A 15-year-old YouTuber has caused anger after 'faking' a marriage and pregnancy

17 April 2019, 15:35 | Updated: 17 April 2019, 15:37

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

It's amazing how far some people will go for views

15-year-old influencer Danielle Cohn has been criticised after apparently faking both a pregnancy and a wedding just to get YouTube views.

The former Musical.ly star, who has over 3.5 million Instagram followers, pretended to get married to her 16-year-old boyfriend, fellow YouTuber Mikey Tua. In a video on his channel, the pair also claimed that Danielle is pregnant, which appeared to be confirmed by a photo Danielle posted on Instagram, which showed Tua kissing her stomach.

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The pair was supposedly married in Vegas, but Buzzfeed reports that in Nevada:

"Anyone under the age of 16 needs a court order authorizing a marriage license to be issued. According to online court records for Las Vegas, no marriage license has been issued for Cohn or Tua."

Danielle's mother told Buzzfeed that the wedding was β€œdone for a stunt". She added that:

β€œIt was a YouTube video like most YouTube people do for clickbait. She committed to her best friend in Vegas... legally they can’t get married. [They] are YouTubers [who] did something... they made a promise.”

However, she did not directly comment on whether Danielle is actually pregnant, so who knows what's going on there.

The YouTuber's latest video cryptically says '2/4' so there's two more videos to go, where we may learn exactly what the hell is going on. But that hasn't stopped fans from already freaking out.

We'll just have to wait and see what the hell is going on.