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Chris and Sonichu have occasionally made it to the attention of the media spotlight, in television, newspapers, magazines, podcasts and the Internet.

Chris's legendary status as the first mainstream lolcow also catches the attention of many Internet commentators and entertainers, who would often include him and his creations from as a tongue-in-cheek cameo to a major multi-part documentary.

Traditional media

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Main article: It took a talking bear to give the name a young boy loves

In 1993, the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper ran an article detailing how Chris changed his name from "Christopher" to "Christian". This was Chris's first known appearance in media.

Sonic the Hedgehog Watch & Win Sweepstakes

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog Watch & Win Sweepstakes

Chris's second appearance in the media was a news report in 1994 chronicling Chris's first victory, winning a contest celebrating one of the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons.

Chris Chan in the PokéNews

Main article: Chris Chan in the PokéNews

In 1999, Chris made his third appearance in a news report on the growing success of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. He was 17 years old at the time, and he was playing Pokémon cards with kids as young as 8.

Nintendo Power Magazine

Main article: Nintendo Power Magazine

Twice, Chris has used the magazine Nintendo Power to get himself attention. First was a letter Chris wrote telling Nintendo how he used a video game to cure his fear of talking to girls. The second time detailed Chris's Animal Crossing video, though there he was known as Sonichu, not Chris.

Shojo Beat

Main article: Shojo Beat

Chris sent a letter to an anime-themed magazine that got published in its November 2005 issue. In it, he complains about JERKS taking away all the pretty boyfriend-free girls and leaving him to be a lonesome virgin. A response was published in the March 2006 issue, in which the writer instructs Chris on the error of his ways.

Daily Progress


Admit it, if you've never heard of Chris before, would you think that they were actually referring to a 25-year-old man here?

On 14 July 2007, Chris and Barb were mentioned in their local newspaper, the Charlottesville Daily Progress.[1]

The line began forming outside the door around 2 p.m., three hours before the SPCA's new rummage shop in Charlottesville opened for a special sneak preview Friday.

By 4:45, nearly 50 people were waiting in line, while about 30 volunteers inside put the finishing touches in place.

"I've got my eye on the riding mower right there," said Barry Ross as he stood at the head of the line, looking through the window at a red tractor.

And right behind Ross, Christian and Barbara Chandler were waiting to shop. Christian wanted toys and video games, while his mother wanted to look for fabric.


Chris in his unicorn cosplay.

A decade later, on 16 September 2017, Chris was photographed by Daily Progress staff at a Cville Pride event.[2]


Chris would make the pages of the Daily Progress yet again on 2 August 2021, this time in connection with his arrest for incest.[3]

Toucher and Rich

Main article: Toucher and Rich Segment

On 12 May 2009 Chris's antics became so famous that it sparked the interest of a radio podcast in Boston. The whole media furor was sparked by the "I Got A Fish" video. However, most of the show covered Chris's videos addressed to Ivy.[4]

Kevin and Bean

Main article: The Kevin and Bean Show Segment

One of Chris's Captain's Logs is dissected by the hosts Kevin and Bean. Notably, the video in question required a full two minutes dedicated to disclaimers, as well as censoring of certain unairable acts.

Web Soup

Main article: For G4s Web Soup

Once again, Chris's "I Got A Fish" video was briefly featured, this time on G4's Web Soup on 2 July 2009. While the segment lasted less than 30 seconds, Chris initially felt honored and used the opportunity to try to score some china, only to belatedly realize after he uploaded an entire video about it that shows like Web Soup are devoted to mocking people like him.

Save McIntire Park

Main article: McIntire Park

In July 2009, Chris briefly appears in the background of a news segment about saving McIntire Park, Charlottesville. Later, Chris receives recognition at a council meeting for drawing a large sign.

Slylock Fox

If you didn't know who Chris was, would you think anything of this?

On 25 September 2011, Slylock Fox & Comics for Kids, a comic strip about comic strips published by King Features Syndicate, featured a black-and-white image[5] of Sonichu in the "Your Drawing" panel. The illustration, which ran in thousands of papers nationwide, was accompanied by text, which read: "Today's terrific artist is Christian Weston Chandler, Age 9." The strip's author, Bob Weber Jr., admitted on the Comics Curmudgeon blog[6] that he fully believed that the "artist" was 9 (rather than 29) when he selected the drawing out of the dozens that are submitted to the strip every week.

Opie & Anthony

Main article: Opie and Anthony

On 27 May 2009, The Opie & Anthony Show on Sirius XM Radio, which was broadcast to 18.5 million units, did a commentary segment on Chris's video response to drinking his own cum and shitting his adult diapers. It is unknown whether he's realized that his autistic antics have technically been broadcast to low earth orbit.

