Internet star Gabbie Hanna says YouTube has fostered a toxic environment where drama channels are encouraged to take down top creators
Internet personality Gabbie Hanna recently stoked controversy by fighting with friends, drama channels, and YouTube itself before deactivating her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Hanna, who has over 6 million YouTube subscribers, also became a TikTok meme when users turned one of her rants into a sound bite.
In an interview with Insider, Hanna discussed her recent controversies, her mental health, and her relationship with YouTube.
Hanna said the platform had fostered a toxic environment where drama, commentary, and “tea” channels are incentivized to repeatedly tear down top creators.
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Before her abrupt disappearance from the internet, Gabbie Hanna seemed as if she were living the influencer dream.
After beginning her online career in 2014 on the TikTok predecessor Vine, Hanna transitioned her audience to YouTube, where she