Better than a kick in the face w/a golf shoe...anyway, maybe a bit off topic for this forum, but what was adpocalypse? Bunch of advertisers bail for some reason?
Yep it all started with manufactured outrage over a tasteless joke that PewDiePie (Biggest Youtuber) made.
He was actually making a legitimate point but it was kind of done tastelessly, let's just say it involved hiring
Somalian Refugees off the site Fiver for a few dollars and having them hold up signs with sayings about Hitler. His
point was that the site Fiver was being abused and people who needed money were using the site to earn
money doing basically anything and that those people could be abused because of it.
Well, a writer at The Wall Street Journal decided to go for PewDiePie's throat and it got ugly quick. PewDiePie
lost a big contract with Walt Disney over it and the WSJ Reporter wouldn't stop. He personally contacted all of
the BIG advertisers on YouTube like Coke, Pepsi etc etc and showed them the video referenced above and overnight
all of those companies canceled all ads with YouTube. It cost YouTube Billions in ad revenue and cost all of the
content creators ad revenue as well.