Houston Press

On 12 July 2012, the Houston Press published an article on Rex Nabours III of defunct folk punk band Guwange and his attempts to raise money for sick children. Nabours was quoted in the article saying "I did a Christian Weston Chandler (the Sonichu guy) covers album earlier this year with the intent of giving any money I made off of it to Autism-related charities because the dude is basically blackface for autism".[7]


Featured pic

MTV's show Failosophy mocked Internet idiots like Chris. While the show lasted a mere 3 months due to negative reception, one of his Tomgirl pics memorably and unsurprisingly showed up in the 4th episode of the show, viewed by almost a million people. Jump to 1:22 for his appearance.

Chris-Chan on MTV's Failosophy
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Chris, unusually, gave a response via Facebook.

I had no ill will against MTV. I enjoyed the women in "Undressed"; I like Daria; the dating game show was fun to watch, and to put them way at the bottom, Beavis and Butt-Head were so stupid, it became crazy-funny.

I have been the victim of Trolling/Cyber-Bullying for the past greater than five years. I get that whatever gets onto the internet is near impossible to remove.

And now I find that among the shit I was trolled of, this ONE photograph, which was originally taken for a WOMAN years ago, gets compared with a literal meat-head and a plush-head, and is made available on iTunes for two dollars!

From the one woman's words, Jamie Lee... I don't know what is worse, that she would not date me, or that she would put me in jail over a freaking couch. Lee, My Once Good Name was actually Jailed, because of the SET UPS those Anonymous, LULZy, Shit-Faced TROLLS. At least I was more clean, sexy and gung-ho than either of the ugly, grimy freak shows I was compared with.

If I did not have a very good day beforehand today, I would seriously be calling my Attorney on your damn show's ass.

He provided more thoughts on the scene in LoveYouLongTime E-mails, 2013-2014:

On the flipside and current topic, I had just learned last night from a random check on the Troll forum about "Failosophy" and their highlighting a photo of myself that was Trolled from me by Jacklyn the years ago.

*Spoiler Alert*. Jamie Lee would not date me, and she would jail me over the "ugly couch". The episode is online at, and it is available for sale in SD and HD on iTunes. I am feeling really pissed off about this. I have alerted Rob Bell about it, and pray that Suing MTV or the "Failosophy" cast is a doable option. Nobody asked for my permission or made me sign a waiver.

I am feeling in between the good of my day yesterday, and the bad of Failosophy, so I am off and on on feeling good and bad right now.

Chris reached out to the show's host, Hasan Minhaj, to complain. Minhaj responded, saying that he had been told all the people whose photos were featured on the show had provided consent and apologized if that was not the case for Chris:

Yes, I agree the photo is definitely one of my better ones, among all of the rest similarly nude pics and videos. :( The White MALE was the one who used the word "marriage". UGH! And worse, the woman would not only Not Date me, but have me thrown in jail over a couch that my Aunt Harriet gave to me years ago. And not only is it a couch, but it is also a fold-out bed.

I have not yet heard a reply from Rob, but I will call him later today, and let him know about the emails, since there is the chance he was too busy to check.

And there is a small, possible light towards a resolution. I have found contact with the host of "Failosophy", Hasan Minhaj, on facebook, from the "Failosophy" page's about section. I have contacted Hasan with the following:

Hello. I was just made aware of your show on MTV, "Failosophy", when I had heard that a photograph, that I had taken myself, for a woman, fell into the possession of Internet Trolls/Cyber-Bullies, was featured and mocked on your show in the fourth episode alongside two old men with bacon and plushies. I have already been trolled and bullied for over five difficult years. What you are doing on your show is Promoting Trolling, and Trolling is Bullying. Not a lot of people take kindly to Bullying, and I do not take kindly to Trolling.

Tell your crew and crap-filled producers that for Promoting Trolling, you all will Pay unto everyone you have further emotionally damaged and embarrassed on television.

I am not a fan of "Failosophy", and I despise your kind of people continuing to Troll for the LULZ.


Christian Weston Chandler,

Ruckersville, VA, USA.

He swiftly replied:

Thank for being in touch. That wasn't my intention at all. I agree that trolling is just a digital form of bullying. I was told that all the photos on the show have been signed off as ok to be used on air from the original owners/people who took the photos. I'm only ok with doing these jokes as long as the people who took them are in on the joke as well. If that didn't happen with your photo I am truly very sorry. Please accept my apology because that wasn't my intention at all. If there's anything I can do please let me know.



