YouTube collective Night Owl Cinematics is exploding in feeds today after being called out anonymously for all sorts of alleged misconduct.
Major brands have cut ties with one of the founders of a popular YouTube channel accused of denigrating her employees in a workplace abuse scandal.
Colgate Singapore and Milo announced that they will no longer work with Night Owl Cinematics cofounder Sylvia Chan in response to allegations she created a “toxic” work environment and treated employees abusively.
“We understand the gravity of issues concerning Sylvia,” the toothpaste maker wrote in reply to being called out on Instagram for its relationship with her as a spokesperson. “Even though the allegations are still under investigation, we decided to terminate all related collaborations with her.”
Milo took to Instagram to say its collab with Chan “has ended.”
“As a champion of sports values such as fairness and respect, MILO does not condone any form of unacceptable behaviour,” it wrote.
Both companies had hired her to promote their brands and had come in for criticism after the news broke Friday.
Chan has not commented publicly on the accusations and not responded to multiple attempts to contact her for comment since Friday.
Meanwhile, the original account behind a scandal which spilled out from social media into the real world, Sgcickenrice, has reached out to help Night Owl Cinematics employees find work at other media companies willing to take them in.
“At the same time, we are still compiling a list of companies for NOC employees who would like to change companies given the alleged mistreatment,” it wrote yesterday.
The anonymous account, whose followers have quadrupled to 40,000, uploaded screenshots of text conversations and voice recordings of Chan allegedly calling employees “fucking retarded,” “fucking shit,” ”fucking extra,” and calling someone else she worked a “fuck face.”
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