A hotel and cafe owner publicly responded to a vlogger asking for a free room and it should end "influencers" forever.
Paul Stenson, owner of The Charleville Lodge Hotel andThe White Moose Café in Dublin, Ireland, shared an email from a self-described social media influencer who tried to leverage her number of YouTube subscribers into a free room.
The vlogger was later revealed to be Elle Darby, who talked about getting completely and utterly owned by the hospitality industry in now-deleted videos.
"I'm emailing in regards to a possible collaboration in social media...I work as a social media influencer, mainly lifestyle, beauty, and travel based," Darby wrote.
She then said that "in return for free accommodation," the hotel would get a shoutout to their 87,000 YouTube subscribers and 76,000 Instagram followers.