Dee Kosh Faked a Removal of His YouTube Channel for Social Experiment

If you don’t know who Dee Kosh is, you must have been living under a rock.

But we’re nice like that to introduce him to you because this article is all about him.

Dee Kosh , whose real name is Darryl Ian Koshy, is a YouTuber and radio DJ at Power 98. Unlike the usual YouTubers in Singapore, which often did high-quality skits, Dee Kosh’s style is much more similar to YouTubers in the US, whereby he rants about issues and vlogs about his life.

Now, moving on, you’ll also need to know what BTS and the BTS Army are for this article to make sense.

So, BTS means “Behind the Scene”. If you’ve followed our Instagram account, you’ll see many Behind-the-Scene footages in our Instagram stories. And BTS Army means Behind-the-Scene Army, the support arm of the SAF that provides logistics, transport—

Ah, sorry, not this BTS. That BTS.

You know, just this BTS: a K-pop boy band:

And the BTS army refers to a group of the boy band’s fans.

It’s no surprise that the boy band has fans all over the world: other than their good looks and catchy songs, they write and produce many of their own songs and touch on social issues that not many mainstream K-pop stars would do so.

In fact, in June 2018, Time magazine included BTS in the list of 25 most influential people on the Internet.

So, what’s a Singaporean YouTuber got to do with BTS?

It All Started with a Tweet

Dee Kosh is known for speaking his mind on Twitter: during the Eden Ang saga, he spoke out quite a bit then, too.

With over 209K followers in Twitter (Facebook isn’t exactly being used often by YouTubers), every of his Tweets has a pretty high reach. So when this Tweet appeared…

…you can imagine that shit just hit the fan.

BTS Army Wasn’t Happy

Anyone who’s depended on social media for a living would know that it’ll backfire, and sure it did.

Numerous BTS fans defended their idols, and that’s acceptable. Dee Kosh engaged them, and kept on emphasizing that it was merely his opinion. He then posted a video of how “similar” the songs are:

(P.S. Remember this point because it’s quite important)

Soon, for some reason, Dee Kosh gave up.

Declare Defeat

About a day later, Dee Kosh openly declared that he was emotionally affected by the whole ordeal.

According to him, the fans have even emailed his bosses in the radio station. He thought that the fans were bullies.

Two hours later, he posted this:

Now, take note that there’s absolutely no mention of BTS fans reporting his YouTube channel that leads to the removal. The timing of it just suggests it explicitly.

Nicely done.

Wait, nicely done?

Because this is merely a “social experiment”.

One day after this, Dee Kosh released this video, and like him or hate him, it’s now obvious that it’s all a social experiment.

In the video, he showed the viewers a BTS (behind the scene…geddit?) view how he started the entire saga, from the moment he Tweeted the first Tweet to the moment he “cried” in the Twitter video. He even “upped” the game when he put the video of the two BTS MVs together.

He then showed how he made his channel private so that it’d look like it has been removed.

His objective is to show how a mob mentality can be destructive should it be leaning on the wrong direction. After all, in the entire saga, he merely stated a personal opinion, but people were apparently being so affected that they went all their way to scold Dee Kosh.

And that “scolding” could have repercussions beyond repair: Dee Kosh showed it by removing his channel (therefore affecting his livelihood).

You’ll have to watch the entire video to fully understand the message, and it’s a rather meaningful one, though some of you might think that the ends don’t justify the means.

Because take a look at the number of dislikes:

Compared to his other videos, which usually has less than 100 Dislikes.


At least now we know one thing: YouTube won’t suka suka delete people’s channel.