Colleen Ballinger Returns to YouTube & Addresses Accusations of Inappropriate Behavior With Fans & Racist Content
19.11.2023 - 01:35
Colleen Ballinger is returning to YouTube months after she was accused of racist and inappropriate behavior.
The 36-year-old content creator, best known for her alter ego Miranda Sings, was accused of maintaining exploitative relationships and grooming her young fans in June. At the time, she responded by uploading a 10-minute song about the allegations.
A report followed that accused her of being racist on the set of her Netflix show Haters Back Off. A video from a prior performance also resurfaced, prompting questions about if she was wearing blackface.
Amid the backlash, Colleen‘s tour dates were cancelled. However, she didn’t issue another public response. That changed on Saturday (November 18), when she returned to YouTube with a new vlog and an extended introduction.
In it, she opened up about everything from the song she posted to what she has been up to in between videos. Colleen also addressed her past errors and plans for the future.
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“Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I’ve really missed this. I’ve missed talking to everyone every single day,” Colleen said at the start of a 13-minute vlog.
She spent several minutes speaking candidly to her fans through the camera about the controversies.
“Obviously the last video that I posed on here… It’s really embarrassing to say the least. I was being accused of some pretty awful things, and I was just mad and I should have handled that situation with maturity and empathy. But instead, I just let my ego take over, and I’m really disappointed in myself,” the YouTuber said about her initial response to the backlash.
She continued, saying, “Over the last 15 years of my career, there have been moments where I was