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Internet star Gabbie Hanna says YouTube has fostered a toxic environment where drama channels are encouraged to take down top creators

Gabbie Hanna's career as a Viner turned YouTuber took a dark turn over the past year.
Gabbie Hanna’s career as a Viner turned YouTuber took a dark turn over the past year.

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  • 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.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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

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Here’s why Gabbie Hanna is all over TikTok

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Gabbie Hanna, who first gained internet fame through Vine, is now the butt of jokes all over TikTok.

The 29-year-old Vine star turned YouTuber turned musician left social media this month after weeks of accusing YouTube of suppressing her content. Although her views and subscriber count has been dropping, per SocialBlade, Hanna’s YouTube channel is still publicly accessible.

Hanna is no stranger to controversy — she was widely criticized for associating with former Vine star Curtis Lepore, who plead guilty to sexually assaulting his then-girlfriend Jessi Vasquez. Vasquez, known online as Jessi Smiles, accused Hanna of being friends with Lepore’s friends, who protected him when Vasquez accused him of sexual assault. She detailed the fallout between herself and Hanna in a 27-minute-long video in November 2019 titled “Gabbie Hanna needs to be stopped.” YouTuber Trisha Paytas was also involved in the feud

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