And finally: a nice little bit of outrage to finish off the week. YouTube influencer, ElleDarby
attempted to snag a five-night free stay at The White Moose Cafe
in return for exposure in one of her videos. The owner, Paul Stenson, posted the email request online and told her kindly where to stick her request
. This prompted a blogger backlash and a video from ElleDarby
, which in turn resulted in all bloggers being banned
from The White Moose Cafe.
Let’s sort this mess out.
Firstly: Paul Stenson, if your Cafe’s Facebook page has to state (in all caps) that your views do not reflect that of the Cafe, then that’s pretty much all we need to know.
Secondly: ElleDarby, a free five-night stay for a beauty blogger to bring “exposure?” Come on, Elle. Let’s get real, you wanted a free booze-cruise in Dublin.
Now, both of you go to your rooms.