Last week, we wrote an article about this guy, Darren Ross, who has been actively stealing music from the fandom, applying his shitty voiceovers on top of them, and copyrighting them so he monetizes off the original song's views. Well, we've done some more digging about this guy, and uncovered some incredibly vain and some unsettling disgusting shit this man has done.
Lets start off with his social media following.
Darren's accounts seem to be pretty popular, with nearly 8K YouTube subscribers, 2.5K Twitter followers, and 1K Facebook followers...
If you're wondering what I'm wondering... its how the flying fuck is this guy even that popular? Well... surprise surprise... you can BUY YOUR FOLLOWERS for nearly every social media account
And we've run a few analytics to prove that his accounts have a fake following.
Its pretty easy to determine how many followers on a Twitter account are real, using tools such as the Twitter Audit. Now, lets see what happens when we run Darren's Twitter through this.
Ouch... not lookin' good Darren!
Next... what about Facebook? Well, there used to be a good method of checking the public data for how many likes were from various regions of the world. .. but now that's not available these days... but there's another method. Checking the Likes/Comments amount on posts. If Darren really was legitimately this popular, you'd think people would "like" or comment on his posts? Well...
I guess no one really cares about hi- oh wait.
Okay, there's two people, in all of 2014, that actually commented on his shit. Out of a dozen posts and 1000 apparent likes, there are only two people who commented. Yep.
Alrighty, so what about his YouTube? Well, we can look at it similarly.
According to social media experts, the average video should have a 14:100 ratio of single-video views to subscriber count. Well, what about Darren's videos.
Well, this doesn't bode well for him... wait, but there's a discrepancy.
Hundreds of Thousands of views on those videos???? HOW. Well... lets check user engagement....
Okay. Really? 200k apparent plays and not even fifty likes/dislikes total?
Okay, so, you've probably scrolled down being like
"I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FOLLOWERS, I JUST WANNA SEE THE DIRT ON THE CREEPINESS"
Well, just venture onto his vine.
Actually, I'm pretty sure we can't legally embed what's on this vine account, so we will give a text descriptions. Based on the videos, we are operating under the assumption that these videos are of his family / children as they are titled "#therosses" and take place in a family home.
Starting from the top:
3) His probably >underage son (?) wearing nothing but a dog collar and briefs and lipstick, with zooming in on the crotch area and his finger pointing up to up his ass (WTF????)
4) Kids rolling around on the floor. Halfway through, one boy switches to being almost totally naked and in BDSM gear.
We at Horse News actually follow a strict set of rules for what we can accuse people of.
We can't outright declare someone a pedophile that sexually abuses children, without some sort of legally-recognized proof.
We will however let you click the links and come to your own conclusions.
So yea, there you have it. Not only does this asshole steal music from the fandom, copyright it, and sell it, but he also buys his followers, and does gross things with kids.