I then replied requesting his more direct contact info, offering my email address and iPhone number, and that I would think it over and consult with my people (Rob Bell). I sincerely think there is a chance of a legal lawsuit, with a settlement. But those details are being discussed between me and Rob at the moment. But according to Hassan's reply, the photos do need to be signed off as ok for airing, FROM the Original Owners/People who Took Them. I took the photo myself, and was not informed beforehand, so chances should be fair to good.

I just have to wait and see what Rob says.

To this day, Chris has not followed up on this threat of legal action. The episode with Chris in it also remains available on iTunes.

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

The original storyboard initially made the reference more blatant

In the pilot episode "Lakewood Plaza Turbo", Carol tells her son K.O. to defend the plaza "to the extreme", a direct reference to the cover of Sonichu #0. This was confirmed by the show's creator, Ian Jones-Quartey, who shared the original storyboard, where it was "even more blatant". K.O. was originally meant to finish the quote, saying "I will! Thank you mother!" [8]


Main article: 2014 house fire

A local TV broadcast gave a brief report on the fire at Chris's house that occurred in the early morning hours of 10 January 2014.

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New York Magazine

On 19 July 2016, New York magazine featured an article on its website, "Kiwi Farms, the Web's Biggest Community of Stalkers". The article was meant as an attack on Kiwi Farms, inaccurately describing it as a vague group across multiple websites instead a single forum community. However, in describing the site's origins and operations, it largely focuses on Chris himself and the "torment" he faced from trolls during his internet heyday. There is also a mention of A-Log and his fallout with other Christorians.

The article is notably one of the few pieces of positive press Chris has received since his rise to internet fame. In addition to attacking his trolls, the author, Margaret Pless, describes him in sympathetic terms such as "artist, gamer, and creative type" and fails to mention his horrific opinions, statements, or actions. Pless is also under the impression that Chris is legitimately transgender, and accordingly refers to him as "Christine" and with female pronouns.

Sonic Boom

Chris finally meets his hero.

On 10 December 2016, an episode of Sonic Boom called "The Biggest Fan" premiered on Cartoon Network. The episode features a character named Mark the Tapir that parodies the Sonic fanbase. Mark is depicted in the episode as a creepy, obsessive stalker who kidnaps Sonic and forces him to act out fanfiction that he wrote. While the character is likely intended as a general parody, he has many similarities to Chris in particular. He closely resembles pre-tomgirl Chris, and one scene seems to reference the "blue arms" debacle. Mark even orders an orange soda during one scene, though this is probably an unintentional reference.

Chris acknowledged the parody on December 13, 2016. He stated that he saw no resemblance between himself and the Mark character, and that he is "not mental or crazy like that at all."

The episode's writers, Doug Liebilch and Bill Freiberger, responded to questions on Twitter about the episode. Liebilch said that "He's not based on anyone specific. Just an obsessive fan character." Freiberger also denied that Mark was based on Chris, and unlike Liebilch, he knows who Chris is, stating "Mark is 100% NOT based on CWC. He is a general fan type. We've done many blue arm jokes in the series. Not a clue."[9]

UVA Remembers Pulse

Main article: UVA Remembers Pulse

On 12 June 2017 Chris was interviewed at this event, quoted on text and video, by the same station which had interviewed him decades earlier for the Sonic the Hedgehog Watch & Win Sweepstakes.

Newsradio WINA


Chris was photographed at Cville Pride.[10]


dodie - Monster
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Sonichu makes a cameo in dodie's music video for "Monster", around the 45-second mark. He appears on a poster as one of the many monsters looking for love. The text on the poster (though partially covered by others) appears to say that he is "Looking for a boyfriend-free monster", indicating some familiarity with Chris's antics.

MONSTER by dodie
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In the behind the scenes video, hosted by the music video's director, we are given a clearer picture of the poster at the 11:50 mark. The cameo, who was named "Mayor CWC", was claimed by the director to be included out of peer pressure.


sacrificial lamb cover art.
deep dark trench cover art.

Vaporwave artist chris††† used two scenes from Sonichu #8 of Sonichu and Rosechu over a cross and over the American flag as the cover arts to his extended play sacrificial lamb and album deep dark trench respectively.

New York Magazine

Chris is briefly mentioned in a July 2016 article on Kiwi Farms.[11]


Incelcore artist PopKill created a song comparing himself to Chris in 2021, and it was released as part of his titular album.

