YouTube is an amazing place. It's where you can go to see beauty bloggers set fire to thousands of dollars worth of product — just because. It's where you can get all of your most trusted fashion advice from someone whose body actually looks like yours. And it's where you can hear tales of endless true crime stories and pop-culture conspiracies just to keep you entertained if you need it.
But YouTube can also get really dark and serious really, really fast. The double-edged sword of the video streaming platform is that anyone can be famous. While that welcomes people of all shapes, sizes, races, genders, and walks of life to create relatable content, it also allows a few questionable characters to enter the limelight and spread messages that are or could be construed as offensive.
Therefore, YouTube is a space of great controversy — sometimes caused by controversial people, and other times caused by pure mistakes made by mere humans with a massive amount of influence and visibility. YouTube has, of course, had its fair share of controversial moments, so many that it's hard to keep track of them all. Luckily, the video below has rounded up the top 10 biggest and messiest for you.