Last week, Zoe Sugg caught the attention of many UK press outlets after sending a photo of herself in bed to her Snapchat followers.
The photo, which featured Zoe in just a white t-shirt and knickers, caused outrage in the media, with many claiming she had chosen to rid herself of her “squeaky-clean image” with the snap.
As you can imagine, this didn’t go down well with Zoe’s viewers and fellow YouTubers, who called out the media for their public shaming and sexualisation of the vlogger. In true #TeamInternet fashion, our fave YouTubers fought back, creating the trending #WeStandWithZoe and baring their knickers in solidarity.
It brings tears to our eyes to see all our faves come together like this. BRB, gotta grab a tissue.
Middle fingers up…
— Lily Melrose🕷 🎃 (@llymlrs) March 23, 2016
One of the first to show their support for Zoe was fellow beauty vlogger, Lily Melrose. We have to say, she’s managed to sum up our feelings on the issue pretty well with this one photo.
How do you put on a bra?
— JakeBoys (@JakeBoys) March 23, 2016
Goodness, Jake! It’s not that hard to put on a bra. Call us up, we’ll give you some tips.
— Scorn Mead (@xFAWNx) March 23, 2016
May the force be with you
— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) March 24, 2016
Not gonna lie, we’re super jealous of Hannah Witton‘s Star Wars pants. Honestly, we’re totally nerding out and need to know where she got them, ASAP.
Also, not wearing a bra, Hannah? Absolutely scandalous!
It’s never too late
AM I TOO LATE #WeStandWithZoe
Hope my many chins aren't too SEXUAL for u pic.twitter.com/EoJtNZsq23
— do(die) (@doddleoddle) March 24, 2016
You know why we love Dodie Clark? Because she always knows how to bring the humour to issues like this. Don’t worry, Dodie, you’re not too late.
So totally scandalous
— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) March 23, 2016
Damn, Calum, back at it again with the white t-shirt.
(We’re sorry, we’ll leave.)
*Insert cheesy exercise pun here*
— Pumpkin Spice Chai🎃 (@MyNamesChai) March 23, 2016
Getting in your daily workout while showing support for one of your besties? Multi-tasking at its finest, Chai! Also, we think we smell a new trend: #SquatsForZoe! Come on, think about it, getting fit and healthy while standing up against media cynicism. What could be better?!
— Jazza John (@JazzaJohn) March 23, 2016
A bearded Jazza John in Calvin Kleins? We’re not sure we can take it!
— Cherry Wallis (@CherryWallis) March 23, 2016
Don’t worry, Cherry, your clothes didn’t offend us. Actually, we love your t-shirt! Do you mind telling us where you bought it, so we can rock the look ourselves?
— Melanie Murphy (@melaniietweets) March 23, 2016
Truer words have never been spoken, Melanie Murphy.
Anyone can be a Disney princess.
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) March 23, 2016
Is anyone else talking about how awesome Emma Blackery‘s Ariel knickers are? Disney FTW (yes, we’re bringing back the old-school abbreviations. We’re just that cool).
Important questions, obvious answers.
— Riyadh Khalaf (@RiyadhK) March 23, 2016
We’d really like to hear the press’s response to this one.
And finally, the image that broke the internet…
— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) March 23, 2016
Can I let you in on a little secret? @PointlessBlog is STILL WEARING MY KNICKERS 😂
— Zoë (@Zoella) March 23, 2016
Can’t get enough of Zoella?
Us nether! Honestly, we probably have an unhealthy obsession with our fave Sugg (just don’t tell Joe we said that). It made us so proud to see everyone come together to support her like that. #TeamInternet is awesomesauce.
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