Is Emma Chamberlain quitting YouTube? Why fans are freaking out

Shania Wilson March 3, 2022
Is Emma Chamberlain quitting YouTube? Why fans are freaking out
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Emma Chamberlain is the queen of all things coffee, social media, and fashion-related – but even she needs a break from time to time.

The 20-year-old recently opened up about YouTube and social media as a whole on her podcast, prompting listeners to wonder if she’s leaving the video platform forever.

Thankfully, it seems as though Emma is just taking a much-needed break and is not permanently quitting, but that hasn’t stopped fans from freaking out.

Here’s what we know.

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Emma discusses YouTube on her podcast

Influencer Emma Chamberlain is a busy woman. From her own coffee company, her podcast, brand deals, and even an appearance at the Met Gala, it seems as though she’s anywhere and everywhere.

The social media star started out on YouTube and soon became relatable amongst Gen-Z, but things haven’t exactly been smooth-sailing on the platform since.

Emma last posted on YouTube two months ago, at the time of writing, and fans couldn’t help but wonder why the content was lacking. In response, the 20-year-old took to her podcast, Anything Goes, to address her relationship with YouTube.

Chamberlain described things as “rocky”, telling listeners that her YouTube career had taken “a toll” on her, all the while she’s focused on a wealth of other ventures. The influencer opened up: “I started to feel really stressed out that this is my job. I don’t understand how I ended up here in the first place. So I don’t know how I’m supposed to continue it successfully because I don’t even know how I got here!”

She then hinted at taking some temporary time away, which she has previously done before, but some fans took this to mean a permanent leave.

During the podcast, Emma explained: “If I stopped uploading people aren’t going to even care anymore. So I’m trying to figure out how I can do YouTube in a sustainable way.”

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Why fans are freaking out

Emma took to her podcast to explore the option of taking some time away from her YouTube channel, prompting some fans into overdrive.

Over on Twitter, many are worried that the influencer won’t ever return to the video-sharing platform, writing: “not Emma Chamberlain quitting youtube :(“

Somebody else added: “Apparently Emma Chamberlain is quitting youtube, dhmu.”

As we know, Emma previously cut ties with social media app TikTok, but it looks as though she’ll continue with YouTube once her break is over.

One fan commented: “We will miss you a lot on YouTube but we will be excited waiting for your comeback and listening to the podcast in the meantime.”

Another wrote: “Thank you for being so open and honest with us.”

It’s not clear how long Emma’s break will last, but we’ll welcome her with open arms when she returns.

Social media star has taken a YouTube break before

This isn’t the first time Emma Chamberlain has chosen to take a step back from YouTube.

In August of last year, the influencer told fans that she was taking a break to clear her mind, but would be back on the platform soon.

A week later, Chamberlain posted an announcement explaining that she’d be having a bit more time off. It read: “Taking a few more weeks off to think …. I need to take my own advice on taking a break when it’s needed. This isn’t a negative thing though, I’m thinking a lot about how I can evolve and make things that truly excite me.

“I haven’t taken a step back in a long time to ask myself what that means. I love and appreciate you and I will see you soon.”

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Shania is a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Derby. Her main passion is rooted in print journalism, however, she also branches out towards social media and is also interested in public relations. Outside of writing, Shania enjoys using social media, reading, and drinking coffee.