A Gaming Star With Millions of Fans
YouTube and Twitch streaming sensation Karl Jacobs has captivated legions of fans with his infectious enthusiasm for video games. But with fame often comes scrutiny of personal details, including sexual orientation. Rumors have swirled that the wildly popular GamerBoyKarl is gay.
Karl Jacobs first gained fame as a member of MrBeast’s on-screen crew in 2020, and then launched his own YouTube channel the following year. He specializes in Minecraft roleplay community streams, but is also a prolific TikTok creator with nearly 11 million followers on his main channel and 3.6 million on Instagram.
Speculation about his sexuality has grown since then, and in particular after he flirted with another gaming YouTuber, Sapnap, online in 2021. He has not been spotted with anyone in person, and seems laser-focused on his YouTube and Twitch career.
In late 2020, he appeared on a podcast and declared himself to be on the asexual spectrum, though he did not clarify whether he was aromantic or non-monogamy in detail. Some have taken this to mean he is not interested in romantic relationships, but that’s not necessarily true for all people on the asexual spectrum; there are many who may be just as interested in friendships and other forms of connection as they are in romance.
Regardless of his sexuality, it’s important to remember that everyone has the right to privacy about their personal lives. Speculating about their intimate relationships is both impolite and harmful to those involved, especially when it’s done without their consent.