PopKill - Chris Chan
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I've got no damn plans
I'm just like Chris-chan
My life's in the can
I'll never be a man
on my own I can't stand
I need a helping hand
My life never began
Cause I'm just like Chris-chan

I'm smelly overweight
I'll never procreate
I'm an incel, filled with hate
My life began too late
I'm an incel, filled with hate
My life began too late

Paradise PD


In the Paradise PD episode "Top Cops" (12 March 2021), an image of Sonichu's head can be seen on the back of a fake Pokémon card. This was confirmed in a now deleted tweet by animator Perry Hull, who added it as an Easter egg after learning about Chris by watching Chris-Chan: A Comprehensive History. [12]

Nowhere Land

Nowhere Land album cover

The album 'Nowhere Land' by Jordan Owen is an 18-song long concept album, which acts as a dramatic retelling of Chris's life. The many songs include "Holding up to Dark", a song told from the perspective of Megan Schroeder. "Feed Us, Freak Boy", told from the perspective of the trolls. "Echoes Shaped Like You", a song about Bob's death. "It Was All a Dream", a song about Chris realising his high-school gal-pals were fake all along. The final 5 songs are all about Chris's affair with Barb.

Proposed media roles

Smiling Friends

Main article: Smiling Friends

In an interview with The Create Unknown podcast, Zach Hadel and Michael Cusack, showrunners of Adult Swim cartoon Smiling Friends, revealed that they had planned for Chris to be offered a voice cameo in an episode of the show. Chris was to voice a grease puddle in a brief one-off role in the episode "Who Violently Murdered Simon S. Salty?". However, contractual issues at the studio - which would have forced them to cast him in multiple episodes - cancelled their plans to offer Chris the role.[13][14]

What would have been released had Chris not did it with his mother.

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

Main article: The Binding of Isaac

On 17 June 2021 The Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen revealed on Twitter that the card for the character "Broken Isaac" would be illustrated by Chris. Following the events of the month after, the artwork was replaced by a drawing by McMillen's daughter. [15][16]


Cambridge University Press

Chris in Colloquial English

In the textbook Colloquial English: Structure and Variation written by renowned linguist Andrew Radford, Chris's video title 'Tito Got No Luck Against We Brits, Irish and Scots!' as an example of an accusative we. The book cited '' as a source. [17]

Warhol / Chris Chan

Main article: Warhol / Chris Chan

Don Lashomb self-published a book comparing Chris to Andy Warhol, a renowned modern artist. Upon discovering it on Amazon, Chris bought it and made many posts about it on his Twitter.

Ryan Palmeter's manifesto

Ryan Christopher Palmeter, a gunman who committed a shooting in Jacksonville, Florida in 2023 that left three dead, left behind a manifesto which includes a cartoon image of various characters, including Sonichu, reacting sadly to news of the gunman's supposedly low kill count.[18]

Major Internet media

The Internet portal Fark linked to ECV 00095 on 5 May 2009.[19]

You don't need to search any longer, the creepiest person on the internet has been found
A Farker

Chris tops the site's list of 20 Worst Internet Losers, posted 13 July 2010.

There could be no other choice to close out this list. Christian Weston Chandler, aka Chris-Chan, is like every horrible thing about the Internet made flesh. Lives with his parents, sponges off the government and uses the cash for PlayStation 3 games and sex toys, walks around the mall with his Game Boy looking for girlfriends, posts incoherent YouTube videos of himself humping an anime bodypillow and yelling “Oh, Julie,” the list will go on forever. C.W.C. is the ne plus ultra of Web losers., 20 Worst Internet Losers

Something Awful

Something Awful is a comedy website where Chris was first revealed to the world on October 26, 2007.

Sonic the hog
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Subject Matter Reupload by Owldof Hootler

The last episode of Something Awful's “Webcam Ward”, hosted by the team behind Retsupurae, is a commentary on ECV 00002.[20]

Also, the first episode of The Flash Tub's "Gaming Guyz", while not mentioning Chris outright, directly references his medallion, and how Sonic cured his autism in Part 12.[21]

An article[22] posted on 6 January 2011 on this multimedia blog decried Chris's latest exile from the Internet. It sums up Chris's history and behavior while sharing a personal account of the author taking steps to improve his life in order to distance himself from the similarities he saw between Chris and himself.

It’s a little sad, and a little beautiful, and somewhere out there, Christian Weston Chandler is heating up his Hungry Man lunch in a supermarket microwave (because his kitchen microwave has been buried under old Christmas decorations) and playing his Nintendo DS, and maybe ogling a salesgirl from across the produce section before he approaches her awkwardly and uses a pickup line that he misread from the Internet, and I wish I could continue to see it all., Come Back, Christian Weston Chandler

Nicole Richie's twitter

On 5 December 2009 American socialite Nicole Richie posted on Twitter[23] an image of Chris in his mother's underwear and humorously presented it as a picture of Benji Madden, brother of her then-boyfriend (now husband) Joel Madden.

