One of the biggest stars on Youtube is Mariko Takahashi, known to Smosh fans as Mari. While Mari is known for her outgoing personality and love of fun, she had a rocky start as a YouTube personality.
The Business Insider reports that when she was brought on to the mega popular Smosh Youtube channel to be a host on Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla’s Smosh Pit Weekly, the Youtube comments about Mari were initially very brutal. The story quotes Barry Blumberg the chief content officer of Defy Media (producers of Smosh) as saying, “Every day for a year, she cried when she read the YouTube comments. The comments were racist (she’s Asian) and sexist (she’s a girl).”
He goes on to say Mari learned to ignore the internet trolls, “We made like 300 episodes, and now she’s one of the biggest stars on Smosh Games and one of the people fans get the most excited to see.”
You can check out more of Mari over at the Smosh Games Youtube channel at this link.
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