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ElsaGate is a Phenomenon on Youtube of reoccuring Themes, Animations in Context of inappropriate Topics in Videos on several Channels available and targeted at Kids. Those videos often feature Spiderman, Frozen Elsa, Joker, Mickey Mouse and other Characters popular with Kids.

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Why is this happening?

There is no clear answer to this - several suggestions had been made. This focus on the possible negative Intentions.

This is strange

Some characteristica of those videos are very strange

  • The amount of Views is very high - even on newly created Videos (explanation)
  • The amount of Channels doing this (the new yt goldrush)
  • The similarity of the Content between those Channels
  • The amount of Videos having Gibberish/Coded Comments
  • and the repetition of Animations looks like its from the same person/group


source [2]

Solutions to prevent kids from viewing those videos ordered by time of effect

Children Icons


  • Spiderman (red)
  • Elsa (blue)
  • Joker (purple)
  • Hulk (green)
  • Maleficent (black)

Inapropriate Topics

This section needs proof/examples for each topic - please provide video-links including video-time and topic of the occurrence in the comments


Shock Value - anxiety

  • Spiders / Scorpions / Other bugs
  • Injections
  • Gore (cuts, decapitations, severed arms/legs/tongues)


  • Camera work (disorienting angles, shaking camera, closeups)
  • Irregular sizes (giant babies, tiny humans, small humans with huge heads)

Body dismorphia

  • Belly inflation [1]
  • Stretched out libms
  • Amputated limbs


  • Kissing [1]
  • (partial) nudity
  • simulated pornographic acts [1]


  • Scatalogical
  • Urination [1]
  • bondage (tied up) [1]
  • belly inflation [1]
  • ball busting

Inappropriate / Violent / Nasty Criminal behaviour is encouraged (often accompanied with laughter and happiness)

  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Murder
  • Cannibalism
  • Dismemberment
  • Drinking [1] [2]
  • Toilet related [1] [2]

Youtube Channels in question

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More Info

Lots of Channels were canceled by Youtube due to Community-Guideline violations or removed inappropriate content.



leave a comment if you have more info/insight or found a mistake

Posted byElsa's Wig8 days ago
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Link the videos that need reporting in the comments here instead of posting them separate :)


Oh boy... So I knew this channel called rusplaying, but oh boy. There just plain piece of elsagate. Just look at rusplaying videos and you maybe remember the great classic of ✅ Monster School : The Mobs Caught the Teacher Dancing in Classroom! ( ), but you may thinking, how is this elsagate? Well most video have sexual jokes such as, the thumbnail is a enderman with a censored bar, yeah, it that. | ALSO THERE A FUCKING SKELETON SPINNING A FIDGET SPINNER WITH "you know" ON THE THUMBNAIL | some of violent u lazy to watch, refer to thumbnail). That all I could write for now, discover more about this channel | (hey dude want GTA 6 leak, I got it here and


Before you read this, this is just speculation and theory on my part. I have no sustainable evidence that anything like this is actually happening. But i feel the need to try to express what my beliefs are. I apologize for any gramatical errors or such as i am not a citizen of an english speaking country nor am i used to writing or journalism. If you have any questions or theories feel free to post them but refrain from going outside the scope of what i am tring to present, in that case just make a new post and add this as a reference.

"In a world where you can't fight back, superheroes provide meaningful wish-fulfillment". – the big bang theory

Fantasy prone personality is a construct that develops from exposure to abuse, exposure to loneliness, isolation, among other things. Example: A child who was bullied might retreat into a safe world surrounded by things that the child has associated as safe during early development.

Several studies have reported that dissociation and fantasy proneness are highly correlated. This suggests the possibility that the dissociated selves are merely fantasies, for example, being a coping response to trauma. However, a lengthy review of the evidence concludes that there is strong empirical support for the hypothesis that dissociation is caused primarily and directly by exposure to trauma, and that fantasy is of secondary importance.


A person with a normal upbringing not exposed to trauma, abuse or loneliness would find safety and emotional security with their parents, siblings teachers etc. Even if a traumatic event occured they would have someone to turn to for comfort. Without access to some form of emotional security the mind could potentially create this security as a measure of self preservation. Based on what is familiar and associated as safe, the creation would take on such properties and appearence.

