A statement from Chris on Facebook:
"Happy Sunday everybody!
So an interesting couple of days. I saw my friend Ben on Friday and he subscribed to my YouTube channel and became the 10,000th person to subscribe. Which was nice. Then on Saturday we celebrated my friend Tim's birthday and today it's my other friend Becks birthday celebrations. Fun.
Oh, and I was also in a few newspapers for being a loser and not being as popular as I used to be. Not sure if you saw any of the coverage. Sadly I didn't see the article in The Sun as like most people these days, I don't buy newspapers. But as it was after The Guardian, The Mirror AND The Mail Online, I reckon I can guess the tone of this 'breaking news' piece.
My thoughts, well they'll come later don't worry. The main thing is that it has given me a HUGE amount of publicity for the channel. Subscribers up, views up, comments up. If any journalist is reading this, please feel free to write a similar article next month, and maybe the month after that. That would be awesome. Thanks!
It's interesting to see how 'news' is delivered these days. One article in one paper, is copied and re-written in several other papers, with little or no acknowledgement to the original piece. Each new 'take' on the story generally comes with it's own 'unique' angle. And ALL have an agenda. That for me is the most interesting thing about this 'story'.
So to summerise, it's all good people. In fact, it's more than good. If the point was to embarrass me and make me run away and hide .. it 100% hasn't worked. Haters will hate, and people who support me will do so with comments and tweets that they send me. Thanks for that. It's much appreciated.
The videos will continue. People will choose to watch them or not, like them or not ..etc That's the way it is with everything.
Have a lovely day everybody. I'm off to have a fun day and then sort out next weeks video .. I think I have an idea of what I want to talk about ...
PS Do you know I have a YouTube channel....??"