WTF? This YouTuber Will Release A Sex Tape If She Hits 1 Million Subs
24 January 2017, 17:01 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:23
... but is it working?
Let's be real, if you have a YouTube channel, nothing in the world feels better than seeing your subscriber count grow. Spreading your content out into the world is one of the most rewarding parts of being a creator, but for one Californian vlogger... she wants to spread adult content instead. Lena Nersesian (or Lena The Plug) has promised her fans that if and when she reaches 1 million subscribers, she will release a sex tape.
In a video, which was posted only six days ago, Lena says that she's "totally comfortable having sex [on camera]" and will happily release her own sex tape with her boyfriend once they hit their target. She started off on 32,000 subscribers, and has seen traffic to her channel grow by crazy proportions - she already has over 150,000 subscribers at the time of writing and the video has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
Ironically, Lena has previously been banned from Instagram for posting raunchy selfies and has even been approached to make her own porn: "Putting provocative pictures on the Internet will get you such offers but it's never been something I've been interested in, or tempted by"... that is, unless she has 1 million subscribers to watch her.
The comments on the video are predictably angry, with the large majority of people calling her "pathetic", "nasty" and "the next Kim Kardashian". However, in an interview with the MailOnline, Lena seems 100% dedicated to her words: "This is definitely not a publicity stunt. Adam and I plan on doing this and hiring a crew to film us when we reach our 1 million goal".
As you can see from the screen cap of her YouTube uploads below, Lena's not one to shy away from the topic of sex. One of her most frequent series involves inviting one of her friends onto camera to have a "dirty Q&A;" - so is a sex tape really that unlikely?
A YouTube spokesperson has since released a statement on their guidelines regarding sexually explicit material: "YouTube's Community Guidelines clearly state that sexually explicit content is not allowed on our site and we remove videos and channels that violate our policies when flagged for our attention".