Dolan Twins announce YouTube burnout, fans respond with tears
YouTube superstars tell all in emotional new video
It’s time to move on.
That’s the title of the latest video from the Dolan Twins, a pair of YouTubers who have garnered over one million subscribers in their five years of making weekly content.
In the hour-long video — which already has more than four million views since its upload yesterday — Ethan and Grayson announce they will no longer be making videos every Tuesday.
They say they’re doing it for their mental health.
The 19-year-old brothers spend the majority of the video opening up to fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson.
YouTuber Shane Dawson has also been open about his struggles to push out content and how it’s affected his mental health. (Dolan Twins/YouTube)
The twins tell Shane that the pressure to put out weekly videos has led to burnout and hasn’t allowed them to nurture their personal lives outside of YouTube.
“I never really knew why I had this fire inside me to keep going when everything in my body and my mind was telling me to stop,” said Grayson.
The twins also talk extensively about their dad’s passing in January 2019, and how the pressure to return to work caused them to neglect the grieving process.
Thankfully, the twins assured fans that they won’t be quitting YouTube altogether, but will stop producing weekly videos to focus on making better content.
The majority of fans have been supportive.
Although some fans are devastated, some are focusing on the bright side.
Some are claiming that the twins are making the announcement a much bigger deal than it actually is.
And the debate is heating up on both sides.
Despite some criticism, the response to the video has been overwhelmingly positive, with many fans calling the twins brave for being open about their mental health.