pic.twitter.com/ljbShvjOsF— Rosanna Pansino (@RosannaPansino) June 28, 2021
And so, we are all witness to the latest chapter of disorienting drama from Gabbie Hanna. Basically, Hanna uploaded a video to her channel sparking a beef with fellow YouTubers Joey Graceffa and Daniel Preda, who she says exacerbated her issues with disordered eating while on the season-four set of a scripted reality-show send-up called Escape the Night. That’s why I apologized for it,” she says in the video. He argues that Gabbie was frequently disruptive and unprofessional, and referred to an assistant as a “dumb fucking cunt” after her call time was adjusted by 15 minutes. It’s hard to learn your lesson when the numbers keep going up. “I had a very emotional reaction to a very emotionally triggering situation, and I could’ve handled myself better. Graceffa claims that Preda dutifully supplied Hanna with the “healthy meals” (from Whole Foods, he emphasizes) that she requested, and that Hanna approved the outfit she wore in Escape the Night. “I pulled Daniel aside and I said, ‘I understand that this is the first day, but please make sure that there’s the proper food tomorrow … I was very unhappy because I was fucking hungry, dude. “But to not apologize back, to not take ownership of anything you did to contribute to that … You didn’t respect me as a person, as a friend, as a creator, and as a talent on your show.”
Naturally, YouTube being YouTube, the two Escape the Night creators were not going to take those charges lying down. Hanna accuses the pair of ignoring her specific dietary requests, dressing her in uncomfortable clothing, and unceremoniously killing off her character after a particularly bad argument with a director. Not eating enough, and not eating the right food, and in the mental state that whenever I eat one of these snacks, I’m blowing up a hundred sizes.”
Hanna, for her part, admits that her behavior on set was demanding (in her own words, she could be “a bitch”), but she felt like she was put in an untenable, volatile position. It’s called Confessions of a WashedUp YouTube HasBeen, and it seems likely that, as this current rehashed story makes headlines, there’s already another one on the horizon. Kat Tenbarge, at Insider, wrote an exhaustive history of Hanna’s many feuds, originating with a 2019, still-ongoing scuffle with fellow contentious YouTuber Trisha Paytas, as the two play an inexhaustible game of she said, they said. It’s worth mentioning that Hanna’s original indictment of Gracfetta and Preda came from an unfinished video series on her channel that aims to document her various dustups over the years. Furthermore, Graceffa asserts that Hanna ghosted two subsequent wardrobe fittings and includes emails onscreen as backup. It is unprofessional. Hanna’s latest dispute is laced with countless interlocking micro-controversies and subplots involving many other prominent YouTubers, but I’ll try to keep it brief. “There is never an appropriate time to use that sort of language to anyone. Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by Getty Images
Gabbie Hanna can’t escape the maelstrom. A day after Hanna’s confessional, Graceffa uploaded a video titled “Gabbie Hanna Needs to Stop.” Graceffa sets the tone up top, saying, “I want to give you guys a spoiler warning, Gabbie was actually the nightmare.” And he doesn’t pull any punches from there. (Think of it as a murder-mystery show that stars prominent YouTubers.) Graceffa, the series creator, and Preda, a senior producer, served as the orchestrating duo behind the season, which was filmed in 2019. Let alone somebody who’s on the crew, somebody who’s on the cast,” said Preda in his video. She has yet to respond to the latest accusations levied by Graceffa and Preda, but this is far from the first time Hanna has found herself fighting with multiple YouTubers. Much of it is simply false,” wrote Pansino in a tweet, adding that the entire cast was given dietary restriction forms before shooting began, and that all of her requests were addressed. “I don’t like drama, but Gabbie’s video paints an untruthful picture of what happened. Tags: There is great monetization potential to be found in an embarrassing, slow-motion public catastrophe. The environment was toxic, contends Hanna, and she isn’t the only person to blame for that. In regards to @GabbieHanna’s video. “It is disgusting behavior. This will not be the last we hear from Hanna. Joey Graceffa, left, and Gabbie Hanna. The YouTube drama machine, by its nature, is constantly in search of its latest main character, and after stints circling around Leafy, Trisha Paytas, and Paul Brothers, all eyes are once again on the 30-year old former Vine star. “By the end of the first day I was like, ‘Okay, there’s literally no healthy food,’” she says, in that video. And it truly shows who you are as a person, and I don’t think Gabbie even remembers that.”
Some of the other YouTubers involved in Escape the Night — including Alex Wassabi, Manny Mua, and Rosanna Pansino — weighed in on Twitter, siding with Gracfetta and Preda. Preda, of course, produced his own hourlong retort, laying a litany of toxicity at Hanna’s feet.