Your little "celebrity" post had me thinking all night. Literally. So if Dan and Phil are these massive celebrities, why don't they act like it? Why don't they get the special treatment? Why don't they do all these things that I know other "higher up" youtubers do?
I honestly think they don’t see themselves as these “celebrities” as their numbers do. Sure they’re probably millionaires, but money doesn’t make the personality.
I don’t think there’s a “correct” way a person should act when they’re “famous”. Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Chris Pratt, Adele, (insert other celebrity name who’s I have forgotten) have all openly admitted that they eat at McDonald’s. And go out to movies, and travel on airplanes and have to go through security like the rest of us. That’s not “celebrity specialty” now is it?
As I said before when I saw Mario Lopez, he’s just a person. Celebrities are all just people who happen to work for movies and happen to have lots of money.
As for your concern of “special treatment” not sure what you mean. It’s not like you see Lilly Singh with her personal butler rubbing her feet everyday. Yeah some youtubers have maid services but so does my friend who lives with 4 other people. Dan and Phil get security when they go to events, that about as “special” as it gets for them.
People are people. Some can afford business class on flights and some take their friends to super expensive meals. Doesn’t mean they get special treatment.
Dan and Phil are people who grew up in modest homes who had to fight for where they are right now. They’re hard workers, and that’s the mentality everyone should have when it comes to looking at YouTubers. It’s an industry solely based on entrepreneurship. Some things are given to them yes, but that’s because it took years of work and dedication. Just like a normal job, you get those benefits when you’re proven that you have earned them.