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The Twitter Feud Between Jessi Smiles and Gabbie Hanna Is Getting Nasty


Aug. 13 2020, Updated 12:08 p.m. ET

Twitter has been chock-full of drama lately, from the cancellation of Ansel Elgort to calling out Emma Chamberlain. Now, YouTube stars Jessi Smiles (real name: Jessi Vasquez) and Gabbie Hanna are in a major tiff, and the receipts are wildly entertaining.

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We did a massive deep dive into the Jessi Smiles and Gabbie Hanna drama, so if you're looking for the tea, you've definitely come to the right place.

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What happened between Jessi Smiles and Gabbie Hanna? It all started almost seven years ago.

The feud between Jessi and Gabbie actually started back in early 2014, according to Dankanator. The two had been friends until Jessi filed a lawsuit against her then-boyfriend Curtis Lepore for sexual assault. Gabbie ended up hanging out with Curtis and his friends afterward, and in response to Jessi's allegation, Gabbie said, "Curtis' friends didn't rape you," which she apparently doesn't recall saying.

Six years later in November 2019, according to Insider, Gabbie responded to a tweet from a fan “deanime” (real name: Deanna), which mulled over the fact that Gabbie sided with her friend's rapist. Gabbie DM'd Deanna, saying she didn't believe the allegations and needed proof, and Deanna decided to send the conversation to Jessi, giving her permission to discuss it in a video. 

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Gabbie recently spoke about the drama on 'TMZ,' placing the blame on Jessi.

In a video interview with TMZ, Gabbie was asked about the drama between her and Jessi. Gabbie said Jessi shouldn't have made her DMs public, in which she discussed her opinions on the lawsuit. She followed it up by saying that she is incredibly toxic as a friend, and needs to go to therapy.  

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Jessi retweeted the interview, saying: "I want to make something VERY CLEAR - after Gabbie's video, I tried to reach out to her in a VERY calm way. The second I mentioned screenshots of what she truly said on the day of TMZ, she no longer wanted to speak and said that I was threatening her. The truth is NOT a threat."

This obviously inspired a massive tweet storm from Gabbie's end, claiming Jessi always sought to slander her character.

"here’s some proof from jessi’s own video that shows that jessi has been actively trying to control my relationships and destroy my reputation for years. this is what abuse looks like. isolation, control, and eventually, character assassination," Gabbie said in a tweet, along with several others. Yikes.

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Gabbie's fans are seriously worried about her right now.

Fans of Gabbie aired their concerns regarding the social media star's behavior in a Reddit thread, because it seems as though she isn't currently in a happy or healthy mental space. 

"just went to her twitter profile and god she's...scary. there's seriously something really wrong with gabbie. she's always with this "everyone is against me" mentality, she keeps bringing up jessi's name and harassing her after what she (gabbie) did to her and still tries to portray jessi as a toxic manipulator, calls everyone bullies and narcissists like girl...stop deflecting and go see a therapist, said Reddit user cherryheartz. 

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"I unsubscribed from Gabbie roughly a year ago. This was because I realized how toxic of a person she really was. Seeing this does not surprise me," said user violethaze04.

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Hopefully Gabbie and Jessi can work things out, but at this moment in time, it seems unlikely. We're certainly hoping for the best.

If you need support, The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673. You will be connected with a trained staff member in your area. Or visit to chat online with a support specialist at any time. 

For mental health services, use SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to find support for mental health and substance use disorders in your area:, or call 1-800-662-4357 for 24-hour assistance.

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