Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Zoella Apologises For Advent Calendar Blunder As Price Gets Halved

Zoella 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendar costs £50.00 Zoella 12 days of Christmas Advent Calendar costs £50.00
Freda Brock | 15 November, 2017, 22:38

Zoella has bowed to pressure to apologise after homophobic and fat-shaming tweets were unearthed on her account.

Several tweets that Zoella posted on Twitter between 2009-2012 have been criticised for containing unpleasant comments about gay people and overweight people.

While a third tweet posted from her account referred to someone on The X Factor as a "fat chav".

Another, also dated from 2010 says: "Why are these clothes so expensive" because they're designer you tramp, that there in your hand is a dress worth over £2000.

It has not been confirmed whether Zoella herself sent the messages. "I'm not ideal and I've never claimed to be, I'm only human!"

The account also suggested an unnamed female should "keep her legs shut".

The controversy comes right off the back of a whole lot of criticism she has already faced this week around the price of her lifestyle brand's advent calendar, which was retailing in Boots for £50.

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, was crowned the most powerful beauty player in Forbes' 2017 list of social media stars and has her own waxwork in Madame Tussauds.

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"The Zoella lifestyle advent calendar is full of 12 exclusive treats which are all clearly listed on boots.com and can not be purchased separately".

"Obviously that is not who I am today and I'd like to think I'm a little older and wiser!"

And what did you get for that crisp fifty?

"We are sorry to hear that the price of the Zoella 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar has disappointed a number of customers, we always listen to feedback", a spokesperson for Boots told Digital Spy.

Last night Boots released a statement saying it would be selling the calendar for £25 rather than £50 from tomorrow as part of its Christmas promotions.

The entire contents of the advent calendar, which is being sold at Boots and has received an overall rating of one and a half stars so far, can be purchased for about £20 separately.

The 27-year-old has become an internet sensation since posting her first video on YouTube in 2009, and now has over 12 million subscribers who watch her posts, as well as almost 12 million followers on Twitter.

MailOnline has contacted Zoella's representatives for a comment.

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