Colleen Ballinger has apologized, however one would possibly ask how honest she is after her newest controversy as a result of she mentioned her sorries in a track she is now monetizing.
Then once more, the apology track isn’t actually a lot of an apology anyway. It sounds extra like a proof peppered with excuses and completely no accountability — particularly contemplating the severity of the accusations she is dealing with.
That’s proper; the disgraced social media star sang her apology tune for her followers on a YouTube video on the finish of June.
Naturally, that produced a wave of backlash (and a few nice parodies) as a result of it appeared to make mild of the seriousness of the allegations in opposition to her.
In it, she sings lyrics like “Many years ago, I used to message my fans/Uh, but not in a creepy way like a lot of you are trying to suggest/It was more of a loser kind of way/Where I was just trying to be besties with everybody.”
Then, when Colleen’s critics used her Poisonous Gossip Practice track to create movies speaking concerning the allegations and selecting aside the “apology,” she discovered a fairly intelligent technique to shut them down.
What’s Colleen Ballinger accused of doing?
For people who aren’t within the know, Colleen has been accused of grooming and forming inappropriate relationships with underage followers, and it’s not the primary time both.
A YouTuber named Adam McIntyre made a video in 2020 the place he made stunning allegations in opposition to the Miranda Sings star, claiming that Colleen groomed him, made him uncomfortable, after which harassed him in a bunch chat for 3 years.
In a Twitch stream on June 28, the identical day she up to date this new track, he mentioned, “This is your response? Your response is making fun of us? I’m in awe.”
Adam claims that when he was an adolescent and Colleen was in her 30s (she’s 36 now), she befriended him, and he helped her together with her social media. He accused Colleen of sending him lingerie as a joke and mentioned she put him in lots of uncomfortable conditions throughout their “friendship.”
These allegations in opposition to Collen appeared to have died down till just lately, when one other YouTuber, KodeeRants, pulled out receipts from a bunch chat the place Colleen was asking her followers inappropriate questions alongside the traces of “what is your favorite position?” as proof that she was very inappropriate in a bunch chat that she known as “weenies.”
Screenshots of the group chat confirmed Colleen talking overtly concerning the demise of her marriage, as she accused her ex-husband of dishonest on her.
The timing of the screenshot receipts is fascinating, contemplating that Colleen had simply began a brand new podcast known as Oversharing with Trisha Paytas. The pair had been three episodes deep when the receipts had been dropped, and Colleen turned an leisure pariah as soon as once more.
Trisha, who was rumored to be becoming a member of RHOBH only a few months in the past, didn’t need something to do with this controversy, saying she was “embarrassed” by what was happening and parted methods with Colleen instantly, ending the Oversharing podcast nearly as quick because it bought began.
Colleen Ballinger accused of hitting critics with copyright
What’s actually bought Colleen Ballinger’s critics labored up is that a lot of them created their very own movies about this newest social media drama and used half or all of her track, Poisonous Gossip Practice, in it whereas taking goal.
Nevertheless, for the reason that track has been copyrighted, a few of those that used it of their criticisms declare that they’ve acquired copyright strikes and that their movies are being taken down attributable to using her track.
Colleen has amassed 11 million views on the controversial track in 13 days simply on YouTube alone. Now, she’s uploaded it to Apple Music, the place she’s certain to rack up much more streams, making much more income off the controversy surrounding her.