The ongoing ‘TanaCon’ scandal has had some serious developments in recent days, as new footage shows Tana and the event organizer’s purposefully selling tickets beyond the venue’s capacity, as PewDiePie has called out.
TanaCon was a convention set up to rival ‘VidCon’, an event where fans gather and get to see and chat to some of their favorite YouTube creators.
After Tana Mongeau was publicly critical of VidCon for apparently not treating her like the other creators, she went about creating her own convention, largely to simply spite VidCon.
However, TanaCon was roundly a disaster, leading to thousands of fans left waiting outside due to overcrowding in the venue – some of whom had paid considerable money for tickets, travel and accommodation.
After the event was cancelled, Tana later claimed that 15,000 people had turned up unexpectedly, leading to the cancellation. But a police report later clarified that this number was on 4,000.
PewDiePie, the most popular YouTuber with over 60 million subscribers has been keeping up with the story, and his latest video exposes both Tana and the event organizer’s for knowingly selling more tickets than the venue could accommodate.
“They both knew, they also knew that the event only held 1,200 people.”
But in the clips, Tana explains that she “loves” the number of 5,200 people, and she goes on to say:
“It would be really, really cool to have people outside waiting to get in. Like, people love to be oppressed outside”
PewDiePie finishes by directly addressing Tana and suggesting the only way she can make things right, as she claims she wants to do, is by deleting her channel.
“I know how to make this right, and I’m not saying this sarcastically or ironically. Here’s what you gotta do – delete your channel. You clearly don’t deserve to have and audience, the people being ‘oppressed outside’ was your audience, the people that care for you, the people that paid money to see you.
To me this is the perfect example of greed of ego and greed of money being combined and creating this giant mess. Ultimately, everyone loses – except me, because I get content to criticize.”
You can watch PewDiePie’s full video on the situation below.