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Chris Crocker: YouTube Sensation, Controversial Figure

Updated on March 10, 2014
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Annette Sharp holds a BAAS in Behavioral Science from Texas A&M. She is a counselor and motivator with an empathetic heart.

Before you read this article, think about something. Why would a conservative, Christian woman from the deep south write about a figure as controversial as Chris Crocker? To bash and condemn? To use the yardstick of correction to point out sinly flaws of such a person?

NOT! If that's what you thought, then you're like the very people who bash and harass him daily. Get a life.....or so Chris would say, though not so politely. Now, read about why I like this 'different kinda person' who speaks his mind.

Oh! And by the way, to those who may be offended by a cuss word; the 3rd to last video (Chris in Walmart) posted here has some 4 letter slammers, so if it bothers you, don't click on it. And if you do, recognize the satire & message in the video.

Now with a new image, Chris is in touch with his masculine side.
Now with a new image, Chris is in touch with his masculine side. | Source

Leave Britney Alone!

Everyone remembers him from his oh-so-notorious video, "Leave Britney Alone", released in 2007. He was an overnight internet sensation, attracting the attention of CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel, to name a few. Spilling his guts to the world, Chris Crocker has a bold flamboyance that speaks to the judgmental skeptic with an "in your face" style. His language is crude, and downright rude, but he gets the message across. A frequent contributor to YouTube, he continues to submit outrageous videos portraying different situations, changes in his life, and harsh, shaming words about the behavior of those who have hurt him in the past, including former lovers. Breaking into spontaneous rages, Chris Crocker projects an out of control desire to "tell it like it is". With an extroverted style, he speaks with a comical, over-dramatic conviction that will get the un-biased viewer rolling with laughter and understanding. He has a way of saying "this is who I am" in a way that shocks and often offends. Whatever way you take him, Chris Crocker has a message for the world and he's going to get it across whatever way he chooses.

"A Self-love How-to." (A good message here).

Chris Crocker's Message

In his self-love video, Chris is merely trying to encourage others who have been persecuted and to build up people who need help. He's stressing the importance of not allowing others to define who you are, but to believe in yourself because you know who you are, you know what's true. It doesn't make any difference what others say to you or about you, you yourself know the reality. He encourages others to go for their dreams. I think this carries an awesome message, one that speaks from the heart.

Chris Crocker's Rage

Picked on and harassed in school, this young man found a way to express himself to the world in a way that he knew would make a difference. You see the real person here, no fake, no images. Open and free expression. That's what Chris Crocker wants. He shows a softer side in the video below..........

Chris talks about how Truth Heals & Denial Hurts

Chris Crocker in Walmart expressing his opinion on Southern culture...

Chris Crocker's Raw Humor and Sarcasm

Using a combination of exaggerated humor and sarcasm in his own way, Chris makes jabs at a culture he believes is biased and narrow minded. He'll talk about taboo; unheard of in some cultures. The digs he makes about his own southern upbringing are painstakingly real and true. He blatantly points out discrimination and prejudice when others are afraid to "speak it". Obviously reaching the plateau that he doesn't care what others think of him, Chris Crocker gives new meaning to the phrase "I could care less what you think". And he means it!

"People Change. Get over it".

Chris Crocker is Evolving & Growing

Recently, Chris went through some major changes and he makes no apology for it. He appears to be growing within himself, not changing who he is, but evolving into much more. He's becoming an expert at editing and producing his own videos. It shows.

In addition to producing self-made videos, Chris Crocker has his own music on Itunes. His songs, like his videos, portray events in his life as evidenced by the titles "Fell For The Enemy" and "Love You Better". His music is another example of how he's growing and evolving into something more.

Look a Little Deeper for the Message

Chris Crocker feels things with a lot more intensity and emotion than the average person. His messages touch on these tokens in life: acceptance, equality, love, forgiveness, fear, instability, hope, encouragement, disappointment, anger, jealousy, prejudice, discrimination, satire, humor, drama, and entertainment. Locating the deeper message under the harsh exterior is the important thing to grasp. Once you see beyond the roughness, you'll find something good in the intent.

So, why did this conservative, southern Christian woman write about Chris Crocker?  Cause I admire his boldness!  That's why!  He's funny and he tells the whole truth.  So, if Chris ever reads this I have just one thing to say to him:

"Chris, hon, this is one ole conservative, southern Christian who thinks you're a trip!  I may be the ole chicken on the block these days, but I still know truth when I see it...!"  

A video worth viewing.....the guy absolutely has a message....


