Korean beauty YouTuber Dawn Lee passed away at the age of 30 on May 30 after empowering many through her personal journey with cancer.
What happened: Lee passed away after two years of fighting lymphoma, according to a statement shared on Instagram from her agency, Ice Creative.
YouTube is putting Asian and Pacific Islander (API) creators in the spotlight of its platforms in honor of Heritage Month.
In a blog post on Monday, Go-To-Market Shows Lead Dennis Chiu said YouTube could not be more proud of the global API community, whose work “influences the cultural fabric of America and the world beyond.”
Moses McCormick, a YouTuber polyglot known as Laoshu505000 who spoke more than 20 languages including Japanese and Mandarin, has passed away at 39.
McCormick, who had 1.1 million subscribers, died on March 4 from a heart complication, according to The Daily Dot. His family has set up a GoFundMe to have the late YouTuber’s remains transported from Phoenix to his hometown in Akron, Ohio.
Nigel Ng, the YouTuber behind the viral Asian uncle character Uncle Roger, has issued an apology after taking down a video that features Mike Chen, a critic of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The details: Ng posted a collaboration with Chen on Monday. The two YouTube stars made comments on a dumpling recipe video, according to Hong Kong Free Press.
Ryan Kaji, a child influencer from Texas, remains the highest-paid YouTuber for the third consecutive year with nearly $30 million in earnings for 2020.
Kaji, who reviews toys on his YouTube channel Ryan’s World, earned $29.5 million from his unboxing videos on YouTube and raked in $200 million in sales for his branded merchandise sold in Target, Amazon and Walmart last year, according to The Strait Times.
Pinkfong’s viral educational children song “Baby Shark” is now the most-watched YouTube video of all time after taking over three-year reigning champ “Despacito.”
It was unclear when “Baby Shark” broke the record, but The Verge reported the viral song only had 2.5 billion views in April 2020.
A Black comedian has come under fire over a sketch about a “Blasian” restaurant that shows her donning a traditional Chinese costume and speaking in a mock Asian accent.
Kinigra Deon first posted “Welcome to Ki-Mon Chi Blasian House” in February, but the skit recently resurfaced among Asian community groups on Facebook.
Uncle Roger, a character created by U.K.-based Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, approves of famed British chef Gordon Ramsay’s way of cooking egg fried rice.
Surprising approval: Ramsay received quite the approval from Uncle Roger in his latest egg fried rice review video, which was posted over the weekend.
BBC Food chef Hersha Patel is back on the egg fried rice spotlight once again, but this time she is the one reacting behind the monitor.
The video, posted on September 6, shows Patel reacting to Uncle Roger, a character created by Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, who also reacted to British chef Jamie Oliver’s version of egg fried rice.
YouTuber Tim Chantarangsu and his wife Chia Habte have announced on YouTube that they are having a baby.
Tim, who previously went by the pseudonym Timothy Delaghetto, made the announcement by surprising his family and friends.
Uncle Roger reacts to a video by the 45-year-old British chef and restaurateur last February where he made his own version of egg fried rice.
A South Korean YouTuber who has amassed millions of fans for her mukbang videos is being accused of cheating her followers by spitting out food after chewing.
Eyebrow-raising edits: Social media users are now doubting the authenticity of vlogger Moon Bok Hee after eagle-eyed viewers spotted some suspicious edits in her videos.