I Hate Everything (sometimes shortened to IHE), is the YouTube channel run by Alex Bolton, a New Zealand-born English YouTuber who specializes in critiques of various digital media and productions, including video games, films and TV shows, and many other aspects of contemporary pop and internet culture. Since its YouTube debut in August 2013, Bolton's channel has garnered moderate popularity for its thoughtful and to-the-point commentaries.
The channel for I Hate Everything was created by Alex Bolton, the videos' main narrator, on August 23rd, 2013. IHE's first video, which is about fans of the YouTuber PewDiePie, was uploaded 2 days later. The video has received 370,000 views and 18,000 likes as of November 2015.
IHE continued to make videos for popular trends both on and off the Internet. His most popular videos as of November 2015 discuss Minions (shown below, left), /b/ (shown below, right), and the Don't Judge Me Challenge.
The channel also featured a series titled "Search for the Worst", a series in which IHE looks at the lowest ranked movies on IMDB (including Troll 2, Birdemic, The Room, and Cool Cat Saves the Kids), reviews them, and then ranks them from best to worst. The lowest rated movie on his list is The Amazing Bulk (2013).
Cool Cat Copyright Claims
Following the publication of his review of Cool Cat Saves the Kids in early November 2015, Derek Savage, the creator of the children's anti-bullying movie, filed a copyright infringement claim against IHE's videos along with two other review videos from other YouTube accounts. Following the copyright claim, IHE posted a reaction video to the claim, announcing that he had put The Search for the Worst on hold. After tweets by Savage's purported Cool Cat Twitter account began circulating online, IHE posted a follow-up video to address the tweets and criticize what he perceived as arbitrary aspects of the copyright enforcement process, for instance, why the review of the same film by his peer critic YourMovieSucks remained untouched.
Bolton briefly removed both videos after receiving e-mail complaints from Savage, which characterized IHE as "bullying" and "threatening," though they were soon made available again with a third video discussing Savage's emails. Bolton received support from fellow YouTube critics, such as YourMovieSucks and Caddicarus, as well as his fans. On November 28th, 2015, the strike by Savage against IHE was eventually dropped by YouTube and IHE uploaded a video detailing the events that had transpired between him and Savage since his last video (shown below, right). According to IHE, Savage had impersonated attorneys of a law firm in order to scare him into removing several videos from his channel. Savage has not yet responded to this assertion.
On January 19th, 2016, Bolton uploaded a video to his second channel, JAR Media, explaining that his main channel had been suspended (shown below). At the end of the video, Bolton called on his fans to complain to YouTube about the suspension using the hashtag #FREEIHE, and that he would wait to see what would happen. In the comments of the video, several popular YouTubers including JonTron and h3h3 Productions offered their support along with the hashtag. On the following day, IHE's main channel was reinstated.