YouTube star Calum McSwiggan beaten in horrific ‘targeted’ attack
The sex education expert was left needing stitches after being cornered by ‘three guys’.
YouTuber Calum McSwiggan has taken to social media to reveal that he was attacked late last night.
He was attacked after attending VidCon – an online video convention – that was taking place in Los Angeles.
The online personality told his followers that he had three broken teeth and needed stitches in his head after being beaten up by “three guys” outside a gay club.
He also said that the authorities had made him feel like a “second class citizen.”
“Last night was the worst night of my life and I’m really struggling to find the words to talk about it,” he wrote on Instagram.
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“After one of the most wonderful weekends at VidCon we went out to a gay club to celebrate, and towards the end of the evening I was separated from my friends and beaten up by three guys,” he added.
“The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen.
“With three broken teeth and six stitches in my forehead, I’ve never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye.
He went on to thank his friends for “being with me the whole way”.
“Right now I don’t feel that I’m in the right place to talk about this but I will be addressing this fully in the future,” he promised.
McSwiggan has made a number of high-profile videos raising awareness of LGBT issues and sex education – working with charities including Switchboard LGBT+ and the Terrence Higgins Trust, and even collaborating with Olympic diver Tom Daley.
The video-maker spoke to PinkNews ahead of uploading earlier this year, in which he revealed his past performing sex acts on webcam for money.