Gregory Daniel Jackson (born November 11, 1985), is an American entertainer and YouTube personality. He is known professionally by his aliases Onision (/ˈoʊniːsiːɒn/) and Emo Charlie. While his primary YouTube channel, Onision, features satirical clips, clips posted to his other channels focus on personal stories, topics such as suicide and self-harm, and discussion with viewers. He has been cited as "the most controversial YouTuber", and "YouTube's most troubled star".
The Banana Song (I'm A Banana), written and performed by Jackson, has garnered over 70 million views. It was featured on an episode of Tosh.0 in 2010.
He has self-published three novellas.
Jackson has told fans he and his older sisters were raised by his mother in a rural environment, and his family were Seventh-day Adventists. Jackson has also claimed to have had a violent relationship with his biological father. He graduated high school and enlisted with the United States Air Force in 2005.
He claimed to have been deployed to South Korea prior to his discharge in 2008.
Jackson created his channel in 2006, but did not upload any content until October 2007. Jackson's earliest clips featured a character named Chibi whom fans interpreted was a parody of Fred Figglehorn.
In 2008, Jackson posted his first song, I'm so Emo (The Emo Song). Jackson uploaded the Banana Song (I'm a Banana) in 2009, which became viral video. Banana Song was featured on Tosh.0 as the "Viewer Video of the Week" in 2010.
Tubefilter listed Jackson on their "5 YouTubers On Their Way Up" in 2010, alongside Shane Dawson and the Fine Brothers. The description of Jackson's channel cited a frequent upload schedule, and "very rough, in-your-face R-rated style". And that Jackson was "the most controversial YouTuber."
In 2011, posted a number of clips with Shiloh Hoganson. The clips were scripted, but were presented in a manner many fans interpreted as authentic. Many of the clips included Jackson experiencing amnesia, and a false pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage. The videos were cited by James Cook writing for The Daily Dot who labelled Jackson "YouTube's most troubled star".
In 2018, Jackson posted a reaction video of a young African-American girl explaining her hair-care routine and her review of various hair care products. Jackson was criticized for commenting the young girl's hair "unwashed" and "frizzy crap". Responses to Jackson's commentary were negative, including accusations of racism and whitesplaining. The video has since been deleted.
Jackson's "UhOhBro" channel was terminated in 2019, but later reinstated.