Fans convinced YouTuber used AI to apologize after doxxing claims
Popular YouTuber accused of using AI in apology after channel demonetized for doxxing another creator, sparking controversy.
Popular YouTuber, Alia Shelesh, known as SSSniperwolf, is facing accusations of using artificial intelligence (AI) in her apology after her channel was demonetized due to allegations of doxxing another creator. SSSniperwolf has amassed over 34 million subscribers on YouTube, gaining fame through her vlogs and reaction videos. However, fellow creator JacksFilms, whose real name is John Patrick Douglass, accused her of doxxing him on Instagram.
In response, SSSniperwolf took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to apologize for her actions. She expressed remorse for not setting a better example of conflict resolution and promised to reach out to JacksFilms directly to communicate and resolve the issue respectfully and privately. SSSniperwolf also thanked YouTube for holding her accountable and acknowledged her need to learn and grow from her lapse in judgment.
Despite her apology, many people doubted the sincerity of SSSniperwolf's words and speculated that she used AI or ChatGPT to compose her statement. Some individuals compared her apology to Colleen Ballinger's strange video apology involving a ukulele in June. The skepticism surrounding SSSniperwolf's apology intensified due to her past clashes with JacksFilms, where she accused him of harassment and he criticized her for creating "lazy" content that plagiarized other creators.
The controversy gained attention when JacksFilms shared a screenshot of SSSniperwolf's Instagram story, in which she asked her followers if she should visit Jack's home while she was at a photo shoot. She later posted an image of Jack's home, which she quickly deleted, but many people managed to capture screenshots of it. JacksFilms condemned her actions as creepy, gross, and violating, leading him to request YouTube to demonetize SSSniperwolf's channel, deeming her "dangerous."
The delay in YouTube's response to the situation drew criticism from prominent creators like Philip DeFranco, Pokimane, and MoistCr1TiKal, who accused SSSniperwolf of doxxing JacksFilms. Finally, on October 20, YouTube announced a temporary monetization suspension for SSSniperwolf, citing their Creator Responsibility policies and emphasizing that actions endangering personal safety harm the community.
However, YouTube's response failed to appease creators, who swiftly called out the platform once again. They argued that equating SSSniperwolf's actions with JacksFilms' criticism and parody was unjust, as the former put another creator's life at risk while the latter involved videos critiquing and parodying her.
As of now, JacksFilms has not responded to SSSniperwolf's apology or YouTube's action. The U.S. Sun has reached out to YouTube, JacksFilms, and SSSniperwolf for comment on the matter.