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Tanya Chen 8 hours ago

A Mummy Blogger Had Admitted To Trashing Other Influencers On An Anonymous Snark Forum

In this week's newsletter: a British mummy blogger admits to anonymously trashing other influencers, and the stressful paradigm that's created when photoshopping our obsessions with spotting it also increases.

Tanya Chen 7 days ago

Fans Are Accusing A YouTuber Known For Sustainable Fashion Of "Selling Out" After She Accepted A Brand Deal With Amazon

"While I know that a girl’s gotta pay rent, this completely changes my perspective on her."

Tanya Chen 8 days ago

Influencers Say They’re Not Worried About Instagram Likes Being Hidden — In Fact, They Support It

Caroline Calloway, Elsie Larson, Emily Schuman, and more of the biggest influencers in the game weigh in on Instagram's big change.

Tanya Chen 9 days ago

A Woman's Boyfriend Bought Flowers For Her Friend Who Was Going Through A Hard Time. Then Twitter Ruined It.

"I thought it was a sweet gesture," said Abigail Gibson. The social, snarky internet thought otherwise.

Tanya Chen 11 days ago

Influencers Are Celebrating Christmas Way Too Early This Year

This week's newsletter: The ever-shortening time between Halloween and Christmas, and what I learned from having a front-row seat at a behind-the-scenes Instagram photo shoot.

Tanya Chen 14 days ago

A Popular Teen YouTuber Broke Down In Tears While Recording A Vlog About The Pressures Of Being Perfect

"The downside of all of this is the pressure: the pressure to not mess up or say anything that’s going to offend anyone."

Tanya Chen 15 days ago

Parents Were Attacked By Anti-Vaxxers For Posting Sponcon For Flu Shots

"There were comments talking about how we don't deserve children or that we might as well just kill our children," said one parent who was paid $200 to post the Instagram #ad.

Tanya Chen 16 days ago

A High School Teacher Filmed In Blackface On Halloween Has Been Placed On Administrative Leave

The school board has launched an investigation after a viral video showed a California teacher in a classroom wearing blackface in a Common costume.

Tanya Chen 17 days ago

Airbnb Said It’s Banning "Party Houses" After The Halloween Party Shooting That Killed Five People

Cofounder and CEO Brian Chesky said the company will have systems to flag "high-risk reservations" as well as form a "'party house rapid response team."

Tanya Chen 20 days ago

Influencers Of Color Say They Are Treated Differently On Brand Trips

In this week's newsletter: non-white YouTubers continue to publish videos airing out what they say are confusing and distressful ways they're not treated the same on work trips.

Tanya Chen 21 days ago

A YouTuber's Halloween-Themed Food Video About A Mass Suicide Is Causing A Debate Online

Chantal, aka Foodie Beauty, told BuzzFeed News she believes she's being singled out among a popular genre on YouTube.

Tanya Chen 23 days ago

Young Famous YouTubers Are Maturing And Talking About Privacy And Healthier Boundaries. I Couldn’t Be Prouder.

In this week's newsletter: YouTubers describe their unique kind of millennial burnout, and fluffy chickens.

Tanya Chen One month ago

A YouTuber Has Been Accused By Fans Of A Scam After Her Louis Vuitton Giveaway Turned Into A Mess

Alissa Violet's fans are now trolling her over the messy and confusing giveaway.

Tanya Chen One month ago

A Woman Pinned A Cheez-It On A Wall To See When Her Dad Would Notice. It Took About 4 Years.

Also, surprise! Sara Smith was then harassed online over a Cheez-It joke.

Tanya Chen One month ago

Influencers Are Posing In Their Cozy Autumnal OOTDs...In 86-Degree Miami Heat

In this week's newsletter: I check the local temperatures of some of my favorite fall-themed photo shoots on Instagram, and a brief how-to to writing a dizzying sponcon caption.

Tanya Chen One month ago

A Beauty Influencer Is Trying To Defend The Tough "Hybrid" Job Of Being An Influencer, But Not Everyone Is Quite Convinced

"An influencer is a hybrid of many jobs," wrote online beauty and fashion personality Amra Olević Reyes. "Not many can do it and stay consistent."

Tanya Chen One month ago

A Man Is Being Forced To Account For Throwing Away Food As A Joke

Sam Arends, who was shamed for throwing an untouched In-N-Out order in the trash, bought another order to give to a man who is homeless.

Tanya Chen One month ago

Caroline Calloway Has A Message For Her Haters

In this week's newsletter: a fitness guru under fire for hiring a team of coaches who all look...well, like her, and outtakes from the Caroline Calloway profile.

Tanya Chen One month ago

Controversial Influencer And Podcaster Jackie O Said She's Not Sorry For Suggesting Shootings Are More Common In Cheaper Movie Theaters

"If you're going to shoot up a movie theater it's not going to be the most expensive one," Jackie Oshry said during Tuesday's taping of the podcast The Morning Toast.

Tanya Chen One month ago