People die for this. People lie for this. People suck and [bleep]
some guy for this. – I love when artists do this. – (Gabbie) Play my part,
but what’s my role in this? – This was actually written
first months ago as well. I didn’t know how
I was going to present it. – (Gabbie) I’m not built for this.
All the guilt of this. And I don’t think
I can deal with this. – I like how real this is, honestly. – (Gabbie) Gonna fold from this. People starvin’
and I get gold for this? – That’s a powerful line. – I do like that she’s always willing
to be very vulnerable. – It’s like what people
want to say, but don’t say. – (Gabbie) I get it. I know.
It’s such a conundrum. I get what I want,
but I can’t have much fun with it. – I do like where it’s going. I thought it was just another
self-diss track and it’s very much beyond that. – (Gabbie) …don’t give a [bleep]
about what I’ve been earning, but each day I wake up
more blessed and I’m learning of all of these people,
I’m least to deserve it. You don’t see the scene
that’s behind the screen and I urge you all to beware of it.
– Girl! Oh, my heart. – (Gabbie) I’m sorry for
my obsession with attention. I have an ungodly fear of rejection.
– Wow. – My apprehension and objection
is the viral infection of dollars and followers
in place of affection. What I need– – This was actually
all freestyle in booth. – (sighing) I just
want to retweet it all. – (Gabbie) They find my disinterest
interesting, my depression a funny thing. My decline is relatable.
People love that I hate myself– – No! – (Gabbie) People
love that I hate myself. People love that I hate myself. – Oh! – I just want to give her a hug. – (Gabbie) I climbed out of my head
and watched myself implode, a thought without a body
ought to be the shot to take a load of my– – And then it’s like spoken poetry. It is very interesting,
the beats of this video. – (Gabbie) My brain is poison
and I’m searching for the antidote, but every time I find it,
my defenses scream, “Oh, no, you don’t.”
– She’s so well spoken. – (Gabbie) Who am I and when–
– “Who am I and when?” I think that. – (Gabbie) When does my workday end
and where does me begin? – That! Where does my workday end? – (Gabbie) Are these
my colleagues or my friends? – That’s true. Damn. – (Gabbie) …ten to one,
do you hate who I’ve become? Because I hate who I’ve become.
– Oh. – (Gabbie) I’m sorry
for who I’ve become. – Wow. Wow, there’s
a lot going on there, like all about the complexities
of, you know, YouTube as a job, but also as, you know, your life. It really makes you think. – Everything in that video
is completely true, and there’s a lot of stuff
that related very heavily to a lot of stuff I was doing
because when I came out here to LA, I took a whole week off
because of a lot of that stuff. – Obviously, everybody has
this persona that they put out, and not just YouTubers
but anyone on social media is curating what they want you to see, and I think that this
was the perfect medium for it, which makes sense
because I’m a YouTuber. – I’m really glad she’s talking
about those types of feelings because I know that
a lot of creators feel the same way and have had
similar feelings and thoughts to what she’s going through. Hearing people’s thoughts,
artist’s thoughts, about how they’re feeling
through this journey in this very new world,
this very new realm, is a new perspective. – (FBE) So that was Roast Yourself
Harder Challenge Diss Track… by content creator Gabbie Hanna. – Gabbie Hanna, The Gabbie Show. – (FBE) …who is actually
in this episode as well. – Oh, wow. – (FBE) Before we
get into some questions, we’re gonna have
you read some of the lyrics. – Sure, I would love to. – “I’m too old for this.
Gonna fold from this. People starvin’
and I get gold for this?” – First line, yeah, that’s a thing
that sits in the back of my head. Personally, I’ve been doing it
for 12 years, you know, so when am I gonna get–
am I already too old for this? Probably. – Playing on that YouTubers
are rewarded for what some people could frown upon. It’s just weird, the things
that you capitalize on when you’re a YouTube creator. – Those people are starving.
It puts it in perspective, and it’s just like
we’re taking pictures, we get on camera,
we do collabs and it’s like, “Ugh, I’m so stressed!” But it’s like, word, bro? Word? “My life is so hard.”
