When Melanie is in a bad mood, Melanie likes to write angsty, ranty blog posts to let off some steam.
We’re all cool with this?
OK, moving on.
If you don’t know who Tana Mongeau is, then you probably live under a rock because in the past couple of months, this girl has managed to trend on Twitter multiple times and get herself into some pretty sticky situations.
If you thought John Kuckian was bad, then you may want to buckle yourself in for this one.
I don’t like bringing down the tone of my blog. I say that every WNTTA post but it’s true. I try to only talk about things that don’t cause me or anyone else any drama. I’m not here for it. I’m here to have a good time.
But sometimes, people do stupid things that I feel I want to give my opinion on but don’t think a Twitter thread is quite enough. That’s why my ‘We Need To Talk About…’ “series” exists.
Reserved for special cases.
I won’t lie, I did find Tana quite funny for a while. Her stories were a little far fetched, yes. But as far as charismatic YouTubers go, she’s right up there. Her dramatics add to the hilarity of the stories and sometimes it’s hard to work out if you’re laughing with her or at her.
But it became hard to support her when the whole ‘Tanacon’ thing went down.
Yeah, her stalker stories were far fetched but to be honest lying is pretty common place on YouTube anyway and it wasn’t doing any harm really.
Scamming your viewers into buying tickets for an event that was hastily set up, poorly planned and endangered lives? My line gets drawn somewhere way before that.
I have no doubt, the intention was good. A big eff you to Vidcon after the way they treated her and other creators. Brilliant! Make a stand and make a positive out of your negative experience! As Twitter would say, WE STAN AN EMPOWERING QUEEN!
The actual execution of such plan?
I can’t be arsed to try and explain the whole thing but Shane Dawson explains it perfectly on his channel.
To brief it, it was held in a venue that was nowhere near big enough, the goodie bags that people paid extra for were no better than those given at a 3 year old’s birthday party, people got badly sun burnt, people were taken to hospital and the whole thing got messier than anyone had ever imagined possible.
But apologies were made, refunds were promised and the whole thing was put to rest.
I stopped following and subscribing to Tana after this whole event. She’d lost any iota of credibility I thought she had and for a while, I actually forgot she existed.
Then Mac Miller died and THAT Instagram post arose.
Tana did something that Tana really shouldn’t have done. And it seemed to the entire world that Tana Mongeau, the same Tana Mongeau dating Bella Thorne, had been in some sort of relationship or something with the late Mac Miller.
So in amongst everyone blaming Ariana Grande for Mac Miller’s suicide (please don’t get me started), Tana made this about herself.
There’s many ways to acknowledge someone’s passing but some form of love declaration and exposing his private messages is sure as fuck not one of them.
And to make matters even worse and even more confusing and messy than they already were, she starts arguing with the man who managed Tanacon and called him a pedophile?!
Can she get any worse? At this point, I don’t think anyone is sure.
However, a fake Instagram account pops up and someone has taken a screen recording of one of the posts where Miss Tana Mongeau is mocking the tragedy in Manchester that caused 22 innocent human beings to lose their life at the hands of a terrorist.
The internet stews. Nobody is REALLY sure if it’s Tana but everyone is understandably mad.
Then Tana confirms that it’s her fake Instagram but claims that it wasn’t her posting and continues to go on a Tweeting spree to try and redeem herself.
I’m not into this ‘Cancel’ culture. But on this occasion, all I can say is fuck Tana Mongeau. If anyone’s career has ever been more over than hers is now, I would be genuinely surprised.
She promises an apology video but there’s nothing she can do now to bring herself back from this.
Here’s where I properly rant.
It is one thing to lie. It is one thing to poorly manage an event that puts young people at risk. But to joke about 22 innocent people losing their lives at the hands of a monster while they should have been having the happiest night of their lives? It is the most disgusting thing you could ever joke about.
I have no connection to what happened in Manchester but as a human being, it affected me. As a human being with empathy, I cried. I watched news footage in horror. I got angry. I got scared. I think it affected a lot of us who had nothing to do with the event. It’s an atrocity.
From what I saw, the offending post was her sending a Snapchat seeming to mock Ariana Grande’s style of Snapchats, captioned:
22 people just died at my concert omg // goodnight streaks [shooting star emoji]
One little apology video is never, ever going to justify what she’s done.
Because she will inevitably go back to posting comedic videos about psycho stalkers, sugar daddies or crazy Uber drivers. She’ll go back to posting raunchy photos on Instagram. She’ll go back to making music. Like nothing ever fucking happened.
Does she realise that there are children with PTSD after this event? Does she realise that there are children that going to suffer from their injuries long term? And not even just children.
It repulses me to even imagine how someone can make a joke from such pain and suffering. What would even compel you to do it?!
You’ll probably never catch me being this blunt and direct but Tana needs to quit. She needs to just stop making content and take a few hundred steps back. No amount of apologising is going to rectify this because I think barely anyone believes a single word that comes out of her mouth, especially now.
I don’t hate human beings so for anyone who’s going to comment ‘stop hating on Tana’ or something, sit down. I hate her actions. I despise them. You could be my favourite person in the world but you pull something like this? I’m going to detest it. Any normal, decent human being would be somewhat appalled by this.
If you can support Tana as a creator after this then good for you. You’re clearly more of a forgiving person than I am. Maybe naive. Who knows?
But if you support her actions and try to defend her for it, then shame on you.
There is no other way to put it.