Founder Of Vidcon Speaks Out About The Tanacon Catastrophe Created By Common Youtube Star Tana Mongeau After Watching Viral Shane Dawson Documentary: “It Was Inexcusable And Terrifying”

In case you are a giant Youtube content material follower chances are high you’ve heard about Tanacon, 2018’s model of the notorious Fyre Pageant. Since Tanacon was a direct response to VidCon, the founder and former CEO of VidCon has lastly spoken out concerning the disaster-turned-conspiracy.

Tana Mongeau is a well-liked Youtuber who’s identified for saying controversial issues reminiscent of utilizing racial slurs and telling different Youtubers to kill themselves. Though this negativity is related immediately along with her, she maintains a following of thousands and thousands on the video website.

VidCon is a yearly occasion that permits followers to attach with their favourite content material creators. Finally yr’s conference, Tana was invited however not given entry to sure occasions and was not supplied with safety as a result of controversy surrounding her persona.

The state of affairs angered Mongeau and was the rationale she determined to create Tanacon on the identical day as this yr’s VidCon at a Marriott convention heart immediately throughout the road. Tana promised that it will be a much bigger, higher VidCon.

On the day of the occasion in late June, 5,000 friends who paid $65 confirmed as much as the situation. The one downside was that the convention heart was solely outfitted to securely maintain just a little over 1,000 individuals.

Followers stood outdoors for hours with out meals or water. Some suffered from warmth exhaustion and extreme sunburns. The struggling went on for 5 hours till they have been lastly instructed that there can be no Tanacon that weekend.

The complete factor was posted about on a number of social media networks and changed into a conspiracy concept that stated it was a stunt pulled by Tana to achieve reputation and the Tanacon manufacturing firm, Good Instances, to rip-off Mongeau’s followers.

Shane Dawson, one other Youtube icon who was scheduled to look at Tanacon, made a “Making a Assassin” fashion documentary the place he bought all the way down to the underside of the catastrophe to be able to give the hundreds of followers perception on what actually went on.

Founding father of the unique VidCon, Hank Inexperienced, launched an announcement concerning the viral fail.

“Working occasions is difficult. Making them protected and enjoyable is difficult. Watching the occasion that Good Instances placed on devolve right into a harmful state of affairs was not enjoyable or nice for me or the VidCon workforce. It was inexcusable and terrifying and we’re all fortunate it didn’t go a lot worse. I heard lots of people joking about that, that we have been sipping champagne and laughing or no matter, however no. Our head of safety stated to me, ‘That is like watching all of my nightmares occur in actual life.’ It was scary and I used to be pissed off and unhappy and indignant and following it on social media like everybody else. I feel that is unhealthy for all YouTube conferences,” he defined.

He additionally took full accountability regarding Tana’s expertise from final yr.


“In 2017, I 100% screwed up. Tana was a part of our content material, and never making her a featured creator was a foul name. If we have been going to have her doing content material, she ought to have been a featured creator. We have been being conservative due to some issues that Tana had completed and stated up to now [including her use of a racist expletive in previous videos, as well as telling another creator, iDubbbz, to kill himself on Twitter], however we must always both have had or there or not…not that s**** in-between factor.”

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