Chumel Torres it has become a trend in recent times, more for his controversial words than for quality content, which positioned him among the most viewed YouTubers ever for his fresh humor and the way he made videos.
José Manuel Torres Morales, better known as Chumel Torres, became a trend since he made funny videos on YouTube around the year 2012, when the elections that would take Enrique Peña Nieto to the official residence of Los Pinos.
An influencer who started with a tweet
The influencer, 38, studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technological Institute of Chihuahua and worked for about eight years in project management and as an engineer in a maquila.
“I was an engineer in Chihuahua and in the elections I began to tweet and be more relevant. Once Gabriel Quadri retweeted a tweet that I made against AMLO, ”Chumel Torres said in an interview with journalist Jorge Ramos.
That controversial tweet would lead him to be interviewed by television stations and appear on some programsIt was there that he saw his potential as a comedian and immediately set to work to create his own channel.
Millions of followers thanks to his channel El Pulso de la República
Nowadays, Chumel Torres has more than 2.5 million followers on YouTube and Twitter, but his success was until he opened his channel called El Pulso de la República, which soon began to gain followers.
“I think the internet brought empathy, that is, watching the videos of the Venezuelan programs, for example, hurts just the same,” he explained.
When he opened his channel, the first content uploaded was called “Como López Dóriga, but with professionalism” on December 12, 2012, year in which he began his adventure as YouTuber.
Currently, his YouTube channel has 2.58 million followers, something few YouTubers could boast coming out of nowhere.
Criticized for racist and classist comments
His videos maintain a political and social axis, but the themes contain satire and comedy, although lately they criticized him for racist and classist comments.
From YouTube he jumped to radio and TV, HBO opened a space for Chumel, However, it was short-lived because he continued with comments that did not go with the company’s values and they decided to thank the comedian.
He also participated in a commercial for an automotive company, where they criticized him on social networks, in addition to having an invitation to a forum on racism, which they also canceled.