Maurice Stanley Barnett is an American YouTube star who is as controversial as he is popular. Well known as BlastphamousHD or The Comedian Gamer, he is quite popular for his funny reactions to videos on YouTube, his gameplays, skits, vlogs on gameplay footage, music parodies and video gaming voiceover dubs. At one point of time, he ran four popular YouTube channels—Maurice Barnett, BlastphamousHD Gaming, BlastphamousHD Pranks, and BlastphamousHD TV, the last of which has been suspended now for violation of community regulations. He had uploaded more than 4500 videos, amassed over 1 billion video views, and accumulated over 5 million subscribers prior to the suspension of his main channel. He is also popular on other social media platforms, with over 60k followers on Twitch and 160k followers on Instagram.
Rise to Stardom
Maurice Stanley Barnett ran four highly popular channels on YouTube at one point of time—his self-titled channel, BlastphamousHD Gaming, BlastphamousHD TV and BlastphamousHD Pranks. The Maurice Barnett channel has amassed 125 subscribers and 4 million views as of May 2018. The most popular video on this channel is the ‘Yung Child Support—I Da Pappi (Official Music Video).
He began the YouTube channel BlastphamousHD Gaming on June 5, 2013. It has been viewed 208 million times and has 1 million subscribers as of May 2018. On this channel, he plays various games including Grand Theft Auto V, Five Nights at Freddy's, and South Park: The Stick of Truth.
He started the YouTube channel BlastphamousHD TV on November 12, 2014. It had garnered millions of subscribers before being suspended for violating the community rules. He also runs a similar channel called BlastphamousHD TV2 which has 671k subscribers as of May 2018.
The BlastphamousHD Pranks channel was opened on November 30, 2014. It has 350k subscribers and 15 million views. On this channel, he plays pranks on people and sometimes uploads entertaining videos about his life experiences.
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Controversies & Scandals
Maurice Stanley Barnett has faced several controversies for his bold comments and video content. In March 2016, he was attacked by YouTuber PsiSyndicate for his rude comments and his poor-stricken lifestyle which was depicted in his videos. However, Barnett's fans severely criticized PsiSyndicate, and both the YouTubers later settled the matter on DramaAlert.
YouTuber Minnesotaboyy also attacked Barnett at the VidCon 2016 for his comment on him prior to the event. Minnesotaboyy even gave a death threat to Barnett and his family. Barnett was also criticized for the video where he described that due to his waxed head he faced many embarrassing incidents that were “close to being raped.”
Maurice Stanley Barnett was born on October 16, 1985, in Compton, California. He is of African-American descent. He loved playing video games since his childhood. He described many of his childhood incidents in several videos on his gaming channel under the category ‘BHD Storytime’. One of his siblings runs the YouTube channel ‘KT-TV’. While he has spent some time living in Cleveland, Ohio, currently he lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.