Why I Left BuzzFeed

  • Why I Left BuzzFeed! You guys really, really wanted to know, and I hope this answers your questions. Once again, these are the reasons I decided to leave and I'm not trying to speak for anyone else. I will see you guys on Tuesday for another video!
    Much love, Saf.
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Comments • 80

  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  3 years ago +47768

    hope that this answers ur questions guys! love u, and i will see u guys a-next time :) EDIT: for any questions on us not being able to respond to YT comments - it was protocol, not a "contracted" rule or a "fire-able" offense, but we were definitely told that we were not supposed to do it. anyone who has done it either has a different contract than i did or is just flaunting the rules (which some do and I did a few times). and, yes, none of the ladylike girls are allowed to be in my videos anymore!

    • Amore
      Amore 3 months ago


    • mari del rio
      mari del rio 8 months ago

      I miss Freddy

    • mari del rio
      mari del rio 8 months ago


    • Evelyn Johnson
      Evelyn Johnson 11 months ago +1

      thats so sad that you cant have any of the ladylike gals in your vids :'(

    • Melissa Gil
      Melissa Gil 11 months ago +1

      do you still keep in contact with people who worked there like Freddie ?

  • Senerita Hendrikse
    Senerita Hendrikse 3 days ago

    i luv how u get straight to the point, and not being depressed like those other youtubers, who make a big deal out of nothin. Like u dnt , care u jus get straight to the point in a happy attitude. like shot gurlll xxx

  • Adelynn Butts
    Adelynn Butts 8 days ago

    here in 2020, i think LadyLike has gone way downhill since Safiya left. they haven’t posted in about three months now. so therefore i think that they could not have the support for LadyLike without Safiya. i am proud that Safiya left because of these reasons she mentioned. even though some people are a little curious about this. EDIT: i only really enjoyed watching the videos with Safiya or Chantel.

  • Elianna Eccleston
    Elianna Eccleston 9 days ago

    Would Devin and Chantel now be able to be in Saf's videos since they have both left BuzzFeed?

  • Megan Chalkley
    Megan Chalkley 18 days ago +1

    Has anyone else noticed that when ever saf makes a video, the same video comes out on lady like a few weeks later.......

  • Caden Schmidt
    Caden Schmidt 19 days ago

    This was definitely the right move for Safiya! I think she makes some of the best content on the platform. I watch her videos over and over just because they’re fun and entertaining. Hope you keep putting out the wonderful content!

  • Jessica Stehley
    Jessica Stehley 19 days ago

    I just came back to revisit this video, and I realized that I forgot that I originally found Saf on Buzzfeed.
    Her content is so quality. Like a different level. It's like my brain didn't make that connection anymore.

  • Ankita V
    Ankita V 20 days ago +1

    Best decision. Look how far she's come.

    • Ankita V
      Ankita V 19 days ago

      @Caden Schmidt dare I say she's the most dedicated, educated and entertaining user on the platform

    • Caden Schmidt
      Caden Schmidt 19 days ago +1

      TRUTH! I think she makes some of the best content on the platform. I watch her videos over and over just because they’re fun and entertaining. this was definitely the right move for Saf!

  • Piper Allyson
    Piper Allyson 21 day ago +1

    I have a confession to make

    I only watch ladylike for sayifa

  • mini mei
    mini mei 22 days ago

    This is something that happened to youtube in general over the years. That bit by bit everything was made more corporate. I know you need multiple people and resources to continuously produce quality content, but that divorce of "high level decisions" from the actual content producers is slowly ruining content in my opinion.
    You can see that in Hollywood too. Just look at the previous Spiderman movies from Sony. Both series started out great but were ruined by executive decision making.

  • Sabrina Sisken
    Sabrina Sisken Month ago +1

    Buzzfeed became a company that used their platform to dive into politics. byeeeeeeee

  • Don Boo
    Don Boo Month ago

    She is lovely.

