Trisha Paytas is getting ready to step into their mommy vlogging era.
The controversial YouTube personality made waves on Twitter this weekend after rebranding their vlog channel as a family channel under the name ‘Paytas-Hacmon Family Channel’.
“The lives of Trisha, Moses [Hacmon], and Baby Paytas-Hacmon (coming Sept 2022),” the description now reads.
While it’s not unusual for creators to incorporate their children into content, many are calling out Trisha for being a hypocrite, as the 33-year-old has publicly criticised family vloggers in the past.
TikTok account @contradictionsoftrish posted juxtaposing clips of Trisha talking about The ACE Family, one of YouTube’s most successful family vlogging channels.
“I guess they just film their kids all the time? I don’t know. I don’t watch them. Um, I can’t judge or hate too much you know, they’re spending time with their kids,” Trisha said in the first clip which was taken from a recent live stream.
The second clip shows Trisha speaking on The ACE Family prior to getting pregnant. “Like, ACE Family need, they need to be cancelled,” they say in one clip.
In another clip taken from an episode of Frenemies, Trisha criticises The ACE Family for filming their children “all the time” calling it “not right” and agreeing with co-host Ethan Klein that family channels are unethical.
Commentary personality Adam McIyntre also noted that the rebrand is a contradiction to Trisha’s previous views on family channels and urged the creator to have boundaries when posting their child.
“Please don’t go back on your word of believing that family channels are exploiting their children, and that predators are the main consumers of those types of vlogs,” he tweeted. “Your kid will be in ur vlogs for sure, it’s ur life, but have boundaries and protect them. @trishapaytas.”
NBC tech journalist Kat Tenbarge also expressed concern for Trisha’s future child and shared some insight into the lives of children who grow up in a family vlogging environment.
Kat notes that unlike the traditional entertainment industry, there are currently few laws in place to protect children who work on the internet.
“I don’t think most adults are aware of what the lives of kid YouTubers are like. Working 24/7. No regulations for what their parents can post ab them online. No laws protecting them from parents exploiting them for $. No guarantee they will ever see any of the $ for themselves,” she tweeted.
Kat also flags the privacy issues these children face. “A profile of your life, your likes and dislikes, your childhood, your family, everything — for the whole world to see and anyone sinister to use for whatever purposes they like,” she finished.
Trisha has not addressed the criticism at the time of publication.