Lehigh Valley YouTube star criticized for promoting childhood video on OnlyFans

Lehigh Valley YouTube star criticized for selling childhood video on OnlyFans

A Lehigh Valley native well-known for her YouTube channels is in scorching water for promoting a video of herself as a toddler on the positioning OnlyFans.

Gabi DeMartino, a 2014 graduate of Notre Dame Excessive Faculty, has a YouTube channel known as “Fancy Vlogs by Gab” with 3.23 million subscribers. She and her sister, Niki, host the YouTube channel, “Niki and Gabi,” as nicely.

Gabi DeMartino lately uploaded a video captioned “wont put my panties on” and offered it for $Three on OnlyFans, a subscription website the place followers pay for entry to movies and images.

Vulture reported the video of DeMartino as a 3-year-old toddler confirmed her lifting up her skirt. Followers and critics stated the transfer was akin to distributing youngster pornography.

The 25-year-old DeMartino later took down the video and her OnlyFans account was suspended: BuzzFeed reported the corporate stated the account was deactivated “in violation of OnlyFans’ Terms of Service.”

DeMartino first addressed the criticism on Twitter, saying it was a childhood video of her being requested what her grandmother is saying, and that she responded her grandmother “says put your panties back on.”

“I’m sorry I didn’t think that one through. period. a home-video i love to share w my friends & i use my (OnlyFans) as a “finsta” web page the place i share stuff as i might w mates,” she tweeted.

A finsta describes a second, “fake” Instagram account. Instagram customers can have a “real” account with curated images and movies open to the general public, whereas a “finsta” can have extra private and/or candid images and movies solely seen to a smaller group of followers.

DeMartino then tweeted the video was “a goofy throwback family moment” and she or he took it off the platform.

“I am sorry that this wasn’t thought out completely I apologize. The video is down now I am sorry again if this came out wrong,” she wrote.

Two days later, DeMartino posted a video on YouTube known as “This needs to be addressed,” the place she describes what led her to submit the video and repeatedly apologizes for her actions.

Within the video, DeMartino says “my lack of judgment and poor decisions have led to a very, very serious issue that needs to be addressed.”

She was on the lookout for new content material and was watching dwelling movies along with her household when she noticed the video she finally shared.

The video’s caption, “what I thought was a funny caption. It’s not funny,” was a quote from the video, DeMartino says.

“Never in a million years did I think something that I thought was so innocent could be looked at in such an ugly way, and I think that’s where the problem lies. I realized I am so dis-attached with reality that it didn’t even cross my mind that this could be viewed like this,” DeMartino says. “It’s a serious issue. It’s not funny, it will never be funny, and it’s not ok and I’m really sorry. I’m sorry to my friends, my fans, my family, to anyone that I’ve hurt. I’m so truly sorry.”

DeMartino known as it a “stupid, thoughtless action” and stated “I’m going to grow and learn from this, and I will come out of this a better person, and I will do better. This was really wrong.”

The video had 441,290 views as of early Saturday afternoon.

Earlier than the apology video, the latest video on ”Fancy Vlogs” was posted on Black Friday and known as “BUYING MYSELF 24 GIFTS IN 24 HOURS *overnight challenge*.”

The “unboxing challenge” adopted DeMartino as she opened a present each hour for 24 hours. It had 311,266 views as of Saturday.

DeMartino is recording an album, and carried out by way of livestream throughout this yr’s Musikfest as a fundraiser for ArtsQuest.

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