YouTube now gives people awards for not being bullies, I guess. Actually, considering it’s their 4th annual awards show, I guess they’ve been doing it for a while now.
Playing host to a great cause, the YouTube Space in L.A. is seeking the eradication of bullying in all its forms with an awards show to raise awareness and spread a little love to YouTubers and celebs who’ve worked towards that goal. I guess my nomination got lost in the mail (sniff).
The show, which will live stream on YouTube, is called the YouTube No Bull Teen Video Awards. In attendance will be YouTubers like EpicLloyd, Josh Darnit, BigNik, Brandon Bowen and a bunch of others. Additionally, some mainstream celebs will be on hand as well, including Yara Shahidi and Marcus Scribner from ABC’s Blackish, Hunter King from the new teen bullying drama movie A Girl Like Her, Lamorne Morris from New Girl (FOX), and friggin’ Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.
So it’ll be quite a star-studded affair to say the least. And according to the release on it, the 2014 TVAs recorded over 20 million impressions worldwide, which they say puts them above the Kid’s Choice and Teen’s Choice Awards. Well, if it’s so big, how come I’m just learning of it now? Hmm, could it be that it NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPENED? Or that, MUCH more likely, I’m just bad at my job?
The awards show also focuses on a six month video challenge where YouTube creators film videos and PSAs that serve to educate their peers about the dangers of bullying. The winners of the No Bull portion of the Teen Video Awards will be read live during the show. You can find out more about it at NoBullChallenge.org.
In the meantime, here’s some footage from the 2014 show as proof that it actually happened:
(Though suspiciously it was published in Feb of 2015 … hmm.)
Here’s the live stream channel, the show broadcasts from 6:15 to 8:15pm. Like I said, it’s for a great cause so be sure to check it out.