Zoella is cancelled following a bunch of really fucked-up tweets
‘She should have kept her legs shut’
Zoe Sugg, a popular fashion and beauty vlogger with more than 12 million subscribers on YouTube, is currently under fire for a slew of since-deleted tweets that were exposed yesterday.
Known by her username Zoella, the 27-year-old also has more than 11 million followers on both Instagram and Twitter.
Zoella manages to insult and slur pretty much everyone: gay people, the trans community, women as a whole, the non-rich, fat people, etc.
Some of her Tweets are really homophobic
"I find it funny when gay men spit," she says in one, "it’s like they’re trying to be a bit macho but never works."
Another refers to a someone as a "tranny in a policeman hat."
— Laila (@laiIaaaaaa) November 14, 2017
A number of them are just really sexist
One reads, "'Why are these clothes so expensive' because they’re designer you tramp."
And another says "She needs to get dressed. Lol skank."
One refers an X-Factor star as a "fat chav," a derogatory term meaning a young, lower-class person who wears real or imitation designer clothes.
With another suggesting an unnamed woman should have "kept her legs shut."
She's also deleted a bunch of tweets calling people fat
In the first few she makes fun of overweight children with obesity.
And of course these are just the Tweets people got to before she began deleting them.
The tweets were sent out from her account in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and today she apologized, but as a woman who touts herself as a feminist icon for a fan base comprised entirely of pre-teen and teenage girls, it's not a good look for her.
I’ve seen a few of my old tweets from 7/8 years ago floating around (which I have now deleted) using words like “chav” “skank” and other words I wouldn’t use now as part of my language and lot of them were taken out of context referring to TV shows but I would never say those
— Zoella (@Zoella) November 15, 2017
And her fans are extremely disappointed
ZOELLA DELETED IT BUT DIDNT APOLOGIZE THE NDBDB
— jerry russo (@missduaIipa) November 14, 2017
What about the transphobic & homophobic tweets you deleted? No apology for them? I was a fan of you until I saw those. I do believe people change but you have not apologised and I’m extremely disappointed.
— Olly (@OllyBrookfield_) November 15, 2017
Ok, but 7 years ago you were 12? 13? She was 20. If you don’t know not to be homophobic by then, you’re just being an awful person.
— Steph (@steph_howlter) November 15, 2017
With many confused about how she got away with it
Finding it "funny" how Zoella managed to rebrand herself as some kind of "sweet, unproblematic saint."
I find it so funny how zoella has managed to rebrand herself as some kind of sweet, unproblematic saint pic.twitter.com/aiMpGIe7ER
— 🐝🐝 (@LHLX_) November 14, 2017
She says the Tweets include language she would never use, and that they were "taken out of context," but there's no context in which any of these slurs are appropriate.
"I’d like to think I’m a little older and wiser," she said today — but she was in her 20s when she said these things and has literally no excuse for not knowing better.
The blogger is currently entangled in another scandal for charging $66 for a 12-day-long rip-off advent calendar, the price of which has since been cut in half following backlash.
But we should have expected it, she's been growing her shitty empire since 2012 and we've been watching her.