Anyone who visited YouTube in the early 2010s was sure to recognize the unforgettable face (and voice) of content creator Colleen Ballinger, also known as alternatively Miranda Sings.
After allegations surfaced that the 36-year-old had seduced some of her younger fans, the star’s response surprised followers around the world.
Ballinger took to YouTube on Wednesday (Thursday in Australia) and posted a videotapes with her account denying the “lies” and “rumors” about her in the song.
Watch the video above.
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“Some people are saying wrong things about me,” she said, starting the 10-minute video.
“Even though my team advised me not to say what I was going to say, I realized they never said I couldn’t sing about what I wanted to say.”
While strumming her ukulele, Ballinger admits that early in her career, she’s been in contact with fans to forge a genuine relationship with her followers, but denies the intention. harm her children.
“I used to text my fans – but not in a scary way, as many of you are trying to suggest,” she explains. “It’s more of a failure. I’m just trying to be best friends with people.”
Ballinger also admits that “there were times in the DMs where I shared too much” but noted that she has worked to better understand the boundaries, “changing my behavior and taking responsibility”.
Addressing the claim that her content was inappropriate for minors, Ballinger stated that her Miranda Sings content was labeled “PG-13” and was not made available on the YouTube Kids app.
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The content creator added that she’s given the responsibility for parents to decide what is and isn’t right for their children.
In YouTube videotapes In response to Ballinger’s response, Adam McIntyre – the first fan to bring Ballinger’s alleged inappropriate behavior to the public in 2020 – declared that he was “unbelievable” and expressed surprise before Ballinger’s decision to play the ukulele in response to those claims.
He captioned it: “Even though Sister Colleen has discredited and mocked me, I’m glad her video did ONE thing, showing you all EXACTLY the kind of cruel woman that so much many of us have been through the last few years. behind the scenes the mask has come off…everyone meet the REAL football player.”
What evoked Ballinger’s video was another made by YouTuber KodeeRants, who alleged that Ballinger shared screenshots of private messages between her and Adam McIntyre in a group chat called “” Colleeny’s Weenies”.
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The purported screenshots shown in the now-deleted KodeeRants video include Ballinger asking the team about their “favorite spot” and suggesting that McIntyre put a question in the “Q&A” section of the channel. about whether the then-teenage girl was still a virgin.
Shortly after the statement went viral, KodeeRants deleted their YouTube and Twitter accounts, removed the video from the internet, however, the purported screenshots were re-circulated on the social network.
9Honey Celebrity was unable to independently verify the screenshots.
Ballinger’s silence worries fans, however it seems some are even more worried after seeing her response.
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This is not the first time the star has been accused of inappropriate behavior.
Back in 2020, when YouTuber Adam McIntyre spoke out about the star’s alleged inappropriate behavior, he stated that between the ages of 13 and 16, he and Ballinger formed a personal friendship. not suitable.
In YouTube videotapes on my own account titled Colleen Ballinger, stop lying he alleges that he has access to Ballinger’s social network and will regularly post for her and help her generate content ideas.
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