  • Yana Velikova
    Yana Velikova Month ago

    I didn't know that Safiya was a Game of Thrones fan

  • Lucy Hughes
    Lucy Hughes Month ago

    All the dislikes are from buzzfeed

  • Sally Anderson
    Sally Anderson Month ago +1


  • Zesty Aqua
    Zesty Aqua Month ago

    Your data and image should be your property. That's an important lesson even when using social media. What you think is "private" isn't. It can be used without you receiving any compensation at all or credit.
    I ran into this problem working at a financial company in Nashville. They would use their employees images on their billboards without your consent or compensation. We were warned about this in training class our image could just suddenly appear. I had a HUGE problem with this I avoid pictures. I'm not on social media. I'm very careful who I take pictures with which is practically no one. I do this for a good reason. You do not know who you can accidentally endorse like a child molester or rapist you had no idea was. Now, you have a picture that exists next to this person. That has lasting effects on your life.
    Also, your intellectual property such as your pictures, posts even your art can only be yours if you have the money to protect that content including trademarking your brand. An important example the breast cancer ribbon scam. It was taken from a lady who started that to actually help people with cancer which was then taken by a company to use for essentially selling products that actually cause cancer while getting the tax breaks for being for "charity". The list goes on. Your children are fair game. Posting content about your children or family means pedophiles have content now. This has been shown through I believe RU-clip algorithms the videos with children did end up in some very sick places. Someone is profiting it's just not you especially in the ways you expect.
    Understand what you are really exposing yourself to on social media especially. In all my years I refuse to be infront of the cameras until I'm ready and own the content. Over saturation is a problem as well. You do not know what you are really inventing in your life posting. That's the reality of our word. Not only that the police can't really protect you from stalkers. Even not posting me emailing the White House exposed my life to scrutiny including pictures a guy who raped me being shared.
    Your data isn't private. It's saved every horrifying naked picture on. Think how those can be used? It's terrifying. Lotta trauma.

  • Jumpy
    Jumpy Month ago

    this is why im consevative

  • M L
    M L Month ago +1

    Buzzfeed tightened it's nda's after this because apparently she was "too harsh" and her "criticisms were unwarranted and biased". Modern slavery is a thing still.

  • Team W
    Team W Month ago

    CHANTEL please do a collab

  • The Dracobirthstonian

    Let me guess...the bias and social-justice crap?

  • TeacherTeacher
    TeacherTeacher Month ago

    Buzzfeed is garbage.

  • LXW arts
    LXW arts Month ago

    Still there more people quitting buzzfeed

  • LXW arts
    LXW arts Month ago

    There is at least 12 videos of people quitting buzzfeed. And other videos saying why buzzfeed wasnt a good working environment. Like damn buzzfeed you people trying ruin young minds.

  • Elizabeth Hensley
    Elizabeth Hensley Month ago +1

    Are you and Freddy still friends

  • Cutie nelle
    Cutie nelle 2 months ago

    Simple Answer.
    Because they made you "break-up" w/Tyler for a week. Lol

  • Dor Yas
    Dor Yas 2 months ago +2

    It's 2020 and look at you so grown up and professional😏♥️

  • Rekha Mor
    Rekha Mor 2 months ago

    Ohhh now i understand why u look different act differently in BuzzFeed I don't like that sofiya

  • Stewart Damien
    Stewart Damien 2 months ago

    Buzzfeeds staff consists of beta males & feminazi's you can tell by the subjects of the videos

  • dilemma may
    dilemma may 2 months ago

    I wish there were drama channels exposing Buzzfeed and other content giants rather than just the beauty community..

  • Laura_cz :D
    Laura_cz :D 2 months ago

    I miss you there 😔

  • Cat Keech
    Cat Keech 2 months ago

    Wait, what? How come here she’s talking perfectly normally and now she talks like the love child of Samantha from Sex And The City and Kryten from Red Dwarf?! I swear creators develop a RU-clip voice like most people have a phone voice.

  • Alex Horowitz
    Alex Horowitz 2 months ago +2

    I'm three years late but... It's cool that you are expressing yourself on RU-clip by yourself and have control on your content. Your videos are great and really entertaining and It's great to see you expressing yourself and showing off your great humor and your incredible talent and personality :)

  • Melissa Petito
    Melissa Petito 2 months ago

    Are her and Freddy still friends?!?!

