Colleen Ballinger Of Miranda Sings Is Sorry For A Past Racist Clip, Also Addresses Sending Underwear To A 13-Year-Old Fan
YouTube needs to get with it and equip its ass with a crying filter for YouTubers in trauma to use while recording their inevitable sowwy video after the internet turns on them for whatever reason.
Yet another YouTuber had to put on her serious face for an oh-so-serious apology video, and this time it’s 33-year-old Colleen Ballinger, creator of the internet character Miranda Sings, who is the half-broken Bedazzler-inseminated baby of Lea Michele and Poughkeepsie’s least popular Jerri Blank impersonator. The Miranda Sings YouTube channel has almost 11 million subscribers, Colleen starred as Miranda in the Netflix show Haters Back Off, and she was also on Broadway in Waitress for a minute, so she’s got a lot of fans. And recently messy old clips of her were pulled out. On top of that, a 17-year-old boy from Ireland accused Colleen of using him as a ghost-tweeter without paying him and sent him panties and a bra when he was 13 years old.
So Colleen did a video sans Kylie Jenner clown lips and apologized for the past videos and also got into claims made by the 17-year-old boy, saying that the chonies she sent him were not worn and it was a joke. Miranda sighs!
The videos that people brought up were made over 10 years ago. One was made when Colleen was an elder teen (around 19 years old) and it showed her and her sister as Latina stereotypes who are done up in busted raccoon “chola” drag (I put chola in quotes because no self-respecting chola would do her face like that) and talk about Del Taco and Chihuahuas while doing accents that will make your ears shit out a million question marks.
In another video from 12 years ago, Colleen grosses out about having to six next to “an extremely obese Asian woman with facial hair” on a plane.
WHY COLLEEN BALLINGER IS A BAD PERSON. (a thread)…
1. fat shaming a woman pic.twitter.com/aqFxC3P3Xy
— silly goose (@sillygoosez) May 12, 2020
And people also brought up how Colleen has repeatedly told the story about how when she was 3 or 4 years old, she snatched up the family dog by the neck all mean-like for no reason, causing the dog to bite her in the face. Colleen didn’t mention to the growns that she instigated the attack, and so the dog was put to sleep over that incident. Colleen, as an adult, joked that she murdered the dog.
Colleen Ballinger aka Miranda Sings bragging about how she, in her words, “murdered a dog”. Is this something appropriate to make light of, or is this too far? pic.twitter.com/cwsA9MzD2H
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) May 10, 2020
Well, that dog is in heaven, nibbling on their 89th Snausage of the day (hey, it’s heaven) and cackling over this backlash against that demon child who got them sent to the afterworld!
In her 13-minute-long apology video, Colleen apologizes for the Latina stereotype video, admits it was wrong, and says she was a “sheltered teenager who was stupid and ignorant and clearly extremely culturally insensitive.” Colleen deleted the video years after posting it because she didn’t want someone to watch it and get their feelings hurt. As for the video of her heaving over sitting next to an overweight person on a flight, she also admits she was in the wrong. Colleen says that she hears people saying, “Well, when I was 19, I wasn’t doing racist shit,” and her answer is that she sadly was not, but she’s a different person now. And she still feels guilt over the death of her dog.
As for the claims from Adam Mcintyre, the now 17-year-old boy from Ireland, he made a video a couple of weeks ago, claiming that he met Colleen four years ago through social media when he was 13 (she was around 29). He claims that they became friends (she even invited him to lunch in Ireland), and she talked to him about her divorce from her first husband (she’s now married to her second husband and they have a 1-year-old together). Colleen allegedly asked Adam to dig up dirt about her first husband, her fans, and her friends. And during a live stream giveaway of shit she bought from Forever 21 that she didn’t want, she agreed to send Adam an unwanted bra and underwear set. Adam adds that in 2017, Colleen wanted to freshen up Miranda Sings, so she got him to provide her with jokes, memes, and other content for her Twitter and YouTube channel. He claims that he did it from December 2017 until March 2020 when she dumped him after he tweeted something problematic that didn’t go over well with her fans.
The perma-theater-kid on meth got into Adam’s claims, saying that she regularly tests fans for a possible job with her company and that’s what she did with Adam but he only had access to her Twitter for a day. She took responsibility for his problematic tweet but cut ties with him after that. She also shows a clip of the live stream giveaway, which shows her friend jokingly putting on the bra over his clothes. Colleen says she’s not some perv who sent a 13-year-old boy worn underwear and it was all a joke and that Adam later posted pictures of him wearing the bra over his clothes. Colleen mentions that she even forgot to send him the bra and panties, but he kept asking for them so she finally did. Colleen now sees that it was a stupid move.
As for where Adam’s parents are in all of this, he says that his mom has been wary of his relationship with Colleen and didn’t trust her. Colleen says otherwise, saying that as far as she knew, Adam’s mom was supportive of him being a fan, and if she found out otherwise, she would’ve stopped talking to him.
Adam did another video, responding to Colleen’s response, saying that it was her idea to send him the bra and chonies, and also showed DMs where she mentions making him her social media intern.
Colleen has yet to burp up a response video to Adam’s response video, which will lead to him releasing a response video to her response video to his response video before YouTube just combusts.
You know, if you’re 29 years old and a 13-year-old boy you’ve been talking to keeps asking you to send him bra and panties, you should not do so. What you should do is get yourself mug shot ready, moisturize your wrists so the zip tie cuffs won’t chafe your skin and sit in your chair so that when Chris Hansen and the To Catch A Predator camera crew busts in, you can say, “Bitch, I already had a seat. Beat you to it!”
And if you thought to yourself, “At least James Charles doesn’t make an appearance in this YouTube scandal,” well….
it’s literally all lies. the boy begged colleen for the panties for years, he ran her twitter for one day, & she never ghosted him either, in fact, he tried to bring flynn into his argument. sure, his story doesn’t look the best, but he’s looking for attention since colleen won’t
— James Charles (@jamescharles) May 8, 2020