YouTuber Dream Face Reveal Goes Viral after Removing His Mask — Some Viewers Call Him 'Ugly'
Minecraft content creator Clay "Dream," known for wearing a white smiley mask while recording his YouTube videos, decided to reveal his face for the first time in years. Immediately after his reveal, fans began to bully him on social media.
Dream first gained online popularity in 2019 when he consistently posted videos on speed skills and world-building in the sandbox video game, "Minecraft."
However, he kept his identity a secret from his over 30 million subscribers until October 2022, when he did a face reveal. The video, which has garnered over 40 million views, immediately spawned two massive hashtag waves on Twitter, with fans using the hashtags: #Dreamfacereveal and #HesUgly.
Who Is Dream?
Dream's videos are famous not only on YouTube but also on Twitch, a video live-streaming site for video games, where he has over six million followers.
Nonetheless, even with his face hidden behind a mask, Dream's growing celebrity status could not be kept entirely separate from his personal life.
As fans recognized his voice and knew he lived in Orlando, Florida, he was concerned that people could recognize him. So, he decided to show his face.
Before revealing his identity in 2022, Dream had teased his fans on Twitter in December 2020 that he wanted to start 2021 with a bang. His video teaser made fans believe he would reveal his identity.
In June 2021, while talking with fellow YouTuber Anthony Padilla, he said he decided to remain faceless because he blew up so quickly.
Dream Face Reveal to Millions
Before Dream took his mask off, he had shown his face to creators and collaborators like American actress and social media personality Addison Rae.
He had also face timed with Nigerian-British YouTuber, songwriter, boxer, actor, and rapper Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji, known as KSI.
Immediately after his revelation, the hashtag #Dreamfacereveal gained popularity. In opposition to it, another hashtag, #HesUgly, started trending.
While some fans were kidding about him being ugly, others were not. Despite the hashtag war, most viewers agreed that the content creator was pretty normal-looking; some even considered him "handsome."
Despite the exciting buildup to seeing his face, some fans compared him to the infamous YouTuber Shane Dawson, and others mocked his chin.
However, he also received support from others. American YouTuber, social media personality, and fashion model Loey Lane took to Twitter to share her admiration for Dream. She wrote:
"Dream is hot honest to god good for him."
Other online creators have supported and invited him to collaborate with them. Now, his creator friends like TommyInnit and Quackity can hang out and create content with him without worrying about accidentally revealing his identity.
Dream: "This Is Real"
While other masked celebrities like Christopher Comstock, the music producer and DJ known for his marshmallow mask, prefer to remain unmasked, Dream is happy he no longer needs to wear a mask.
After his unmasking, Dream attended Twitch's annual convention in San Diego and met with hundreds of fans excited to see him in person.
Marshmello at the 2022 MTV VMAs in New Jersey on August 28, 2022 | Source: Getty Images
Once Dream removed the mask, he revealed that positive emotions overcame him. The overwhelming happiness was a feeling he had never felt before, and as he bawled in his room, his mother helped calm him down. He said:
"Wow, this is real, this is my life."
The motivation to reveal his face came from Dream's excitement to enjoy life with friends, especially those he only knew online. He could not have fun with them because they had no idea what he looked like, and now, things will change.
Despite the cyber hate that followed his unmasking, the 2020 YouTube's top breakout star said it does not bother him as he expected things like that to happen and did not take it to heart.
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