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 😂

Thomas Grant : 1 word to describe you Karl Legend

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

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

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.

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

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


ratty 398 : Karls catchphrase should be you just got smallwooded

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!

Carlos Rodriguez : Even when you guys pass a million, keep the content like this. Don't make it formal and hyper professional. I like that the production is a bit amateurish (no offense).

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

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

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

[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...

Alex Loya : Hey you can see Karl's head in this video

Scott MacKenzie : Now all we need is drunk Karl back

CHROME. : Karl = Integrity

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

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

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.

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.🍆😁

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

Alex R : Good effort lads. Integrity cannot be bought and corporate suits cannot see the true worth of something, just the financial gain. Illegitimi non carborundum P.s ITS COMING HOME !!!!!!!

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

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

reilly : deffo need more youtubers like karl anyone ever see him in the pub make sure you buy him a pint cuz i sure will

Matt Lane : Karl! Get to London for a night out. Drinks on me!

Nazz : You guys just earned every ounce of respect I have. Keep up the fantastic work fellas!

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

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

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

sam jones : i respect your choice to not sell out and 100% agree with you over the viewpoint that change should always be organic ie your desision to cut back on swearing to set a positive example for your younger viewers without sacrificing the essense of the content that makes it so good :)

Angel Villa : Genuinely one of the best YouTubers on YouTube

easy : 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.

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

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*

Bear : Honestly this is like Stone cold vs The corporate ministry

Sassy The Sasquatch : shit I used to like matt santoro now im not to sure how to feel KARL GIVE ME GUIDANCE is it treason to still like him?

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?

God : Yo Karl, I left a comment letting them know they were soulless cunts. I gotchu fam.

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

Chandler McCullar : Super glad I found the channel a month or so ago, and I've been able to watch your growth as a channel and I am super proud that you are steadfast in your ideals in regards to advertising. Keep being awesome.

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

Taro Nobunaga : This is how we know Karl loves us, give us more videos daddy!!! Matthew santaronto *fcking forgot how to spell his name*, I used to really enjoy his videos then I saw the plagiarism around him, lost all respect for the twat.

Markamanic : I really hope Ben sees this.

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