Dylan McEvoy, better known as Durv (Born: March 14, 2003 [Age 15]) is a British YouTube vlogger and commentator who was well-known from bottle flips, calling videos, 3AM challenges, and reactions. He had over 1,400,000 subscribers and 120,000,000 views.
Durv was heavily criticized for using clickbait to gain views and subscribers, and although he still does it, not much has changed from where he had began. He has also been criticised for starting several fake gift card giveaways by saying at the start of every single one of his videos, "Wanna join my free gift card giveaway?". Many of his videos had a large number of dislikes because of this and has since become a meme and a big fat joke.
It is said that Durv's YouTube channel contained bots. The reason for this being he always got the same estimated amount of likes and dislikes per video and his comment section mainly contained nonsense such as "I subscribed", "i want iphone 7 📱" and other gibberish. There were also no hate comments, and they could not be found later, despite the amount of people who hated him. He admitted to use clickbait to earn money and lying to his subscribers about the "free gift card giveaway".
"My School is Deleting my Channel"
On January 14th 2017 Durv uploaded quite possibly one of the most controversial videos he's ever made called, "MY SCHOOL IS DELETING MY CHANNEL". In this video, he talks about how his teachers threatened to delete his channel because they supposedly did not like his content. That's pretty much it. But what made this video so controversial is the fact that it gained him over 6 million views and introduced everyone to the infamous line, "Wanna Join My Free Giftcard Giveaway". After his termination, it got reuploaded and now has over 3,'000 views with nearly 2,500 dislikes compared with 203 likes.
On May 31st 2017, Durv's channel got terminated for 'violating YouTube's Community Guidelines', although he claims it was for his violence. He had 1,400,000 subscribers and 120,000,000 video views at the time.
On June 6th, 2017, he posted a YouTube video on his brother's account (Finnerz) called "i can't take this anymore", where he talked about how he got terminated from YouTube because of the supposed 'violence' in his videos. He also stated that his free gift card giveaway was legitimate by showing evidence, but people have disregarded this by stating that the code might have expired or he sent to a friend and not the actual winner, but that is only speculation.
Finnerz later fully gave his channel to Durv. The channel then got re-named to 'Durv' and the about page description stated:
|“||Finlay McEvoy is the owner of this channel, ex YouTuber, Durv, just creates videos for it, but does not know the password or anything.||”|
On June 26th 2017, an individual (who wishes his name to be withheld) exposed Durv of his gift card giveaway by pointing out the intro that he used at the beginning of the video, with the infamous line, "Wanna join my free gift card giveaway?" He noticed the XBOX Live gift card design and noticed that it did not look like the XBOX Live gift card design of 2017. Instead, it was a 2012 XBOX gift card. This individual then started to notice that other card designs were also older then what they are now including the iTunes gift card and the fact that Club Penguin is no longer a game. This proved that the gift card giveaway was certainly fake.
Other points that could expose Durv more is how he called his giftcard giveaway a "500 dollar (383 pounds) giftcard giveaway" in one of his videos (where he "face-timed" the Boss Baby), despite living in the United Kingdom (which the country's currency is the pound).
This disstrack was heavily criticized for having terrible lyrics and rapping by several people he called out and stirred up plenty of controversy across the internet. The "music video" had over 100,000 views before it was deleted along with the rest of his content but since has been reuploaded and as of the 26th of October, 2017 has over 20,000 views and over 2,000 dislikes compared to 282 likes.
- 100,000 subscribers: October 20, 2016
- 200,000 subscribers: November 24, 2016
- 300,000 subscribers: December 15, 2016
- 400,000 subscribers: December 29, 2016
- 500,000 subscribers: January 8, 2017
- 600,000 subscribers: January 15, 2017
- 700,000 subscribers: January 19, 2017
- 800,000 subscribers: March 10, 2017
- 900,000 subscribers: April 11, 2017
- 1,000,000 subscribers: April 21, 2017
- 1,100,000 subscribers: May 3, 2017
- 1,200,000 subscribers: May 11, 2017
- 1,300,000 subscribers: May 14, 2017
- 1,400,000 subscribers: May 25, 2017