Influencers have a lengthy history of making controversial statements. Whether it's about race, gender, sexuality, or matters of suicide, there seems to be no filter for many YouTubers. Influencer Lindy Tsang is being added to that list after she compared the criticism that she received for posting a controversial video to the death of a young K-pop star.
A BuzzFeed article revealed the questionable statements, and social media isn't having it.
But recently, she caused quite the stir when she posted a video of her son playing with penis soap.
She posted a clip of her young son innocently playing with soap in the shape of a penis on her YouTube channel. And while her son was completely unaware of the nature of the activity, her followers surely did. And when approached with an influx of criticism, Tsang simply told people to relax.
"To those who are butthurt about this being inappropriate, don't worry and chill!" she wrote on her Instagram story.
She went on to compare the criticism to the death of K-pop star Goo Hara.
"Recently I heard in the passing of yet another Korea[n] Idol Goo Hara," she said. "And was so saddened by the news. Now I look at idols who are popular today and wonder which one is next to suicide."
The comparison is jarring considering the situations were not the same.
But Tsang wasn't done.
"Celebrities and influencers are not immune to your judgment even though you expect them to suck it up. They're people. With feelings," she continued on the story. "You cut them open and they will bleed the same colour as you."
Since the release of the BuzzFeed article, Tsang has continued to defend herself, believing that the situations are comparable, but social media continues to attack.