This week I chatted with the hosts of Slate’s podcast ICYMI (In case you missed it) about the latest controversy surrounding YouTuber Colleen Ballinger. As a heads up, this podcast does mention sexual content and inappropriate conversations with minors, so proceed with caution. More context on the story along with the episode below.
Was the MirandaSings Controversy Inevitable?
How an early YouTube icon came under fire for inappropriate behavior with fans.
On today’s episode, Rachelle Hampton and Candice Lim are joined by Franchesca Ramsey, a television writer and producer, comedian, and former vlogger whose videos have amassed more than 30 million views on YouTube. The trio dive deep into the current controversy engulfing Colleen Ballinger, better known as her alter ego MirandaSings. In recent weeks, Ballinger has come under fire for the allegedly inappropriate communications she’s had with minor fans throughout her years long career. Ramsey, Hampton and Lim discuss how one of her accusers–YouTuber Adam McIntyre–has been sounding the alarm since 2020 when he was largely ignored, if not outright vilified, by the MirandaSings fandom.