The account name of famous YouTuber, Ray William Johnson, who hosts a show entitled "=3," which recently reached 1 million subscribers.
Originally, Ray William Johnson hosted a show called "Capitol Hill Gangsta" in which he discussed current political issues with a twist of humor. Around February of 2009, however, Ray dramatically altered the focus of the show. This is because a few businessmen had interest in Johnson's potential, but they were afraid that his political theme would hinder his popularity. Thus, =3 was born. The name comes from the popular emoticon, =3, which viewers would often leave on his CHG videos. Ray did not know that =3 was meant to show affection, and he took it as a symbol for sideways testicles. Before changing the show to “=3” Johnson would often sign off his Capitol Hill Gangsta videos by saying "testicles!”
His current show, =3, follows the format of typical viral video web shows, such as Vh1's Web Junk 20 and Comedy Central's Tosh.0, but with his own unique spin to the concept. He engages his audience (whom he calls "forum") and asks them to send in video "Comments/Questions of the Day" to which his viewers respond with hilarious answers. At the end of each video, he shows a few of the aforementioned answers from previous C/QotD. The first 3 minutes of his video usually consists of him showing a few viral videos (usually 3) and comments on them, often dubbing over the original videos with funny voices for exaggeration.
Recently, Johnson has come under fire (mainly from fellow YouTuber, sxe phil) for using licensed videos on his show. This comes as Viacom and YouTube are in a $1 billion lawsuit over licensed videos.
Aside from his main account, Johnson has a daily vlog account, BreakingNYC. Johnson used to have a music group called Fatty Spins, with whom he recorded his well-known song, "Doin' Your Mom," which is used in every =3 video.
Guy #1: Did you see the new RayWilliamJohnson episode?
Guy #2: No, I was in the hospital.... My mother has squaids :(
Guy #3: Did you hear what sxephil said about RayWilliamJohnson? How low can you go?
Guy #4: Yeah, he's only pissed 'cause Ray beat him to 1 million subscribers.
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