Hotel Bans YouTubers After Creator Demanded Free Stay Then Cried When Refused
19 January 2018, 10:28
"The answer is no."
A luxury hotel has officially banned YouTubers and influencers after the owner butted heads with YouTuber Elle Darby.
Elle had written to the hotel, asking for five nights free in exchange for her, you know, 'influencing' the place. The owner decided to respond in a scathing public statement, in which he explained precisely why he was absolutely not going to do that:
Dear Social Influencer (I know your name but apparently it’s not important to use names), Thank you for your email...Posted by The White Moose Café on Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Elle then responded
In what can only be described as a true 'self-own', Elle decided to cast aside the anonymity the hotel owner had granted her and reveal herself as the YouTuber in question. It is unclear to this day why she thought this would be wise.
Her video is called 'I was exposed' - although, to be clear, the statement didn't actually expose her, she's exposing herself by making this video. I know I keep going on about this but it makes no sense to me:
There was some debate about who was right
Yeh so she made a cheeky request and the hotel had every right to say no but there was absolutely no need to publicly shame the poor girl. Absolutely disgusting quite frankly.— ✨Cecilia ✨ (@ciciadamou) January 19, 2018
The hotel owner blacked out the name and contact info in their post. This is the post. https://t.co/cRIvOsqxqH— Michelle O (@MishMeesh) January 19, 2018
The "influencer" outed herself in a monetized video.