Kevin Samuels is famous for his unapologetic and misogynistic takes on social media. However, when he started trending on Twitter on May 5, it was for a more morbid reason — here is what we know.
Kevin Samuels is a controversial content creator and self-proclaimed love guru on YouTube whose viewers consists mainly of people who don't like what he has to say.
On May 5, news that he had passed away started circulating on the internet, and suddenly he was trending on Twitter as people sought to confirm it.
His mom, Beverly Samuel-Burch, reportedly confirmed his demise on Friday after the rumors started spreading on Thursday. However, she refused to provide the details about his death.
Nevertheless, it didn't take long for the public to find out that there had been a 911 call made from his apartment after he experienced chest pain.
The call was allegedly made by a lady who had been with the YouTuber for the night, and according to The Sun, he collapsed on top of her.
Paramedics who arrived at his home following the call found him lying on the floor unconscious. After they performed CPR on him, he was moved to Piedmont Hospital for evaluation.
Rumors of his demise came shortly after receiving backlash from netizens for his misogynistic statements.
However, besides his mom's, there have been no official confirmations to confirm that he has indeed passed on.
WHO IS KEVIN SAMUELS, AND WHAT DOES HE DO FOR A LIVING?
As earlier stated, Kevin Samuels is a self-proclaimed relationship expert who enjoys providing dating tips and lifestyle advice via his YouTube channel.
He is famous as an image consultant who tells his followers exactly how he thinks they need to live their lives; however, much of his content has been tagged misogynistic, especially towards black women. Despite that, his channel has over 1.4 million subscribers between the ages of 18 and 34.
While his exact net worth is yet unknown, it is estimated to fall roughly between $2 million and $4 million, which is not surprising since his influence is not restricted to just YouTube alone. He has more than a million followers on Instagram, around 250,000 on Facebook, and up to 80,000 on TikTok.
WHY DO MANY PEOPLE HATE KEVIN SAMUELS?
Samuels amassed a large following over the past couple of years. However, his most notable videos contain preach ideologies like "modern women are average at best" and "women should let men use them."
Last week, he ruffled many feathers after declaring that ladies aged 35 but still single are seen as "leftovers." A clip from the episode caught him saying:
"If you have made it to 35 and you are unmarried, you are a leftover woman. You are what is left. Men know that there is likely something wrong with you. Whether you want to hear it or not, I'm going to go there with you. I'm telling you the truth that you don't want to hear."
His statement was declared sexist by many who watched the clip, and they brimmed with fury because Samuels himself is a two times divorcee in his 50s who still remains unmarried.
It baffles many how this man has amassed such a huge following even though he has always made misogynist comments targeting women. The channel started in May 2015 and has seen significant success ever since.
HOW DO PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA REACT TO THE RUMORS ABOUT KEVIN SAMUELS DEATH?
Since rumors about his death started circulating on Thursday, netizens have attempted to confirm the news.
However, The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office declared on Friday morning that it could not confirm the YouTuber's demise; however, neither did it deny it.
His faithful followers demanded proof of his demise, and because there was no immediate verification, the rumor spread like a wild forest fire which led to his name trending on Twitter by Thursday afternoon.
Reactions to news of his demise have hovered between glee from men and women who have felt the brunt of his words and caution from those curious to know more. Ernest Owens, an award-winning journalist, said:
"Kevin Samuels has made a career off of shamelessly disgracing Black women for profit. He emboldened the most toxic individuals to project tired and harmful narratives about Black women. Dead or alive, what a disgraceful life to live. That's all I've got for that misogynist."
Another lady tweeted about the possibility of the YouTuber's ghost floating up to call out sympathizers for being "broke" or "fat" and then added a rhetorical question about whether he died from "being 56 and unmarried."
It has not been officially confirmed that Samuels is dead; however, for some, just the thought is a balm to the soul.