  • Chloe Hull
    Chloe Hull 2 months ago

    I never knew what BuzzFeed really was. I just knew that they had people trying to convince the world their god awful opinions and political views, etc. And cooking videos?

  • sasukefroupie
    sasukefroupie 2 months ago +25

    Rewatching this. I’m still angry. Buzzfeed has literally shitted on all their women of color. Buzzfeed has rekindled relationships with others (like the try guys) but they’ve gone out their way to be catty to Saf 😡

    • Frozen723
      Frozen723 Month ago

      They have ?! I didn't notice that.

  • Ella Fox
    Ella Fox 2 months ago +2

    2020 anyone?

  • Morgan Naviaux
    Morgan Naviaux 2 months ago +1

    Saf currently has 8.66 million subscribers, is happily married to her best friend, and is making content she wholeheartedly enjoys. Buzzfeed continues to sink into irrelevance and churns out content their own staff seem unenthused about. Sometimes, change is for the better. I'm glad to see how far Saf has come and how happy she's been since she left. Never be afraid to forge your own path in life.

  • Miss Mira
    Miss Mira 2 months ago +11

    Looking back and this was THE BEST DECISION EVERRRR

  • Chrisza Louise Panlilio
    Chrisza Louise Panlilio 2 months ago +1

    Whos watching this again after watching their wedding video

  • Shawna Coon
    Shawna Coon 2 months ago +1

    I never knew you worked at buzzfeed, I got hooked on wish review videos

  • Jonathan Smith
    Jonathan Smith 2 months ago +23

    Who's here after the wedding?

  • Ruthimegi
    Ruthimegi 2 months ago +1

    Classy vampy queen!

  • Melissa Callia
    Melissa Callia 2 months ago +5

    Oddly enough, I never watched this and I’m here after watching your beautiful wedding video. Congratulations Safiya and Tyler ❤️🎉

  • Uncle Ben
    Uncle Ben 2 months ago +1

    What's Buzz Feed???

  • amandaswritelife
    amandaswritelife 2 months ago +1

    hey, how does the channel making money work if your face is in the video and its getting ad revenue?

  • Franklin K
    Franklin K 2 months ago


  • Sahira Velazquez
    Sahira Velazquez 2 months ago

    Im honestly glad you left i like buzzfeed but you have gone so far

  • Simple Yllesx3
    Simple Yllesx3 2 months ago +1

    I actually knew your channel before I found a video of Buzzfeed "Ladylike" that you were in. Your channel is way better and thank you for sharing your story at buzzfeed!

  • America Marie
    America Marie 2 months ago

    Coincidentally on the cusp of RU-clip getting bought out by Google. hmm.

  • Carlin Voong
    Carlin Voong 2 months ago +128

    And now she’s married, character development

  • Lazy Girl Rants
    Lazy Girl Rants 2 months ago +85

    The "O" in the "Hello Friends" kept adding up with each year passing

  • pichankun
    pichankun 2 months ago +7

    I love her natural speaking voice but her new exaggerated hosting type narration, not so much

  • raiBK
    raiBK 2 months ago

    I think buzzfeed helped safiya to believe in herself, that whatever a big company is doing, she will be able to do it herself - and probably (and in this case) even better. Love seeing people leave buzzfeed and starting their own career, everything is good about this. The start that buzzfeed provides, meeting likeminded people, learning the craft and having space to experiment on your voice, and then growing out of it. That's when you start going your own way. Buzzfeed is good and bad enough to provide both, the start and the exit.

    I am glad to see your talent spread and evolve, as long as you upload videos I will be watching them. You've turned in some sort of one-way friend to me in these last years. See you at the next upload.

  • indus
    indus 2 months ago +20

    safiya’s enunciation must make her great in theatre lmaoo

    • Bella The Awesome
      Bella The Awesome 2 months ago +1

      that's what u get when u do a drama/english double major😂

  • YourgirlRAM
    YourgirlRAM 2 months ago +18

    I like the way she talks in this video. Just a normal voice. Not an accented voice.
    I just prefer her voice here. No hate to her more accented voice!!!

