what happened to clevver & why i had already left

  • Published: 11 November 2018

    Well... it has been a WEEK if i've ever seen one. This was not really the plan I had for my first video back after a 2.5 year hiatus but HERE WE ARE.

    If you haven't already, please SUBSCRIBE to my channel (you know, because i'm unemployed now.) https://t.co/VngHLZnqtG

    Thank you all for the support during this crazy time and of course throughout the years. None of us would be here without you and I still have hope that the Clevver brand will LIVE ON!

    I know a lot of you are confused so I hope this video gives you a bit more context. I also truly hope no one mistakes my sarcasm and humor in this video for not caring about the situation or being insensitive about how many people this situation has affected. Please understand that sometimes when things get SO bad... there's really no other way to cope then to find the humor in even the darkest of times (at least for me). I love and support everyone who lost their job this past week and wish them nothing but the best in the future because if there's one thing DEFY did right, it's bring together some amazingly talented human beings that have been such an important part of my life these last 6.5 years.

    As I said in the video, the future of Clevver, Smosh, and the other properties is still uncertain though everyone is remaining hopeful that they will find new homes soon!

    Borderline Shooting Victim Fund:
    Ventura County Humane Society:
    https://www.hsvc.org/donate (this one helps evacuate animals, too!)
    Ventura County Fire Relief Fund:

    ALSO, in the meantime, subscribe to the Clevver peeps you might not otherwise see for a while:


    Philip DeFranco
    Erin Robinson
    Ava Gordy
    Chris Stuckmann
    Anthony Padilla
    Joey Salads

    ps. comment below what you wanna see on my channel!!!!

Comments • 2 428

  • Lily Marston
    Lily Marston   8 months back

    thank you guys for everything <3 your support has made this transition AND this week SO much more bearable. can't wait to start making content for you soon!!! :)

    • rebecca woolfield
      rebecca woolfield  3 months back

      Lily Marston only suggestion I have is leaving your written blurbs up slightly longer. It was hard for me to keep up, I had to continuously pause the video to keep up with your q/a. Otherwise, I can’t wait to see what type of content you come up with!

    • HarleyBC
      HarleyBC  6 months back

      Do you have smosh contacts

    • Sarah Love
      Sarah Love  7 months back

      What if u guys create a go fund me to get the money to buy clever

    • Griffyn Scovill
      Griffyn Scovill  7 months back

      Y’all jeffree star needs to buy clevver

      TEA SPILL  8 months back

      If you guys found another company to support clevver would you go back?

  • Sarah Lorena
    Sarah Lorena  5 days back

    Theory.. the lease in the LA area was too expensive to renew. So defy let everyone go to raise enough money to the company itself to renew their location and hire only the people they needed. 🤔 I only think so because the same thing happened to me, at the same time, in the same area. Again just a theory..😂

    • Sarah Mcdonnell
      Sarah Mcdonnell  2 weeks back

      If clevver Dosn’t get back then u and joslyn show intern at buzzfeed

      • Taylah Nguyen
        Taylah Nguyen  4 weeks back

        I live in TO and I had no school for 2-3 weeks

        • Kaelyn Savage
          Kaelyn Savage  1 months back

          Thank god they didn’t 🤗🤗🤗👍🏻👍🏻😁😁

          • Hale the Hero
            Hale the Hero  1 months back

            Little did Lilz know that Clevver would get picked up by an even richer brand

            • Jessa Nae
              Jessa Nae  2 months back

              *I'm sure your more hurt by this but keep positive bc so many of us absolutely Love you and you'll do better on your own. ...no question!! Xoxoxo!!!*

              • 07covey
                07covey  2 months back

                Goddamn that drinking sound was fucking nasty, and stop smacking your fucking lips, all your beauty flew out the window when you made those nasty fucking sounds, i mean didnt your mother teach you any manners

                • 07covey
                  07covey  2 months back

                  @Lily Marston i really do tho

                • Lily Marston
                  Lily Marston   2 months back

                  +07covey someone needs a hug

              • lil G
                lil G  2 months back

                Any Jane the virgin fans think she kinda looks like Petra?😂

                • Jaime Nemeth
                  Jaime Nemeth  3 months back

                  0:50 is the time to like this vid people!!

                  • Daniel Joseph Pena
                    Daniel Joseph Pena  3 months back

                    LILY U NOT COMING BACK TO CLEVER ?

                    • Taylor Davis
                      Taylor Davis  3 months back

                      I want to be yours and Joslyns friend!!!!!!

                      • Charlotte W
                        Charlotte W  3 months back

                        It cost money to travel across the globe.

                        • Charlotte W
                          Charlotte W  3 months back

                          Cause: Many Vacations!!??
                          Effect: Money problems = shut down.

                          • Charlotte W
                            Charlotte W  3 months back

                            It costs A LOT to go across the globe.

