Colleen Ballinger (also referred to as her character Miranda Sings) is in a tough spot in the intervening time. In June, she confronted allegations of grooming, which she responded to with a video wherein she performs ukulele and addresses the state of affairs by means of tune. The video, as you may anticipate primarily based on how I simply described it, was poorly acquired.
Now, one other apology video might very properly be on the best way: Today (July 5), an outdated video of Ballinger resurfaced. It was filmed at a dwell efficiency and it reveals her singing Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” on stage, all whereas carrying darkish make-up that appears like blackface.
It’s not clear when precisely the video was filmed, nevertheless it was initially uploaded onto the Miranda Sings YouTube channel on February 22, 2018. The video is at the moment unlisted on the platform, that means it doesn’t present up on the channel and gained’t be proven in search outcomes, however as of this submit, it may well nonetheless be watched here. Based on the total video alone, any potential extra context in regards to the make-up Ballinger had on her face is unclear.
This comes after Ballinger apologized in 2020 for a distinct video, wherein she impersonated Latin ladies in a video from 14 years earlier. She mentioned in her apology video, “It is not funny, and it is completely hurtful. I am so ashamed and embarrassed that I ever thought this was okay. I was a sheltered teenager who was stupid and ignorant and clearly extremely culturally insensitive. […] Racial stereotypes are not funny, they’re not a joke, and they should never be joked about.”