Concerned about buying views

So I had a plan to start my YouTube channel and buy1000/2000 HR views on my first couple of videos just so it would seem that my channel already has an existing audience so no one is worried to subscribe and secondly to help video rank with my keywords, but I have been told that buying views would hurt my channel in the long term if this is true I will not do it. Could someone who knows about this please inform me.