TikTok’s most famous stripper is facing backlash after being accused of making up stories about sex work in order to gain followers.
In her stories, ItsImperial recounts wild shenanigans like running into her dad at a party she was dancing at, wives throwing $450 bottles of perfume at her on stage, and a client launching human feces at her during a lap dance.
The 18-year-old has amassed nearly 2 million followers.
But several weeks ago, veteran TikTok strippers, unconvinced by her wild stories, started to question details about her many videos.
User StripperYoga said, “Have jealous girlfriends shown up at the club looking to fight a stripper? Absolutely. Has a stripper dad ever shown up at the club their child is working? Very likely. Has a stripper ever had human feces thrown at her while performing? Maybe."
“Has any one performer had all of these horrible things and then some happen to them within their first year of stripping? I hope the fuck not,” StripperYoga added.
Several prominent strippers on TikTok told Insider they tried to approach ItsImperial but had no luck. That’s when they began making their own videos calling out inconsistencies in her account and voicing concern about her wellbeing.
Critics also questioned her stories due to her age, as ItsImperial claims to have turned 18 in April—meaning she has only been legal to work for seven months.
In her own video, Babyskripper said, “The fact that people want to defend her stories because they find them entertaining is really upsetting. Consuming violent abuse against sex workers as entertainment is why our job is dangerous. (If) she’s making up these stories, she’s contributing to the problem. If not, she’s in danger and she needs help.”
Following the pushback, ItsImperial’s TikTok appears to have been deleted; an account under the same name says “lies by imperial” and attempts to debunk many of her videos.