Sega Acknowledges Sonichu

On 13 January 2012, Sonichu was briefly mentioned during a "Free Stuff Friday" video on Sega of America's YouTube channel.

Male Employee: [while pulling out a Super Sonic plush] Um, this one's on its own?

Female Employee: Sonichu?
Male Employee: No.
Female Employee: [laughs]

While this is not TRUE and HONEST Sonichu merchandise, it does show at least some Sega employees are aware of Sonichu's existence. Jump to 3:50 in the linked video.

SEGA's Free Stuff Friday - January 13, 2012
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Chris saw the video and commented, I do not find that commentary funny at all. In fact, I feel pissed off to be ridiculed soo lightly.[24]


Internet comedy writer George "Maddox" Ouzounian, best-known for his website The Best Page in the Universe, critiqued Chris's first drawing of Sonic the Hedgehog on one of his side-projects, I Am Better Than Your Kids, as one of many children's drawings to help promote his novel of the same name. Like most other works on the site, Maddox gave the drawing an F.[25]


On a wiki dedicated to Charlottesville culture and "celebrities", he has what can only be described as a tongue-in-cheek article.[26]

Ensign Sue Must Die


Sonichu makes a cameo as one of the many "Mary Sues" in the Sonic Universe in the second story arc of the webcomic.

#22 on Insane Subcultures.

Chris showed up on Cracked's front page as #22 on 9 April 2014 as part of "25 Insane Subcultures You Won't Believe Actually Exist".[27]

#2 on Fans Who Completely and Utterly Lost Their Minds.

Chris would later be indirectly referenced again on 6 August 2018 as #2 of "24 Times Fans Completely And Utterly Lost Their Minds" for his Sonic Boom Protests, which led to the event that happened on 26 December 2014.[28]


Chris's Sonic Totem statue was featured on Smosh's site, via the 'Smosh Pit' section which mostly contains articles, countdowns, and memes. It was listed in the '22 People Who Tried Crafts On Pinterest and TOTALLY NAILED IT' article.


Chris has his own IMDb entry page. To date he only has two credits, both in the "archive footage" category; the aforementioned =3 video, and the later WTFIWWY segment.[29]

Wii U Daily

The website Wii U Daily (now known as Nintendo Today) has an article on the GameStop incident that occurred on 26 December 2014.[30] Chris eventually found the article, then proceeded to go on a long rambling on Facebook on why the writer should respect him and his terrible ways--even going as far to call the writer a horrible male, despite the writer being female.


Main article: Reddit

There is an entire subreddit on the popular website Reddit entitled "r/chrischansonichu", which is predictably all about Chris and his shenanigans. However, it's marked as NSFW, making it difficult to find.

On 23 September 2014, the subreddit r/shittykickstarters linked to Chris's Kickstarter project for getting Legos.

On 1 January 2015, the Wii U Daily article about the 26 December 2014 incident was linked to another subreddit, r/rage.[31]

On 1 September 2016, a post that promised a new Chris story every day of the following month was submitted to the now-defunct r/CringeAnarchy subreddit.[32] The subreddit's background image was replaced accordingly with the classic picture of Chris staring creepily into the void.

Design & Trend

On 30 December 2014, the defunct website Design & Trend also posted an article about the 26 December 2014 incident.[33] The article link was apparently tweeted 15 times, according to the website.

Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter

On June 10, 2015, a fan asked the official Twitter account of Sonic the Hedgehog (which has been verified and everything) if Sonichu will be playable in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.[34] Their response?

Maybe, but only if we give Sonichu blue arms, three scarves, and ultimately just redesign him as Big the Cat.

Two later posts also made minor mentions of Sonichu. The first was on March 9, 2016, in which Dr. Eggman attempts to cancel getting "Big the Cat facts" on his phone by texting his favorite Sonic character, but is told that his favorite Sonic character is Sonichu.[35] The second was April 29, 2016, where "Sonichu" is one possible name on a "What's Your Sonic Name" chart making fun of the "original characters" in the Sonic fandom.[36]

Crave Online Australia

Cosplayers as Christian and Sonichu at Supanova Sydney in 2015

Crave Online, a website showcasing various video coverage from games, films, sports, and others topics covered a convention in Australia called Supanova in 2015. A duo cosplayed as Chris and Sonichu, making a brief reference to Nintendo rejecting Chris's game proposal.[37]

