Unless you’re living under a rock, you would be aware of the murky debate on ‘YouTube Vs TikTok’ which was snowballed after a content creator, Carry Minati aka Ajey Nagar released a video by that name. Roasting TikToker Amir Siddiqui, Ajey took digs at the latter’s grammar, hinting that his education was inadequate. Also Read - Kunal Kamra Reacts to 1.7 Million Dislikes on YouTube Video 'Aaja Beta Carry Teko Roast Sikhaye', Says 'Carry Fans Can Join BJP IT Cell'
In no time, YouTube took down the video even though it was “a day away from saying that the most liked and most popular non music video on YouTube Globally belongs to an Indian Creator.” Carry Minati has over 16 million subscribers on YouTube, and over five million followers on Instagram. Also Read - Viral Video: Sonam Wangchuk Urges Indians to Boycott Chinese Goods, Inspiration Behind '3 Idiots' Says 'Use Wallet Power'
In answer to Amir’s accusations of YouTubers producing similar videos while TikTok attracted more brand deals, Ajey dissected his video by occasional use of strong language. He pointed out Amir’s grammatical errors, use of hashtags and other “shortcomings” while the latter hit back saying that he was not against YouTube but cyberbullying and hoped that Carry Minati aka Ajey Nagar would influence his followers to abstain from the same. Also Read - Just Like a Book? YouTube Rolls Out New Feature Where Videos Are Organised by Chapters
YouTube subsequently pulled down Ajey’s video for violating its terms of service but actor Himansh Kohli, YouTuber Ashish Chanchlani, Bhuvan Bam and other fans came out in strong support of Carry Minati. In no time, hashtags like #CarryMinati and #JusticeForCarry broke Twitter.
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Finally, Ajey broke his silence on the controversy and penned a long emotional note. It read, “Growing up all I ever wanted to do was make videos and entertain people. I started making videos since I was 10 – and I haven’t stopped since. I’ve given my hopes, dreams, blood, sweat – my whole life to my people on YouTube – A UGC platform where the entire content is built by users and creators like myself who somehow believe they can entertain millions of people irrespective of the access to resources they have. It is hard to accept this – but this video will remain banned and won’t be restored. This video had already broken several records and we were just a day away from saying that the most liked and the most popular non music video on YouTube Globally belongs to an Indian Creator. Sometimes the biggest achievements become an easy target to be pulled down. Not getting enough answers can be the most disappointing situation to be in. Well all I can say is it has been a very frustrating day. Thank you for all the love and support you guys have shown me. Life has repeatedly taught me and reminded me today that in the end the only thing that matters to me is your love and my commitment to give that love back by entertaining and staying honest with you forever. Thank you all for being by my side. And I do see you ALL (sic).”
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