It's been described as "overpriced tat".
Beauty blogger and YouTuber, Zoella, has racked up millions of followers online for sharing videos of her life, relationship and beauty routines and she’s just released her very own advent calendar in the run up to Christmas.
There’s just one problem though… People hate it. The calendar is priced at £50, or €65, and contains small items such as stickers, confetti and pens. People have been slamming the 27-year-old for charging such a high price – especially considering the fact that her target audience are children and teenagers.
People have taken to Twitter to vent their feelings, and one woman said, “Zoella is a perfect example of people deliberately using their platforms for nothing other than to give themselves a bigger pay cheque every month. £50 for a poorly designed 12 day cheap advent calendar is an insult to anyone who has ever supported her.”
The Zoella advent calendar is an absolute pisstake
— ♡ beth ♡ (@imlosingctrl) November 14, 2017
I just looked at the boots website and the Zoella advent calendar is €65 in Ireland how fucking greedy can you get, she’s not even good at YouTube
— Saibhe ✿ (@sizzle_brizzle) November 14, 2017
Kind of disappointed in Zoella for selling out with that advent calendar. I’m sorry, but no matter how famous she is, that is not worth 50 quid.
— Sally (@SnoWhiteSally) November 14, 2017
Zoella is a perfect example of people deliberately using their platforms for nothing other than to give themselves a bigger pay cheque every month. £50 for a poorly designed 12 day cheap advent calendar is an insult to anyone who has ever supported her
— Harriet Wright (@harriet_wrightx) November 13, 2017
Can you believe the actual nerve of that Zoella trying to sell a 12 day advent calendar filled with shite like a cookie cutter,star shaped confetti and stickers to her 10 year old fans for £50
— don (@lolzdonz) November 13, 2017
would love Zoella to explain the reasoning behind each item in her advent calendar as from what I can see it is 100% not worth £50! I love her as a Youtuber but not impressed at all with this product! ?
— roisin ??? (@roisinnnn_) November 11, 2017
This Zoella advent calendar thing is mad innit. She seems a nice girl but surely she had final approval on that? It’s literally Christmas cracker stuff. Pretty shit.
— Rachel (@Rachface90) November 14, 2017
Jaysus lads the Zoella advent calendar is €65 for 12 days, one of which is a pack of stickers and another which is a little notebook ? pic.twitter.com/fRtlHGtKuw
— MakeUpMonster (@makeupmonster_) September 22, 2017
Zoella has not yet commented on the backlash, but we’ll be sure to fill you in when she does.