Oosh. Those vloggers don’t always have it easy, do they?
While YouTube superstars Zoella and Alfie Deyes have scored book deals and beauty collaborations over the past few years, not everyone is particularly thrilled about it.
However, there’s one thing these famous internet faces can bank on when times are rough. And that’s their loyal fanbases.
This became evident when a Tumblr user dared (*gasp*) to dedicate a slightly less than complimentary blog post to the loved-up couple earlier this week.
When asked: ‘Do you have something against Zoella and Alfie?’ the outspoken lady replied: ‘Yeah!! I do actually.
‘I think they’re people who got very very famous for doing very very nothing at all.’
While she acknowledged that the pair probably do care about their viewers, she couldn’t help bring up the furore surrounding that ghostwriting scandal.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ll remember that Zoella – real name Zoe Sugg – faced a huge backlash after it was revealed she’d had a little help writing her debut novel Girl Online in 2014.
Zoe later responded by saying it was ‘well-known’ among her viewers that she’d used an editorial consultant and editor.
But this didn’t stop the Tumblr user from adding: ‘Interesting point to note is that people dismiss their behavior on account of “this is just how all celebrities act,” that sort of thing.
‘1) does that make it ok. 2) youtubers function under the guise of transparency and relatability, a far cry from traditional media celebs.
‘While traditional celebs become items of attention due to the mystery that surrounds them, youtubers are your friend!!’
Not unsurprisingly, these comments got Zalfie fans SERIOUSLY incensed. And Twitter went a teeny bit crazy.
Zoe appeared to hit back by writing on her page: ‘Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter,’ while Alfie simply said: ‘Spread positivity.’
Eek. Let’s hope everyone’s managed to calm down a bit, eh?