What is YouTube’s “Beau of the Fifth Column”?
A near-mythical individual who played on YouTube videos and was also active on various social media platforms.
He would post images of him shirtless with “Beau” written in black marker across his chest, along with messages such as “Who’s my favorite YouTuber?” or “Why did ____ abandon me?”. He also had a Twitter account that he used to tweet @YouTubeGurus and at people known primarily for their news coverage. It is also believed that the Beau persona may be a group effort between several individuals.
In November 2017, Beau mysteriously stopped posting as suddenly as he had started months earlier and hasn’t reappeared since.