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YouTuber Gabbie Hanna has spent much of the past three days arguing with creators on social media.
Rachel Oates and Angelika Oles, YouTube commentary-video creators, received most of her ire.
Oates said her Instagram was deactivated for a day because of a "targeted harassment campaign."
Musician and YouTuber Gabbie Hanna sparked numerous feuds online after criticizing several YouTube creators.
Hanna has been posting dozens of tweets and Instagram videos calling out commentary-channel YouTubers, whom she accused of bullying and harassing her by posting videos about the YouTuber. The controversial creator became a Twitter trend on Tuesday night as a result of the drama.
The drama began when Hanna targeted critics of her poetry
The saga began on Monday, when the YouTuber with 5.7 million followers tweeted about critics of her book of poetry, "Adultolescence," which was released in 2017. "I think it's really lame that a bunch of non-creative, insecure, neurotypical people dragged my poetry for months for views on youtube and tiktok instead of creating their own art," Hanna said.
Hanna directly mentioned Rachel Oates, a YouTuber with 210,000 subscribers who frequently reviews writing published from other content creators. Oates published "Doggolescence" in 2020, a book of poetry with words picked out by her dog, which Hanna claimed in a tweet was "created to mock her."
After posting a private message Oates had sent her and pointing out that Oates had made six videos about her, Hanna went to her Instagram story to share multiple videos claiming that Oates had "bullied and harassed her for months" and that she "can't take criticism from herself at all."
Oates' Instagram was then "apparently removed," according to the content creator. On Wednesday morning, she said in an Instagram story that her "account was false flagged by fans of a much larger account." In an unlisted video on her main channel, Oates elaborated on what she felt was an unjust ban and claimed Hanna's fans had reported her account to Instagram, causing it to be temporarily removed.
"She can literally initiate a targeted harassment campaign against me and have my account removed, and she's allowed to do that and get away with it," Oates said.
A Facebook spokesperson told Insider that Oates "was briefly placed in a checkpoint to verify her identity" and the account suspension "wasn't a result of any policy violations."
The controversy flared when other creators became involved
Angelika Oles, a commentary and tea channel with 560,000 subscribers, responded to Hanna on Twitter, saying "this is unnecessary" and accusing Hanna of "being obsessive and a bully." Hanna followed suit by changing the target of her complaints and began posting tweets and over a dozen Instagram stories about Oles.
In one story, Hanna said she thinks it's "weird that a grown woman constantly inserts herself into my life and situations," referencing the videos Oles makes about YouTube drama and personalities.
Oles responded on Twitter, arguing with Hanna about her past and the commentary videos she's made about her. The pair continued in a public conversation, with Oles writing that "your career is based on other people's stories and sometimes even tragedies so dragging drama channels is hypocritical." Hanna has been accused of using sensitive stories for YouTube views - Oles mentioned a video from 2020 where Hanna dressed up as "e-girls" for a video, with one being Bianca Devins who was killed in 2019 after attending a concert. Hanna did apologized in a video after speaking with Devins' mother.
By Tuesday night, Hanna's name was trending on Twitter, with thousands of tweets discussing her online interactions.
Oscar Wylde became a target after he liked a tweet
Oscar Wylde, a mash-up musician with over 90,000 YouTube subscribers, liked a tweet criticizing Hanna. After Hanna responded publicly, Wylde privately messaged Hanna saying "I don't want no issues" and "don't think I hate you or anything," according to a screenshot of the conversation he shared in a tweet. Hanna then asked for a public apology before blocking Wylde on Twitter, the screenshots showed.
On her Instagram story, Hanna again asked for a "public apology" and called his actions "manipulative." Wylde responded in his own Twitter video, saying "I don't know why you have a problem with me liking a tweet… you are very obsessed with numbers."
Gabbie Hanna has dealt with controversies in the past
Hanna's creator career started on the now-defunct app Vine in 2014. While her YouTube videos and appearances on David Dobrik's channel helped her online star rise, videos and pictures of the influencer have frequently become memes.
Over the course of the past few years, Hanna's YouTube views have stagnated, while YouTube drama channels, which serve largely as gossip hubs for the YouTube creator community, reported on that information. She has claimed that YouTube shadowbanned her, though the platform has denied doing so.
She has been a frequent critic of YouTube's tea and commentary channels. In a clip that has spread around TikTok and Twitter from an appearance on her podcast, Hanna called her critics "bullies."
Hanna told Insider in a 2020 interview that drama channels "have made an environment where the fastest way to grow and the fastest way to make money algorithmically is to take somebody who's already done it and exploit them."
Hanna declined to comment for this story.
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