Again look at the example of the bullied child. Imagine if this child comes from an abusive home or in other ways have no emotional security to turn to. It would only be natural for this child to create a construct to fullfill these emotional needs. The construct would have properties derived from what the child think it needs. Not having a real world connection to anchor these properties the child would anchor them to something familiar. This is where cartoon characters and superheroes come in. The child can relate the appearence and the social properties of these characters, and would derive the construct from those.

What happens when you take someone traumatized, give them comfort and safety? What happens when you suddenly expose the fact that the thing they found comfort in was false? Given traumatic enough vehicle to present this to the traumatized, the mind would simply not be able process the duality. This is called cognitive dissonance, the traumatized now holds two completely contradictory beliefs. To reduce this dissonance the mind starts adding things to justify what is happening. This could leave you in a suggestive state.

In A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (1957), Leon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency in order to mentally function in the real world. A person who experiences internal inconsistency tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and so is motivated to reduce the cognitive dissonance, by making changes to justify the stressful behavior, either by adding new parts to the cognition causing the psychological dissonance, or by actively avoiding social situations and contradictory information likely to increase the magnitude of the cognitive dissonance.


For anyone familiar with MKULTRA. It is believed that dissociation is a key to mind control. A mind is “split” into compartments, each with their own functions. These different compartments can then be used for different things without the persons knowledge. By traumatizing someone (usually when they are young and the mind is still forming and thus more suggestive) they can be made susceptible to dissociation. With dissociation and cognitive dissonance you can compartmentalize the mind and reprogram it.

Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations in order to weaken the individual and force confessions through mind control. The project was organized through the Office of Scientific Intelligence of the CIA and coordinated with the U.S. Army Biological Warfare Laboratories.


Looking at the elsagate videos, in particular the ones with live action and costumes. A familiar theme is superheroes or cartoon characters like spiderman, elsa, batman, the hulk and more. It seems to me that these videos are trying to find a demographic that is drawn to these things. A subset of this demographic, subset1, are persons or children with characteristics following trauma of some sort. Yet a smaller subset of subset1, subset2, are induced with cognitive dissonance from watching disturbing things they are not familiar with and with characters they are used to. Since this subset might not have a parent or safe haven to explain to them what is going on they are left susceptible to what they are viewing. So they start normalize it, or even reach out to someone in desperation.

What are the motives of the creators of these videos? If money is the motive, why go through all this trouble? There are easier ways to make money.

Is this reprogramming, or is it a precursor? Is this material made to break susceptible individuals down further? Perhaps a screener for programmable individuals or children?

The missing link is something that connects all this to outside youtube, and the link is going to be extremely hard to find. The ones who pass screening is of the same subset who would most likely not step forward, and even if they did step forward they would have no one they feel safe to talk to. Because of this it is very hard for someone outside this process to know what is going on.


Ive been searching through youtube and i found this weird channel

by the name of "YeahIFoundIt" thumbnails and titles didn't seem to stand out but too be fair in some videos i found some parts to be freaky but what really was weird of this children's channel was the about section it could be change by the time some one reads this but it says i quote " Im fucking famous bitch, Dont know me? You do now. " let me know what you think. thank you


Im subscribed to this subreddit now because my 2 year old sister has recently been deriving from her usual mickey mouse clubhouse on the tv and is starting to watch the weirdest of stuff, such as Johnny Johnny Yes Papa, Finger Family, and is even getting into the really wierd Russian and Arabic (im not completly sure if it is Arabic thats just what it looks like) stuff, and I’m really scared on how this is going to change her.


So, recently there have been incidents in Reddit of some accounts similar to those on YouTube coming to Reddit, like the Barbie Toy World guy and u/wowcolor this gets me thinking they might enter this subreddit and try to spread misinformation OR change their formula of the thai thing every time we crack it (also they could be moles), I know this sounds crazy but I think mods should look into accounts entering the subreddit that are less than a month old and have some questionable usernames, for example: ElsaAndAna, ColorSonicKids, PregnantBarbie, or some shite like that. I know it is outrageous and it might even not work, but lets give it a try. I'm very bad at explaining things in English because it is my second language so if you didn't understand something feel free to ask me.

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