YouTube, the ever popular social media platform, seems like it has been around forever. Not only that but YouTube stars have become celebrities and people who the world feels like they know and love. Because social media and video content online are so huge right now, these video bloggers are making it big and telling their stories like they never could before. However, they are real people and with real people come real stories and real scandals.
Over the years there have been lots of scandals and shocking stories in the YouTube community. Whether a video is released that has incredibly inappropriate content or a famous YouTube couple calls it quits after years of making videos together or someone in this world passes away. Each time, the stories hit closer and closer to home.
From PewDiePie's ongoing controversies to the tragic death of Caleb Logan Bratayley – these incidents will have your jaw hitting the floor.
In the wake of Caleb's death, his mom posted a photo on Instagram for all of the family's fans and it read, "Yesterday at 7:08PM Caleb Logan Bratayley passed away of natural causes. This has come as a shock to all of us. Words cannot describe how much we will miss him. His incredibly funny, loving and wonderful spirit made us all fall in love with him as a YouTuber, friend, brother and son. We know you tune in to watch each day and eagerly anticipate new videos, but ask that you bear with us while we deal with this tragedy as a family. Please help us honor our, baked potato."
We've gathered 9 stories that come from the past several years documenting some of the most shocking moments in the YouTube community. It's moments like this that will make you do a double-take the next time you watch a video.
Click through the gallery and check out some of the craziest moments that came from YouTubers over the past couple of years.