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Tana Mongeau under fire after privating “long overdue” apology video

Published: 5/Sep/2020 0:18 Updated: 5/Sep/2020 1:01

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and MTV starlet Tana Mongeau is facing backlash online after finally uploading her previously promised apology video and immediately privating it.

While Mongeau boasts an impressive 5.4 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, the star has been hit with criticism throughout the past year and a half after marrying fellow influencer Jake Paul in what many deemed to be a publicity stunt.

The two “divorced” shortly thereafter, leaving Tana single after months of heavy speculation in paparazzi’s watchful eyes — but the drama wasn’t over just yet.

Mongeau received heavy scrutiny from critics after a former friend, YouTuber Kahlen Barry, released a video accusing Tana of racist behavior while he was involved with their old content group, “Trash,” leading to a slew of outrage over the situation.

Tana Mongeau talks to friends while out at dinner.
YouTube: The Hollywood Fix
YouTuber Tana Mongeau has received a slew of backlash in the past few months, with many critics taking issue with her going out, partying, and eating at restaurants amidst the global health crisis, as shown here.

While Tana later apologized, she was also criticized for partying in the midst of the current global health crisis, and promised fans an apology video on multiple occasions to address all the claims against her.

Mongeau finally uploaded her apology video on September 4 at around 2 PM PST — but the video went private almost immediately, with comments turned off, sparking yet even more controversy around the YouTuber.

Tana Mongeau's privated apology video.
YouTube: Tana Mongeau
Mongeau had initially privated her apology video, leading to an outburst of backlash across social media.

Thankfully, Mongeau’s video was up again an hour afterwards — although it doesn’t seem her forthcoming apology was met with good reviews.

In her video, Mongeau claimed she was “disgusted” by her previous apology videos and acknowledged her offensive behavior, but commenters are finding the statements disingenuous after waiting three months for the fifteen-minute-long video that appeared to be all over the place.

“It is far past the time I needed to own up to my behavior and take 100% accountability for my actions,” Tana said in her video. “If I had wanted people to see that I had truly grown, you’d think that my actions would have been in unison with that thought before this moment.”

Other viewers felt that her video seemed rushed and forced. That’s not all; the video currently has more dislikes than likes, with 404k dislikes to 115k likes at the time of writing.

Considering all the outrage against Mongeau at the moment, it comes as little surprise that her highly demanded and long-awaited apology is being met with negativity despite calls for her to grow and change.

Tana has since commented to the outrage, claiming that she will upload another explanatory video responding to her fans’ thoughts on the video with further explanation, as told in a tweet reply to Drama Alert’s KEEMSTAR.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for more on this ongoing story.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.