The internet is collectively concerned that a 15 -year-old YouTuber is pregnant and married.
Danielle Cohn, who goes by Dani, get her start on Musical.ly before “its become” the app now known as TikTok. She now has 1.2 million YouTube readers and 3.5 million Instagram customers. Dani and her mom, who finagles her, are controversial fleshes in the influencer nature. When she was 13, Dani was in a relationship with a 17 -year-old Musical.ly star, which some of her adherents found inappropriate.
Now, her adherents are worried that she’s either married and pregnant, or is pulling an develop, inconsiderate prank on the internet for clicks. Public records and an elderly YouTube video on Dani’s channel seem to point to the latter, but the situation is still hazy.
On Apr. 11, her 16 -year-old boyfriend of 10 months, Mikey Tua, tweeted, “Expecting 08/14/ 19 ” and tagged it #manibaby. A period subsequently, Dani posted a black and white photo on Instagram of Mikey kissing presumably her stomach with no caption except a yellow nerve emoji.
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The day Dani posted the photo, Mikey uploaded a YouTube video of the couple telling their parents about the maternity and claimed that they took a positive maternity experiment four months before telling the adults in their own lives. The adults lectured the two teenagers for the rest of the video, and when one of their moms asks if it’s a joke, Dani responded, “Did you guys notice I’ve been looking really bloated lately? ”
But in a January 22 video, which is fewer than four months ago if you do the math, Dani dismissed claims that she was pregnant.
“No, I am not pregnant. This is not a truth about me, this is nothing that I would ever even do, first of all, ” she clarified in the vlog debunking followers’ presumptions about her. Afterward in the video, she proposed holding off on anything sex until “you are married and you know you’re gonna be with that person forever.”
She also added that she and Tua are “definitely too young” to get married.
Flash forward to April. Dani said she and Mikey accompanied their families on vacation in Las Vegas so they’d all be “in good moods” before telling everyone she was pregnant.
On April 13, Dani posted a monetized video of a guessed Las Vegas wedding, which was officiated by an Elvis impersonator on Apr. 6.
“Dani, on the working day and with this hoop, I pledge myself to you, ” Mikey echoed after Elvis incarnate. “As your BFF, your best friend, your partner in crime, and your friend forever.”
But they can’t legally be married — in Nevada, 16 and 17 -year-olds requirement parental was agreed to marriage, and those under 16 can only do so with a court order. And harmonizing to court records, as first referred to by BuzzFeed, there’s no registered marriage permission for Dani or Mikey.
Dani’s mother and administrator, Jennifer, assured the internet that the teens weren’t actually legally bind.
“It was a YouTube video like most YouTube people do for clickbait, ” she told BuzzFeed. “She committed to her best friend in Vegas … legally they can’t get married.”
But that doesn’t mean the two aren’t serious: Her mom clarified that it wasn’t “done for a stunt” but that the two high schoolers instead had a commitment ceremony-type incident and “they made a promise.”
However, she didn’t show her daughter’s pregnancy, or address whether it was a ghastly prank.
Twitter consumers uttered their concern over the couple’s age and questioned whether it was “some type of Justin& Hailey shit, ” referencing the insensitive April Fools’ Day joke the Biebers plucked. Bieber later rationalized for the joke, which was insensitive toward all the persons who struggle to get pregnant. The same can be said for Dani and Mikey if this is all a prank.
yall better be drawing some type of justin& hailey shit. being preg at 15 is actually no joke. yall feel yall are “ready” merely bc yall have money this shit establishes me sad experiencing what our generation has now come. envisage all these young people who look up to yall. sad.
— isella (@ x_isella) April 12, 2019
pregnancy is NOT something to joke about
— gracey (@ gracexwilliams1) April 12, 2019
april chumps period was last week
— laur (@ larristide) April 12, 2019
If this is a joke, in addition to being in bad taste, it’s inadequately occasioned. We have all moved closer from April Fools.