The Jimquisition

In his review of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 3D for the 3DS, Jim Sterling gives a list of reasons why the original Sonic 2 was an all-time classic. In this list, Jim mentions that the game is "a great way to meet boyfriend-free girls," and also makes reference to the blue arms controversy.[38]

Adam Baldwin's twitter

On 5 December 2015, actor Adam Baldwin tweeted an image showing photos of various people who are either opposed or supportive of GamerGate. At the top of the image on its far left side, a picture of Chris can be seen.[39] The tweet was later on deleted.[40]


On 5 May 2016, controversial gossip website Gawker wrote about deleted Wikipedia articles, including Sonichu.[41]

Return of Kings

Chris has an article and is commonly used as an example of an "omega" on the Kings Wiki, the wiki of the controversial neo-masculinity group Return of Kings.[42]

Zip Zap

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German-American ranter Zip Zap made a slight nod to Chris Chan when comparing a pedophile named Manglenn to him, even adding "at least [Manglenn] doesn't recycle his own semen... not from what we know".

Milo Yiannopoulos

On 20 January 2017, former editor of Breitbart News Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at the University of Washington. The event, called Cyberbullying Isn't Real, contained a segment where Milo comments on how George H. W. Bush, a World War II torpedo bomber pilot and the head of the CIA, was considered a wimp when he ran for president.[43] Milo then poses the question:

What will happen when we have the first presidential campaign featuring a genderqueer furry who has videos of himself crying on YouTube because someone insulted his My Little Pony drawings? We know, don't we, what the first social justice president will look like.
Milo Yiannopoulos, exhibiting a photo of Chris

A picture of Chris is then featured on the screen to illustrate Milo's point. Although there were no specific allusions to Chris, Milo gives an eerily accurate description of Chris's internet infamy, seemingly derived solely from the photo itself. Jump to 1:13:20 in the link.

MILO At University Of Washington: Cyberbullying Isn't Real
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In the Kotaku article What People Miss When They Use 'Autistic' As An Insult, writer Cecilia D'Anastasio points to Chris and Sonichu, along with the actions of trolls on 4chan and Encyclopedia Dramatica, as part of the reason "autism came to be associated with impassioned gamers." The article seemed sympathetic to Chris, though Cecilia acknowledged in a comment that many of his views are offensive and that she does not endorse them, but also claimed that "[Chris's] personal beliefs are not entirely relevant to my article’s main themes".


Main articles: Shrek Retold and Sonic Rebuilt

On 15 November 2018, a Youtuber by the name of 3GI released a trailer for Shrek Retold, a feature-length collaboration of the first Shrek movie. It featured over 200 contributors, each with their own style. One of them is none other than Chris himself. The collab was released on 29 November 2018. Chris's work is in the 0:55 mark.

Shrek Retold - Official Trailer
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A year later on 8 November 2019, 3GI released a trailer for their next feature-length collaboration, this time for Sonic Rebuilt, based on the 1996 OVA series of Sonic the Hedgehog. Like the previous project, Chris is one of the participants.

Sonic the Hedgehog - Reanimated (GET INVOLVED!)
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In a video by IGN, James Marsden, the actor playing Tom Wachowski in the Sonic movie is quizzed on his knowledge of Sonic trivia. One of the questions asked is if Sonichu is an unlockable character in Sonic Forces. Marsden guessed incorrectly.

James Marsden Takes the Ultimate Sonic the Hedgehog Quiz
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Adam Ellis


Webcomic artist Adam Ellis released a comic depicting a baby Sonichu from the result of a sex session between Sonic and Pikachu.

Edmund McMillen

On May 26th, 2020 game developer Edmund Mcmillen, largely known for creating Super Meat Boy and The Binding Of Isaac held a livestream regarding his upcoming card game "Tapeworm". Within the background of the video, a framed photograph of Chris can be seen.

the 2 days left super stream!
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McMillen also follows Chris' Twitter account and has stated during a follow-up livestream that his favorite saga was the Megan Saga and the creation of the first few issues of Sonichu. He later commissioned Chris to create artwork for the Binding of Isaac: Four Souls card game, but the commission was rescinded on 1 August 2021, in light of the incest allegations.[45]


Former YouTube animator turned alt-right cartoonist Antoons replied to a detractor on Twitter who accused him of being a ripoff of Stonetoss, another alt-right cartoonist, with a collage of various Internet animation icons that date back to the early 2000s. Sonichu is visible in the upper right-hand corner.


