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Gabbie Hanna accused of “blackfishing” after dramatic YouTube return

Published: 19/Aug/2020 17:13 Updated: 19/Aug/2020 20:16

by Alice Hearing

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Popular YouTuber and former Vine star Gabbie Hanna has been accused of “blackfishing” after dramatically returning to the internet from a 6-week hiatus.

On Tuesday, Gabbie revealed the reason behind her break from social media and went into detail about trauma she has suffered in the past in a 46-minute long video uploaded to YouTube.

In the video she discussed the reasons behind her “breakdown” and alluded to her relationship with Jessi “Smiles” Vasquez, mentioning an abusive friendship. Gabbie also mentioned being “shadow-banned” by YouTube, which the company denied in an interview with Insider.

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Gabbie posted a gallery of selfies to Instagram and Twitter upon her return

Towards the end of the video, she revealed that she would soon be releasing a single about Trish Paytas, an influencer with whom she’s feuded with for two years, saying: “the first single from my album is coming out next month…it was actually written about Trisha Paytas for Trisha Paytas, but I’ll talk about that and explain that in another video.”

In June and July, Gabbie Hanna became the subject of ridicule online after she began displaying concerning behavior. On June 29 Gabbie she tweeted: “I’m saying this again publicly out of fear. If something happens to me/my loved ones, it’s not an accident.”

To make matters worse Gabbie became a meme on TikTok after appearing on Box of Thoughts podcast episode where she quickly went from sounding angry to singing a song.

@humaira..rPut ?thé?finger?pull? the ? trigger? throw?them?off?your✊trail? ##fyp ##foryou ##singing ##gabbiehanna ##funny♬ original sound – humaira..r

Gabbie quickly disappeared from the internet, leading some people to even theorize that she was dead.

Now Gabbie has made a comeback, and alongside her explanation video, she posted a set of five selfies to her twitter and Instagram featuring a new bleach blonde bob and a heavy tan.

Several users on Twitter suggested she was “blackfishing”, a term used for when white women use makeup and tanning to look as though they have black ancestry.

One user tweeted in response, “Girl nooo oh my god not the tan, not blackface please,” which garnered more than 1,500 likes. Another person wrote, “Gabbie Hanna is blackfishing try to change my mind.”

Despite a break of over a month and taking the time to address the hate she has received, including death threats, Gabbie Hanna still can’t catch a break.

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Joe Rogan questions Kanye’s “calling to be leader of the free world”

Published: 24/Oct/2020 21:09

by Bill Cooney

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Kanye West sat down for one of the most anticipated interviews of the year on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he explained why he’s got a “calling to be the leader of the free world.”

Kanye West is most known for being a famous rapper and entrepreneureur, but the musician is also a top-level fashion designer, architect, and, of course, a 2020 presidential candidate.

While he first announced his political ambitions at the 2015 MTV Awards, West has now revealed that it actually started while he was in deep thought during a shower.

“It hit me in the shower, and when I first thought of it I just started like, laughing to myself,” Kanye said. “Some people in the music industry, some tech elites, they just took it as a joke. I remember running into Oprah like two days after that and she’s like ‘you don’t want to be president.’”

Timestamp at 3:59 for mobile viewers.

According to the rapper, despite Oprah’s doubts, the outcome of the 2016 United States presidential election further encouraged him to pursue the highest office in the land as a political outsider.

“I believe that my calling is to be the leader of the free world,” Kanye told Rogan, dead serious. “If it’s in God’s plan that part of my path is to be the governor [of California] first, then that’s fine, but my calling is to be the leader of the free world.”

Rogan was definitely intrigued by what Ye referred to as his “calling,” but thoroughly questioned what the star would really change or be different than politicians before him.

“So when you say this, when you say your calling is to be the leader of the free world, what does that mean to you?” the host replied. “What would be different about the way you would handle things if that’s your plan, why is that your calling? Like, what would you do as the leader of the free world?”

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Kanye might not be on the ballot in every state, but that’s not going to stop him from running.

“There couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair,” Kanye argued back, in one of his more memorable quotes from the show. “I manifest, I see things, I’m a great leader because I listen, and I’m empathetic, I feel the entire Earth, and I feel us as a species, as the human race.”

The interview is a marathon at just under three hours long all stemming from this initial exchange, so if you want to hear the Yeezy founder talk all about his plans, ideas, and visions for the future, all along with what he would do as the leader of the free world, there is plenty here to go off of.

After initially canceling the interview because a member of his staff fell ill, Rogan and West managed to reschedule and it’s a good thing they did because after watching this, it definitely feels like we’ve been granted a very rare look inside the mind of Kanye like never before.