Rose's Notes: Reblogging from Fangirl, because I'm in utter shock at learning about all of these events. Quite a bit to read, but well worth going through because...I don't understand how no one's talking about this. I really don't. I'm horrified right now.
I'm really surprised that there isn't more discussion or coverage of this issue, especially considering it involves two musicians (Tom Milsom and Alex Day) who are not only famous Youtubers, but were signed to DBFTA records, associated with Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers, aka John Green's brother. But even more disturbing is that at least one of these Youtube celebes (who was 22 at the time) was involved with an underage fan (a 15 year old girl).
Here is a Daily Dot article that covers some of the issue, though if you want a more comprehensive view of events I recommend this tumblr post by Erika Lynae. Please be warned both posts cover sexual abuse, mental/emotional abuse and rape culture. Erika's post links directly to victims (detailed) first hand accounts of their abuse.
Considering that both the abusers and victims in these incidents are members of the nerdfighter community, as well as YouTubers, I expected the internet would be on fire. Not to mention the implication of John Green, a popular YA author's own connection to the abusers and the fact that he heads the community (nerdfighters) and event (VidCon) where these predators met their victims is HUGE!
We are talking about a living breathing teenage girl who was sexually abused and manipulated by a man entrenched in a community founded by the "savior of Young Adult fiction."
Why is no one in the YA literary world talking about this?