A ten-year-old YouTuber was left heartbroken and in tears after none of her fans turned up to a meeting.
Aspiring Russian vlogger Alina planned a meet-up which she hoped would be attended by some of her 3,000 YouTube subscribers.
Although around 20 of her fans made ‘promises’ to go, no-one turned up leaving Alina in tears.
The schoolgirl from Nizhnekamsk built an online following by making videos which showed off her toys and how to make slime.
She has now gone viral as her most recent tearful video, in which she begs her fans not to ‘lie’ to her, has received almost 1.2 million views so far.
Alina now also has more than 50,000 subscribers, a number which is continually rising.
In an emotional outburst she said:
I am just back from my fans’ meeting, but sadly no-one came.
I’m very upset because in the comments more than 20 people wrote that they were coming.
I was waiting there for 30 minutes – but no-one came. I checked all around the park, but to no avail.
Please don’t lie to me like that ever again. I am really, truly, very upset. I beg you not to lie to me like that.
I was expecting to see many people and bought a lot of sweets. I made riddles and brought prizes for those who guessed them right.
I thought we’d have fun, take pictures together and I would finally see my friends and subscribers – but you treated me like this.
You can watch the video here:
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Hoping for a fun day out at her local park, poor Alina was left crying, isolated and feeling alone.
Receiving a mixed reaction, the majority of people expressed their sympathies and decided to give the young vlogger a follow even promising to attend another meet-up if Alina organised one.
One person commented offering their support saying:
I’m sure next time people will come as promised, don’t cry Alina.
Many big Russian vloggers have also offered their hand saying that they would be happy to help Alina arrange another fans’ meeting at the city’s Semya Family Park.
However, some people believe that her parents should be condemned for encouraging the young girl to meet-up with strangers on the internet rather than real friends.
It is unclear from the video whether Alina’s parents attended the meet-up alongside her leading to fears the young star may have been in an incredibly vulnerable and dangerous position.
One concerned viewer wrote:
So she’ll go to another of those ‘fans’ meetings’ and then all the newspapers and news sites will be screaming that an aspiring 10-year-old vlogger has disappeared. Help!
Why are her parents allowing her to arrange such meetings? What are they thinking?
Dear God, a 10-year-old child is off to see her fans and then sits in front of the screen seemingly heartbroken.
Er, parents – hello?
Where are her other, real life friends?
Or does it pay so well on YouTube to have your child crying live that you don’t mind her doing that?
No matter what you think about the situation, watching this poor young girl cry about being ‘lied’ to is just heartbreaking.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.