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Who Are The Dolan Twins and Why Are They Trending on Twitter?

By Jodi Smith | Twitter | March 8, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Twitter | March 8, 2016 |

I was browsing the interwebs to find something to tell you about this evening. Suddenly, The Old took hold of me as I noticed something trending on Twitter that I had no clue about: #DolanTwinsNewVideo.

I immediately thought to myself, “Who the are these twins and do they have anything to do with that Dolan Duck meme on the web?”


Friends, they do not.

The Dolan Twins are actual twins, Ethan and Grayson, who have a YouTube channel called — wait for it — Dolan Twins. The channel, which has 1,393,567 subscribers, features videos of the brothers doing things like “Trying Foreign Candy” and “Taped To The Wall.” The twins upload new videos every Tuesday, so why was today’s video trending on Twitter, right above Civil War, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Kanye?

Ethan and Grayson started their ‘careers’ by making short videos on the Vine app. This led to the now 16-year-old twins to be signed by AwesomenessTV, a network designed to help people gain success on YouTube. The duo creates weekly content said to be of a comedic nature.

It’s like a whole other world out there, people. A voyeuristic, strange, and self-marketing world. And the Dolan Twins are the non-incestuous Lannisters, ruling over all with evil plots involving manipulation of teen hormones, good looks, and floofy hair. I wonder if they have a third sibling that one of them dislikes immensely.