Late last night I clicked on a YouTube video showing a very small girl, barely in her teens, and I was shocked. In this video, she was going on a rant about how YouTube had disabled comments to all of her videos in order to protect her from possible pedophiles, which was punishing her, not the pedophiles. She was using profanity, making sexual references, saying things that would be offensive to many people, and acting quite fierce, even though she was about 4′-11″, 90 lbs, and twelve years old.
I had never seen this girl before, and I had never heard anything about her. Her YouTube channel name was “Soph”, and her name was Sophia. I quickly watched three or four more of her other videos, which were even more elaborate and more impressive social commentaries than the first video of hers that I watched.
I was shocked and amazed, I had never seen a person or YouTuber like Sophia before. I am 50 years old, for 40 years I have seen stand-up comedians who tried to become famous for their edgy, off-color, offensive, mean, profane, crude, vulgar, shocking monologues. I have watched entertainers, journalists, television hosts, and politicians try to be witty, insightful, funny, and attention getting when it is their chance to speak. I would say that Sophia could out do all of them.
Sophia was born in September of 2004. She is 14 years old now, and a freshman in high school in Marin County, California. In 2015 when Sophia was 11 years old, her parents helped her create a YouTube channel called “LtCorbis”. From what I read on the internet, after uploading videos to her YouTube channel “LtCorbis” for roughly a year, a more popular and established YouTube channel featured one of her videos, which led to her channel quickly growing to 400,000 subscribers.
With 400K subscribers to her YouTube channel, and perhaps 500,000 to 1,000,000 views to some of her videos back in 2016 and 2017, this could have earned Sophia $200,000 to $400,000 from YouTube, when she was 12 or 13 years old.
Then, YouTube began to act very strangely toward its YouTube channel creators. Some of the most provocative, shocking, and outrageous YouTube channel creators like Sophia had their channels grow to more than 500K subscribers, with some of their YouTube videos receiving millions of views. According to the formula used by YouTube to determine how they paid the YouTube channel creators based on their number of subscribers and video views, each of these most popular channel creators would have been owed several hundred thousand dollars. But YouTube began trying to not pay channel creators by using a policy called “demonitization”.
The owner of YouTube, which is Google, began to claim that the provocative, shocking, and outrageous videos were causing complaints from advertisers, parents, religious groups, organizations, schools, law enforcement, and so on. YouTube began to inform channel creators that their videos were being “demonitized” because they showed acts of violence, minors being exploited, racism, nudity, etcetera. Keep in mind that these videos were still available to watch on YouTube and they received millions of views, but YouTube had found a way to get out of paying the channel creators for these videos.
Currently, Sophia’s YouTube Channel “Soph” has 900,000 subscribers. With the amount of views her videos receive, the amount of people on YouTube who watch her videos, the amount of advertising that her viewers watch, Sophia should have been paid more than $1 million over the past several years from YouTube, but her videos have been demonitized.
In May of 2019, it was reported that the Police had to conduct an investigation of 14 year old Sophia after she posted the following comment about Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube:
“Susan, I’ve known your address since last summer, I’ve got a Luger and a mitochondrial disease. I don’t care if I live. Why should I care if you live or your children? I just called an Uber. You’ve got about seven minutes to draft up a will. … I’m coming for you, and it ain’t gonna be pretty.”
In total, I have watched about ten of Sophia’s videos. Below I am including one of the “worst” of Sophia’s videos. I am warning viewers about the bad language and sexual references in this video, though she makes many good points and observations:
Like me, many men would like to leave antagonizing, irritating, and mean comments to Sophia’s videos in order to make her mad, but in order to not allow things to get even more out of control, YouTube won’t allow comments to any of her videos.
I continued to watch more of Sophia’s videos to hear what she had to say, and to learn more about her. I learned that she was a student at Redwood High School in Marin County, California, probably the most expensive and affluent area in the United States. She recorded one of her videos on the porch of her family’s home, which showed miles of undeveloped forests behind her porch, which in California would certainly be a multi-million dollar home.
In another one of Sophia’s videos, she was doing her homework on a thick pad of green engineering form paper, which is expensive, and usually the only people who use this special grid paper are professional engineers or engineering students in their last couple of years in college. I thought that her father must be a very successful engineer to live in Marin County, and leave engineering form paper pads laying around for his daughter to use.
Here is a video where I began to get a little more insight into how intelligent Sophia is, what she has been through, and what her parents are like, where she does admit that her father had “some kind of engineering degree”. This video below would lead me to look for and find out who her father is:
Sophia’s father is Mikael Totterman, a very successful bio-medical engineer with a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Stanford University in California, and a Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He has founded and been the CEO of several large successful medical technology companies: https://www.linkedin.com/in/totterman
Sophia’s mother is Alexandra “Sasha” Latypova. Sasha was born in Ukraine, and she met Mikael Totterman while enrolled at the MBA program at Dartmouth College in the late 1990s. They became married in 2000. If you look on the internet, Sasha is listed as co-founder and director of the medical tech company Clerio Vision, and she also appears to be a painter.
Sophia’s YouTube Channel has been deleted by YouTube. Here is the link to her videos on BitChute https://www.bitchute.com/channel/soph/
Here are a few responses from Sophia’s followers: