Hotel Bans YouTubers After Creator Demanded Free Stay Then Cried When Refused

19 January 2018, 10:28

Elle Darby hotel bans YouTubers
Elle Darby hotel bans YouTubers. Picture: YouTube
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

"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