Dublin Hotel Outs Instagrammer's Holiday Blag Attempt

By Gary Cutlack on at

A popular person on the internet with more followers than we've had sad lonely evenings is currently reeling from being said no to, after an attempt to blag a free Valentine's hotel stay in return for a few photos on Instagram backfired.

YouTuber and widespread photograph-sharer Elle Darby is the poor lady who got the outing, after the hotel she attempted the massive blag from published her email request. Darby's pitch for her four-night stay said: "I came across your stunning hotel and would love to feature you in my YouTube videos/dedicated Instagram stories/posts to bring traffic to your hotel and recommend others to book up in return for free accommodation."

Which is quite ballsy, you have to admit.

Sadly, the owner of the target -- The White Moose Café -- was horrified by the youngster's blag attempt, and responded publicly, raging: "If I let you stay here in return for a feature in a video, who is going to pay the staff who look after you? Who is going to pay the housekeepers who clean your room? The waiters who serve you breakfast? The receptionist who checks you in? Who is going to pay for the light and heat you use during your stay?"

The White Moose has now banned all YouTubers and social stars from its premises as a result of the war that broke out between the for and against camps, although you and your three subscribers because of that phone review you did in 2009 probably don't count.

Darby has upload a response to the response to YouTube, but it's 17 minutes long and we've already lost interest, plus the guy who runs the Moose seems to be a bit of an arse with a weird Twitter profile that rages against vegans and gluten-free diners, so we sort of hope they both fight each other out of existence. [Independent]

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