Zoella Apologises For Advent Calendar Blunder As Price Gets Halved

British YouTuber criticised for allegedly price-gouging Christmas calendar

The calendar costs £50 and contains: two cookie cutters, a bag of glitter, a tree ornament, two candles, a notebook, a pen, a pom-pom key ring, stickers and room spray.

In a video uploaded to her More Zoella YouTube channel, the social media star said she wanted to speak out because she wants her fans to know that "I do care about how you feel about things".

In case you missed it, beauty YouTuber Zoella - full name Zoe Sugg - has caused anger amongst her young fans and their parents this week after her Christmas advent calendar with only twelve days retailed at £50.00.

The calendar is exclusively on sale at Boots and in response to the criticism around the calendar's price they have announced they will be slashing the price in half to £25.

The YouTube sensation is now facing backlash from fans after old tweets from her account have been dug up online.

"Zoella is a flawless example of people deliberately using their platforms for nothing other than to give themselves a bigger pay cheque every month".

The resurfaced tweets come after the beauty blogger has come under fire for her costly advent calendar.

British YouTuber criticised for allegedly price-gouging Christmas calendar
Boots cuts price on controversial £50 Zoella advent calendar

Another even revealed how they would be taking the advent calendar back, with one parent warning others: "I can not believe what little you get for £50 in this!" "However, the pricing and in store promotional strategy of the collection, including the calendar, is at the control of third parties and is not set by Zoe".

"The Zoella lifestyle advent calendar is full of 12 exclusive treats which are all clearly listed on boots.com and can not be purchased separately".

While Boots have also addressed the pricing issue, explaining that from November 16 the calendar will be on offer for half the price at £25.

A spokes perform for Boots told Digital Spy: "We are sorry to hear that the price of the Zoella 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar has disappointed a number of customers, we always listen to feedback".

She now lives in Brighton with her boyfriend and fellow online vlogger Alfie Deyes who runs PointlessBlog.

Ever wondered who the richest YouTube stars are?

Related:

Comments

Latest news

StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty is free starting from today
Aside from the excellent Wings of Liberty campaign, the other big thing here is free access to the ranked multiplayer ladder. Co-op commanders also have a max level of 5 in the F2P model, with the exception of Raynor, Kerrigan and Artanis.

Kim Kardashian confirms she and Kanye West are expecting another daughter
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 33 , looked comfortable in black joggers, a long black sweater and sliders. Kim Kardashian accidentally revealed that she is having a baby girl on The Ellen Show.

Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.16
Goldman Sachs reinitiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, October 25 report. (NASDAQ:NNBR) rating on Friday, July 24. Morgan Stanley holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) for 1.28 million shares. (NASDAQ:NNBR).

Three dead in California school shooting
Johnston later said authorities had recovered a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns believed to be used by the shooter . The Eureka Times-Standard, a regional newspaper, reported that ten people had been injured in the shootings.

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Now Resists Your Fumbling Water Spills & Dust Particles
The problem with most keyboards is that once you get them wet or get lots of debris inside, they tend to not work well. The BlackWidow Ultimate has an IP54 rating for protecting against water spillage and dust particles.

Other news