I agree with blackdenim
Thinking back, they've made a conscious effort to use "friend" all throughout this year, they emphasized it, there is no sign that they are planning to drop this any time soon. The baking video was cute and all if you look at it through goggles, but if i think about it from a more casual viewer perspective they were pushing a we're just bros who've known each other for 8 years bro" narrative.
And i'm going to be a little cynical too and say that if they're planning another tour, moving towards any definitive statements about their relationship would be the opposite of what they'll do. It would be great to be proven wrong, though.
obvsly wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:49 pm
blackdenim wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Basically I'm trying to say that ambiguity is part of their branding at this point and I can't see them changing it.
I actually don’t disagree with you at all! Well, maybe except for the last part. I don’t think branding is the main reason for them to keep it ambiguous. I feel that it’s probably because being openly gay on YouTube comes with great expectations. And many people will see it as their responsibility to become activists on gay rights and gay everything. They probably don’t want to become Rose and Rosie or Joey Graceffa and his boyfriend or other YouTube couples and creators that being gay becomes bigger than their content. It would be great for the community if dnp can commit to it, but I don’t think they’re ready yet. Probably never will.
I think it's a combination of both.
There are lgbtq youtubers who aren't activists, they are just out and living their life, they can always take that route.
And Dan, at least, seems willing to tackle these subjects in his liveshow and tweet openly about pride, even if he's not defined himself, so not wanting to be activists must not be that big
of a deterrent. Whether they like it or not, speculation about their relationship has become bigger than their content already.