I was talking to a friend – one who’s not into YouTube like that. He’s aware of Kevin Samuels and the viral video situations surrounding him. I was explaining to him what the appeal is and what niche he’s is taking advantage of. When I explained what the hook was, he replied “Oh so he’s basically Donald Trump for bitter black dudes and [educated lames].” Never articulated it that way, but that more or less hit the nail on the head. There was always alt-right and manosphere guys spewing their rhetoric but you could always dismiss them because they were either incels hiding behind avatars on Stormfront, life losers, or other various undesirables. Enter Donald Trump. Here’s this successful, Ivy league educated, TV star, real estate mogul, and billionaire. He’s the alt-righter’s and white manosphere’s fantasy self. He can grab women by the [genitals] and get away with it. Because he’s rich and influential, women are watching and listening also. In fact, Trump won the white female vote in 2016. He’s saying things his base audience wants to say but either can’t say or wouldn’t be listened to.
Similarly, you’ve had the black manosphere for some time now. You’ve had upset black men screaming their rhetoric and talking points for a while. You could always dismiss them because these guys were “lame”, unsuccessful with women, “dusty”, broke, unattractive, etc. Enter Kevin Samuels. He has an engineering degree from a major university, Greek letters, and a history of working in and navigating corporate America. He’s 6’3″, immaculately dressed, has a high-quality, pristine, set up. He’s more or less presenting a cleaned up, refined version of black manosphere rhetoric, but women are tuning in and watching. He’s the fantasy self of many ELs and black manosphere types.
This is definitely not to be antagonistic or a take down. I consider myself a fan of his. This is merely my assessment of what’s at work.