Known as a very impulsive and highly dexterous man, Christian Burns is a Canadian social media star who has become one of the most sought-after personalities on the internet. Over the years, he has been able to build a charming profile of himself online, drawing lots of people to his social media pages as he tries to establish his influence across different platforms on the internet. However, he is also known for being incredibly annoying and has often caused controversies with what many have called ‘arrogance.’
Christian Burns is best known on YouNow, a popular American live broadcasting service where famous stars stream their live videos for others to see. He has become quite big on the platform and has many people following his every move. His good looks have endeared him to many people, especially his female fans who gush over him from time to time whenever he goes live to share his daily life with them.
Meet Social Media Star Christian Burns
Christian Burns was born on the 30th day of January in the year 1998. The social media star was born in Calgary, the largest city of the province of Alberta in Canada where he also spent his formative years.
Nothing much is known about Christian’s background. The identity of his parents remains unknown, and it is not certain if he has any siblings with whom he grew up with. It is believed that, with time, these details may emerge.
In regard to his education, Christian is believed to have attended school in Canada although nothing is known about the particular institutions he was enrolled at. The central part of the social media star’s life that is known to the public is his work and presence on the internet.
Facts About the Instagram and YouNow Star
He Has Significant Presence On Social Media
Christian Burns’ journey to social media stardom began in April 2014 when he opened a YouNow account and started to live-stream videos of himself. At first, he was just one of the many other YouNow users live-streaming themselves online. However, after a while, he started getting serious attention because of the way he spoke and the frequency at which he live-streamed himself.
Being a handsome young man, he gained popularity among the ladies following him on YouNow. The more he made live-stream videos, the more they tuned in to see him, and the more he got more popular on the platform.
Despite his popularity, Christian Burns did not just remain on YouNow. After gaining fame on the platform, he proceeded to open an Instagram account where he gained thousands of followers in a matter of days. This was mainly because he directed many of his YouNow fans to join him on Instagram.
Christian now has more than 25,000 fans on YouNow, and his videos have witnessed over 302,000 views the platform establishing himself as one of its very active users. Things are equally as impressive on Instagram, where he has more than 27.4 thousand followers.
His Confrontation with Security Guards at a Convention Center
In June 2017, Christian Burns was embroiled in a controversy that threatened to put an eternal dent on his credibility as a social media influencer. This was after he got into a heated confrontation with some security guards at a convention center.
The incident happened at VidCon, an annual conference held for social media celebrities. The VidCon 2017 event was held in Anaheim, California, from June 21-25, and it drew some of the biggest names on the internet to the event. Christian also showed up for the event and was filmed when he got into a fight with the security guards at the entrance.
In the video which went viral, Christian Burns was seen speaking very harshly to the security guards and verbally attacking them. He even called them ‘peasants’ among other names. The security guards did not attack him back but kept on doing their jobs.
It was later revealed that Christian’s aggressiveness was a reaction to an earlier incident that saw the security guards tackle and subdue a young man in a rather humiliating manner. Christian asked the security why they would treat the young man like that, and this led to a huge altercation.
The video of Christian Burns verbally attacking the security guard divided people on the internet. While some people defended him for speaking up against the alleged brutality, others criticized him for insulting security officers who were just doing their job. Christian has since shown remorse for his actions.
The VidCon Incident is Not Christian Burns’ Only Controversy
Expecting Christian Burns to learn from this VidCon controversy would have been a reasonable expectation. Yet, fans who hoped his controversial days were behind him were proved wrong in 2019 when he took to another social media platform, TikTok, to go on an expletive rant that included the use of the F-word and N-word.
"I want to be a soldier, I want to end so many people's lives"
Christian Burns is a case study on how Social Media can corrupt and now radicalize young people pic.twitter.com/78gO2h4RUN
— 🚨Pescatore News Network #PNN🚨 (@JoshPescatore) August 19, 2019
Christian uploaded the rant on his TikTok, @ischristian, where he has more than 136 thousand fans and over one million hearts. His tirade was supposedly directed at a personality named KW Moneybag. In the video, he can be heard saying things like ‘I wanna f—king end so many people’s… I wanna be a soldier, dude. I want to end so many people’s lives’.
He Once Recorded a Diss Track for his Social Media Celebrity Rivals
In June 2019, Christian Burns, who has since earned him the nickname ‘problematic Canadian’, tried his hand at making music but did so in an expectedly controversial way. He released a song titled Peasants where he took shots at other social media stars, including Instagram and YouTube star, Danielle Bregoli aka Bhad Bhabie. The single was released on YouTube and had several thousand views. However, the video has been deleted.
Christian Burns Might Be Rich
Christian Burns has often boasted about making lots of money. During his confrontation with the security guards at VidCon, he asserted several times that he is very rich and famous and that the security guards were absolute nobodies.
Undoubtedly, Christian has been able to rake in some money for himself over the years, having worked as a model and now as a social media influencer. However, his exact net worth at the moment is not known. He is believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but this is yet to be confirmed.