- Tana Mongeau said she stopped hanging with Corinna Kopf after a conversation over political views.
- Kopf has previously denied supporting Trump.
- Mongeau has said she supported the Democratic party and President Joe Biden.
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In the debut episode of Tana Mongeau’s new podcast “Cancelled,” released on Monday, the 23-year-old social media star said that she split ways with Vlog Squad member Corinna Kopf over a difference in political views.
“She had a scandal for liking Trump, I was trying to help her get out of it and she was like, ‘So what about my political views?'” Mongeau said. “So I was like, ‘Hm, maybe we shouldn’t kick it as much.'”
Kopf, a YouTuber and Instagram influencer who rose to fame as a member of David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad, has been criticized for not taking clear stances on political issues and recently sparked backlash when she tweeted that she was feeling “anxiety” about taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
A tweet she posted after the first presidential debate in September led some to speculate that she was supporting former President Donald Trump.
“Encouraging people to vote is great but we need to encourage people to do their own research as well,” Kopf wrote. “This country feels so divided and hateful right now.”
-rinna (@CorinnaKopf) September 30, 2020
Kopf, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, has denied supporting Trump in the past. In 2017, she said she had not voted for Trump in the election and that she does “not think he is fit to be president.” She also said she does not “support him or his decisions as president.”
Mongeau has publicly expressed support for the Democratic party and Joe Biden. In October, she tweeted that she would give free nude pictures to every fan who could prove they voted for Biden, though she quickly deleted the post and told Insider she was being sarcastic.
Several influencers have sparked outrage over their perceived political stances. In early July, Addison Rae, who has denied claims that she’s a Republican, inspired both support and condemnation after she appeared to introduce herself to Trump during a UFC fight. TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio has said she received death threats after rumors circulated online that she was conservative.
During Mongeau’s podcast debut on Monday, she also discussed her potential to enter the boxing ring with other influencers as Jake and Logan Paul both have. She said that while Kopf previously expressed interest in fighting her, Kopf “hated” her now.
“We’re very different people,” Mongeau said on her podcast, adding that she “did a lot for her.”
On an early July episode of Logan Paul’s podcast “Impaulsive,” Kopf said she thought she could beat Mongeau in a boxing match, and that Mongeau “seems very sloppy, drunk or not.” In May, Kopf tweeted that she wanted to “beat the s— out of” Mongeau.