This is a really fascinating phenomenon that TL;DR looks at. While this latest video may have in part been inspired by the strong differing opinions among popular youtubers regarding Brexit, this is something that happens rather often and on a wide variety of subjects. Early in Gamergate, there were some rather cartoonish incidents when streamers that ‘everyone knew’ didn’t know each other that were particularly memorable (RogueStar showing up on one of Vee’s streams or that time Sargon said to a somewhat tittering and starstruck Iribrise that she sounded like a dick on the IAxit stream.)
Fans of content creators often feel that those creators they’re fans of should get along, because if their content appeals to that fan, then those creators must have lots of other stuff in common, too! Where it gets dicey is when there is an underlying assumption by these creators’ fanbases that, because they have something in common and because they share fans, those content creators are buddy buddy for reals, or at least can easily get one another on the horn.
We also see this in the gaming blog community, and it is exacerbated in part by the fact that a lot of us are in contact with one another to some degree, whether through blog comments or G+, and our pages are often two or three link-thrus away from each other on our sidebars. But the truth is, a lot of us don’t actually know one another, don’t actually talk to one another regularly and may not even get along even when we should according to this or that checkbox on your checklist of reasons you follow us.*
Anyway, check out TL;DR’s vid.
*::is not actually on the horn with any loud ‘conservative’ gaming consultants or important alt-right enfants terribles::