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    • donotfear profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Thomas 

      7 years ago from Northeast Texas

      Thank you all for the comments. I, too, believe he's funny and frank. He has a good message behind his's just a bit harsh around the edges.

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      Jacqueline Myers 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I enjoyed your Hub, I like people who can be honest. I think Chris can be very funny. I have watched some of his u-tube videos. As a Christian I do not judge. God gave us a choice to choose who we are, and what we believe in. I to admire his frankness on issues.

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      8 years ago

      Don't know him but admire you for telling it like it is!

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      Katie McMurray 

      8 years ago from Westerville

      I never heard of him, but enjoyed the videos and your report on Chris Crocker. I must confess I agree with a bit of his philosophy. I loved the last video and it is so true how people, some people, freak out on your changing... Well he makes a lot of sense when it comes to many things, but yet he still feels a bit tortured. Hope him and all free spirits well. :) Katie

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      8 years ago

      You have portrayed his thoughts very nicely.Well executed.

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      I never heard of him but found your hub very interesting and well written.

    • donotfear profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Thomas 

      9 years ago from Northeast Texas

      Deborah: You are welcome!

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      Deborah Demander 

      9 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      I had never heard of Chris Crocker before reading your hub. As one who has been known to speak out against the status quo, I admire his desire to speak his own truth. Thanks for writing.


    • donotfear profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Thomas 

      9 years ago from Northeast Texas

      MickeyDee: Thanks for reading. I'm glad you liked it.

      50 Caliber: You hit on some good points. He's certainly a character I'd like to meet any day! I bet he's a barrel of laughs & fun to be around. Glad you enjoyed this one.

    • donotfear profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Thomas 

      9 years ago from Northeast Texas

      Unchained Grace, thank you! I'm so glad you understood & identified with this guy. I'm also glad you liked the article. It's controversial, all right. But it's all about truth. A person has a choice how they want to communicate it. It may be a turn-off for some & a turn-on to others. It may offend, it may not. If one is okay offending others to get their point across, then so be long as one doesn't take it personally that they've offended another. One thing I remember is that some subjects, especially spreading the Gospel, need more sensitivity than any other thing in the world. It makes sense that one would take greater caution to not offend an individual you want to see give their life to the Lord. But if roughness & 'infaceness' is the only manner that works with some subcultures, then so be it. In all things there is a balance. AS in matters of communication, as well.

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      50 Caliber 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      donotfear, I find humor as well as irony in this article. I was driven to vote all buttons up. It presents truth for the person you have written about, Chris Crocker, he is comfortable in his walk and makes no apologies for it. The dude looks like a lady so there is one in his court.

      After spending years in California, one gets numb to folks who walk to the toot of their own horn, I suppose that is what is coming alive in this country, a whole nuther type of freedom. The irony I see is folks willing to dress up and drag through public, yet afraid to stand by other convictions, like, "yo! I'm a follower of Christ". I don't know who will be judged harder, closet Christians or public TVs and it's not for me to ponder.

      I'm glad you put this article up, I had no knowledge of this guy, but he has some sound thoughts that some might learn from. I'd personally love to see a hidden camera ordeal of him appearing in a multitude of places like a church, so we might witness, my guess is hate and scorn, and for fun the recruiters offices to see how they beat the don't ask don't tell policy.

      Anyway, I enjoyed the article, 50

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      Micky Dee 

      9 years ago

      I admire you for writing this. I don't know the fellow. I have no idea what he's about. I just admire an out-of-goose-step stand! God bless!

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      Unchained Grace 

      9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      We are living in a time when the politically correct are relegated to the Partidge Family mentality. I know little of Chris Crocker but as a Pastor who has been known to be 'in your face' on the street when dealing with Baltimore gangbangers, I can appreciate the need to get the fluff out the way and hit whre it counts.

      Frankly, almost 85% of those who still remain followers (including yourself) never show up on my Hubs anymore. So, do I shut down and whine or do what I do and remain obedient to God and who I am? The answer obviously is the latter. I see this to further understand the position of this Chris Crocker individual. He is who he is and makes no apologies for it.

      Like Elijah, it takes faith and temerity to stand alone.

      If it turns out I get no comments ever again, I really don't care anymore for one simple reason. I preach God's Word 100% where some of these wannabe Internet Preachers are off in left field someplace. We're fortunate to have a few who have it together, but for the most part they live and breathe the Internet and that's it for them.

      So, who knows? Maybe I have my own reasons for identifying with this person. Nice Hub!


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