This is my take on the “Romanatwood Gilroy fight”.
First off, it drives me nuts (I don’t know why) when people call Chase, “Gilroy”. His first name is Chase, just like Roman’s is Roman. Ok, got that off my chest.
Anyways, to my knowledge, there hasn’t been any acknowledgement by any of the two that there is any fight between them. In fact, they have made an effort in past vlogs to poke fun at it, claiming it’s all rumours or whatever. But, there have been some tell-tale signs that things haven’t been all peachy in the land of Roman Atwood and Chase Gilroy circles. Let me explain.
In a fairly recent vlog of Chase’s, he mentioned something about feeling good that something of his own creation, is taking off. He could be referring to his vlog channel, maybe his ever growing games channel, or even his “Howto” channel. Whatever it was, it seemed that he made a point in letting the viewers know about it, and for long time viewers, that could have been a behind the scenes unofficial jab at Roman, who he was connected to in the past, work-wise.
On Roman’s side, he recently overhauled his site’s “Smile More Store” layout and pics, because of “trademark issues”. The way I took this was, and correct me if I am wrong, Chase, Veronica (his wife), and maybe even his kids, were in some of the pics, modelling the clothes. So, to get them out of the picture, he told the viewers it was related to trademarks. I guess, trademark of “likeness”, him using people that weren’t being paid for it, or weren’t paid in the past for it. I don’t know. But again, it sure as heck seems like this, at least to me.
As well, Roman asked his cousin to shoot the pics, whereas in the past, Chase ALWAYS handled all of that for Roman. So…yeah. Surprising? Again, not really, if you have been watching their stuff for a while now.
Going back to Chase Gilroy, if you check out his Twitter account, you will see that he is not following Roman Atwood, and this supposedly is a great buddy of his, yet no. He is following Brittany (Roman’s girlfriend), who is Veronica’s sister (Veronica remember, is Chase’s wife). So, not sure what that means, but, it doesn’t look great.
Also, for birthday’s in the past, whether it be for the kids or the grown ups, they both seemed to have attended each other’s stuff, yet for quite a while, you haven’t seen that at all. So it’s fair to see why the internet is a flood with rumours of Chase Gilroy and Roman Atwood “fighting”. It sure as heck seems like that, doesn’t it?
This is my whole take on things, and it is something I felt in the earlier parts of watching Roman Atwood’s stuff, and Chase Gilroy’s stuff. They are both talented in what they do, Roman with in front of the camera stuff, and Chase in the behind the scenes stuff. Both put in their time and effort to build up the “Romanatwood” pranks channel, yet fully in control of the thing, is Roman, and I don’t think that is fair. It just seems he nudged Chase out of the picture, and that would really suck if it were the case.
There was a time or two to be fair, where Roman Atwood shouted out the new personal vlogs channel that Chase was starting a while back, and that got Chase quite a bit of new followers for it, but, that is small beans compared with what the Romanatwood channel is worth. I think Roman should have a nice long sit down with Chase, and get him back in the fold. Give the man his cut, and start working together again. It would help both people’s stuff, and it would show how appreciative Roman is to Chase, for all the stuff he did to help bring that channel up.
So, what happened to romanatwood and Chase Gilroy? Who knows, but I do know one thing for sure, that the internet is talking about it, and both parties, for the sake of their past friendship, and to their viewers, should mend things, and put all this “gilroy and roman fight” to bed, once and for all.
Chime in Roman Soldiers, and Gilroy Gladiators, in the comments section below.