  • musica letras
    musica letras 2 months ago +2

    It feels like you planned this all along dont get me wrong I would have done the same thing but you gained an audience by working at buzzfeed and now you became a youtube darling that is recommend es all over the place.

  • Abda Elite
    Abda Elite 2 months ago +3

    well that's buzzfeed , tasty is doing its own thing and everyone on the tasty team seems happy with themselves and their job ,

  • Breezie Newcomb
    Breezie Newcomb 2 months ago

    I forgot she used to work for BuzzFeed

  • flinty braz
    flinty braz 2 months ago +12

    2 words:
    They're garbage.

    SILENDER PAL 2 months ago

    I know she said she is not trying to trash buzzfeed but I just want to say "IN YOH FACE BUZZFEED!"

  • Liquid Space
    Liquid Space 3 months ago

    Buzzfeed is trash they try to shove feminist ideas down your throat! Like man spreading, “women don’t make the same as men”, just bs like that!

  • Raymond Jacque
    Raymond Jacque 3 months ago +2

    Anyone else’s here

    Like both ladylike and sayfia

    (Please no hate)

  • Chanel #1
    Chanel #1 3 months ago

    I love you and freddie!

  • Mendez Wifeuuu
    Mendez Wifeuuu 3 months ago

    Safiya left,Try Guys left,and now Shane and Ryan also left.Amazing.

    • Mendez Wifeuuu
      Mendez Wifeuuu 3 months ago

      @Beatrice Ladouce As far as I know,Ryan and Shane also left buzzfeed and decided to start their own youtube channel called "Watcher".You can notice that in the previous videos of buzzfeed unsolved,they are not the one who is narrating the case.They starterd their own channel with Steven.

    • Beatrice Ladouce
      Beatrice Ladouce 3 months ago

      Shane and Ryan did? What?

  • Fuzzybucket
    Fuzzybucket 3 months ago +5

    "Why i love buzzfeed" - when you go from a low wage job to a fulltime million dollar making job

  • A R
    A R 3 months ago

    I absolutely adore her makeup in this video

  • Cutegodzilla
    Cutegodzilla 3 months ago +1

    You worked at buzzfeed ???!!?!?!?!?!!!?!?!?

  • Platnon
    Platnon 3 months ago

    there 50 of these videos

  • Alice Damiano
    Alice Damiano 3 months ago +1

    When I watched the Ladylike videos with Safiya, I felt like she was the "weak element" of the group, as if she didn't really fit. When then I saw her as a solo youtuber, it was a surprise, Safiya alone is much better than Safiya in Ladylike. I think her style is just a bit different from Ladylike's. I really like both Ladylike without Safiya, and Safiya alone, and artistically speaking I'm happy they split.

  • daftoptimist
    daftoptimist 3 months ago

    You’ve convinced me! I’m leaving BuzzFeed! ...wait, I’ve never worked there.

  • Bart Herring
    Bart Herring 3 months ago

    That is so awful that buzzfeed would no longer let you film with people who seem to be very close friends of yours

  • Fluffy Puffy
    Fluffy Puffy 4 months ago +1

    I want ladylike to leave buzzfeed and go bigger

  • Lindsey Clair
    Lindsey Clair 4 months ago

    So Buzzfeed was a thing I watched for the first half of high school before I realized listicles and list videos were trash. I’ve never known you through anything besides your independent work.

  • Jill Carter
    Jill Carter 4 months ago +1

    Way to go, being ur own person and not a soldier. You are a real role model for our daughters. Do what u love, in a funny positive way!!

  • Honey B e e
    Honey B e e 4 months ago


  • Nathanael Scott
    Nathanael Scott 4 months ago

    why can't you work with the ladylike girls anymore

  • WolfPack and LunarWolf
    WolfPack and LunarWolf 4 months ago

    I feel bad for safiya ,and for buzzfeed

    F**K YOU, BUZZFEED! F**K YOU!!!!!

  • kamea Youngblood
    kamea Youngblood 4 months ago

    I didn't even know you came from BuzzFeed to be honest

  • Spooked
    Spooked 4 months ago +1

    Safiya is like MrBeast, and Buzzfeed is like Morgz, stealing her ideas, yet doing them crappier