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Trisha Paytas opens up about relationship with Colleen Ballinger

Paytas has been a lot of things over the years, but never this grounded.


Steven Asarch

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 5, 2023   Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 5:29 pm CDT


On Monday, Trisha Paytas released a video distancing themself from their former podcast co-host Colleen Ballinger, whose former fans recently accused of sending sexual and inappropriate messages to minors and using followers as cheap or free labor.

In Paytas’ video, which amassed over 1.9 million views, the controversial creator and OnlyFans star discussed how “disgusted” they were after news broke last week that Colleen Ballinger allegedly mocked Paytas by sending their nude photographs to underaged people.

“I feel like this is beyond drama,” Paytas said. “Even though my feelings are very hurt, I’ve had a sick-to-my-stomach feeling for a while now.”

Paytas and Ballinger were “friendly” over the years, releasing multiple videos together since 2018. But when Paytas had a daughter in September 2022, the pair decided to do a podcast about going through cancellations and motherhood. Paytas claimed that they were unaware of the allegations about Ballinger until stories started to spread. Paytas noted they take a strong stance against adult celebrities “talking to anyone underage.”

When Ballinger’s infamous ukulele “apology” video came out, Paytas says they were “shocked that [Ballinger] didn’t take accountability” but still believed the words of someone they knew and were “friendly with.” But that quickly changed.

“I will never speak on Colleen again,” Paytas said in their latest video. “She doesn’t exist to me anymore.” …

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*First Published: Jul 5, 2023, 2:42 pm CDT