Blippi, the popular children’s YouTuber, has recently been in the news for a controversial video that has resurfaced on the internet. The video, known as the “Blippi Poop Video” shows the entertainer defecating on his friend’s butt in a viral Harlem Shake meme from 2013. Despite Blippi’s efforts to remove the video, it has caused a stir among his fans and the media. If you’re looking for more information on this topic, head over to dtk.com.vn for the latest updates.
I. Who is Blippi?
If you’ve come across Blippi, the extremely popular children’s entertainer on YouTube, you might think he’s a quirky 30-year-old man in an orange bowtie and bright orange glasses, a guy in a blue and orange cap who dances wildly and speaks in an exaggerated, kid-friendly voice on the internet. But for 3-year-old kids, Blippi is the best thing they’ve ever seen, and they will cry and beg for more of Blippi’s adventures with excavators and fire trucks. It’s this genuine enthusiasm that Blippi nurtures among his fans that has helped his YouTube channel reach 3.5 million subscribers.
Blippi’s real name is Stevin John, and before he began performing as a 21st-century clown, he was a filmmaker in LA. He created comedy videos under the pseudonym “Steezy Grossman” (he legally changed his name from Stephen J. Grossman to Stevin John) including low-budget videos with titles like “Turdboy” and “The Underwear Man”. And Blippi is hardly John’s first brush with internet fame.
II. The Blippi empire
Blippi’s production and distribution warehouse in Las Vegas is the hub of a vast empire. Apart from the main Blippi channel with almost 3.6 million subscribers, there is a Blippi Toys channel (mostly videos of Blippi playing with toy trucks or at a play gym, also over 3 million subscribers) and a Spanish-dubbed Blippi (with almost 4.3 million subscribers).
According to a statement given by John to BuzzFeed News, the Blippi channels have a combined 7 billion views and get around 400 million views per month. YouTube ad payouts vary widely based on multiple factors, but, based on a rough calculation, that amount of traffic could earn between $100,000 to $1.6 million per month in ad revenue. However, John did not comment on Blippi’s ad revenue.
Furthermore, there is a dizzying array of official Blippi merchandise, including dolls, books, action figures, bikes, T-shirts, and a replica of his hat and glasses. Blippi-themed birthday party plates and decorations are also available, as well as a licensing deal with K-Swiss to sell Blippi-branded powder blue and orange kids’ sneakers. In just five years, Blippi has built an impressive empire that has become potentially very lucrative. Additionally, there is a cottage industry of unauthorized “Blippi-inspired” merchandise, such as blue and orange cake pops, knit caps, and tutus, that he doesn’t profit from.
III. Harlem Shake Poop twitter
In early January, someone claiming to represent Blippi sent a copyright infringement request to Google, which had previously linked to a Russian website hosting a video called “Harlem Shake Poop.”
“The copied work of ‘Harlem Shake Poop’ is an NSFW video showing a man defecating on another person,” the takedown request read. “This video is not authorized for use on the provided links. This Russian website is unlawfully hosting the videos on their server and your search results have indexed them. The information in this notice is accurate. I swear under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of the exclusive owner of the Harlem Shake Poop video that is alleged to be infringed.”
“It wasn’t the BuzzFeed report that made me try to take the video down; I’ve been doing that for years, pretty much whenever and wherever I find it,” Blippi told Motherboard in an email after the article was originally published. “For another reason, the takedown notice was almost ‘too little too late.’ On the other hand, the fact that you can straightforwardly call BuzzFeed’s piece on a six-year-old comedy video a ‘blockbuster investigative report’ might suggest that journalistic standards aren’t what they used to be.”
IV. Blippi Poop Video On Friend Goes Viral
On Wednesday night, BuzzFeed News released an explosive investigative report on Stevin John, the popular children’s YouTuber known as “Blippi.” With 3.6 million followers, Blippi once appeared in a viral Harlem Shake meme video in 2013, where he defecated on his naked friend’s butt. In preparation for BuzzFeed’s story, Blippi made extreme efforts to have the video removed from the internet.
Blippi has admitted to making a disgusting comedy video in his early twenties, long before he became Blippi, as stated in his response to BuzzFeed News. Despite his past, Blippi has become a sensation for children’s entertainment, exploring buses, excavators, and jungle animals while speaking directly to the camera in a childlike voice. He encourages his young audience to ask their parents to follow him on social media, and his episodes end with his catchy theme song, “So much to learn about / It’ll make you want to shout: Blippi!”
Blippi’s show is seen as a harmless and educational break from low-quality animated videos or inappropriate content for kids. Parents appreciate his use of relatable places and catchy songs that aren’t overly annoying. Blippi’s former persona as Steezy Grossman is virtually unknown to most of his audience, who adore his show and eagerly await new episodes.