Word?! There’s people starving right now. – For me, there’s a lot of guilt
that comes along with the fact that I think most people know
that we’re very affluent, we’re very blessed. When you look
at the rest of the world, it almost feels so helpless
and what did I do to deserve this? Some of us make more than doctors
and we’re not saving lives. – “I get it, I know
it’s such a conundrum. I get what I want but
I can’t have much fun with it.” – “It’s not the fame
or the money I’m yearnin’. I don’t give a [bleep] about
what I’ve been earnin’.” – “But each day I wake up
more blessed and I’m learnin’ of all of these people,
I’m least to deserve it.” – If you work hard enough,
you know, at some point you absolutely deserve the success,
and I think she does deserve the success.
Don’t be so hard on yourself, Gabbie! – This is also a very common feeling
amongst successful people, especially people who have big hearts
and are humble and are down-to-earth. They’ve grounded. A lot of people feel like
they don’t deserve the success that they’ve earned or worked for,
and I think that’s a very natural thing. – Yes, those pressures do exist,
and to be a YouTuber is to almost sign a contract
that you’re going to take on 18 weird mental issues,
but I think that every one of them are an honor to take on
and I think it’s a fun challenge to try to persevere through that
and keep your cool and your sanity and create. The fact that she took her darkness
and some of those things and put them out there like that
and processed them creatively, I mean, hey, you can’t hate on that. – It just comes down
to your self worth and your self esteem,
and as I work on that, I realize I do deserve this,
but it was scary putting it out because any time you expose yourself,
and you’re so vulnerable, it’s very scary. So that’s my message to everyone
and what I’m hoping more people can
do here is just stop hiding. – “Who am I and when?”
That’s a cool lyric. “When’s my work day end
and where does me begin? Are these my colleagues
or my friends?” Interesting. – That is very true when
you sign up on social media, that you’re signing up
for a 24-7, nonstop job that never ends– – Because you’re
always playing yourself. – There’s no off, you know,
because no matter what you’re doing at any time of the day,
you could run into someone who might be a viewer,
and whether you’ve been having the worst day of your life,
if you’re mean to this person, they could go to their Twitter account
and suddenly you are literally the devil. – Take the time for yourself. That is something
I learned the hard way, was that working myself
into the ground was destroying me,
and even though I had fun with it, there’s a point
where you do too much that you start resenting it,
and you don’t want to build up that resentment with it
because that’s a hard thing to ever get back,
to that passionate side of it. – (FBE) Why did you
decide to make this video? What was your goal in creating this? – I just try to live
as honestly as I can. The hardest part
about being a YouTuber is having to talk
to millions of people when all you want to do is disappear,
and I think everybody deserves that moment and that time
where they can pull back and just be themselves
and be okay and not put makeup on and whatever,
but on YouTube, there’s that pressure of you
have to create. My biggest, biggest thing
was realizing sometime last year that I wasn’t alone
in everything that I was feeling. I think finding that common ground
has actually helped all of us. – (FBE) As a content creator, who do
you think is one of the biggest things people miss or don’t know
about having fame with how close you
interact with your audience, and the mental toll
it can sometimes take? – Yeah, um, it’s–
there is a mental toll because on a personal level,
all I do is read comments and tweets, you know, to make these videos,
and it’s kind of taxing. There are some videos
that I’m really excited to make. There are some videos
where I can’t stand, but I have to power through them
because it’s a job. – It’s a very isolated lifestyle. You work from home. I mean, for me especially,
I don’t have to get on camera, so, yeah, it’s very isolating.
Not everybody gets it. – It’s hard sometimes
for people to see that there’s a real person
behind the account that they’re looking at. – Everyone’s brought up
in a different way, and that’s why I think
people like YouTube, is because they get to see
how somebody else lives their life, so it’s very easy to be like
this is what I think about the way you live. – People don’t realize how hard
it is to make friends. When you see somebody
with so many followers, you just assume, well,
they have so many people that love them and, yeah, that might be the case,
but these are strangers and 99.9% of the time,
I don’t see them face-to-face, and even if I did, I don’t know them
and they don’t know me to the core. – It’s interesting.
With YouTubers, it’s different because I would see
Chris Hemsworth and go, “Oh, he’s dreamy.
Wow, that’s Chris Hemsworth.” But I don’t know
who Chris Hemsworth is. I would still have questions. I’d be like, “I wonder what he’s like?” But these people watching
this right now, they know me. Like, this is me. I’m in my videos. Sure, sometimes it’s
a turned up version of yourself because you’re making a video
and you want to have energy and it’s fun, but at the end
of the day, it’s you. – I think people
always come to me about is how do you get over hate? And as much as the internet
likes to rally behind you, it can just take one thing
and then it just takes one person to focus the negative people
on what you do, and then they can
immediately assault you and that can be
very, very overwhelming. – (FBE) So it seems like
over the past couple years, more online stars
have started to be more open about the struggles
of this new type of fame as presented. For you personally, have you spoken
to your audience about that type of stuff?
