Who was Kevin Samuels? Controversial YouTuber known for misogyny dies at 56

Kevin Samuels was known for his misogynist views and for saying unmarried women past 35 are leftovers


                            Who was Kevin Samuels? Controversial YouTuber known for misogyny dies at 56
Kevin Samuels had been criticized multiple times for his misogynistic comments (kevinrsamuels/Instagram)
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Update: Kevin Samuels' mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, declined to release details about what happened but said she learned of her son's death from social media. "That was a terrible thing for social media to put that out. I didn't even know. I hadn't even been notified," she told NBC. "All I'm doing is requesting that people pray for us."

The Atlanta Police Department said officers were called to an apartment on East Paces Ferry Road NE on Thursday, May 5, morning "regarding a person injured." By the time police arrived, first responders were performing CPR on an unresponsive man later identified as Samuels. A woman in the apartment told officers that Samuels had complained about chest pain and that she attempted to help him but he fell, the police report states. The woman called 911. Samuels was taken to Piedmont Hospital, police said. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a press release that it performed an autopsy and a cause and manner of death are pending.

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Controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels reportedly died on May 5, aged 56. Known for being a self-proclaimed relationship guru and image consultant, Samuels has been criticized multiple times for his misogynistic comments.

Plug Talk's Instagram account announced that Samuels died from cardiac arrest. He died in his apartment, the page said in a post. His death has also been confirmed by Revolt Black News, which learned about his passing from "reliable sources". Despite the report, however, many believe that this could be a rumor. MEAWW could not independently verify whether or not Samuels is dead. 

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Who was Kevin Samuels?

Samuels was controversial for railing on Black women with his jaded advice. He was known for his misogynist views and for saying that Black women will die alone. He recently sparked outrage after he said unmarried women past 35 are leftovers.

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“If you have made it to 35 and you are unmarried, you are a leftover woman,” Samuels had reportedly said. “You are what is left. Men know that there is likely something wrong with you. Whether you want to hear it or not, I’m going to go there with you. I’m telling you the truth that you don’t want to hear. Men know that there is likely something wrong with you—that you can not be an adjustable six or higher—something is wrong with you. That’s where men automatically come with it. And here’s the thing—when you were between the ages of 22 and 25 and you didn’t want to settle—you were trying to get the CEO, the pilot, the investment banker, you were trying to get flewed out…”

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Samuels' social media posts included a video where he talked about "modern women" and reflected on whether they are "a party of 1." He has very often been criticized for his comments on Black women. Reportedly, his image consulting agency works with "men who want to improve their appearance."

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The news of Samuels' death spread on Twitter like wildfire. "Kevin Samuels has made a career off of shamelessly disgracing Black women for profit. He emboldened the most toxic individuals to project tired and harmful narratives about Black women. Dead or alive, what a disgraceful life to live. That's all I've got for that misogynist," journalist Ernest Owens said. One user wrote, "Kevin Samuels dead but heed his words... If you broke, adjust your expectations. If you a single parent, adjust your expectations. If you out of shape, adjust your expectations. If you 35+ and one of these things, adjust your expectations. But two of those can be fixed." "Kevin Samuels is dead. I won't relish in his death, but I can't ignore the irony that he died alone. Sending my deepest condolences to the men who are going to feel like they lost their daddy today," commented one user, while another wrote, "You know what’s sad? When folks celebrate you dying because nobody likes you as a person. That’s gotta be the most miserable and loneliest person. I mean Kevin Samuels might not be dead but it’s sad when folks prefer you dead than alive because of the type of person you are."

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Some users, however, condemned those who are celebrating Samuels' death. "Kevin Samuels dead or alive, the fact that you are happy about the rumours of his death shows he was right about you. You still gon be miserable regardless," one user wrote, while another said, "If Kevin Samuels is really dead the most shocking thing about is the reaction of evil people celebrating the death of an internet stranger they disagree with and that hurts their feelings with words. These people are sick and grossly underdeveloped." "If Kevin Samuels is dead and y'all celebrating, you deserve bad things. Yea his opinion maybe trash, but he's not undeserving of human decency," one user said.

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Disclaimer: This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.