Trying to be successful on YouTube is impossible now. The site pushes sponsored videos and makes it nearly impossible to find original content from users who are just starting out. Unless you’re kissing “strangers” in public or pranking people by punching them in the face, your odds of becoming a star on YouTube are slim.
Don’t believe me? Well, let’s look at Matthew McConaughey. He’s one of the hottest movie stars in the world. He won a freaking Oscar and has millions of followers on Twitter.
But on YouTube? He doesn’t even have 500 subscribers, at least not at the moment. That will probably change though, thanks to this post on Reddit. A user shared the video you see above to the site, explaining that Mr. McConaughey has an official (verified) YouTube channel that no one watches.
He mainly uses the site to promote his charities, but he’ll also upload trailers to his upcoming movies. Just a few months ago he uploaded the trailer to his animated musical comedy Sing, which is scheduled to hit theaters December 21, 2016.
To be clear here, it doesn’t look like McConaughey is actually uploading these videos to his channel and giving them terrible titles on his own. He uses Whosay to publish his videos and photos on all of his social media accounts, which is probably why the titles are so messed up.
Still, it’s interesting to see someone that famous fly under the radar. Makes you wonder if there are more celebrities hiding out on YouTube.