Rosanna Pansino has addressed her friendship with Colleen Ballinger amid mounting public pressure.
The creator, best known for her baking content, took to X (formerly Twitter) this week to condemn Colleen’s inappropriate relationships with young fans over the years.
“The whole situation makes me feel sad and breaks my heart. I’m still processing my feelings. I do believe that the behavior was inappropriate, mean spirited, and I no longer communicate with her,” Rosanna wrote about Colleen, with whom she had collaborated several times.
She went on to say that she “found out” about Colleen’s history of problematic behaviour when the story broke on social media and in news outlets.
On why she chose to stay silent until now, Rosanna said she had no new insight to add to the conversation, as she never witnessed this behaviour herself. She also said she wanted to leave room for the victims to be heard and to hear all sides of the story.
Rosanna’s statement comes off the back of a tumultuous couple of weeks for the creator.
In late October, Rosanna made headlines when she accused MrBeast, the biggest YouTuber in the world, of giving her an unfavourable edit in his 2021 Creator Games video, in which she competed.
Although Rosanna has participated in all three of the Creator Games, she criticised MrBeast for the third instalment, where participants played an extreme game of hide and seek at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Rosanna claimed that MrBeast edited her out of the video early, revealing that she had finished in third place. Meanwhile, the video posted on MrBeast’s YouTube channel showed Rosanna finishing in fifth place.
Later, when Rosanna appeared on the H3 Podcast with Ethan and Hila Klein to discuss the situation, she added that she hadn’t spoken out because she had signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
Fans criticised Rosanna for speaking out against MrBeast when she had not yet addressed Colleen, given the severity of the claims leveled against her former friend.
The creator finished by urging social media users to be “mindful” that some people take longer to process information and emotions than others.
“I hope people come to understand that peer pressuring others to speak on issues before they are ready can be unhealthy,” she wrote. “My timeline is not someone else’s timeline.”
Rosanna has since gone back to posting her regular lifestyle content, presumably leaving the drama of the last couple of weeks behind her.