In a now-deleted video, YouTuber SSSniperWolf asked young boys to twerk for her in exchange for pictures of her breasts.
Popular YouTuber, SSSniperWolf, whose real name is Alia Shelesh, is at the center of controversy as an old video resurfaces, sparking accusations of commercial sexualization of minors. The video, dated back to 2014, allegedly shows Shelesh asking young individuals, presumed to be minors, to twerk in exchange for revealing her breasts. The video went viral, prompting widespread condemnation on social media platforms.
SSSniperWolf, a 30-year-old YouTuber, known for her gaming content and reaction videos, has a significant following with over 30.6 million subscribers on YouTube. The video in question was found to be disturbing by many, as it showed SSSniperWolf engaging in explicit conversations with two young individuals on Omegle, a platform known for random video chats. According to the video, she encourages the young individuals to send sexually suggestive messages.
1/2 RT: SSSniperwolf is being accused of Commercial Sexualization of Minors after a video she posted back in 2014 has resurfaced where she asks young-looking individuals (allegedly minors) to twerk in exchange for favors (showing her breasts). At around 12:30 est she privated it. pic.twitter.com/0P9WprMTpC— Breone (@bruhbruhbreone) October 16, 2023
This isn’t the first time SSSniperWolf has found herself embroiled in controversy. She has previously been accused of faking her gameplay, editing her posts heavily, and even avoiding a meeting with a terminally ill child who wished to meet her through a podcast episode on Adam22’s No Jumper podcast.
The recent controversy adds to the list of dramas surrounding the YouTube star, who has been in the social media spotlight for the past 8 years. SSSniperWolf, also known as Lia, began her YouTube journey in 2013, garnering a loyal following through her Call of Duty: Black Ops II videos.
As the video went viral, many fans and critics took to social media to express their disappointment and disgust. The criticisms were harsh, with some calling for the de-platforming of SSSniperWolf due to the alleged sexualization of minors.
In the wake of the backlash, it was reported that SSSniperWolf privated the controversial video around 12:30 EST, in an apparent attempt to mitigate the damage. However, the video had already been shared and discussed widely across various platforms, keeping the controversy alive.
SSSniperWolf seemingly acknowledged this behavior inadvertently. The now-deleted YouTube video was titled “Mom Caught Kids Twerking (Funny Omegle Moments),” and the thumbnail illustrates the chat between them where she appears to be making a request for the young boys to “twerk” for her and promising to reciprocate with something in return.
The drama surrounding SSSniperWolf raises larger questions about the responsibilities and conduct of social media influencers, especially those with a significant young following. It also sheds light on the potential for past actions to resurface and haunt social media personalities in the present, especially in the age of cancel culture.
The ongoing drama is a stark reminder of the thin line social media personalities walk, balancing their public personas with personal conduct, and how easily past actions can spark outrage in the current digital landscape.