"What is up DramaAlert nation? I'm your host Killer Keemstar, let's get right in to the news"
Daniel Keem (born September 3, 1982YouTube as Keemstar or Killer Keemstar, previously also known as DJ Keemstar is the host and producer of the YouTube show DramaAlert, a source for news on the social interactions often within Youtube. He is also the founding member and one of the host of the Baited Podcast.), known on
Daniel was born in New York to Italian parents. He has a daughter named Mia. Later in life, he became a lawyer before pursuing YouTube.
He used twitch and had a youtube channel which got deleted of youtube. In 2009, Daniel got his start on YouTube while he was drunk and playing Halo 3. Someone in his game recorded him talking trash about the game, who then uploaded it to YouTube. He was unaware of this until he received messages, finding out it was on YouTube. The people who uploaded the video, contacted him and asked him to be apart of their channel called F@G (The Federation of Asshole Gamers) to make Halo trolling videos, where he used the name DJ Keemstar.
DramaAlert got started when Daniel saw YouTubers fighting on Twitter. He would “shoutcast“ it with the hashtag #DramaAlert, which people seemed to enjoy. One day he made a video about drama, which made the idea take off. According to Daniel, he does not the own channel, he just reports the news, yet he never logs on to it. On July 2, 2016 the ratings on DramaAlert were disabled but are now enabled once again. Because of his history of posting controversial content, including trolling videos, Keemstar, despite being the creator and host of DramaAlert does not have access to the YouTube channel, and is permanently banned from operating a YouTube account. The videos are uploaded by one of the assistants on the channel.
Criticism and Controversies
RSGloryandGold False Accusations
- In January 2016, Keemstar made accusations that a 62-year old Twitch streamer rsgloryandgold was convicted being convicted pedophile John Philips, leading to rsgloryandgold receiving abuse and even death threats – only for it to emerge that rsgloryandgold and Philips cannot be the same person as Philips is still in jail, and that Keemstar based his "scoop" on nothing more than rsgloryandgold looking similar to Philips. Keemstar eventually uploaded a Twitter video saying he screwed up and the Dramaalert video was put on private.
Big YouTuber's response to Drama
- While he is not specifically mentioned, it is widely assumed that the videos DRAMA is more popular than CONTENT by Jacksfilms, YouTube Has Changed by Markiplier, and YouTube Drama by PewDiePie are directed towards Daniel and DramaAlert.
Feud with IDubbbz
- On May 5th, 2016, IDubbbzTV made a “Content Cop” episode about Keemstar, exposing him and the mischief that he has done in the past.
TotalBiscuit's cancer controversy
- On January 13th, 2016, Keemstar posted a video in which he says that he cannot wait to report on TotalBiscuit’s death, as TotalBiscuit announced in October 2015 that he is suffering from terminal cancer. The video has since been removed from his channel, but there are plenty of duplicates to be found online. Keemstar later uploaded a ten minute video on Twitter, apologizing to TotalBiscuit for the the threat.
Feud with Pyrocynical
- There has been some recent controversy between Keemstar harassing Pyrocynical. Keemstar falsely accused Pyro of being a furry and also slandered him by claiming Pyrocynical was "a pedophile" simply because he talked to a 15 year old french girl on the Twitter DMS. Keem later worsened the situation by changing the age of the girl to 14, and then again to 13. Keem has also posted private photos of Pyro's face on twitter after Pyro made the choice to not do so and leave them on his private Facebook profile, which he recently closed (Note: these photos were from Facebook, but Keemstar obtained them through a Google search). Pyro has posted a more detailed video on this subject on his YouTube page and is looking into suing Keemstar for defamation of character. Pyrocynical, LeafyIsHere, GradeAUnderA, and IDubbbzTV (See above) have all made videos condemning Keemstar's harassment of Pyrocynical.
- On April 21, 2016, YouTuber JoeySalads uncovered old footage from 2010 revealing that Keemstar had apparently live-streamed a 15 year old girl naked; allegedly ordering her to do so. This received much criticism from other YouTubers—notably JoeySalads, GradeAUnderA, and Philip DeFranco—for Keemstar being a pedophile. Keemstar's first reaction (on Twitter) was that he had "many girls get naked" in 2010, though later stated that his "news team" is investigating these claims, and for the time being "Keemstar will no longer host DramaAlert". Keemstar eventually stepped down as host, and the new host: TyTrends filled in the role for host of the show. A week later Keemstar regained his position as host of DramaAlert.
Response to the Allegations
- On June 29, 2016, Keemstar made a video called KEEMSTAR EXPOSED RESPONSE!, where he responds to multiple YouTubers that has made Keemstar Exposed videos. He later made another video responding to a YouTuber named Josh A.
- As a child, Daniel’s parents owned a pony named Thunder.
- Daniel Keem has one brother and one sister.
- Daniel Keem also has a daughter called Mia.