YouTube Star Zoella Under Fire For Overpriced Advent Calendar & Unearthed Offensive Tweets — Do U Accept Her Apologies??


Now is not a great time to be Zoella.

Not only is the YouTube star under fire for the extremely-high pricing of her advent calendar (and the shitty apology that followed) — but she’s also having to face resurfaced tweets in which she made homophobic and other offensive remarks. Flop.

One thing at a time here, plz.

So, tons of fans were super disappointed in the Internet personality when she marketed her “12 days of Christmas” product (also featuring a key ring, pen, bauble, cookie cutter, jotter, candle, stickers, and other trinkets) for a whopping ├é┬ú50 (~$66) each. Considering her young fan base, we can understand the shock!

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Dismayed followers took to Twitter to complain:

Zoella added fuel to the fire when she offered a backhanded apology, shifting the blame from herself to the retailer, Boots.

She said in a 30-minute vlog:

“There has been some upset, disappointed people in the Zoella lifestyLe advent calendar, specifically the price of the calendar. The last thing I want to do is anger, upset, or disappoint anyone because that is not my intention in the slightest … I love the product. I am all about the creativity, from a design to a product. Where my input ends is there. Once that product is done and I am happy with it, the retailer can decide how much they sell that for. That’s completely out of my decision making … I feel just as let down by this also and the price of any product is up to a retailer.”

People weren’t satisfied with this explanation, to say the least:


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In response, Boots has slashed the price in half to ├é┬ú25 during its “Christmas promotion”:

“We are sorry to hear that the price of the Zoella 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar has disappointed a number of customers, we always listen to feedback.”

Then there’s drama number two.

Zoella has now issued an apology for another controversy involving unearthed tweets where she uses offensive AF language.

The now-deleted messages read:


Womp womp.

Again, she apologized saying:

Do U think she’s proven to be older and wiser?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!

[Image via Instagram.]

Nov 16, 2017 12:53pm PDT

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