Fact Fiend Update - Selling Out (No thanks)

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Pantsless Gamers : So I've got a problem with this because I find that you take too many two-faced approaches with this (And I am totally biased here because of our twitter DM's). But you're priding yourself on the fact that you're "not taking corporate money to have to change your content" ... meanwhile I approached you (much much earlier, right when you announced the patreon) and I was very straight forward, honest, and transparent in everything I mentioned. To which you appeared to be offended that I had no catches to my offer, and when I made an attempt to be friendly you were offended I would say (the truth) and say "Normally I ask a % of the deals I specifically get you, but I'll do it for free because you're not a huge subbed channel." You're priding yourself on not making your jobs a little more profitable because you're un-informed on how proper advertising & marketing works (Which I agree is fully your right). But it's a bit inane that you have Studio71 who wants to control you, and you take the piss with them. And me, who isn't as experienced & willing to help for free, but you'll write me off for telling the truth. Hey, you've got every right to your opinion, and they're definitely some that I can't agree with... But you appear to take this approach that appears to says "Look how righteous I am for not working with anyone." Hey, do you (and I will keep watching as I have since I was one of the first subscribers) and I absolutely know you guys will succeed & make this a professional. I just wish this wasn't the platform you'd take because this is how you segregate yourself by marketing yourselves as "we're the best because we don't 'conform' to what people do."

Soft Kore : I have the same stuff going on in my emails. No one wants to be bull shitted, so why do they always do just that? *"I've been a fan since I saw your most popular video"* jokes on them my most popular video is completely different to my normal content 😂

Big fan of Gorillaz : wow man a legit creator that actually does it for fun and entertainment more than money,Good man

Eleanor Garrity : Brad appreciation comment

Fandangoh Analo : I enjoyed this video very much. As someone who just watches youtube videos and does not make them, this was rather informative on how businesses try to get ya. This is why i subbed to both channel. Its because i can tell that you and brad actually care about these videos. Please keep up the great work karlsmallwood and brad. Cheers!

Thomas Grant : 1 word to describe you Karl Legend

Vallahd Sacretor : Gotta give Ben this: he put it in plain English, and that I can respect.

Baron von Quiply : _"Can you smell what The Wood is cooking?"_

2thinkcritically : Alcohol - that's a paddlin' Non-family friendly subjects - that's a paddlin' Swearing - OH, that's a paddlin'

[sic] : We want to advertise on your popular media... but first we want you to remove everything that made it popular and worth advertising on...

Mischa Sofyan : You got some big balls for someone named Smallwood. Got nothing but respect for that

Ian Austin : But if an alcohol company tried to sponsor you, would you accept? Would you sellout for infinite Alcohol Karl?!

Luna Otimas : somebody please make a gif of him bringing the laptop up. I need it. For reasons.

Epsilon : Hey Karl. Good to see people like you and Brad still exist. I found your channel recently and it was become one of my favorites. Keep up the good work and I will continue to look forward to new videos.

Ice Queen : This is why I like you Karl, ( And Brad... never forget Brad) 😂

Zane Hall : Thank you. As a cameraman for hire and a creator myself. Thank you.

Dan Lloyd : I wouldnt mind you taking a sponsor as long as you actually enjoy the product and agree with it. At the end of the day "selling out " is needed to grow as a channel. But obviously it's your say

A Random Guy : "I'd rather keep my soul" OOF

MrTinyface : "But I'd rather keep my soul" Hot damn Karl

Arkham Creed : Yay I'm the 420th person that liked this.

William Mcmeekin : Karl's editor is named Brad Pewdiepies editor is also named brad Pewdiepie is Karl confirm Pewdiepie is also Dolan Dark So is Karl Dolan Dark?

Megan Doherty : That's it.... Arnie and Mat Pat are ruined for me.. thanks for sharing this . It's good to know about what the hell goes on in the background with YouTube. Love the content!! X

Taffy Apple Gaming : How is 'them' editing your videos, not taking away any creative control?

Darren Kelly : Karl Smallwood: the only remaining person on YouTube who doesn't sell out

Kelly Alves : Oh , good Lord, don't let anyone get their hands on your editing. Auteurs. You guys are auteurs.

Henry Smith : I am so glad you showed as this. Brad,the drink,the swearing,the green screen not fitting are as much a part of the videos as Karl is.🍆😁

Fakjbf : What would you think about working with a company like Studio 71, but instead of homogenizing content for a wide variety of creators they would find companies who are fine advertising against content that includes things like drinking and swearing? There are probably lots of companies who are totally fine with potentially controversial content, it seems like it should at least be possible to have a company who's goal is to pair such companies with creators like you who refuse to change your content to suite the major advertising companies.

Ambrose : I love karl, so funny. But bro you asked for more info.

Klobi for President : Karl Smallwood: This decision is better than most of YouTube. Please remain yourself to properly reflect that and what must undoubtedly be your biology.

Ambrose : Mathew Santoro Is a victim of spousal abuse and there fore is exempt from any sort of insult or attack on anything he does right or wrong.

Damjan : Watching this video I began thinking about how your channel has some kind of a soul and then, few moments later, you read that last line of your email. *nods in approval*

ClokworkGremlin : Cards on the table: if an advertiser actually wanted to run ads against Fact Fiend, swearing, politics, alcohol and everything, I would definitely be more inclined to look into their brand

revmpandora : Good on you mate!


LetsPlayKeldeo : Studio 71 For reals ?

Jessica Bouchard : I appreciate your continued screw you to sellouts, thank you for being badass.

RODO125 : I have no problems with karl deciding to not take partnerships to earn extra money. Its his channel, he can do what he wants. What i dont understand is the notion in the comment section that this automatically makes him morally better than any sponsored youtuber or media-producer out there, or that accepting sponsorships or partnerships instantly means people have sold out their identities and souls to the eViL That is money and now are slaves to materialism. Not all sponsors are Satan allegories coming to get your soul, and people need money to survive. calm down people.

Corylus Bluefox : I love your content, and it's rare to see a channel with such integrity. Keep doing what you're doing, you're awesome!

TheOtherGuys2 : I used to watch Matthew Santoro, until I saw one of his videos where he practically read, word for word, an article I'd read years before on Cracked.com. I recognized the article, went and found it, and then immediately unsubscribed. Also commented and told him (and everyone else) why. Also, I didn't know you used to write for Cracked until just now (after writing the above). I checked and you wrote several of the articles I read and enjoyed! Now I'm gonna have to read them again, but I'll have your voice in my head. :D

A A : He maybe Smallwood but once again shows who has the largest balls.

JetpackDino : I don't say this often, but u two are bloody legends. I am so happy I found this channel cause u guys are one of the few content creators on YouTube that I respect. Cheers.

daniel hunt : This is a great video

Jakewake 52 : The best bit about warcorps666 is he only has one video on that channel and it’s form 3 years ago saying he wants a drink

Azujem the Mage : Shove it down their throats, Karl. Give them your namesake.

Evelien Boekhout : You are the hero this platform needs

james smith : Karl, I'm sorry for getting your channels mixed up.

Andreas Kure : Yay Call out to Lurpak... Or call off??? Shouting at... What you wanna call it. I know this isn't a positive thing in this case. I'm just showing my dane colours.

dank memes : 8:18 *THIS* *IS* *AMERICA* I wana come over your way

ratty 398 : Karls catchphrase should be you just got smallwooded

Camp Kemp : Lol I stopped watching mid video and clicked your Space Jam video