Elle Mills just deleted her Instagram and Twitter account
12 February 2019, 16:32
Elle has suddenly disappeared from social media
Elle posted some pictures of her new tattoo (the word "tattoo", written in Comic Sans font) to both of those social media accounts and faced an immediate backlash from people who found it unfunny.
Elle clearly hoped the tattoo would be received warmly, but many took it as an opportunity to attack her sense of humour and YouTube comedy in general, with one tweet which which read simply "youtubers are a plague to all things funny", amassed over 177,000 likes and 20,000 retweets in under 24 hours.
The tattoo pictures soon went somewhat viral and became a focal point for people to attack, leading some of Elle's friends and fans to step up to her defence, like Corinna Kopf, who tweeted:
"can y’all stop hating on elle mills for no fucking reason... just because someone has followers doesn’t mean it’s not bullying you fucks."
can y’all stop hating on elle mills for no fucking reason... just because someone has followers doesn’t mean it’s not bullying you fucks.— Pouty Girl (@CorinnaKopf) February 12, 2019
Fans are shocked to see her gone.
People really stay attacking Elle Mills for breathing. She has done nothing wrong but mind her own business yet people feel the constant need to attack her?— Lauren (@Pinkieruth) February 12, 2019
y’all really bullied Elle mills off twitter??? she’s not my fave but damn just leave people alone??? get a hobby??— kaliane is writing! (@kalianefayepoet) February 12, 2019
Elle is a YouTuber who has been open about having a mixed experience handling her newfound online fame.
In 2018 she posted a video highlighting the 'burnout' she felt after striving so hard to maintain the quality and quantity of her video output. A large amount of people dog-piling your tweet would be difficult for anyone, let alone someone as young as Elle.
Now, both her social accounts have been taken offline. With no accounts left to follow except her YouTube channel, we presumably won't know exactly what has happened until Elle's next video.