Where to Get the Best Creator and Influencer Gossip
Influencer drama just hits different than gossip about typical celebrities. Celebrities pretty much get together or they break up, and sometimes Scarlett Johansson says something stupid. That’s it. Only on the internet does the day-to-day news cycle consist of Arielle Charnas fleeing to the Hamptons with an active case of COVID-19 one day and Jake Paul getting raided by the FBI the next. Often, news like this makes headlines because of the dedicated websites, forums, and watchdog accounts that spot drama going down on their feeds and blast it to the rest of the world. So if you want to get the tea first, you have to know where to go.
One reason influencer drama is so satisfying is because the hard evidence is out in the open. There’s no “source close to the situation,” which is typically a high-paid publicist feeding gossip sites positive info about their client—or negative info about their clients exes and enemies—anyway. Instead, there are receipts captured with screenshots. No one person can monitor every post and comment by their faves (and unfaves) to spot when things go awry. They’re crowdsourced and compiled by highly dedicated, extremely online people who should probably be doing homework or getting after-work drinks instead. Whethere you want everyday gossip or the biggest stories in the influencer industry, these are the websites and accounts that will keep you up to date on the influencers you love (or love to hate).
Over 66,000 people keep up with Influencers Truth for a near-constant stream of baffling influencer shenanigans through Instagram posts and Stories, specifically focusing on Instagram influencers, reality TV stars, and the occasional Kardashian.
Similar to Influencers Truth, Deux Moi’s Instagram Story-based influencer-spotting is chock-full of receipts. However, this account takes a broader approach to online drama, covering gossip about influencers and Hollywood stars, including nice gossip, like how everyone loves Amy Adams!
Blogsnark & BeautyGuruChatter
Follow these two communities on Reddit and you’ll never miss a single ounce of influencer drama. While r/Blogsnark (with over 56,000 members) is rooted in the comings and goings of the OG bloggers who have since mostly migrated to Instagram, r/BeautyGuruChatter (with over 200,000 members) is how you’ll keep up with everything that involves YouTube stars like James Charles and Jeffree Star.
Run by two teenage girls named Elasia and Nat, TikTokRoom has every comment, paparazzi video, and receipt that’s ever existed for the biggest creators on TikTok. Sometimes, those creators even appear in the comments, clearing things up or fanning the flames.
“We just want to make it like the next TMZ, the go-to news source for TikTok,” Elasia told me in a recent interview.
Short for “Get Off My Internet,” GOMI is an old school forum that has ongoing threads documenting pretty much every influencer under the sun, divided into categories like “Mommy Bloggers” and “Podcasts.” It’s not quite as active as it was in its 2010s heyday, but still worth a visit if you’re craving some snark.
What began as a fashion watchdog account spotting rip-offs on the runway has turned into a broad community calling out general fashion industry and influencer debauchery. They have over two million followers and just launched a Patreon.
Dennis Feitosa, who has over 18,000 followers on Twitter and 424,000 subscribers on YouTube, shares screenshots and accusations as well as doing actual reporting. In particular, he’s been helping hold influencers accountable for their pandemic partying.
Manny MUA and James Charles shade celebrities for coming out with entire makeup lines when they don’t wear makeup. Some speculation they’re talking about D’Amelios. James said it’s not about D’Amelios and deleted his tweet, his response in thread. What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/AKWdxhhRrW— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) August 5, 2020
The Who?Weekly podcast discusses all manner of lower-tier celebrities, often including influencers. The 16,000 members in their private Facebook group use it as a space to hash out plenty of YouTuber and other creator issues.