                        • Bradley Leacock
                          Bradley Leacock  3 months back

                          Hope you do come back I enjoyed watching and laughing with your show

                          • Martina Predajňová
                            Martina Predajňová  3 months back

                            She makes me want to get a haircut. Such an amazing hairstyle!!!😍

                            • jayla bryant
                              jayla bryant  3 months back

                              Ik this was 5 months ago but you are so strong ❤️

                              • Hestiaa
                                Hestiaa  3 months back

                                I remember watching videos of you and that red head doing beauty trends !! You lost so much weight !! You look beautiful either way though, just haven’t watched that series for a while so

                                • Emily P
                                  Emily P  3 months back

                                  # save clevver

                                  • inthezone
                                    inthezone  3 months back

                                    I wish their was more justice and awareness brought to what happened to the late Claire Wineland. She made content as she was literally dying & they still had no mount of human decency & put her through so much stress during her last years. This reminded me of that because you said the content you would have made on your personal youtube channels money would have went to defy. But in Claire’s case she was mislead and taken advantage of.

                                    • Kira McNeil
                                      Kira McNeil  3 months back

                                      Clevver is back!!!!

                                      • Anna Carlton Mangrum
                                        Anna Carlton Mangrum  3 months back

                                        2019 Clevver still exist

                                        • Ma. Carmela Almarinez
                                          Ma. Carmela Almarinez  3 months back

                                          i didnt even realize clevver closed... :(

                                          • Emerson Caniglia
                                            Emerson Caniglia  3 months back

                                            Its coming back yay

                                            • Polly Higgins
                                              Polly Higgins  3 months back

                                              Those Youtubers should sue, they'd probably win

                                              • Emma Reeves
                                                Emma Reeves  3 months back

                                                Lily what do you do now? and your my favourite person from clevver and hope clevver is still going on as so amazing and looovee relaxing and watching it

                                                • Am33rah's Vlogss
                                                  Am33rah's Vlogss  3 months back

                                                  Lily looks like Betty aka lily reinheart anyone else see the resemblance

                                                  • Raneem Ali
                                                    Raneem Ali  3 months back

                                                    i always watched clevver for you your so funny and amazing im not watching clevver anymore plz make more vids here

                                                    • Kaelyn Read
                                                      Kaelyn Read  3 months back

                                                      Didn’t reht and links Company buy there studio now because smosh talked about it them buying it

                                                      • Jessica Lily
                                                        Jessica Lily  4 months back

                                                        Lily I am going to las Vegas soon and I am going to in and out because where I live we don't have a note and I would like for you to give me a suggestion on what to get at in and out thank you

                                                      • Riley Miller
                                                        Riley Miller  4 months back

                                                        This is some Fyre Fest level shiz

                                                        • EquiSisters
                                                          EquiSisters  4 months back

                                                          i haven't seen Lily since i watched clevver a few years ago and DAMN talk about a glow up 😍

                                                          • Arlen acevedo
                                                            Arlen acevedo  4 months back

                                                            Can’t you sue or something?

                                                            • caitlin starr
                                                              caitlin starr  4 months back

                                                              Just a suggestion “Pretty Pause”

                                                              • shawtyyt
                                                                shawtyyt  4 months back

                                                                Did she get surgery or just dye her hair and start using make up? She looks sooo different. Even her voice idk

                                                                • vivian lawrence*
                                                                  vivian lawrence*  4 months back

                                                                  Would you ever consider doing something like beauty break or cheat day on your channel

                                                                  • nishi shaji
                                                                    nishi shaji  4 months back

                                                                    Please just do dirty laundry at home and name it something else!! Oscars without dirty laundry felt weirdddd...

                                                                    • Cheyenne Kelly
                                                                      Cheyenne Kelly  4 months back

                                                                      I hope Clevver comes back along with all the other shows, without all the shady stuff though.

                                                                      • Cheryl Beasley
                                                                        Cheryl Beasley  4 months back

                                                                        Are you still going to be drinking a box of DR Pepper a day?

                                                                        • Savannah Clark
                                                                          Savannah Clark  4 months back

                                                                          You're such an amazing woman. I hope you dont get the shit end of the stick when it comes to that company. I wish you nothing but success girl!! Btw your glow-up is unreal.

                                                                          • Sleep Chaser
                                                                            Sleep Chaser  4 months back

                                                                            Good mythical morning bought smosh!

                                                                            • Andrea Bennett
                                                                              Andrea Bennett  5 months back

                                                                              Omg. Love clever and all the staff.

                                                                              • Roger & Maria Capote
                                                                                Roger & Maria Capote  5 months back

                                                                                Try taking a ballet class!

                                                                                • lorde isaroyals
                                                                                  lorde isaroyals  5 months back

                                                                                  I frickin LOVE clevver!! Lily, Erin and Joslyn are my all time favess this suuuuckkkkkssssssss

                                                                                  • 3.m 3.
                                                                                    3.m 3.  5 months back

                                                                                    Why do you look like betty Cooper and have her soul why not me !!!!!

                                                                                    • Amanda
                                                                                      Amanda  5 months back

                                                                                      Well that’s just shitty😕 hoping everything works out for you lily!! ❤️❤️

                                                                                      • Clearly Elena
                                                                                        Clearly Elena  5 months back

                                                                                        The squad (Erin, Lilly, drew, joselin, Jill, ext.) need to start their own channel because they brought so much joy to so many people and they brighten everyone’s day. Miss you guys. Hope all is well.

                                                                                        • Krystina angela
                                                                                          Krystina angela  5 months back

                                                                                          if lili reinhart and katy perry had a baby it would be lily marston ...