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16 Of The Most Out Of Touch Comments Influencers Have Ever Made
Money can't buy sense, it seems.by Jemima Skelley
If there's one thing influencers are going to do, it's be endlessly entertaining.
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It feels like every week a different influencer comes out with some bonkers statement or piece of content that shows how truly out-of-touch they are with the rest of us. Here are some of our absolute favorite of these moments.
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1. When Lydia Millen checked into a five-star hotel because her heater broke.
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The British luxury lifestyle influencer was absolutely dragged to hell after posting a TikTok about going to stay in London's Savoy hotel because the heating in her apartment wasn't working.
To make things worse, her ensuing uploads from the Savoy were marked as a paid partnership, so she may not have even paid for her stay at all.
2. When Charli D'Amelio spat out her food and asked their private chef for dinosaur nuggets.
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TikTokker Charli D'Amelio made a name for herself as a bit of a spoiled brat in the first episode of her family's YouTube show Dinner with the D'Amelios, where they invite mystery guests over for dinner.
The first episode featured fellow influencer James Charles. A chef served up paella, which Charli loudly complained about — IN FRONT OF HIM — and asked, "Do we have any dino nuggets?" Her sister Dixie was equally bratty, making retching noises and spitting out the food.
3. When one TikTok star didn't quite understand corporate dress codes.
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TikTok influencer Dani Klaric shared her outfit of the day in a video, which featured a lacy bra, open shirt, mini skirt, and pigtails. "If I had a corporate job, this is what I would wear to work. Who is going to stop me?" she said in the video.
As commenters and people stitching the video were quick to point out...well...human resources, for one.
4. Tinx saying she quit her job because it wasn't just about sitting around and looking at clothes.
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Tinx — who has dubbed herself — "TikTok's older sister" revealed on her Instagram stories that she was "bad" at her job when she worked at Gap.
"I thought that me being a merchant/buyer was going to be me in a room saying what I thought was cute. ... And it's actually an incredibly difficult job that's rooted in numbers," she wrote.
5. When a beauty influencer did blackface and then said it was not offensive, but skilled.
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When Ghadeer Sultan, a Kuwaiti influencer, faced backlash for posting a blackface makeup look to her 2 million Instagram followers, she initially refused to take it down. "I am not racist .. I hate racism," she wrote on the post. "What I’ve done is only to show what i am capable of... I love you all. Life is meant for living... living with love and passion for every one without thinking of what they are could really change your life .... Think 2020 and live with passion for all peoples."
However, the photos are now deleted.
6. When the LaBrant family compared abortion to the Holocaust.
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Cole and Savannah LaBrant are known for their religious and conservative views, but their 38-minute YouTube video about abortion was on a whole other level. They called abortion the world's "most deadly killer," comparing the death toll from the Holocaust to the number of abortions that have taken place in the United States.
The couple claimed they weren't "pro-life" or "pro-choice," but instead are just "pro-love."
7. When a beauty influencer complained that her job is difficult because she had to work til 5:19 p.m.
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Mikayla Nogueira was harshly criticized after posting a TikTok where she complained about not finishing work until after 5 p.m. — a reality for most of the world.
When she was hit with backlash, she doubled down. “Try being an influencer for a day, try it. Because the people who say it’s easy are so far out of their minds. Try it for a day,” she said in another video.
To be fair, she did add that she'd started work at 6 a.m....but still.
8. When Tara Lynn said that BeReal is stupid because everyone's in bed all day.
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In the middle of a rant about BeReal, the TikTok and OnlyFans star said: “BeReal could go off at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., doesn’t matter — everyone’s in bed. There is an alarming amount of people every time that BeReal goes off that are just in bed with the shades drawn.”
"Does anyone have a job? Does anyone work?" she added.
9. And then, when the same Tara Lynn dropped $10k on Harry Styles tickets.
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You may remember her better as the "I'm finna be in the pit" girl. Basically, she said she bought two $980 tickets to Harry Styles through StubHub, but they weren't emailed to her. She said she was offered balcony seats in exchange, but said no and bought two $4,200 pit tickets instead. "What other fucking choice did I have?" she said on TikTok. She was also criticized for using the term "finna," which some saw as appropriation. The video is now deleted from her account but still lives on.
