Youtuber Onision is often at the forefront of debate and speculation, with countless videos aiming to take him down appearing all over Youtube. If you're familiar with the name, you should also be aware of how many response videos Onision sparks, as Youtubers often respond with hate, shock, disgust or general amusement at his content. It's the latest drama that Onision finds himself in that has truly outraged his fellow Youtubers, though. As MrRepzion stated, "this goes beyond just Onision".
The issue Onision's fellow Youtubers have taken with this is the age of the girls being featured in these videos. Girls as young as 13 are posting half-naked pictures of themselves at Onision's request and being broadcast on his channel. Some family members of the girls involved have come forward and warned other parents to be aware, as well as requesting that Onision take down the pictures. The comments asking Onision to take down the videos have been taken down while the videos remain, despite requests from concerned family members.
While Onision is said to have removed the forum and discontinued the series of videos, he has come under fire for his remarks since. In one video, Onision draws a comparison between taking photos of people at a public swimming pool and his request for pictures. Naively, he questions if a man would be kicked out of a swimming pool for this action, his tone clearly indicating he sees no issue with this.
The drama has called to question Onision's ethics, current online safety procedures for young adolescents and even whether or not these images would be classifed as pornographic. These images and Onision's videos will not be linked here for the purpose of not spreading them to dangerous places.
With Onision's actions, many have questioned whether or not these images are a matter of public safety. Did or could Onision's actions have resulted in pedophiles gathering the images? It is safe to say Onision made an unwise move but was it purely out of sheer ignorance, lack of regard for his fan's safety or something more sinister, as others have suggested?
Some point out that Onision has made several crude remarks about younger girls, including "a pairing would only exist if society agreed with a union - it's called not being a puppet" and "finally a woman closer to my own age - things Onision never says". It is also mentioned that he is a a father and husband, therefore he shouldn't be sending the message he is interested in younger girls.
With Onision's increased notoriety, one can only speculate why he is allowed to continue making content such as he does. Beyond freedom of speech, the sexualisation of teenage girls and repeated admission to detesting social paradigms regarding age gaps is bordering on dangerous. If this is how outspoken he is in public, the imagination runs wild about what happens behind closed doors.