Biggest Influencer Scandals
A social media influencer's existence is typically portrayed as one of luxury and carefree living, driven by unending free vacations and #sponsored posts. However, the conduct of some influencers can put them on the wrong side of public opinion, and in some circumstances, the law.
In the chase of fame, some online celebrities can become embroiled in massive scandals, prompted by anything from insensitive postings to 'revealed' bad behavior and, on rare occasions, legal threats—leaving their massive followings in limbo.
With a new generation of celebrities receiving their big break on social media (on channels that didn't even exist ten years ago), there's clearly more potential for blunders—and far less forgiveness for errors.
Scroll down to see every significant influencer controversy that occurred in the 2010s, from the infamous 'Operation Varsity Blues' college admissions scam (which is still ongoing, FYI) to the iconic 'Fyre Festival' catastrophe.