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Chris Crocker (born December 1987) is an openly gay American Internet personality and self-described "edutainer" who produces and acts in transgressive videos.
The Tennessee-based Crocker, a stage name, keeps his identity and exact location private because according to him there are safety concerns and death threats in response to his YouTube and MySpace vlogs and profile According to his MySpace homepage he is based in Los Angeles, California as of January 2008.
His work consists mainly of short-form self-directed "monologues about life" shot in his grandparents` home. As of January 2008, Crocker`s videos have received a combined 43.4 million plays on MySpace, and his vlog channel on YouTube is the 19th most viewed of all time in all categories, with over 65 million views. Although he has produced dozens of videos, Crocker gained international notoriety from his viral video tearfully defending Britney Spears`s "lackluster MTV comeback" with over four million views in two days. The video received international media attention, hundreds of parodies, criticism and generated death threats for the androgynous performer
On September 18, 2007, Variety revealed that Crocker has signed a development deal with 44 Blue Productions to star in a documentary-style reality television show.
Crocker "raised eyebrows" by bringing Barbie dolls to kindergarten for show-and-tell rather than the toys or action figures usually associated with boys. He lived in the Southern United States in Kenwood Tennessee and was homeschooled in response to constant "death threats, bullying and glares at his clothes and makeup". Specifically after allegedly being "harassed by a homophobic high school gym coach".
Crocker lives with his fundamentalist Pentecostal grandparents who continued raising him when his teenage parents were not able; while his grandfather reportedly knows little about his Internet fame, his grandmother has reluctantly appeared in some of his videos. His uncensored and "unfiltered" work has been attributed to his isolation as an "effeminate, Southern, flamboyantly gay" adolescent in a "small-minded town" in the Bible Belt. His sexual orientation and outspokenness have been described as a "subtext... rarely addressed directly and never completely accepted" in his hometown. According to Crocker, when his grandmother found out that he was gay, she initially "said that [he] needed an exorcism". Crocker, who laments his town`s lack of gay culture, said, "The only gay pride parade where I live is in my bedroom." He added, "We don`t have pride and rainbows here. We have MySpace. We don`t have bathhouses. We have outhouses."
Crocker`s earliest experience with online networking was as an editor of an e-zine, where he met his first boyfriend, with whom he only was able to interact online and by phone. Crocker later found another online forum, where his acting skills helped him blend in on a free phone party line run out of Los Angeles "filled with flaming black men, black drag queens, and trannies from Compton", where he was recently outed as white and dubbed "Cracker". In June 2006, after years of experience on the Internet, Crocker started uploading self-produced videos, characterized as his "singularly bizarre and angry take on gay life and his intolerant town".
www.myspace.com/chriscrocker, www.youtube.com/user/ChrisCrockersDeleted, www.youtube.com/user/itschriscrocker, www.youtube.com/user/CrockerTV, www.mschriscrocker.com
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Christopher Darren Cunningham
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Chris Crocker (born Christopher Darren Cunningham; December 7, 1987), also known as Chris Cunningham-Crocker, is an American Internet celebrity, blogger, songwriter, recording artist and former pornographic film actor. Crocker gained international fame in September 2007 from his viral video "Leave Britney Alone!", in which he tearfully defended pop singer Britney Spears' comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards; his video had over four million views in two days. The video received international media attention, hundreds of parodies and criticism for Crocker.
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