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William Sledd Was Going to Be Bravo’s YouTube Star. Then Everything Fell Apart

ZOMG, remember William Sledd? He was YouTube’s breakout fashion criticism star. FROM 2007! That was when he was hosting his own Ask a Gay Man series, where sometimes a girlfriend would join him in front of the camera to make fun of Wal-Mart shoppers. Then, he all but disappeared from the Internet shortly after the June 2007 announcement that he struck a deal with Bravo. From there, his videos mostly left YouTube, started appearing on OutZoneTV.com, which we ignored, because, yuck, corporate, and also, OutzoneTV.com are you kidding me? (and which doesn’t exist anymore?), and William was our indie vlogger darling. And something called Hey, Bitches! on Bravo never went anywhere? So here William is again, back on the YouTube, introducing his own new segments called What William Thinks, and what we would like to know about what Williams thinks is what William thinks about Internet fame and its pitfalls.

Oh! This is what happened to William: Bravo dumped him. Because they couldn’t justify investing the time to find advertisers for “such a niche property.” Which is what William’s vlog shtick always was. So, uh, you got what you paid for, and had buyer’s remorse. Sucks. For everyone involved!

Now William — no longer working at the Gap — is the steering the social media unit of a bank in Kentucky, which, hey, it pays the bills. But glad to have you back on the internetty thing, Sleddy. Hi!

On:           Feb 2, 2010
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    • Sam

      Used to be a fan. Now I’m more into Shane Dawson.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fatbeard

      He says that he isn’t egotistical but when every other word is “me”

      Feb 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB

      Has-been. Next.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      sad little famewhore…..

      Feb 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mojojojo

      He is no Chris Crocker

      Feb 3, 2010 at 7:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tessie Tura

      I was a fan, until his brief rise-ette to fame resulted in constant me, me, me.

      I believe he had already run out of material before Bravo picked him up.

      Feb 3, 2010 at 7:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BMax

      Dumb, C U N T.

      Feb 3, 2010 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tina Tuna


      Feb 3, 2010 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TommyOC

      Kentuckians – Kentuckiers? – use social media? With their bank?!?

      You’ll never catch me having Chase as my Facebook friend. Just sayin’…

      Feb 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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