In the world of internet fame, few stories are as captivating as that of Shoenice. Real name Chris Schewe, the comedian was once a beloved YouTuber with a penchant for bizarre and daring stunts, Shoenice has now retreated from the limelight following some controversies. In this article, we take a closer look at the rise and fall of Shoenice, revealing what he’s been up to lately.
The Rise of Shoenice
Shoenice’s adventure started in 2008 when his son convinced him to join YouTube. He gained notoriety in 2011 after sharing a video of himself consuming an entire roll of toilet paper in just 10 minutes. Self-proclaimed as “The Human Garbage Disposal,” Shoenice quickly amassed a following for his jaw-dropping stunts, which frequently featured him eating inedible objects, raw food, and full bottles of liquor.
As Shoenice’s fame grew, fans began sending him free alcohol for his videos. While audiences were amused, many expressed concern about the potential repercussions of his extreme alcohol consumption. Shoenice also claimed to be committed to combating world hunger, making contributions to those in need and raising awareness for the cause.
Shoenice’s Downward Spiral
By 2014, it became evident that Shoenice was facing difficulties. He requested fans to pay him $1,000 via PayPal to revive his YouTube channel, which raised suspicions among his supporters. As innovative content creators emerged on the platform with fresh ideas and high-quality videos, Shoenice’s viewership plummeted.
In 2017, Shoenice found himself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. A YouTuber known as “Toobz” accused him of not paying for thumbnails and shared abusive messages he received from Shoenice. Another YouTuber, “YTDC”, exposed Shoenice for defrauding people by insisting their money would help eradicate world hunger.
Shoenice attracted further criticism for endorsing drunk driving and mocking a person who died after being struck by an intoxicated driver. As a result of the backlash, YouTube deleted his channel, which had around 600,000 subscribers at the time.
In 2018, Shoenice launched a new YouTube channel, which currently boasts over 181,000 subscribers. In one of his early videos, he confessed to purchasing subscribers in the past and disclosed that he was struggling to attract viewers, generating only $300-$400 per month in ad revenue. Due to fear of alcohol poisoning, he also gave up drinking and returned to eating normal foods.
Nowadays, Shoenice sporadically posts content on YouTube and TikTok. In many of his videos, he advertises his Cameo account, where he sells personalized video messages. It appears to be working, as the YouTuber has had over 5,000 orders!
Shoenice’s saga serves as a cautionary tale about the hazards of internet celebrity and the repercussions of destructive behavior. While his initial stunts earned him a loyal fanbase, his controversies eventually eclipsed his achievements. Shoenice continues to create content but it remains uncertain whether he will fully bounce back from tarnishing his reputation.