The world recently went into mourning following the death of Britain’s female monarch. At the time, Paytas also started trending online because some social media users started a meme linking the influencer’s unborn kid to the Queen.
Paytas denied the claims that they had given birth in a TikTok video, and she also thought it was “weird” that people were making memes about the royal’s demise. Additionally, they pleaded with online users to be nice to their baby, claiming that she deserved love and respect.
Read on to learn more.
Trisha Paytas Claimed They Were ‘Embarrassed’
The influencer, who came out as non-binary in April and makes use of she/they pronouns, claimed they were “embarrassed” to see their name trending after a conspiracy theory that they had given birth to a daughter who reincarnates the demised Queen made headlines.
The conspiracy theory followed an earlier tweet from the Youtuber, “1 cm dilated! Woo hoo!” which referenced her pregnancy. The monarch subsequently died on September 8.
“Yesterday on the internet, I, for some reason, was trending,” Paytas said in a TikTok video, addressing the conspiracy theory. “And I was so scared because I’ve been trying to stay out of drama and everything, and I realized the ultimate internet troll got trolled. And not in a good way. This was attention I did not want.”
While sympathizing with the royal loss, Paytas also slammed people who joked about the Queen’s demise. She added in the clip, “There was a great tragedy, it felt weird. I’m a millennial, so I felt weird that people were meme-ing this death,”
‘I Didn’t Want To Make It About Me’
When the conspiracy theory started trending, Paytas issued no response at first. She explained in her TikTok clip the reasons behind her action, detailing that saying anything would have shifted the spotlight from what mattered.
Paytas said, “I didn’t want to make it about me. I’m so sorry to the royal family that my name was even trending under the Queen’s, I was just so embarrassed.”
Apparently unaware that they were still pregnant, the YouTuber was phoned by her friends and colleagues to congratulate them on giving birth to a child. She “felt like a disappointment” when she had to break the news to her friends and coworkers that they were still expecting.
“I still don’t get the correlation,” Paytas continued. “But I did not have my baby, and there is no reincarnation of the Queen in my baby.”
‘Please Be Kind To My Baby’
Paytas continued to express her distress by claiming that the meme caused them to feel “sad” for their unborn kid.
“My baby is not even born, and she’s just like this joke of the internet,” Paytas said. “Please be kind to my baby. She deserves love and respect.”
The YouTuber later commented on the trend on Twitter, saying that the entire conspiracy seemed to come out of nowhere. They also said they had no idea how to handle the unfavorable attention.
The tweet read: “I’m still so confused by yesterday. Truly. Like it feels like I’m in a simulation fr fr. Like the actual Truman show or something. Imagine all this speculation of your unborn daughter coming out of nowhere. I truly, for the first time ever, don’t know how to handle this.”
Trisha Paytas’ Fans Want Her To ‘Take It As A Compliment’
Following her post, several followers advised her to take the meme in stride because there wasn’t much to make a fuss over.
“Gurrrrllll….. your baby was as focused on as the Queen dying. Take it as a compliment and a good laugh,” one fan said.
“girls it’s really not that deep. it’s just a silly lil internet joke, relax,” another fan penned.
“It’s crazy they took your 1 tweet about being dilated and ran so fast with it. It’s sad cause even when you’ve been trying to be drama-free people still can’t keep your name out of their mouths… stay positive and keep yourself safe!!” one more follower wrote.
Paytas is currently married to Moses Hacmon. She shared in April that they were expecting a baby girl following their gender reveal party.