Emma Chamberlain reveals how she’s been stabbed in the back by other YouTubers

11 June 2019, 13:17 | Updated: 12 June 2019, 11:16

Emma Chamberlain The 8th Annual Streamy Awards - Show
Emma Chamberlain The 8th Annual Streamy Awards - Show. Picture: Getty

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It's happened "at least ten times" apparently.

Another day, another YouTube drama! Or rather, ten dramas to be precise. Emma Chamberlain has revealed that she’s been stabbed in the back by fellow YouTubers “at least ten” times.

Speaking to W magazine, Emma speaks about her childhood, her rise to fame and how she deals with criticism, as well as talking about the pettiness and backstabbing that can go on in the YouTube community.

“I’ve dealt with a lot of people with bad intentions. Just because somebody has a following does not mean that they are a good person or a good friend,” she says. “And I should have known that. I’ve fucked myself over a few times believing that. I don’t know why I thought there was a correlation—if anything, I prefer to have friends who are maybe not even YouTubers.”

“Four of my best friends are YouTubers, but that’s just a coincidence. I’ve been backstabbed multiple times—literally, at least 10, just off the top of my head—by other YouTubers, and it’s awful.”

She doesn’t drop any names or go into great detail, but judging by the way YouTuber’s lives are lived out so publicly online, we can imagine how all these dramas can get heated pretty quickly.

In the interview, she’s quick to confirm she tries her best not to get swept up in all the criticism that can go on between YouTubers.

“I don’t need to bash,” she said. “It’s unnecessary. What does it do for me? If I have something not positive to say, I’ll keep it to myself...”

“Let’s say another YouTuber rates my outfit from Coachella, right?” she said. “They are completely entitled to their opinion, and I actually really loved my Coachella outfit. If they say, ‘This is ugly,’ and even if I don’t think it’s true, it’s a mood killer. And you would never say that to my face. I don’t like to say things that I wouldn’t want to say to someone’s face. Those are my morals for life.”

Emma has collaborated with a range of other well-known YouTubers, most recently the 'sister squad' which includes in two the Dolan Twins and James Charles. She’s also appeared in videos with Hannah Meloche and Ellie Thumann.

In her two recent videos with the Dolan Twins, James Charles was notably absent, sparking rumours that the Sisters Squad was over - or at least on a hiatus.