When you think of YouTube Stars, most likely, you’re thinking of Zoella.
The British social star got real about being a YouTube celebrity in her latest video and talked about how everything changed for her in the blink of an eye; and full admitted that she actually doesn’t like it when she’s reported about in the news.
“On the grand scheme of things, I don’t get written about as much as actual celebrities and people that have interesting lives,” Zoella shared, and quickly added, “I love being online, I love having control over everything I post, I love you guys and everyone that watches and gets involved. I like that I have built my own community and we could talk about what we wanted and I’m so fortunate in the sense that there are so many of you.”
She continued that she thinks of her YouTube friends and viewers like a little family, however, when the media does do a story about Zoella, they take things out of context.
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“I feel like YouTubers and the only space don’t see traditional media in that same way; we don’t need traditional media to tell a story because we can do that ourselves,” she continued. “I think sometimes when I’m trying to tell my story and they [the media] go this is kind of interesting, let’s write about this’ and it just doesn’t always spin what I said in a positive way just to get clicks…It’s really weird to get my head around.”
Zoella added, “When I started this, there was no ‘oh, if my channel grows to this size that press will interesting and they’ll be people stopping you in the street…i didn’t know what could ever be. There was no one that was already experiencing all of this and if there was, I wasn’t aware of them. It was all very new and I had to learn really quickly on how to balance that. Ultimately, what I wanted to do was film videos for an audience of people online.”