Colleen Ballinger, better known as “Miranda Sings,” apologized to her followers for a series of videos she made over the course of a decade.
In a video titled “addressing everything,”
the YouTuber expressed remorse over
a series of jokes she made in the past.
starting with a video she and her sister
made pretending to be Latinx women.
She admitted that the characters they played
were “completely based in racial stereotypes".
“It is not funny, and it is completely hurtful.
I am so ashamed and embarrassed that I
ever thought this was okay,” she said.
“I was a sheltered teenager who was
stupid and ignorant and clearly
extremely culturally insensitive" .
Ballinger also addressed a controversy
that started just a few weeks ago .
when 17-year-old fan Adam McIntyre alleged
in a YouTube video that she didn’t pay him for
the content he shared to her Twitter account.
He also accused the YouTuber of sending
him underwear and bras in the mail.
She denied McIntyre’s claim that she
ignored him, and confessed that she
did send the fan a bra and underwear.
but insists they were new and it was
nothing more than a joke well
documented on a public livestream.
Ballinger said she will “continue to learn” from her
mistakes and grow as a human being, but asked that
cyberbullies learn that words have power, just as she has