Music fans endlessly mocked YouTuber and internet personality Trisha Paytas back in February when she made a god awful recreation of My Chemical Romance‘s “Helena” video and people are back to tearing her apart after she posted a dancing video on her TikTok page.
For a bit of context, Paytas got her start doing lingerie modeling and working as a stripper when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. From there, she appeared on several reality shows and game shows until starting her online career. She spoke with Business Insider in 2015 saying she thought “dumbing [her]self down” in her YouTube videos would get her more attention but thought “more people would watch if I was just real and true to who I was.”
Well, she’s claiming after posting her My Chemical Romance videos that she’s an actual fan while others say she’s using the popularity wave of the band’s reunion for personal gain.
In this new video, it becomes even more clear that if she is genuinely a fan of metal, punk or any other adjacent music, she isn’t paying much attention.
A quick look at her TikTok account shows most of her videos are just her dancing in front of the camera with a song playing in the background. She even made another cringe-worthy video using My Chem’s “Na Na Na” which flew under a lot of people’s radars.
The video in question made its way onto Twitter with a lot of people making fun of her for the clip of her dancing to I Set My Friends On Fire’s “Ravenous, Ravenous Rhinos.” Looking at the comments on the TikTok post itself, people are calling her out for not knowing the rhythm of the song at all, making a mockery of metal and clearly posting for the purpose of fishing comments from metalheads with the hashtag #metalhead being randomly tossed into her post.
My emo crown has been snatched pic.twitter.com/ewGkyiwMKH
— 𝕵𝖔𝖍𝖓𝖓𝖎𝖊 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖑𝖇𝖊𝖗𝖙🎚🖤 (@JohnnieGuilbert) March 31, 2020
I don’t think anyone does… well, anyone in their right mind 🙄
— ☆ m e g ☆ (@much_depresso) March 31, 2020
I wanna set myself on fire after seeing this
— thisaintcute♏️💔🇵🇭 (@sadtrappoet) March 31, 2020
— 𝕶𝖞𝖗𝖎𝖊 𝕶𝖔𝖋𝖋𝖎𝖓 🔜 Rubber Ball USA (@KyrieKoffin) March 31, 2020
In that Business Insider piece, she made a comment which should give a bit of context to the entire situation: “Then I thought ‘trolling’ videos were what my channel was all about,” she says.
That comes right before she explains transitioning to showing her “real and true” self for her videos, but taking a look at what she posts she seems to be straddling a middle ground between the two sides.
If you’re looking for more proof Paytas lies about things for attention, take a look below to see her claiming she didn’t make money from her video where she claims she’s transgender while saying a lot of transphobic and homophobic comments.
Do you think Trisha Paytas actually likes the music she’s making people mad about while using it in her videos? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.