YouTuber Zoella has been dropped from a GCSE media studies syllabus after she posted a sex toy review online.
Zoella – whose real name is Zoe Sugg – had been one of the online stars who was studied as part of exam board AQA’s GCSE course.
But it seems she ruffled some feathers with some of her material, which includes a review entitled “The Best Sex Toys to Spice Up Your Life in 2021” that she put on her Zoella website earlier this month.
The star has now been removed from the board’s curriculum because some of her content is aimed at an adult audience.
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— Zoella (@Zoella) January 13, 2021
Sandra Allan, AQA’s Head of Curriculum for Creative Arts, told Yahoo in a statement: “GCSE Media Studies includes the analysis of online and social media and we added Zoella in 2017.
“At the time, all her content was appropriate for teaching, but some of Zoella’s recent content is aimed specifically at an adult audience and isn’t suitable for GCSE students.
“As a result, we’ve removed the section on Zoella from the course, and we’ve contacted our schools and colleges to let them know.”
Zoella, 30, has not commented on the decision.
The vlogger – who is the big sister of Strictly star Joe Sugg - rose to fame after amassing millions of views when she started posting videos on YouTube in 2009.
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She is now an author and businesswoman with her own product ranges to her name, including beauty and homeware lines.
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