Fitness Influencer Being Called A “Fraud”
Well, well well…what do we have here. I often call the fitness industry a hideous cesspool filled with slimy opportunists and snake oil salesmen and this story just confirmes my theory. The following set of events will show everything that is wrong with today’s fitness and “influencer” industry.
From what I can gather reading various articles and social media posts, the story goes something like this. Miss Brittany Dawn is one of many many many women in her early to mid 20’s who is a self-proclaimed fitness and social media influencer. She is a fit, good looking woman who much like many other girls before her, took the social media attention to her advantage and made a business out of it.
She started getting some traction on her Instagram account and started getting more and more buys for her products. The problem was, she wasn’t delivering them on time(or at all), nor where they specialized as promised. This was all going under the radar until famous Youtube prankster(which is an even worse modern-day excuse for an occupation but let’s not get off track) Cassidy Campbel made a viral video disguised as an angry dad demanding Miss Dawn give his daughter her money back for a workout plan. In the video, prior to the altercation with Miss Brittney Dawn, he gives an introductory look at the problems with Brittney Dawn’s products and her way of conducting business.
The problems have been reported to the better business bureau and her Yelp review page is also riddled with dozens upon dozens of people who have been scammed in one way or another by the fitness influencer.
Miss Dawn, made a response video to all this backlash and hate in which she reads a pre-made statement of her phone. Yes, of her phone.
In the video, she basically lists ignorance and unpreparedness as the main reason for all this occurring to her. She seems sincere in her video, gives a mail address where you can file a complaint and I presume even get your money back. The problem here is that the video is monetized, she’s still offering her programs on her website and she’s linking her other businesses in the video description. It all just sounds very untruthful and dishonest. On top of it all, she is asking everyone who is asking for a refund to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Yes, you read that right, if you want your money back, you first have to sign an NDA.
This all just goes to show that you shouldn’t be fooled by blitz and glamour of Instagram filter ridden celebrities. They are all just fake people fishing for your money. Of course, there are real fitness coaches and real bodybuilders and real powerlifters and what not that can help you achieve your fitness goals and dreams. However, they are a rare breed and finding the right one is quite the chore. Just be careful when choosing who that individual will be.