– I think no. I don’t speak about it
with my audience because, you know,
I’m really lucky to have a lot of grounding
energies in my life. – It’s wonderful that creators
are being open about that, especially if they originally started
creating content on maybe a very aggressive schedule
that wasn’t sustainable long-term, and then they’re realizing
that this is not sustainable at this volume and having
an open conversation with your communities. – In the last year or so,
I’ve opened up a whole lot more because I realized all it’s doing
is building stress, anxiety, depressive tendencies,
really bad mental health habits, and I’m always trying to promote
a healthier mentality, so I figured if I’m going to do that,
why would I not practice what I preach? The connection with the audience
is always the most important thing to me because if people see you as a person,
then they understand when you’re coming from. But if you’re just
an entertainment entity, you can never explain yourself. – (FBE) So on the heels
of some of what Gabbie mentioned in the video, we want
to do a rapid fire segment to get a sense of life
as an online star. So many hours a day do you work?
– 10+. – I would say 10. – 10-12 hours. – I work on average 100 hours a week. – I think I work 24 hours a day
because you wake up and you’re thinking about
what you’re going to create and then you go to bed
thinking about what you have to do. – You’re never off
because your social media is still part of your job,
so it’s technically 24-7. – (FBE) Do you ever find
that some people don’t take you seriously because
you’re an online creator? – Yes! A million times yes! – 100%. – I’m in the age
where everyone’s in college and doing internships,
so when people’s parents look at me, they’re like, “Mmmm.” – Yeah, all the time. Especially when I had green hair,
no one takes a green haired video game YouTuber very seriously. A lot of people who
do these diss tracks go a surface level because
they’re afraid of actually opening that door in case it does make
people look at you differently, and she was like,
you know what, I don’t care. I’m stripping everything off
and I liked that, symbolically, she took the makeup off and was like
here’s who I am. This is what YouTube is actually like. There are aspects to it that people
don’t realize what they’re getting in for
and with anything that comes with social media influence
and anything that has to do with fame and fortune and notoriety,
this comes with it. – (FBE) Do you feel like you
have a good work/life balance? – Um, no. Just because when I’m not working, I feel guilty, like
I should be working. – I used to kind of work
on weekends a little bit, but I’m really trying
harder and harder to hard out at 5:00 or 6:00,
or when my wife comes home, get out from the computer,
you’re done. – I’m definitely working towards it,
which is why I think I was able to release this piece
because I feel like sometimes you can’t talk
about something until you’re finding your way out,
and I’m finding my way out. – (FBE) So with this episode
of YouTubers React getting, you know, a little deep,
what do you hope fans and other creators
will get out of watching, you know, something like this? – That’s okay to talk about it. I hope it sparks a dialogue. – I hope that by people
watching things like this they are inspired in
whatever way they need to be because sometimes
seeing things like this puts the truth out there
and makes people go, ooh, maybe I don’t want to get that close
to the YouTube life. – Her song is really relatable
and there will be people out there who are listening to it,
that it’s gonna help them though things. – It’s okay to feel
these types of ways and you’re not the only
person feeling them and it’s more than okay
to reach out to other people. – YouTube is the perfect therapy bed
because no matter what you’re going through,
no matter how alone you feel, there’s at least
a million other people that feel exactly like you,
and then when you put it out there and expose yourself, you’ll be shocked
at what comes back at you. – It’s okay to take time for yourself. You’re never ever
gonna lose that influence as long as you’re passionate
about what you do. What’s up here is more important
than how many likes you have on anything. – I hope that nothing that I said
comes off as ungrateful or like I hate my job.
I love my job and I’m very grateful
for everything I have. It’s just a weird emotional conundrum. – Thank you so much for watching
this episode of YouTubers React. – A lot of links down there
for a lot of cool YouTubers. Go subscribe to some of them. – See you later, guys! – Hi, guys, JC here,
a producer here at FBE. Thanks so much for watching
this episode of YouTubers React. Big thanks to all the creators
who came down to shoot with us today, and a big thanks
to Gabbie for letting us use her video and also reacting to it. Thanks so much.
Bye, guys.

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