Fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting says Singaporean bodybuilder was ‘defaming’ her

Fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting in a video titled ‘Time to Talk.’ Image: Chloe Ting/YouTube
Fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting in a video titled ‘Time to Talk.’ Image: Chloe Ting/YouTube

Fitness YouTuber Chloe Ting yesterday came out to address the Singaporean bodybuilder who she said had attempted to ruin her reputation in a lengthy Insta-rant that was posted two months ago. 

The 34-year-old online sensation, who has amassed more than 13 million YouTube subscribers, did not name the man but shared screenshots of some of his posts that were published in June on Instagram via the @Dinokang profile.

The same account had made headlines for posting 62 Instagram stories on Ting, titled “The Scoop on Chloe Ting.”

“There’s this one particular guy that I can’t respect. It was different. So, he curated 62 Instagram stories about me. That’s a lot of effort, by the way,” Ting said in yesterday’s Time to Talk video

The “scoop” contained a slew of accusations that called Ting’s credibility into question, such as her purported misinformation on health and fitness facts as well as her misleading video titles. 

Ting apparently did not mind online reviews about her, whether good or bad, but felt that @Dinokang had crossed the line, claiming that he had even tried to benefit from his accusations of her although she did not elaborate further.

“And that happened two months ago and normally I don’t give a shit about these things. But to seem as selling as an expose on Chloe Ting, and trying to milk it after two months, trying to make a profit out of it. Having people quote him like it’s the truth, that’s just not right when it’s defamatory,” the Australia-based YouTuber said.

Coconuts Singapore has reached out to the bodybuilder for comment. Those Instagram posts are no longer publicly available on his profile. 

In the video that has now been viewed by more than a million people since yesterday, Ting clapped back at the man for trying to “defame” her and addressed some of his allegations. She also said that there were parts where her words were taken out of context. 

Among the many things that the man had said was that Ting was the “epitome of the toxic body image,” setting beauty standards that could lead to body dysmorphia and eating disorders. 

He also called Ting out for using misleading video titles that promised viewers fitness results. 

Ting shot back at @Dinokang for trying to body shame her and for taking her YouTube video titles too “literally.”

“His own brother’s girlfriend did some of my workouts too. She doesn’t seem to have a problem understanding it was just a workout title,” she said. 

Like many popular fitness YouTubers, Ting is known for creating bite-sized workout videos targeting different parts of the body, that could all be compiled into a long workout session depending on an individual’s interest and schedule. 

While clickbait titles like Get Abs in 2 Weeks or 12 Minutes to Toned Abs Workout may seem misleading to some, they are commonly seen on YouTube.

Ting further defended her videos by saying that she also informs her viewers about the importance of eating clean and has recommended that they do more than just a 10-minute workout. These, she said, were left out in the 62 Instagram stories. 

There were other details that @Dinokang had nitpicked from Ting’s past videos that she did not address yesterday, including one where she said: “High fructose corn syrup is one of the main reasons for obesity.”

Towards the end of her video explanation, however, Ting said that she was “not perfect” and was always learning. 

“It’s funny how he had to go so far back in 2018 to try to bring me out of context. Every human being learns things every day. What you know today might have been different two years ago and might be different two years from now,” she said.

“I’m sure there’s things I’ve said in the past that I don’t believe in anymore. And there’s definitely times where I stumble or my form wasn’t a 100% throughout an entire workout that I film in one take,” she added.

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