It’s the most popular scandal on the most popular video site. Some popular YouTube celebrities started posting on LiveVideo (an enhanced but less popular version of YouTube). LiveVideo is being referred to as a combination of YouTube and MySpace.
One of YouTube’s most highly subscribed individuals, Renetto (Paul Robinett), posted a McCarthy-like video that lists some of the YouTube celebrities leaving YouTube and calls them “traitors.” He received more than 160 video responses and a 2 out of 5 star rating for the video.
“I believe they’re prematurely jumping the ship,” Renetto says. “Especially because this particular website (LiveVideo) is such a ripoff of YouTube.” Unconfirmed rumors are that LiveVideo paid some top creators to move from YouTube to its site. YouTube, meanwhile, has announced a revenue-sharing arrangement but not provided specifics.
In a related YouTube scandal, the company suspended the account of a top YouTuber, Mordeth13. Mordeth believes his account was blocked because of his inflamatory comments against Sportzshot, a camera manufacturer that allegedly revoked a commitment to sponsor him. Mordeth moved to LiveVideo identity, but has also posted recently on YouTube as Moredeth13.