A lifestyle influencer named Tara Lynn said she spent $10,000 on Harry Styles concert tickets.
Lynn said she originally purchased two tickets for $890 each, but they were never emailed to her.
Commentators slammed Lynn for saying she then decided to buy two more tickets for $4,200 each.
An influencer and Only Fans star has defended her decision to spend $10,000 on two Harry Styles tickets after a now-deleted video of her purchase went viral and led to many viewers accusing her of being out of touch.
Tara Lynn, who has 4.9 million followers on TikTok and typically posts lifestyle content, said in a video that she originally purchased two tickets for $890 each from the ticket resale website. StubHub, but they had never been emailed to him.
She said she didn’t realize the mistake until the day of the concert and contacted the company’s customer service. Stubhub offered her balcony tickets in exchange, but she turned them down because she wanted to be in the “pit” – an area near the stage.
“I’m pissed. I’m beyond angry,” she said, adding that she had instead purchased two tickets from other websites for $4,200 each, bringing the total amount Lynn has says he spent $10,180 on tickets.
The video is no longer available on his TikTok profile, but has been reposted on Twitterwhere it drew criticism as viewers said they thought she was insensitive to “to complain” of a likely purchase beyond the means of many of its viewers.
In a TikTok video posted Nov. 2, Lynn said StubHub employees told her she couldn’t get a refund on her original tickets and that she planned to get the money back by posting to her account. OnlyFans.
“I will do anything for Harry at this point, I can’t get my money back for those tickets regardless, it was the best night of my life,” she said in the clip.
StubHub did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The clip has also been re-shared on TikTok, as users add their comment stitching together her video, saying her comments were unrelated and mocking her for saying “What other fucking choice did I have?” when discussing the cost of buying the last minute ticket. One user said the amount she spent on tickets equaled the down payment for her house.
Viewers on Twitter and Tiktok have also called her use of the term “finna” when talking about wanting to be in the pit rather than the balcony. “Finna” is a slang term that is used to mean “to go to” and originates from African American Vernacular English (AAVE).
Insider couldn’t find a reference to Lynn’s ethnicity, but many viewers assumed she was whiteand said it was “embarrassing” to hear her use the term, and that she had used it incorrectly.
In a follow-up video posted Nov. 6, Lynn addressed the recent flurry of criticism.
Referring to her use of “finna”, Lynn said in the video that she rarely used the term but that it “came out” because she was “pissed off”. She also said she thought the review was “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard” and that it “blew my mind”.
Lynn went on to say that she was “so grateful and blessed” to be able to spend $10,000 on concert tickets, adding that “it was my decision to do it with my money.” Appearing to respond to the general response to her video, Lynn said, “Don’t watch my videos okay because I’m never gonna change my personality because I’m scared of what people are going to say.”
Influencers who have shared stories of making elaborate purchases have been heavily criticized on social media in the past. In October, Insider reported that lifestyle influencer Quenlin Blackwell faced backlash after telling her TikTok followers that she “accidentally” bought a sofa for $100,000, before appearing to suggest that it was all was a prank.
Tara Lynn did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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