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YouTuber Colleen Ballinger Apologizes for Past Insensitive Videos

YouTuber Colleen Ballinger Apologizes for Past Insensitive Videos

Colleen Ballinger, who is known for her “Miranda Sings” character, is addressing newly resurfaced videos and past comments.

The 33-year-old YouTuber posted a video called “addressing everything” on Tuesday (May 12).

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In the video, Colleen spoke about various topics, including a video of her and her sister from 14 years ago in which she does Latina characters “completely based on racial stereotypes.”

“It is not funny, and it is completely hurtful. I am so ashamed and embarrassed that I ever thought this was okay,” she said.

She also discussed a video from 12 years ago about an overweight woman next to her on a flight.

“That is not the woman I am today. I’m such a huge advocate for women…the fact that I talked negatively about someone who is overweight is absolutely disgusting to me.”

She also discussed a story about her dog being put down after biting her as a child, which was seen by some as insensitive.

“To anyone and everyone who was hurt or offended by the statements I made when I was younger, I am so, so sorry. I hope you all can see that the person I am today is so far from the person I was a decade ago.”

Colleen also explained a situation with a fan that has become overblown. A young fan had made a video saying that she was upset with her, but she showed her receipts as to why her interactions with the fan were not inappropriate.

Watch Colleen‘s apology video…

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