I’ve brought this rant up to an array of friends, and the difference in reactions is incredible. I’m making this post mostly inspired by the Markiplier You’re Welcome tour, which is going on tour again in 2018. However, they aren’t the only ones I’ll be referencing – and I’ll be tagging everyone I mention, too.
I hate seeing another YouTuber announce a tour. Why? They never come to Canada. If they do, they go to solely Toronto – an example would be The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire, the Dan and Phil book tour. It’s devastating. It’s severely disappointing, even when we expect it. I see replies to tweets from Canadians. Multiple friends and I have cried over this.
The population of Belgium is approximately 11 and a half million people, the Netherlands are around 17 million. I use those specifically because Mark will be going to both of them on tour.
As for population of Canada? Around 36 million.
To anyone in the United States, they won’t be surprised. That’s practically the population of California alone. France, Germany, and the U.K. wouldn’t be surprised, either, considering all their populations are at least 60 million.
The other issue – only going to Toronto.
In land size, Canada is the second biggest country, Russia being the first. Canada covers about 3.8 million square miles, 9.9 million square kilometres, which is approximately 40x the size of the U.K. It is more than Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary.
As for me, I live in Saskatchewan – which has none of those listed cities, by the way. While we do get skipped right over often, I feel just as bad if not worse for the the maritime provinces (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick), Newfoundland & Labrador, and northern Canada (Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories). Out of all seven of those listed provinces, only one has an even mildly known city – Halifax, Nova Scotia.
This is a really, really hurtful issue. We are directly beside the United States. It isn’t even required to cross an ocean, and if you didn’t mind driving, you wouldn’t even have to be on a plane. The same goes for South America – often, they go unnoticed, too.
It’s as though we’re entirely disregarded and forgotten every single time. The only people I’ve ever had an interest in and they came to Canada, were Canadian people – Nickelback, Marianas Trench, Hedley, and Justin Bieber have all been to my city multiple times.
I don’t know if Teamiplier intends to announce more dates, and go several more places. Either way, they were only the inspiration.
Please stop forgetting Canada. Please stop pretending we don’t exist. Please stop disregarding us. It’s awful to only ever be mentioned as a joke and forgotten in every other incident, time and time again. As far as I’ve heard, JSE and the Game Grumps have only been around the US as well, but I haven’t seen any official information for either of those tours, nor have I been on YouTube.
Either way, my point is out there as best as I can put it. So, dear YouTubers, Canada exists. Stop pretending we don’t.
Nova is an honorary member of New France. (They were the heart of Acadia before the Acadian deportation in the 1750s)