Trisha Paytas denies accidentally exposing herself on TikTok

Online star Trisha Paytas was accused of exposing her genitals in a TikTok video earlier this week. After the content was pulled from the social media site, Paytas explained herself and vehemently denied intentionally flashing the camera.

Paytas said she didn’t show her vagina in the TikTok video where she did a one-woman fan recreation of the Beetlejuice musical, and she said she was the one to take down the potentially offensive material.

“My TikToks are hella innocent,” she said on YouTube on Wednesday. “I love TikTok. I love watching it. I love lip-syncing, so TikTok makes sense. And then someone told me that Beetlejuice the musical is really popular on TikTok. I watched people do their TikToks. … I was on a set, so we were doing shots really quick. We only had 12 hours to get it done … In between hair and makeup changes, I had 30 seconds to do a TikTok. I would do quick TikToks, and they were one take.”

The video that spread across Twitter earlier this week shows Paytas in a gray dress with two buttons near the hem undone. As Paytas lip-syncs, she put her hands in her pockets, causing the dress to open.

Paytas certainly has a NSFW presence online, and there are plenty of nude photos and videos of her on other platforms. But she said that’s not what she was trying to accomplish on TikTok, where she has 668,000 followers.

“I posted it, and that was kind of it,” she told her nearly 5 million YouTube subscribers. “We spent 16 hours trying to make this video. I got home at 1 in the morning and got on Twitter and started seeing all the comments like, ‘Oh my God, Trisha, your vagina is out.’ My dress had buttons on it … [it] was super conservative … My TikToks aren’t sexy, I’m not trying to be sexy on TikTok. I was fully buttoned all the way up, but there were two buttons that weren’t buttoned down there. You couldn’t see. It wasn’t explicit … To be fair, it wasn’t my vagina. It was above it. It was below the belly button area. You could almost say it was my fupa.”

Still, it was enough to upset some on Twitter.

“Just saw your vajooner on TikTok,” one Twitter user wrote to Paytas. “Are you trying to catch charges exposing yourself to teens?”

Another wrote, “@trishapaytas can flash her vagina on #TikTok but lgbtq+,fat, and disabled creators get their views blocked.”

Paytas has been a magnet for controversy lately.

She got blasted last May for apparently ghosting a fellow YouTuber who wanted to collaborate with her, and she upset many in the YouTube community by claiming she was a trans man.

This controversy, though, has upset Paytas. She said she was embarrassed to show her skin on the child-friendly platform and scared of the potential repercussions. She also apologized.

“I don’t ever want to disappoint anyone. I’m just trying to have fun in life, so for people to be like, ‘Oh my God, the fact that you would expose your genitals on TikTok, that’s so disgusting.’ That’s so gross that people think I did that intentionally … I deleted it immediately …

“I apologize because if even a little skin down there was showing, it is inappropriate, especially on TikTok because it is predominantly children, and I don’t promote anything else on TikTok other than my lip-syncing and whatever other trends are on there.”

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Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.