'AT&T Girl' Milana Vayntrub breaks down over harassment from ads - Dexerto
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‘AT&T Girl’ Milana Vayntrub breaks down over harassment from ads

Published: 25/Aug/2020 18:51 Updated: 26/Aug/2020 14:42

by Virginia Glaze

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Actress and comedian Milana Vayntrub broke down in tears during a recent Instagram Live after receiving thousands of harassing comments due to her appearance in widely-popular AT&T commercials.

For those not in the loop, Vayntrub — an Uzbekistan-born, American entertainer — has become quite a popular figure in online circles as of late, gaining a wide array of admirers across the internet due to her physical attributes.

First appearing in AT&T advertisements from 2013 to 2016, Vayntrub has once again made waves after reigniting her stint as a spokesperson for the company in 2020 — but this time, the internet is taking their fandom a little too far.

A quick look at the comments on Vayntrub’s Instagram photos turns up a slew of inappropriate sentiments, with many making note of the comedian’s body in a less-than-positive manner.

It seems that these comments have gotten extremely out of hand, as evidenced by the actress’s Instagram Live on August 23, where she broke down over the near-constant harassment she receives on social media due to her looks.

“Maybe it just has to be with being a person on the internet, or maybe it’s specific to being a woman on the internet,” she began. “…all of these, ‘milk,’ ‘milkies’ comments, and ‘milk wagons,’ and all of that, it hurts my feelings.”

“I’m hurting, and it’s bringing up a lot of feelings of sexual assault, and I’m just like… you know?” she continued. “Walking my dog, and, getting messages from people who have distorted my pictures to get likes on their accounts.”

Despite Vayntraub’s plea to fans, it doesn’t seem like the harassment is dying down anytime soon, if the comments beneath clips taken from her viral Instagram Live are any indication of public sentiment.

“I could agree that maybe she doesn’t like the attention she has gotten, but she posted pictures like this on the internet,” one critic wrote, sharing a photo of the star. “Pretty sure she knew what was going to go down. She can wear anything, but she should know.”

Similar comments were also posted under popular Tweets using clips of the Instagram broadcast, which has since sparked conversation across the web about the objectification of women and online harassment.

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TikTok Star Zoe Laverne admits she “caught feelings” for underage fan

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:10

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Zoe Laverne has spoken out after facing a huge backlash from multiple leaked videos showing her allegedly kissing an underage fan.

Earlier this week a video surfaced online showing 19-year-old Zoe and a 13-year-old called Connor exchanging a kiss, confirming previous accusations from ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt.

In the days before, leaked Instagram messages showed that Cody and Amber raised concerns over “very intense” interactions with Connor. Zoe had previously denied allegations of a relationship with an underage influencer.

Despite leaving Instagram in September following a lip-syncing controversy, Zoe appears to have created, and now runs, a fandom Instagram account called “zlpfandom2.0.” Shortly after the videos leaked, she explained via the account that she would be taking a break from social media, but did not address the issue.

TikTok star Zoe Laverne
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Zoe explained that she and Connor have separated

Her mom, however, did come online to share her thoughts and defended Zoe’s relationship with Connor, saying “Anybody can reach over and kiss somebody. They’re best friends.”

On October 28, Zoe finally addressed the videos on the fandom Instagram account.  She wrote, “I would like to say I am aware of what was leaked.. but Connor was not raped, etc. Connor and I kissed yes.. never had a relationship but we did catch feelings for each other after being so close. These videos were from months ago and we both realized it was wrong and we both cut it off.”

 

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She explained that she understood the ramifications of her actions, adding, “before anything was leaked I did tell his mom we kissed. She wasn’t happy obviously but she understood that we are both teenagers and that feelings can be caught.

“I am aware that I am an adult and I am aware that I have done something wrong and I am very sorry for what I have done. Connor and I will [livestream] together as soon as this all calms down and explain ourselves.”

She also confirmed that the situation has been settled and the two have separated. “Connor and I have had no communication for 3 days now. We are still friends but we think it’s best to stop talking and work on each other’s mental health and spend time with our families”

Despite the very serious controversy, Zoe’s TikTok account continues to grow above 17 million followers.