Jon Cozart drove social media fans crazy in 2017 when he tweeted that he was “disgusted” by both genders and so was bisexual. What got many even more surprised was that the YouTuber had been in a relationship with a woman.
Described as a nerd, introvert, and an individual that suffers from social anxiety disorder, it is not only his sexuality that draws the interest of fans and social media users. Unlike other YouTubers who post a string of videos before being recognized, Paint, as his moniker goes, struck success very early when he uploaded the video titled Harry Potter in 99 Seconds in 2011. The video was immensely lauded by viewers and went viral in a matter of seconds.
In 2012, Jon garnered more attention when he auditioned to be on Glee. Though he did not make it to the show, he went far enough to make himself a household name, and so now, everyone wants a bite of more information about him, his sexuality, career, and everything else there is to serve.
The Sexuality of Jon Cozart Has Been Left to Speculations
One who has his way with comedy, music, and acting, Jon has always had it easy expressing any idea and picking up characters to mock, sometimes in a chicky manner, including Disney princesses. Because of this and his actual chicky nature as well as the ease with which he makes gay jokes, fans started speculating he might be gay.
Jon first struck the rumor about him being gay when he mentioned in a video that even though people thought he was gay, he still loved them. Although he said that, it is believed that he’s come out of the closet many times, mostly on Twitter. There was a time he tweeted that all he got out of the year 2009 were ‘dick pics’ and another time, he tweeted that his pubic hair was still straightened from gay pride in case anybody fancied him.
In 2016, the question about his sexuality was raised again after he appeared in a video in which he claimed to be shipped with fellow YouTuber, Thomas Sanders. In the YouTube video, they played a game to see their compatibility. The two have also collaborated on a song, “A Gay Disney Prince – A Musical Parody.” The song which was Sanders’s idea made an attempt at pointing out that Disney which at a time did not have gay characters, needed to have that.
One more thing that makes his sexuality unclear is a tweet he made, in which he claimed that he was disgusted by both male and female, hence he might as well be bisexual.
It Is Not Clear Who He Is Currently Dating
Just as it is with his sexuality, the love life of the YouTuber has not been very clear, as hardly has anything been revealed about who he has been dating.
Jon Cozart was once linked to a blogger called Shannon Barry. The pair reportedly dated between 2014 and 2015. Their relationship was a known affair as they shared photos of each other online while professing love for each other. He described her as a sexy and smart woman who like him, loves Disney.
Although he seemed happy in the relationship with Shannon who is also an actress, the relationship did not get to last beyond a year. Since then, he has not been linked to anyone else, either male or female.
His Brother Created and Gifted Him His YouTube Account
Born Jon Cozart on the 26th of April, 1992, in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was brought up alongside a sister and two brothers before moving to Houston, Texas when he was only 6. Since he was a child, Jon had always shown his creative side and has a knack for music. For this reason, he was able to learn the piano very early.
Before fame, the YouTube sensation grew up loving Disney World. Cozart made the best use of his high school theater where he was able to make a very good impact and was successful. Nevertheless, Jon revealed that he believed there was going to be even more success waiting for him when it comes to film.
Having seen his creativity and talent, his brother created the YouTube channel, Paint, and handed it over to Jon. That became the start of what would soon give him both fame and fortune.
Jon Cozart Used Disney Parody Among Other Things to Grow His Channel
His YouTube channel was created on the 27th of December, 2005 before it was gifted to him. It did not take a long while before it started attracting many subscribers. By 2020, it had amassed followership of more than 4.6 million subscribers. Jon Cozart’s career in vlogging started in middle school as a way to avoid writing papers, offering to make videos instead, and he continued this through high school. On the 27th of July, 2011, Cozart uploaded Harry Potter in 99 Seconds, which quickly became a viral video, with 45 million views as of this writing.
Cozart grew his audience on YouTube with his Disney parody videos, which place Disney Princesses into modern circumstances through a cappella layering of his voice to supply the music. The video After Ever After was uploaded in 2013 and has amassed 85 million views as of February 2019. Two additional After Ever After videos were released in 2014 and 2018.
In 2015, Cozart performed his first one-man show, Laughter Ever After, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His live performance of musical comedy was well-reviewed by attendees who pointed out that Jon Cozart delights with his witty, heartfelt music. He also joined fellow YouTube musicians – Dodie Clark, Tessa Violet, and Rusty Clanton in 2016 for selected shows of the small and intimate Transatlantic Tour along the east coast. At the time of writing, Paint has gained close to half a billion views and he has over 4.6 million subscribers and many videos.
Back in 2013, he revealed in an interview that he was yet to get professional equipment for his work, including any professional microphones or recording equipment. Interestingly, that did not become a hindrance to him in the fast growth that he anticipated.
Awards and Financial Rewards of His Career
Jon has earned an enviable fortune from his YouTube career. As of 2018, he had a net worth estimated at around $600k. By 2020, it is believed that his fortune had already stretched beyond $1 million. Although his YouTube channel has contributed immensely to this, it is not the sole thing behind his fortune. His career as an actor, singer, comedian, and much more, have all also given him a boost financially.
Apart from what he has made, he has also been recognized with Streamy Awards nominations and the Shorty Awards nominations among others.