Tana Mongeau Reveals What Went Wrong at Tanacon, One Year Later

Tana Mongeau Reveals What Went Wrong at Tanacon, One Year Later

Tana Mongeau is opening up about Tanacon, one year after the convention had to be shut down.

The 21-year-old social media star reflected on how she feels about the event now and revealed what she thought went wrong.

“I think in the moment I was so excited for it to be a real possibility and I definitely was harboring a lot of really negative emotions towards VidCon, just thinking in a really unhealthy way. And I think it wasn’t until I stepped out of it and left Anaheim, really spent months looking at the whole situation as a whole and everything, that I really looked at it for what it was. It was like, ‘Wow, this was a giant mistake with so many of the wrong intentions,’ and all kinds of stuff. I definitely perceive it polar opposite now than I did in the moment of TanaCon,” Tana told Paper Magazine.

As for what made everything crumble, Tana added, “I feel like it’s a mixture of two things really. And don’t get me wrong before I say this, I will always take full blame, I never want to push that off onto anyone else. I think it was a mixture of anger and spite towards VidCon, pain and wanting to, you know what I mean?”

Tana explained that she has not spoken to organizer Michael Weist over the past year and has “done everything I can to fully remove myself from him or anyone associated with him because I think that was a really dark time.”

For more from Tana Mongeau, visit PaperMag.com.

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