Dhruv Rathee VS Elvish Yadav, India’s favourite Youtubers’ are having a Twitter row and is now making all the buzz. Both Rathee and Yadav have been fighting it out on Twitter & the brawl got so intense that #elvishwillrise became the second biggest trend in India on Thursday. Just to give our readers perspective, trends that involved the new Raj Kundra scandal, the Pegasus controversy and other popular incidents were pushed way down in the Top Trends list.
Dhruv Rathee and Elvish Yadav are two popular YouTube content creators in India. The YouTubers have been known by their followers for having stark different ideologies, way of thinking and now, their personal differences have come out in public. All of this happened thanks to Yadav calling out Rathee for his alleged biased views in a video.
So, what started the controversy between Rathee and Yadav?
The first domino fell when Elvish made a video on July 18 and calling out his competitor Rathee to ‘expose’ him. He alleged that Rathee is a biased content creator who has a bias against the current Indian government regime. In the video, Yadav also picked up certain clips of Rathee’s video and made specific critical comments on them. Yadav also alleged that Rathee ‘manipulates’ his viewers.
“Rathee ‘Aam Aadmi Party’s loyal boy”: Elvish’s Roast
Calling the video his ‘roast’ on Rathee, Yadav in his video touched upon multiple topics that Rathee made, the former called Rathee a “Aam Aadmi Party’s loyal boy”. He further asked Rathee to get popcorn for himself and his girlfriend as he would go on to give an expose on him.
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Video Courtesy: Elvish Yadav Vlogs
Subsequent video demonetization, mass report, allegations
Meanwhile, Yadav claimed that his video on Rathee’s roast was demonetized by YouTube and further, Rathee’s supporters reported his channel. In his tweet, Yadav wrote, “My Video on Dhruv Rathee got demonetized then they mass reported my channel and boom 1 strike and 7 days ban. Yes this is how freedom of speech works here. #elvishwillrise”.
My Video on Dhruv Rathee got demonetised then they mass reported my channel and boom 1 strike and 7 days ban. Yes this is how freedom of speech works here. #elvishwillrise
— Elvish Yadav (@ElvishYadav) July 22, 2021
In another tweet, he outrightly said that it was Dhruv Rathee and his “gang” that led to his channel being mass reported.
Or ye sab abhi kyu hora hai. Thanks to Dhruv Rathee and gang😘
— Elvish Yadav (@ElvishYadav) July 21, 2021
He further tweeted saying, “I know these big platforms like twitter, YouTube are left leaning but still freedom of speech nam ki b cheez hoti hai (but still there’s something called freedom of speech).”
I know these big platforms like twitter, Youtube are left leaning but still freedom of speech nam ki b cheez hoti hai
— Elvish Yadav (@ElvishYadav) July 21, 2021
Rathee retaliates to Yadav’s Allegations
Rathee retaliated to Yadav’s allegations on Twitter and said, “Kal ko constipation hoga tab bhi Dhruv Rathee ko blame karna (Blame Dhruv Rathee if you by chance feel constipated). If I wanted to take away your video, I would copyright strike it. Trust me, I really want your videos to stay on YouTube so your stupidity is visible to everyone. Learn to take responsibility for your own content.
Kal ko constipation hoga tab bhi Dhruv Rathee ko blame karna
If I wanted to take away your video, I would copyright strike it. Trust me, I really want your videos to stay on YouTube so your stupidity is visible to everyone. Learn to take responsibility for your own content 😘 https://t.co/fCR1GE2rrp
— Dhruv Rathee 🇮🇳 (@dhruv_rathee) July 21, 2021
Netizens polarized on Rathee VS Yadav fight
True to Twitter fashion, Yadav and Rathee fans got polarized and showed their support by defaming the other.
Nature has given Dhruv Rathee his perfect counterpart as Elvish Yadav;
It's low-key hilarious to see them fighting like cats:-P
— Madhavi Sharma (@shar_ma_dhavi) July 22, 2021
— AriaNYAAA (@AriaNyaaa) July 22, 2021
Coward @dhruv_rathee can't tolerate when answered in his own language & got my video with 50k+ views deleted by reporting it.His fans are threatening me now but I'm not scared,I know u people are w/ me.
I request everyone to download & share this video maxhttps://t.co/m2iXtG6OZy
— BALA (@erbmjha) April 1, 2019
Pakistanis also didn't like the roast of Dhruv Rathee by @ElvishYadav and mass reported the video.
— INDIA WAKES UP 🇮🇳 (@IndiaWakesUp_) July 22, 2021
Oh boi yes #elvishwillrise
They did the same to @ElvishYadav and @lakshayhere when they made videos exposing Shaheen Bagh and its funding during Anti-CAA "protests". I really hope BJP's leadership is looking at it, and not ignoring it like post poll violence in West Bengal.
— Madhur (@ThePlacardGuy) July 22, 2021
This fake news peddler Dhruv Rathee is only one face of the massive anti-India cabal—with unlimited funding, and a systemically raised group of “mass reporters”, along with a fake-news bully network.
The only way to defeat this menace is to be UNITED.
— Eray Mridula Cather 🇮🇳 (@ErayCr) July 22, 2021
We stand strong With Elvish Yadav.#elvishwillrise !!
— Hindu IT Cell (@HinduITCell) July 22, 2021
I stand with @dhruv_rathee.. Don't cross your limit @ElvishYadav.. You are doing only stupid things to gain popularity and make money but #dhruvrathee belief and thinking is far ahead than what you think. His creation standards is of premium quality. https://t.co/JDx0LVMKdU
— kdr (@kushagra151) July 22, 2021
— Shadev Pundir (@PundirShadev) July 22, 2021
— S̶I̶N̶N̶E̶R̶M̶A̶N̶ (@SINNERM96482865) July 22, 2021
— Ryan Sheikh (@RyanSheikh16) July 22, 2021
Who is Elvish Yadav and Dhruv Rathee?
For the unversed, Elvish Yadav is a YouTuber and was a Tik Tok influencer before the platform was banned. He has two channels Elvish Yadav and Elvish Yadav Vlogs. On the former, he shares funny videos and sketches on various relatable topics while on the second one, he shares regular video blogs of his day-to-day life, new events and at times, commentary on other important events. Both his channels together have 99 lakh YouTube subscribers.
On the other hand, Dhruv Rathee is a YouTuber – who primarily focuses on sharing commentary on current affairs and political events in India and across the world. From how cryptocurrency works, to his stance on Interreligious marriages, Rathee comments on it all. He enjoys a following of 56.2 lakh subscribers on YouTube.