FaZe Banks, for those who don’t know, is a 26 year old YouTube celebrity with a balding head. I don’t know why, but I feel like the balding could be why he is such an aggressive individual, or maybe the balding is just karma for being dickhead.
Anyway, Banks also has a girlfriend, called Alissa Violet, who is a 21 year old non-balding YouTube and Instagram celebrity. Together, the two have a combined following of millions of children. It’s worth highlighting that their fanbase consists mainly of children, as they are highly impressionable.
I’m not really sure where to start, as I’ve seen many instances where Banks has been accused of wrong doing. From damaging cars, getting in fights in clubs, to his most recent instance where he got in a brawl in a restaurant/bar; Banks has continuously broken the law and then proceeded to get on camera to dismiss the situation.
Generally speaking, he’ll justify his actions by explaining the context, such as when he damaged the car he explained they were harassing him. As an adult, you can see that he was still wrong, and that he should not act so aggressively or impulsively.
His impressionable fans, however, are not able to make this analysis. His constant argument of “they upset me, so I attacked them so they would stop” is immature, and to a child it seems justifiable. As an adult who is also their idol, Banks should be telling them that they shouldn’t respond with violence, however it always seems to be his go-to response.
To simplify the last time this happened: Banks got in a fight with security guards at a restaurant/bar because he wouldn’t leave a restricted area, later that night he punched someone trying to break up a fight his girlfriend was having with a stranger.
Most people would leave the situation and say to themselves, “what a shitty night that was, I will never speak of it again”. However, due to the internet celebrity having so much influence and so little brains, he decides to publicly slander the restaurant/bar, making threats towards the establishment and its employees, encouraging his fans to do the same. Their fans being children, who are now harassing working class people because some famous douchebag told them to.
My advice to Banks would be shave off his hair, and to stop. If Banks is as rich as he says (which I highly doubt), my advice would be to simply stop making videos. Move somewhere quiet, get a nice house, and be a lumberjack. Let the gentle breeze massage your newly-egg-like head, and enjoy the little things in life.
I would if I could.