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7 Influencers Who Were Called Out For Their Lies & Scams Online

7 Influencers Who Were Called Out For Their Lies & Scams Online

Some influencers do all kinds of weird things to gain popularity on social media. From lying about their lifestyle to editing their pictures, they've done it all and have been exposed for faking it. 

Here's a list of influencers who were called out for their lies and actions. 

1. Last year in July, a Chinese vlogger was exposed for using facial filters to make herself look younger.

This blogger who goes by the name "Her Royal Highness Qiao Biluo" on social media was called out for using filters on her face to make herself look younger. Hailed as a 'cute goddess' she got exposed when a technical glitch occurred while she was live streaming. She was actually a 58-year-old woman who was claiming to be much younger. 

Source: www.bbc.com

2. This YouTuber was exposed for faking colour blindness in 2016. 

Logan Paul made a video where he claimed his colour blindness was cured by a pair of sunglasses. In reality, he didn't have any colour blindess and he could see all colours. In his defense he said that he just wanted to make amazing content which showed what it means to be colour blind. He also accepted that he did exaggerate his reaction. Here's the video. 

3. In 2019, this Instagram couple were criticized when they asked for $11,000 from their followers to be able to go on a vaction.

Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt who own an Instagram page named Another Beautiful Day Official literally asked their followers to help them raise €10,000 so that they could go on a trip to Africa and this didn't go down well with their followers. People called them out for being "egotistical brats" and "shameful, self-indulgent bludgers."

Source: bigseventravel.com

4. This Instagram influencer was exposed for documenting her motorcycle crash and was accused of sponsoring the posts and glamorizing the accident.

In August 2019, Tiffany Mitchell posted a series of photos on Instagram just after being involved in a motorcycle crash. But, her followers weren't convinced. They accused her of glamorizing the accident, and some even suggested that it looked like it had been sponsored by SmartWater. In her defense, Mitchell said that it was never her intention to bring negative attention to the post and she was simply grateful someone had documented the experience. 

Source: www.diyphotography.ne

5. This young YouTuber was exposed by her dad for lying about her age and also duping people into thinking she was pregnant. 

In 2019, Danielle Cohn came into the limelight when questions about her age and her suggestive posts started doing rounds on the internet. Apart from lying about her age, she also lied about being pregnant. Ultimately, she was exposed by her own dad on Facebook where he shared a lengthy post (deleted now) claiming that his daughter was just 13 years old and that he'd had enough of Danielle being online in a way he didn't 'approve' of. To which she replied by saying that she doesn't do anything she doesn't want to.


6. In November 2019, this YouTuber was called out by her followers for lying about the fact that her house was haunted. 

Daisy Marquez, a YouTuber posted a video on Twitter claiming that she was experiencing paranormal activity at home. You could see a door mysteriously open behind her but, her followers weren't convinced. They accused her of staging the entire thing. Though, Daisy denied the allegations. 

Source: metro.co.uk

7. Indian fashion influencer Santoshi Shetty received flak for offering therapy for ₹1500 on Instagram. 

In July 2020, fashion blogger Santoshi Shetty announced an initiative called Flying Cheese on Instagram where she offered one-on-one therapy sessions for ₹1500. She stated that she wanted to start a conversation on mental health and help those who are struggling to deal with it. The entire purpose of this initiative was to give positive vibes and energy but, it backfired. Netizens and mental health professionals were quick to call her out for her irresponsible and insensitive move. Later, she did apologize for her post.

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