|Subscribers:|| Last exact count before all user subscriber numbers became private: 2,070,000+
December 2019– 2,050,000+
|Total views:||338 million+|
Channel overview and history Edit
The Onision channel includes skits, comedy series, and contain controversial issues. Some label him as either a fraud, a pedophile, a homophobe, a purveyor of ephebophilia and a tax evader.
The Onision channel was created by Greg in 2004 or earlier but moved to YouTube on January 29, 2006. In 2017, the channel switched to 50% paid only for a short time, but switched back to all free videos later, the exclusive videos solely being available to people supporting Onision on Patreon. Greg then began reuploading his old videos, censored, along with new videos. However, the majority of those videos do not seem to gain any revenue due to lack of any ads whatsoever. On November 26, 2019, the Patreon option was removed when they declined Greg membership due to doxing Billie on Twitter.
Events concerning James and his channel Edit
New drama occurred in 2018 when it was discovered a new actress of his, Sam, was not paid for her appearances and may have only been recruited by Onision to be part of a poly-relationship with him and his husband, Kai. She will likely not appear on the channel again. Months later, in January 2019, women came forward making serious allegations against Greg and Kai. Many are calling for Greg or even both him and Kai to be imprisoned. This, along with loss of interest in the channel and algorithm, has severely impacted the success and subscriber count of the Onision channel.
A large number of viewers claim the channel is dying or even dead while others staunchly support Greg. The channel still has thousands of views for each video and has over 2 million subscribers. Greg's personal life is under more intense scrutiny than ever before, but his subscriber count remains above 2 million and has been slowly climbing.
In 2019, Greg turned off the ability to comment on the channel and ceased uploading pet thoughts due to people accusing him of abusing his pets, instead using zoo trips with family to upload animal thoughts. Near the end of spring of that year, he turned commenting back on. He frequently uses the same group of actors to be in his skits.
After another bout of accusations in August of that same year, commenting and visible likes/dislikes were turned off once more.
In February 2020, Greg (going by James at this point) held true to his word about not showing his face on YouTube anymore and began uploading comedic animation videos, bringing back Vicky, albeit not in bodily form but in animated form. He also designed a version of himself and is the main character in all the videos.