YouTuber Ms Yeah pays compensation as girl who ‘copied’ her cooking video dies from injuries


She’s known for her unconventional cooking videos (Picture: Ms Yeah)

YouTuber Ms Yeah has agreed to pay compensation as a teenage girl who is said to have copied one of her cooking videos, died from her injuries.

The Chinese YouTube star, who has a following of more than seven million, is known for her unconventional cooking videos.

Two girls, identified as Zhezhe, 14, and Xiaoyu, 12, are claimed to have copied a video which saw the influencer heating up popcorn in a can.

The pair heated up alcohol in a can before it exploded, with Zhezhe dying from her injuries after getting seriously burnt and Xiaoyu being in need of cosmetic surgery, according to BBC News.

However, Ms Yeah has denied the claims that the girls were copying her video, reasoning that the pair used a different method to the one shown.

The site reported that Ms Yeah will pay Zhezhe’s family an undisclosed amount of money as compensation, while also paying out for Xiaoyu’s hospital bills.

The video, which has now been taken down, shows the 25-year-old making popcorn in a can, lighting a small flame.

In a Weibo post captioned ‘The darkest day of my life,’ Ms Yeah – real name Zhou Xiaohui – said that the tragic incident caused her ‘immense pain’ before apologising and saying she had ‘let her fans down.’

She denied claims that the girls had copied the video (Picture: Ms Yeah)

However, she denied that the girls were copying her video, saying that her method had been safer.

The YouTube star added that she always includes disclaimers and warnings, and that the videos aren’t meant to be instructional.

Ms Yeah is best known for her unconventional cooking videos, which see her making food with office supplies.

She’s been making them for two years, building up an audience of more than seven million.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Ms Yeah for comment.



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