COLLEEN Ballinger has been dubbed the worst person ever by former fans after an old video showing the YouTuber in black lettering circulated.
Ballinger, 36, has faced numerous allegations in recent months from former fans who claim she groomed them when they were minors.
The YouTuber rose to fame with her beloved character Miranda Sings, which brought her more than 20 million subscribers on three different channels.
However, other allegations were leveled against Ballinger.
Now a video has surfaced that allegedly shows the entertainer in blackface.
in one video posted Ballinger took center stage on YouTube five years ago, performing Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” as her Miranda Sings character. However, it is not clear when the video was actually shot.
Her face is covered in a black-looking substance, giving her a darker complexion in the video.
She is flanked by two backup dancers who choreograph in costumes devoid of dark makeup.
During the nearly four-minute video, the crowd can be heard cheering for Ballinger and the dancers.
Ballinger had shared one similar dance routine on YouTube without black makeup.
The YouTube video in question, which was posted on her official Miranda Sings channel, has since unlisted but made the rounds on Twitter, sparking a reaction from fans and others.
“She really is the worst person. She’ll never be able to come back from all that shit,” one person said tweeted.
“Every time I think she can’t possibly get any worse, she kind of does,” wrote another.
“Some people say it’s green face paint, but I don’t see how that would be any better in this context of singing Beyoncé…” chipped in another.
“I can’t wait to hear the excuse she will come up with on this one,” wrote another.
“Just when you think a person is going to hit rock bottom, someone could dig a little deeper,” said another.
“How did she get away with all this for so long?!!?!?” another quizzed.
A series of claims
The video was made just days after Ballinger was confronted by a former production assistant about her racist behavior.
April Korto Quioh, who appeared in three different positions on Ballinger’s Netflix show Haters Back Off! wrote a newsletter accusing Ballinger of racist behavior, including using the N-word.
“I remember hearing her once boast about a YouTuber being ‘cancelled’ for saying the n-word (and if you think she went for ‘n-word’, instead of hitting the hard ‘R’, then you haven’t paid). attention) and that she would never be stupid enough to get caught doing something like that,” she said.
Quioh also claimed that Ballinger called “POC background actors” “distracting” and called for converting an Asian market into a bodega and removing the “Asian shit” from the set.
Quioh claimed that Balinger “had a knack for making ‘funny’ scathing comments about the people around her, and since we owed all of our jobs to her, we were forced to just go along with it,” the newsletter reads BuzzFeed.
Further allegations against her came from Adam McIntyre, who claimed in 2020 that Ballinger “groomed” and used him for content when he was a minor.
McIntyre said he first discovered Ballinger as Miranda Sings in 2012 and immediately became a fan of hers.
He claimed that in 2016 he and Ballinger started talking on a “more personal level” and became “good friends.”
At this point, McIntyre would have been 13 years old and Ballinger was already in his 30s.
Following McIntyre’s allegations, several other allegations have been made against Ballinger.
Ballinger then broke her silence on the claims with a bizarre video.
“Although my team has strongly advised me not to say what I want to say, I recently realized that they never said I wasn’t allowed to sing what I wanted to say,” she said while strumming her ukulele.
In the 10-minute video, Ballinger can be seen singing about a “manipulation station” and a “mob mentality” that favors rumor or fact.
“Everybody get on the poisonous gossip train,” she sings at the beginning of the video.
“Remove traces of misinformation.”
Ballinger stops singing several times to provide an almost spoken response when she admitted her “strange” relationship with her fans earlier in her career.
She separately denied the grooming allegations against her.
In the video, Ballinger does not address McIntyre by name but refers to his video and the allegations he made against her.
“Someone had made a video saying some shocking and hurtful things about me and a lot of you guys wanted me to address that,” she said.
Ballinger shared screenshots of messages between her and McIntyre — which McIntyre also shared in his video.
“But it’s gotten to a point where there’s so much rumour, lies and speculation that I feel like I have to deal with it.”
The US Sun has reached out to Ballinger officials for comment.