Zoella Addresses Controversy Surrounding Her Advent Calendar

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However, the product - which is being sold in Boots UK - has a price tag of £50.00, which has caused fury among parents who can't afford it.

For £13, consumers can get a host of products including cookie cutters, candles, confetti and notebooks. But over the past week, many have questioned the value of the calendar - which only includes 12 low-value gifts - and the ethics of selling something at that cost to her young fans.

Since their publication all four tweets have been deleted from Zoella's Twitter account where she boasts 11.8 million followers.

On her YouTube channel, Zoella said: 'The calendar is something I've worked on for a year. Behind one of the days is literally some glitter and another some stickers.

"Zoella is a flawless example of people deliberately using their platforms for nothing other than to give themselves a bigger pay cheque every month. I am honestly disgusted at how this is retailing for £50.it is all for the brand name on the calendar, nothing more".

Parents have slammed the calendar created by the beauty vlogger as "tat" and "massively overpriced".

She explained that the actual pricing was totally out of her hands and set by the retailer rather than her own team.

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While she apologised for the pricing, Zoella appeared to reject the personal criticisms she's faced: "I'm not here to justify myself as a person, because you either know me or you don't", she said. "If you don't agree with the price don't buy it simple, no point moaning over it".

The 27-year-old - real name Zoe Sugg - has claimed that some of the tweets were taken out of context, but that she would never use those words now.

"Zoe is incredibly proud of the Christmas collection and excited to see it in store", the spokesperson said.

In response to the outrage, Boots released a statement saying they're "sorry to hear that the price of the Zoella 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar has disappointed a number of customers" and that they "always listen to feedback".

"We will be offering the product at half price during our Christmas promotion, where the calendar will be on sale for £25.00 from Thursday 16th November".

The lifestyle themed advent calendar features 12 windows filled with exclusive treats, including scented candles, accessories, stationery and baking tools.

But the damage was already done for many reviewers on the Boots website.

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