A teenage influencer with a million followers was shut down by his father after he got tired of doing the "diplomatic thing" for years and took the weight of his lies.
Danielle Cohn, 13, is a controversial social media influencer from the United States who became famous on Musical.lt before it became known as TikTok.
It also has 3.7 million followers on Instagram and 1.4 million on YouTube.
Danielle lives with her mother and manager Jennifer, who often also turns to social media to defend herself against her teen. He also stated earlier that his daughter is 15, not 13.
The parents of another TikTok star, Mikey Tua, 17, who had a date with Danielle when she was just 13, intervened in July after learning her true age and forced the two to melt.
Since then Mikey has deleted all of his and Danielle's beloved photos from his social media.
The couple also made a joke to the millions of followers in April, claiming that Danielle was pregnant.
In a long post on Facebook this week, Danielle's father, Dustin, said it was time to make things clear about his young daughter.
"For years I did the diplomatic thing while managing my daughter who was online in a way that I didn't approve of and tried to manage it from social media because I imagined that the system would work and keep my daughter safe", Mr. Cohn started.
Danielle and Jennifer have previously claimed to have been forced to leave their home by Mr. Cohn, but his father claimed that the couple had lived with him for 10 years and "was never homeless".
"I would never throw my son out on the streets," he said.
Mr. Cohn also confirmed that his daughter was barely a teenager – not 15 years as she and her mother had previously stated.
"I never liked Danielle being on social media, especially when she started at an early age. But competitions and models and then Musical.ly we are all driven on her, "he wrote.
"It has always been a big problem for me. I asked for it to stop immediately, but it is not. We found the Pinterest boards with his photos and told his mother that I was worried about pedophiles. We tried to take measures to stop it, but it didn't stop. The photos are worse now. I'm finally saying something about social media because people need to be held accountable. "
Cohn said he was "worried" about his daughter's safety and urged social media companies to do something.
"(Companies) have used a minor for profit because money is more important than truth. The exploitation of children on these sites must be stopped. If that means I have to be that person, I'll go out and show the disgusting truth, "he said.
Cohn said that YouTube, Instagram, Fashion Nova, Buzzfeed, Universal, Target and Bang Energy Drinks are "OK with the exploitation of children".
"Despite my feelings, I allowed Danielle to move to California if that made her happy, with the agreement she would visit once a month, send school records and be appropriate," he said.
"If I found something inappropriate, they would eliminate it. Did it start with bikini tops and now in lingerie? Instead of being removed, now every time I ask, I am told that Danielle wants to publish it (even when she was 11), and it is me It has been said that it is losing like. For me, safety is more important. "
Cohn also commented on his daughter's relationship with Mikey Tua.
"Com & # 39; it's nice that, given that I'm a father, the system doesn't care. Everyone can see that it is wrong in the way they were posed and his photos, "he said.
"I am also sorry for these young boys who are lied to and put in a horrible position to hang out with an ILLEGAL minor. He is 13 years old and should not be about 17 years old. "
Cohn said, despite his concern, unfortunately, "nobody cares".
"I am a private individual and I never wanted to go out and do this kind of affirmation, but I was forced to do so because I am tired of being disturbed and disgusted for years," he said.
"I will never see my daughter Danielle, because I don't agree with the lies and am alienated by this.
"I want Danielle to be happy, but not at this cost. No thirteen year old should dance in lingerie.
"I hope that one day he will see that I have always and only tried to protect her. I hope that the others around her wake up and realize that it should not be about money, but to live the life of a child that she is."
Since then the post has become viral with over 1000 shares and 4000 likes.
On August 29th, Danielle's mother Jennifer wrote a post defending her daughter's social media reputation.
"You may not agree with what you post my daughter or what she does, but at this age she started her life by becoming a millionaire at her age. She does everything by herself. We discuss and go back and forth like any teenager does with their parents. In the end, I will give up my life for them, "he said.
Danielle hasn't commented on her father's post yet.
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