Speaking of, Stonetoss produced a comic depicting Chris in court after his 2021 arrest.[46] Later on, another comic would show an episode of Chris Chan: A Comprehensive History being played in court.[47]

Angry Video Game Nerd

Front and back of the medallion worn by Grant.

On 15 March 2021 the Angry Video Game Nerd uploaded a review of Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown for the Gameboy Color. In the video, Grant Duffrin from 3GI can be seen wearing a Shrek medallion similar in style to Chris' Sonichu Medallion. One shot at the 12:10 mark reveals the back of the medallion and Chris's "Magi-Chan Sonichu" signature is visible.

Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (GBC) - Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN)
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Stardate 15 March 2021

Cum Town

Nick Mullen of noted podcast Cum Town is a Chris-chan fan and has mentioned him several times, most notably on the 2016 episode "How Many Y'all Like Sex".[48]

CUMTOWN - The Story of Chris Chan by Nick Mullen
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Stardate 23 May 2018

Chris Chan Got Out Of Jail - CUMTOWN ANIMATED
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Belle Delphine

Belle Delphine in 2023

Notorious e-thot Belle Delphine did a Chris-chan cosplay in April 2023, shortly after Chris' release from jail.

Death threats against Trump

On 9 November 2016, Chris made multiple death threats against President-elect Donald Trump.

Later that day, one of his Twitter posts was featured in an article by Alex Jones's Infowars website. The article was linked to on the Drudge Report. David Duke, former member of Louisiana's State Representatives and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, tweeted the article. Chris himself tweeted the article on 10 November.

Daniel "Keemstar" Keem, host of the drama YouTube account Drama Alert, tweeted at Chris and alerted the Secret Service.

Sky Williams, a YouTube gamer with nearly a million subscribers, retweeted Chris's post and added the comment, "k so this shit isn't okay - can we report this?". OneyNG, another YouTube gamer, also retweeted, saying "Chris Chan always knows what to say". Hundreds of retweets were made by their followers.

Conservative website featured the tweet in an article on 10 November.

Incest charge

On 1 August 2021, Chris was arrested and charged with engaging in incest with his mother. Multiple media outlets reported on it.

Daily Mail

The Daily Mail reported on Chris' incest charges on 3 August 2021.[49]


Bulgarian tabloid Dnes reported on Chris' incest charges on 5 August 2021. The article refers to him with his former male name and uses masculine pronouns to refer to him throughout, also describing him as mentally ill.[50]


The Insider reported on Chris' incest charges on 6 August 2021. Unlike other articles, the article seems well-educated and examines the history of Chris Chan back to 2007. Of note is that it includes the quote from Chris in 2016 saying he had dreams of fucking his mother.[51]


The local CBS-19 of Charlottesville posted a news item covering the story, quoting a news release from the Greene County Sheriff. The article noted that Chris was charged with incest and held without bond and that additional charges were pending.[52]

Chris Chan on CBS 19
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Newsweek posted an article, "Chris Chan Arrested for Incest in Virginia", quoting the Henrico County Sheriff, who stated that they were merely holding Chris until he could be transferred to Greene County. The article appears to have been partially created by bots, given the odd syntax used in places.[53]

Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

On 7 August 2021, Chris's incest case was discussed by Fox News political commentator Tucker Carlson, who commented on the absurdity of Chris being sent to a female prison by the state of Virginia (the decision was later reversed, as Tucker notes). Tucker references Chris's incest charge and his 79-year-old mother's apparent dementia while images of a deranged-looking Chris from recent YouTube videos appear on the screen. The segment then goes on to talk about crimes of MtF transgender inmates in women's prisons. Carlson refers to Chris as "Chris Chan" and simply "Chan", seemingly believing that "Chan" is his legal surname. He also calls Chris a "YouTube personality".

Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight: Chris Chan Segment (Full)
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Chris Jail Escape Hoax

Following a 4chan post falsely claiming Chris escaped from prison going viral on 28 August 2022, several outlets, most notable The Daily Dot[54] and USA Today[55] would publish articles debunking the claim citing confirmations from Central Virginia Regional Jail and Chris's lawyer David Heilberg, with the latter using the meme to justify the sealing of the case.

Video Games


On 25 June 2012, the indie game McPixel featured a homage to Chris' sexcapades with inanimate objects by having a special ending sequence depicting the titular character dry-humping a PS3 in the same stance Chris was.

MC Pixel Ending
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Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station

In this 2012 point-and-click adventure game, players can interact with an NPC resembling and talking like Chris who wants to become a hippy to go on his "Love Quest". If asked on what his dream girl is, he gives out a description reminiscent of that from the Attraction Sign.

