CopperCab is a YouTube channel, created by Michael Copper on January 14, 2010. It was followed by two other channels called CopperCabRS and CopperVision. The first video "GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!" was uploaded to YouTube and received millions of views, despite the constant criticism.
The channel has thousands of subscribers and millions of video views.
The channel was started when Michael posted a video titled "GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!" on January 14, 2010 to express his feelings of how he is tired of persistently being bullied at school and worse, having other redheads be made fun of on South Park. Shortly after the video was published, it gained millions of views and went viral, thus working out "exactly how Michael planned" (according to himself during one interview from Hollywood Hillbillies).
CopperCab has received mostly unfavorable reactions from viewers and the YouTube community. Most of the videos on the channel have more voted dislikes than voted likes. A main point of criticism is for Michael often stating that he doesn't care about the haters, that they do not bother him, and that he is no longer addressing them and is over their constant bullying; a number of comments ask him why he makes numerous videos screaming at his detractors when he claims he doesn't care. His frequent yelling and seemingly bad mood is another point of heavy criticism.
Despite this, CopperCab has received 329,000 subscribers and 118.0 million video views, as of August 2017. It has been suggested by some that a majority of Michael's subscribers are trolls waiting for him to make another video so they can criticize it and harass Michael again.
On April 28, 2012, Michael uploaded "MASSIVE UFO SIGHTING APRIL 28TH 2012," in which he told the haters that due to them believing they could stop him, they have aggravated him to the point where he broke his own laptop in extreme anger and frustration. Michael claims this is the reason why he was unable to make videos for the past 3 weeks. He adds that if they do not believe him, he will upload a video tomorrow on CopperCab to prove his statement. In the video description, Michael had also begged the haters to stop getting him angry since the situation was starting to get worse and said he could not break his new laptop or he would be in big trouble. However, Michael didn't upload the video in which he broke his laptop until a month later; in response, the trolls have denounced this as "fake proof", claiming that it was staged and that Michael's laptop was old and simply gave out on its own. Afterwards, Michael has stated in the video title that he doesn't care if they see the video anymore; but shortly thereafter, he had seemingly privated and then removed it from his channel for unknown reasons.
On July 31, 2016, Michael announced he has undergone surgery and became a woman, which is the reason he has been gone for 5 months. 2 days later, on August 2, 2016, Michael posted "I'm done pretending. #TransPride."
On October 11, 2016, Michael announced that his YouTube channel has been verified, as well as claiming his YouTube creator play button award.
- Michael's username on RuneScape is c0ppercab. This is the same as the channel name, except with a 0 instead of an O in "c0pper."