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[[Chris]], being an attention whore of sorts, has frequently managed to find himself in the '''media''' spotlight. Television, newspapers, magazines and, of course, the internet - if Chris can find some way to earn his [[Wikipedia:15 minutes of fame|15 minutes of fame]], he'll do it.
[[Chris]], being an attention whore of sorts, has frequently managed to find himself in the '''media''' spotlight. Television, newspapers, magazines and, of course, the internet - if Chris can find some way to earn his 15 minutes of fame, he'll do it.
==Traditional Media==
==Traditional Media==

Revision as of 16:04, 26 September 2011

Chris, being an attention whore of sorts, has frequently managed to find himself in the media spotlight. Television, newspapers, magazines and, of course, the internet - if Chris can find some way to earn his 15 minutes of fame, he'll do it.

Traditional Media

Richmond Times-Dispatch


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

Sonic The Hedgehog Watch And 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 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.

Shoujo Beat

Main article: Shoujo 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 lonely virgin. A response was published in the March 2006 issue, in which the writer instructs Chris on the error of his ways.

WBCN 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.

KROQ The Kevin and Bean Show

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. Days later, Chris realizes that Web Soup is a show devoted to making fun of stupid people on the internet like himself.

Slylock Fox

On 25 September 2011, Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids, a comic strip strip published by King Features Syndicate, featured a black-and-white image 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." It is unknown if Chris submitted it himself or if this is the work of trolls. The strip's author, Bob Weber Jr., admitted on the Comics Curmudgeon blog that he fully believed that the "artist" was 9 years old (rather than 29) when he selected the drawing out of the dozens that are submitted to the strip every week.

Internet Media


The world-renown Internet portal linked to ECV 00095 on 5 May 2009.

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 the 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.
Heavy.com, 20 Worst Internet Losers

Nicolas Cage Wants Cake

An animated version of Chris appears briefly in the animated cartoon short "Nicolas Cage Wants Cake", which is a mash up of a scene from the film The Family Man. This may be the only Youtube video he is featured in that wasn't uploaded by Chris or a troll. It was animated by Harry Partridge.


In the animated short "Skyrim" (also by Harry Partridge), a Virgina license plate reading "SONICHU" can be seen in the background during the first scene.

Atop the Fourth Wall

Comic reviewer Linkara goes on a brief tirade in his video Top 15 Things I Will Never Review about Sonichu on the subject of webcomics at the 24 minute mark.

"But wait," the internet cried back, "let me tell you about the horror that is... Sonichu!" Yes people, I have heard of Sonichu. I really wish I hadn't heard of Sonichu. I would be a much happier man if I hadn't.

Linkara didn't want to review Sonichu because he didn't want to engage in potential drama. At the end of the video, he uses Weird Al's "Do I Creep You Out" as the credits music, a possible jab at Chris.


In one episode of =3, I will end you, Ray made fun of Chris's habit of drinking his cum. Though he never gave Chris's name, (refereeing to him as 'your average star-trek nerd) he did provide a link to Chris's old channel. This is one of the few videos about Chris not made by a troll.

Webcam Ward

The last episode of Something Awful's “Webcam Ward” is a commentary on ECV 00002.


An article 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.
SpliceToday.com, Come Back, Christian Weston Chandler

Nicole Richie's twitter

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