The Hotel That Beefed With Elle Darby Really Won't Let It Go
31 January 2018, 14:36 | Updated: 31 January 2018, 16:18
The White Moose Café's beef with YouTuber Elle Darby is showing no signs of slowing down.
We regret to inform you that the hotel owner who banned YouTubers and influencers from staying in his establishment after YouTuber Elle Darby asked to stay for free is still banging on about it.
On January 16th, a Dublin hotel called The White Moose Café posted an extraordinarily long Facebook post about an unnamed social influencer who had asked to stay at his hotel for free. It's safe to say the owner of the hotel wasn't amused by the request; he challenged the then anonymous YouTuber to tell him who would pay for the upkeep of the hotel if she stayed for free, and advised her to "offer to pay your way like everybody else." Things took a turn for the dramatic when the YouTuber decided to out herself as Elle Darby in a video called "I Was Exposed" (please note, Elle was not exposed, she exposed herself with this video).
The White Moose Hotel then got petty with Elle
They decided to send her an invoice for €5,289,000 all the publicity the beef had earned her, detailing "114 articles across 20 countries with a potential reach of 450 million people."
Elle brushed the jibe off, saying she would "get back to living my best life, doing what I love - while others will probably still try to drag it to the surface." And it turns out, she was completely correct on the "others will try to drag it to the surface" front, as the hotel owners also then released a bizarre spoof press conference about the beef, as well as a range of "I demanded freebies at the white moose cage and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" t-shirts.
BREAKING!! BREAKING!! BREAKING!! BREAKING!! BREAKING!! . . . . . . Video by GerardwalshfilmmakerPosted by The White Moose Café on Sunday, 21 January 2018
You're really doing the most, guys.
**NEW MERCH JUST IN** Buy now: www.whitemoosecafe.ie/shopPosted by The White Moose Café on Monday, 22 January 2018
Elle Darby remained unbothered, and celebrated reaching 100k subscribers on YouTube on January 27th