Nancy the Happy Whore and the Perfidious Petrol Station CWC cameo
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Goat Simulator

The goat unfortunately named Chris-Chan.

The "Goat MMO Simulator" DLC pack adds a simulated MMO mode that parodies games such as World of Warcraft. AI-controlled goats and a simulated chat simulate the presence of other players, and their names are drawn randomly from a list of pre-generated names. 'Chris-chan' is one of the names on this list.

OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo


An iOS/Android beat-'em-up based on the pilot of the Cartoon Network Show, OK K.O.! Let's be Heroes introduces certain characters with a short biography screen (including a quote). The one for Carol (the player character's mother) has her saying "Go out and defend our Plaza – to the extreme!" (clearly echoing the cover to Sonichu #0 and the pilot episode).

Worth noting is that OK K.O.! is intended for general audiences.


In the 2018 RPG Heartbeat, a minor NPC character named "Crispy Boy", whose appearance and mannerisms are obviously based on Chris, can be interacted with in one of the game's locations.

Chris Chan Reference in HEARTBEAT
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Pokemon Clover

Shiny Mudslack's sprite, inspired by Sonichu

Pokémon Clover is a Pokémon romhack created by users of 4Chan's /vp/ board that pays homage to the various Internet cultures and memes, most notably 4Chan itself. The game references Chris multiple times. The Fakemon Mudslacks draws inspiration from Chris's DIRTY, CRAPPED BRIEFS and Sonichu, with its shiny form even taking his color. Two NPC trainers also take inspiration from Chris with one of them being Chris himself, who can be fought in a cave near Lake Virgin. His battle theme is Holding Out For a Hero.

Pokemon Clover - Vs Chris Chan
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Over the course of Chris's life, he has experienced many fascinating events and received plenty of attention. Naturally, this piques the curiosity of others, and this has culminated in many interviews with Chris, whether through the Internet or in the flesh. As of October 2017, he will only do an interview if he is going to be paid for it.

Want to Interview Me? You May Now; accepting PAID Interviews. Email to set it up. Payment First and Upfront!

An Interview with the Chris-Chan

Main article: Christian Weston Chandler Interview

On the 17th of October 2008, Chris was granted his first official interview since his rise to internet fame through PSN.

Chris-chan Discusses...

Main article: Chris-chan Discusses...

Chris-chan Discusses... is a series of interviews where Larry Bundy Jr., also known as Guru Larry, asks Chris questions that he usually avoids answering.

Arthur Spatchcock

Main article: CatKnight Interview

Roughly eight years after the PSN interview, CatKnight/MasterDisaster AKA Arthur Spatchcock interviewed Chris, posing as an interested English entrepreneur.

Lil E

Main article: BraveryJerk Interviews

On 8 September 2016, a YouTube user by the name of Lil E interviewed Chris at The End Games. The same individual, this time using his BraveryJerk account, interviewed Chris a second time at Cville Pride 2016.


Main article: Internet Dream Lounge

On 4 September 2017, Twitter user Merryweathery contacted Chris for an interview. After abandoning the first take for being too boring, he recorded a second interview on 4 October, which he found to be superior, and released it a few days later.


Main article: Sachumo

On 21 October 2017, Sachumo the creator of the Documentary, conducted an interview with Chris.


Main article: CopperCab

After parodying Gingers Have Souls, Coppercab decided to parody his Chop Chop Master Onion's Rap Showdown and conduct an interview with Chris on 23 October 2017.


Main article: Copitz

After visiting Chris a week prior, Copitz interviewed Chris while visiting Charlottesville on 26 May 2018.

Count Dankula

Main article: Count Dankula

Famed youtuber Count Dankula interviewed Chris on 5 June 2018 with questions from Kiwi Farms.

Jackson Dalton

Main article: Jackson Dalton

In an effort to kickstart his YouTube channel, Jackson Dalton conducted an interview with Chris on 4 January 2019 and posted it as his first video four days later.

Pappy Van Poodle

Main article: Pappy Van Poodle Interview

The Create Unknown

Main article: The Create Unknown

On 28 October 2020, The Create Unknown Podcast conducted an interview with Chris. The interview was initially behind a paywall before being released for free a week later.

News platforms reporting on the incest scandal

Ever since the leaked call, Chris has caught mainstream attention once again. This time however he caught the attention of the mainstream media on a scale never seen before. To get some overview, we have put together a table of every news platform that has reported on Chris we were able to discover so far.

Name of the platform Link Country
Legit Nigeria Britain
Business Insider USA
Fox News USA
Mako Israel

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