YouTuber Trisha Paytas is coming under fire from several other vloggers who have taken them to task for allegedly manipulating their photos and for ghosting a potential collaborator. And the incidents have reportedly lost them 50,000 subscribers in the past couple weeks.
According to The Daily Dot, the drama started earlier this month when h3h3 Productions' Ethan Klein criticized Paytas' use of Photoshop to argue that social media is making people think they're inadequate in a video called "Instagram vs. Reality." However, the way he did it was nasty and filled with body-shaming jokes — something that led Paytas to criticize his commentary as "harmful" and "predatory" via multiple tweets. Not only that, but they also alleged that Klein based his examples upon "photos from different days."
hey @h3h3productions - you are a disgusting piece of shit. your recent video is not only predatory - its also HARMFUL to young girls— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) May 9, 2019
not only that - ur using photos of different days to make your "point" - which by the way is just straight up bullying. I've never seen a more trash video in my life. @h3h3productions - like u r actually a piece of shit— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) May 9, 2019
the reason I'm so pissed off about that dumbass video is not about me at all, heck I posted that side by side on my own instagram a month ago to show my "ugly" me vs "pretty" its about young girls taking their own lives over middle aged "men" bullying them https://t.co/TxEGGN0qkD— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) May 9, 2019
delete your video @h3h3productions - you piece of shit. any young girls who watched it - you are enough - please watch the ending of this video I just posted. YOU ARE ENOUGH. with or without makeup. do what you got to do to get thru https://t.co/TxEGGN0qkD— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) May 9, 2019
However, after Paytas tweeted to Klein's wife (Iand other half of h3h3 Productions) Hila to "divorce" him, Klein decided to respond by asking, "Who is this rude person? I don't recognize [them] from [their] profile picture. Anyone know?" Paytas subsequently responded to Klein's tweet by talking about the effects of this kind of cyberbullying on their mental health.
You say you’ve suffered from depression,I suffer from it on the day to day,ur jokes are so disgusting and so damaging and u still take zero credibility. I show myself “ugly” every single day. Do some research u ignorant asshole https://t.co/TxEGGN0qkD see me in all my hideousness— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) May 9, 2019
Suicide from bullying is fucking real. I pray to God u never know anyone first hand that ends their life from that shit. It’s not a joke. It’s fucking real - u sicko— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) May 9, 2019
That said, just as the drama between Paytas and Klein began to subside, another YouTuber named Nikocado Avocado decided to take them to task for allegedly "ghosting" him after he came to visit them in LA. In a video called "Exposing Trisha Paytas With Receipts," Avocado explained that after Paytas saw his cover of their song "Warrior," they reached out to do a collaboration. As a result, Avocado said he traveled from Colombia to California to meet them, writing things like, "I'm here in Hollywood, I brought you gifts lol I hope you get back to me! <3" — though Paytas apparently never responded to the repeated messages.
Not only that, but Avocado also alleges that Paytas edited their exchanges and spread the fake screenshots — something that led to their fans calling him "manipulative" and a "desperate social climber."
According to Newsweek, Paytas responded to Avocado's claims via a video denying that they ever agreed to meet him, saying, "I was never going to collab. I don't know where that came from." They also apparently expressed concern over his mental state after watching a video of Avocado "waving a knife" at his husband, per Dexerto. However, DramaAlert's Keemstar reportedly found some evidence to the contrary, finding that Paytas mentioned a potential collaboration with Avocado "multiple times."
This led Paytas to post another follow-up video, in which they say they "did nothing wrong" and accused Avocado of "becoming obsessive" — also mentioning that they began to feel uncomfortable about their conversations.
Messy for sure. See Paytas' most recent response video, below.
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