Shaun
The logo of Shaun's channel
Personal information
NationalityBritish
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2016 – present
GenrePolitical commentary, Video essay, Cultural critique
Subscribers478 thousand[1]
Total views41 million[1]
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2018

Updated: 1 September 2021

Shaun is a British YouTuber. Video essays by Shaun have covered popular culture and politics, specifically to critique the alt-right, anti-feminism and neoliberalism.[2][3]

Career

Shaun has made left-wing videos about the 2017 Unite the Right rally,[4][5] the scientific racism of The Bell Curve,[6] politics in video games,[7] Native American history,[8] feminism,[3] and white supremacy.[2][3] He has also created a video series called How PragerU Lies to You, which criticizes and responds to videos created by American conservative think tank PragerU.[3]

His video "Doom: The Fake Outrage" was named by Polygon as one of 2018's best video essays, with Polygon describing him as "quite possibly the most droll human on the internet".[7]

Shaun has been included in an informal group of leftist YouTube essayists sometimes known as "BreadTube"[3][5][9] or "LeftTube". This group also often includes Kat Blaque, ContraPoints, Hbomberguy, Lindsay Ellis, and Philosophy Tube.[10][11][2]

References

  1. ^ a b "About Shaun". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b c Mirrlees, Tanner (29 December 2020). "Socialists on Social Media Platforms". In Panitch, Leo; Albo, Greg (eds.). Beyond digital capitalism : new ways of living. New York: NYU Press. p. 123. ISBN 9781583678831.
  3. ^ a b c d e Kuznetsov, Dmitry; Ismangil, Milan (13 January 2020). "YouTube as Praxis? On BreadTube and the Digital Propagation of Socialist Thought". tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 18 (1): 204–218. doi:10.31269/triplec.v18i1.1128. ISSN 1726-670X.
  4. ^ Schindel, Dan (31 December 2019). "A YouTube Doc Exposes What Went Down at the "Unite the Right" Rally". Hyperallergic. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b Kuznetsov, Dmitry; Ismangil, Milan (13 January 2020). "YouTube as Praxis? On BreadTube and the Digital Propagation of Socialist Thought". tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. 18 (1): 204–218. doi:10.31269/triplec.v18i1.1128. ISSN 1726-670X.
  6. ^ Wilder, Darcie. "I am beginning to suspect that having a massive following on YouTube does not make people happy". The Outline. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  7. ^ a b Schindel, Daniel (28 December 2018). "The best video essays of 2018". Polygon. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  8. ^ Lewis, Rebecca; Marwick, Alice E.; Partin, William Clyde (3 February 2021). ""We Dissect Stupidity and Respond to It": Response Videos and Networked Harassment on YouTube". American Behavioral Scientist: 0002764221989781. doi:10.1177/0002764221989781. ISSN 0002-7642.
  9. ^ Fuchs, Christian (10 March 2021). "5. II Applications - 4. 5. 7.5 Socialist Influencers". Social Media: A Critical Introduction. SAGE. ISBN 978-1-5297-5601-2.
  10. ^ Amin, Shaan (2 July 2019). "Can the Left Win YouTube?". The New Republic. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  11. ^ Moosa, Tauriq (25 January 2019). "'Success would've been three grand': meet the gamer who raised $340,000 for a trans charity". the Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2021.