I hate stories like this.
This is Brandy Wooten. She is a self-proclaimed “blogger” (at the 1:20 mark she says, “I really do this, I’m a real blogger though honey.”) who apparently prefers the cookies from McDonald‘s to be out of the oven fresh.
She went to the drive-thru of a McDonald‘s and filmed herself being rude, berating the staff, yelling at the manager, and basically displaying the bad side of human nature that people in the service industry often see. The video of her ugliness went viral. Here she is in all her nastiness:
Her obnoxiousness is a great illustration as to why fast food workers should be paid $15.00 an hour. Heck, to put up with nastiness like that, you’d have to pay me way more.
Aside from the fact that I find her behaviour repulsive and disgusting, the whole part where she claims to be a “blogger” bothers me. It reminds me of the Mommy Blogger Mafia’s Blackmail Scandal of Crocs in 2009 that happened at a BlogHer conference. As if people should be scared of bloggers? The case of Nicole White and her false accusations against the TSA should prove that bloggers have more to worry about when proven wrong after misrepresenting in the court of public opinion.
People like Brandy Wooten? They give bloggers a bad name without even being one of us.
A few years ago a bunch of bloggers felt that by calling themselves such they weren’t being taken seriously. I started to see About Me pages, LinkedIn profiles, and Twitter descriptions change their roles to things like “Writer“, or “Content Creator“, or “Editor-In-Chief“. Those are all titles that can be made to fit… but really you’re a blogger. Own it. Live it. Love it. Which is why whenever I would go to a conference, I made sure blogger was on my badge… because that’s actually what I am.
The truth is that despite her bogus claims, Brandy Wooten is NOT a blogger. She has a YouTube channel and a Facebook profile. At BEST she’s a Vlogger with really really really poor production value. She has neither her own domain (yes, I just went there) or an account on ANY of the blogging platforms that I could find. It’s hard to be a “real blogger” without a REAL blog.
So, Brandy Wooten, allow me to assure you that you are NOT a real blogger.
Good luck getting those fresh cookies… ever….