CallMeCarson is a YouTube gamer who—at the height of his popularity—had more than 4 million subscribers across his channels.
The young American had fans on Twitch—where he live-streamed his time playing Minecraft—and even had a solid fanbase on Discord.
When he wasn’t busy gaming, he was creating his own clothing brand, and a Minecraft multiplayer event.
Then he disappeared.
Here’s what we know about CallMeCarson—and what we’ve heard about him staging a comeback in 2021.
The Origin Story
Carson King was born on May 10, 1999, in California, and his family relocated to Indiana early on in his life.
Carson says he has always been an entertainer, and enjoyed comedy and gaming from a young age.
He has also suffered from mental health issues for most of his life, and announced in March of 2020 that he was taking a break from his social media accounts “indefinitely” to focus on his mental health.
While his fans didn’t know what to make of it, he eventually posted an explanation.
He posted on Twitter, “I recently started anti-depressants and […I’ve also] started seeing a counselor a few weeks ago.”
Within a few weeks, the gamer was back across all the social media platforms he uses.
Is This Love?
Not long after he returned to social media, King confirmed that part of what triggered his break from social media was what he had found out about his girlfriend.
Katerino—a fellow Twitch streamer born on January 10, 2000—had allegedly been cheating on him with his close friend and gaming buddy, Fitz.
Fitz—who also has a YouTube and Twitch following—and Katerino both apologized, but pointed out that Kate was not actually dating Carson at the time.
After the fallout from these revelations, CallMeCarson went live again, to apologize to Fitz and Katerino for jeopardizing their careers and for the backlash they had received.
While the issue seemed to be water under the bridge for Fitz and King, Katerino didn’t fare so well.
As fans retaliated against her for “cheating” on Carson, more revelations came out of the woodwork: that she had also been involved with her manager, a couple of unidentified guys, and a League of Legends Twitch streamer.
Katerino attempted to defend herself in a video update, stating that she wasn’t in a relationship with Carson.
As it turned out, she was telling the truth.
In January of 2021, an independent site confirmed that—through conversations between Fitz and another friend—Kate had never been Carson’s girlfriend.
King was the brains behind several channels—including his original BlueCrewPros.
BlueCrewPros, which would go on to become CallMeCarson, was launched in 2012.
It took almost 6 years for Carson to reach his first 10,000 subscribers, and only 12 months after that he had hit the million mark.
The Beginning of the End?
In January of 2021, CallMeCarson effectively disappeared from social media after a raft of online allegations were leveled against him.
King was accused of sending inappropriate messages to two girls—both of whom were under 18 at the time.
The first said he had sent suggestive messages to her in 2019, when she was 17 and Carson was 19.
The second said she and Carson sent each other nude photos on Snapchat when she was 17 and Carson was 20.
At one point, King posted in a Discord chat that he wasn’t “into kids,” and admitted that he traded explicit photos with underaged girls.
He acknowledged that that was “very bad.”
After the drama unfolded, Carson went on a self-imposed hiatus.
He posted a video to YouTube in November of 2020 and then abandoned his channel.
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Will He Be Back?
While some fans believe Carson King should be canceled for his behavior, others believe he’s just a guy who needs support with his mental health.
YouTube users in both camps were quick to acknowledge that the initial response was disproportionate, given that Carson was only two years older than the girls he’d been messaging.
Whatever side his fans fall on, one thing is clear—CallMeCarson is planning a comeback.
After taking shelter at his parents’ place for the first half of 2021, he tweeted in June: “give me a little bit longer.”
The post got almost 90,000 likes within a week.
While nobody knows just how long Carson plans on laying low, or if he plans to address the allegations at all, it’s pretty clear that his return will divide the internet.
Carson is 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) tall.
In 2020, Carson participated in PogChamps 2, a chess tournament held on Twitch
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CallMeCarson – Net Worth
King earned most of his wealth from advertisements on his YouTube channels. So far, all his channels have more than 751 million views – this means about $2 million in revenue before state taxes.
He founded the podcast group Lunch Club in 2019, and also launched his own line of merchandise that year. Pool Hall Co., which is now inactive, was a line of tees, hats, sweatshirts, and beanies.
Carson also made money from streaming on Twitch.
Therefore, YouTuber and Twitch streamer CallMeCarson has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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