YouTube couple Trisha Paytas and Jason Nash spar in video posts over breakup, fat-shaming

Jon San
Supervising Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Trisha Paytas is a popular YouTuber with nearly 4 million subscribers. Under the handle blndsundoll4mj, she frequently posts happy-go-lucky videos of her eating, her music videos, and her and her boyfriend, fellow YouTuber Jason Nash.

But her latest post, on June 21, was titled “we broke up because I’m too fat.” Paytas tearfully explained that Nash had made an offhand comment while filming something for a reality show.

“He said, ‘Yeah, except me and Trish, we’re both fat,’” she said, quoting Nash. She went on, “I get a lot of fat comments and fat stuff on the internet … and everyone knows my struggle and insecurity, especially Jason. … We had a fight about a week ago. I didn’t eat in front of him for a week.”

Paytas has referenced her weight numerous times in past videos, including a 2015 music video titled “Fat Chicks.” 

But her most recent post included a second breakup — from YouTube.

“I’m going to be taking a really, really long break on YouTube, and that includes from sponsored videos, sponsored posts.”

Friday morning, Nash posted a video simply titled “my response,” where he took issue with Paytas’s recollection of the reality show shoot. He said he had never called her fat, but instead he jokingly riffed on the word “wait” — which the reality show producer had said offhand.

“[He said] you’re going to have to wait, or something like that,” Nash said in his video. “And I said, ‘Yeah, we’re overweight’ … so [Trisha] didn’t like that.”

Nash also denied that he ever took issue with or criticized Paytas’s weight. “She’s the perfect size for me; I do not care,” he said.

He ended his video by saying, “All this is bulls***. I don’t think any of it’s real.”

The two have an upcoming live tour appearance on July 21 in Anaheim, Calif. Tickets are still on sale, although Paytas implied that the tour would be canceled.

“As far as the live show, we’ll figure that out next week,” she said. “Obviously, we’ll give refunds.”

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