All kinds of YouTube drama, y'all!
You probably know the works of Benny and Rafi Fine — AKA Fine Brothers Entertainment — if you've spent any time on the huge video platform.
The duo created a huge series of React videos about various pop culture and current events topics — including things like Kids React, and React Gaming — and they had in total more than 20 million subscribers on their YouTube channels… until this week.
It all started at the end of last week when the duo announced they were trademarking the "React" theme and license shows to creators.
When news of their announcement came out, the YouTube community LOST IT, arguing that the two brothers didn't invent the reaction format, and thus, didn't deserve to trademark it and then charge the many YouTube channels that do similar videos.
At first, the brothers came out with a video addressing the backlash (below):