Colleen Ballinger, the YouTube creator behind the character Miranda Sings, has publicly responded to accusations that she fashioned inappropriate relationships with underage followers.
YouTube content material creator Colleen Ballinger, whose character Miranda Sings introduced her web fame, has publicly responded to accusations that she fashioned inappropriate relationships with underage followers. Ballinger posted a video on Wednesday to her YouTube channel Colleen Vlogs through which she denied the allegations towards her — largely in music whereas strumming a ukulele.
“Some persons are saying issues about me that simply aren’t true,” Ballinger says originally of her 10-minute video. “Despite the fact that my crew has strongly suggested me to not say what I’m going to say, I noticed they by no means stated I couldn’t sing about what I need to say.”
“I used to message my followers — however not in a creepy method, like quite a lot of you are attempting to recommend,” she says in regards to the early days of her YouTube profession. “It was extra of a loser sort of method. I used to be simply making an attempt to be besties with all people.”
Whereas Ballinger admitted that “there have been instances in DMs once I would overshare,” she says she “modified my conduct and took accountability.”
“Thought you needed me to take accountability / however that’s not the purpose of your mob mentality / your purpose is to spoil the lifetime of the individual you despise / whilst you dramatize your lies and monetize their demise,” Ballinger sings.
“I’m positive you’re disillusioned in my shitty little music / I do know you needed me to say that I used to be 100% within the improper / nicely I’m sorry I’m not gonna take that route / of admitting to lies and rumors that you simply made up for clout,” she sings in one other verse.
Colleen Ballinger claims that she makes clear that her Miranda Sings content material is “PG-13” in nature, and the movies are unavailable on the YouTube Youngsters app. She says that it’s the accountability of oldsters to resolve what’s and isn’t appropriate for his or her youngsters.
In the meantime, allegations towards Ballinger first emerged three years in the past, as reported by NBC Information. In 2020, YouTuber Adam McIntyre made a video alleging that Ballinger “fashioned an inappropriate private friendship” with him whereas he was between the ages of 13 and 16, which he says included her sending him lingerie “as a joke.” He alleged that Ballinger gave him entry to her social media, helped her generate content material concepts, and that they exchanged textual content messages for years.
Ballinger acknowledged making “jokes in poor style” and “dumb errors” however provides in her video, “Was it my intention to govern? No.”
“For what it’s price, I by no means had any unhealthy intentions,” she continued. “However I do really feel like shit.”
McIntyre responded to the video in a tweet, writing, “As a lot as Colleen discredited and made enjoyable of me, I’m glad her video did one factor: present you all precisely the kind of evil girl she is, that quite a lot of us have skilled over the previous few years behind the scenes. The masks has slipped; everybody, meet the actual Colleen Ballinger.”