YouTube 9 Year Old Who Got Help From Johnny Depp Has Channel Removed


*Update* His channel was reinstated overnight.

Yesterday we reported that a child, “Captain Kori,” on palliative care, had a wish to hit 100K subscribers on his YouTube channel “Kraken the Box.” He wanted to get a silver “Play Button.” Kori’s parents reached out to various actors for help in spreading the word and actor Johnny Depp, dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, gave him a shoutout. The boy’s channel then soared past the 100k benchmark he wanted. Now it seems YouTube has removed the channel. I am hoping that this is just some big error on YouTube’s side.

When you visit the channel you apparently get either a 404 error or a notice that the channel was removed for violated YouTube’s ToS (Terms of Service.)

It could be an error as the surge in engagement on a channel less than 10 days old caused it to accidentally get flagged it for ToS violation.

This actually might be the case going by an update from @andysignore.


Other people have chimed in asking YouTube for an explanation!

Hopefully they get to the bottom of it soon and it’s reinstated. I’m sure the outpouring of support will get the situation resolved quicker.

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