Lynn responded to the criticism online saying, "It was my decision to do that with my money," and that she was "very grateful and blessed" to have the ability to spend $10,000 on concert tickets.
10. When Bryce Hall said that Ariana Grande used HIM for clout.
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When Ariana Grande called out TikTok stars for partying during the pandemic back in November 2020, Bryce Hall took it as a personal attack. Then, he went so far as to say that she was using them to get publicity for her album.
"She knew that TikTokers have a high audience. She knew a lot of people would agree, because there's a lot of people that hate TikTokers," he said on the Hollywood Raw podcast.
11. When one influencer posed in front of a rice field in a bikini to brag about how good her life is.
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Though the image has now been deleted and she's gone on private, Swedish influencer Natalie Schlater came under fire in 2019 for her bikini-clad Instagram in Bali. The photo shows her overlooking a rice field in Canggu, where a man is working in the distance. She captioned the pic: "Thinking about how different my life is from the man picking in the rice field every morning."
Schlater, in response to the criticism, attempted to walk her statement back by saying, "I am very aware of my privileges and how grateful I am for all that I have in my life and I was recognizing how hardworking and unbelievably kind the Indonesian people are and never meant to come off disrespectful. That being said I am so sorry if I hurt anyone's feelings which was never ever my intention."
12. When the creator of HRH Collection said: "I don’t like fucking Women’s Day."
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Alexandra Pierce, better known as HRH Collection or the "it's not the vibe, stop" girl, tweeted, “I hate women,” followed by a heart emoji.
Later that day, she backed it up by telling BuzzFeed News: “I don’t like fucking Women’s Day. I think it’s stupid. I don’t give a fuck. People are like, ‘Women, women, women.’ I’m sorry. I don’t get it. I just feel like why is there not a men’s day? No offense — if I was a man, I would be offended.”
13. When a travel influencer released an ebook during lockdown about how to move to Bali during the pandemic.
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Kristen Gray and her girlfriend left the US to live in Indonesia, and stayed there throughout the COVID pandemic. She wrote a book to teach others how to do the same and promoted it with a now-deleted Twitter thread which copped a lot of criticism. "This island has been amazing because of our elevated lifestyle at a much lower cost of living," she wrote on Twitter.
Gray and her girlfriend ended up reportedly getting deported from Indonesia after their visas expired.
14. When Olivia Jade wrote about BLM and white privilege, conveniently forgetting about the whole college admissions scandal.
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In June 2020, Olivia Jade (the influencer daughter of Lori Loughlin who was the subject of the college admissions scandal), wrote about the Black Lives Matter movement on Instagram. "THERE SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS. We need to support and stand up and speak and use our WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS.”
While her sentiments aren't wrong, many people pointed out that she's perhaps not the best person to talk about privilege, considering her parents bribed her way into university.
15. When a mommy blogger refused to honor her daughter's wish to not be written about on the internet.The Washington Post @washingtonpost
Perspective: My daughter asked me to stop writing about motherhood. Here’s why I can’t do that. https://t.co/CTgN8BWUzj
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Christie Tate, who has been blogging for over a decade, penned an article for the Washington Post titled, "My daughter asked me to stop writing about motherhood. Here’s why I can’t do that."
In the piece, which drew a lot of online criticism, Christie wrote of her 9-year-old: "Promising not to write about her anymore would mean shutting down a vital part of myself, which isn’t necessarily good for me or her."
She's since deleted her blog and all her social accounts.
16. When an Australian influencer went on a rant about the free champagne at a party.
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Sydney-based influencer Icy Ling was slammed after uploading a lengthy complaint about the (free) drinks service at a brand event she attended. "The worst and rudest bartenders I have ever met in my media life! Just because there are two long queues, doesn't mean my flute should be filled half full," she said on Instagram.
After getting branded as out-of-touch, she doubled down: "There are a lot of world issues, but we are talking about a bartender rejecting a reasonable service."
She added that she had wasted her shampoo by getting ready for this event and should have just gotten drunk at home.
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