Zoella Addresses Controversy Surrounding Her Advent Calendar


Zoella has apologised after old tweets resurfaced of her making fun of gay men.

Zoella has yet to address the backlash against her.

"I find it amusing when gay men spit...it's like they're trying to be a bit macho but never works..."

"Another post - also deleted - read: "'Why are these clothes so expensive?' because they're designer you tramp, that there in your hand is a dress worth over £2000.

Elsewhere the unearthed posts make reference to an X Factor contestant whom Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, appears to refer to as a "fat chav". She should have "kept her legs shut" excuse my choice of words haha #vulgar'.

Yep, there's only twelve days in this advent calendar, not even 25.

Zoella insists that she didn't decide the price point herself.

But the damage was already done for many reviewers on the Boots website.

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One Twitter user complained: "Don't get me wrong, I adore Zoella's videos but it breaks my heart a little seeing that she's charging £50 for advent calendar".

The contents of the calendar can be bought for around £20 separately.

Another said: "Don't get me wrong, I love Zoella but you can't deny how absolutely ridiculous that advent calendar is".

The calendar is exclusively on sale at Boots and in response to the criticism around the calendar's price they have announced they will be slashing the price in half to £25.

The YouTube star prompted a backlash when fans discovered messages sent on her account in 2010, which made disparaging comments about gay men and passed comment on people she branded as "fat chavs".

Parents have slammed the calendar created by the beauty vlogger as "tat" and "massively overpriced".

"The Zoella lifestyle advent calendar is full of 12 exclusive treats which are all clearly listed on boots.com and can not be purchased separately".

The 27-year-old has become an internet sensation since posting her first video on YouTube in 2009, and now has over 12 million subscribers who watch her posts, as well as almost 12 million followers on Twitter.