Zoe Sugg is used to having her every move put under a microscope. But this really takes the biscuit...
Zoe Sugg has become a household name.
Whether you’re a regular YouTube watcher (guilty), listen to your little sister swoon over her favourite vloggers, or you simply enjoy strolling through social media in order to keep up with the happenings of the world, you’re bound to have come across Zoella.
Starting out with a simple camera in her bedroom, she’s become a celebrity in her own right, building up a legion of loyal followers who hang on her every word. Whether it’s beauty tips, relationship advice or health matters, there’s no denying Zoe’s influence.
But that doesn’t mean that she escapes hearing nasty things about herself. Because, internet.
The latest backlash comes in the form of ‘cheating’ rumours surrounding her long-term relationship with fellow YouTube sensation, Alfie Deyes. Sigh.
Natch, the 26-year-old wasted no time in setting the record straight, after a photograph of herself, her boyf’ and a close friend sent tongues wagging.
Why? Well, some fans believe that, because she’s not sitting next to her beau, there MUST be something going on with the other guy in the picture. Err. Right.
After seeing the comments flooding her photo (we can only imagine what it’s like to receive that many notifications), Zoe waded in to set the record straight. And what she says makes ALL the sense.
She wrote, ‘I’m so disappointed with so many comments in this photo. Mark is my friend. That’s it. He’s also Alfie’s friend. It makes me sad that if he had a vagina you’d probably feel differently. Boys and girls CAN just be friends without any other feelings.’
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She added, ‘I sat next to him on the plane because we were both watching Gavin and Stacy on my MacBook & Alfie wanted to edit.
‘Not that I should even have to justify it, I might have just wanted to sit next to my friend. Enough of this now guys! Please 💗 ‘.
Many of her fans also jumped to defend her, with comments including: ‘Zoe and Mark are just friends’, ‘Don’t listen to them Zoe it isn’t fair’ and ‘Everyone on the comments chill Zoe and mark are just friends as well as Alfie they all get along very well and you guys aren’t helping their friendship.’
So there you have it folks. Nothing to see here (except a happy bunch of people on a plane).