Gabbie Hanna Vows to Go 'Offline Entirely' As She Releases Bathtub Music Video

Gabbie Hanna made a memorable return to YouTube on Tuesday, when she shared a new music video that showed her singing in the bath—while also announcing that she plans to go "offline entirely."

The singer returned to the platform after a two-week social media hiatus, following backlash she faced for her YouTube series on The Gabbie Show, in which she spoke about her feuds with a host of other YouTubers.

And when Hanna returned with a video after several days of social media silence, she said at the end of a lengthy caption: "From here on out, I'm offline entirely."

Hanna appeared eager to shine a light on her music on Tuesday, as she released the video for her acapella performance of "Sorry... I'm Late"—an expletive-riddled track that sees her singing about having done "so much s*** that's embarrassing."

And in an accompanying caption, Hanna explained why she had taken a break from her platform as she also discussed the challenges of living with ADHD.

"I felt my mental health being compromised so I took a step back to be a person, touch some grass, pet my cats, see my friends, write some music... paint, mostly," she wrote. "I knew coming into this that it would be difficult, but I wasn't able to handle it the way I thought I was."

Addressing the backlash that had arisen from her YouTube series, Hanna went on: "This series is and always has been about healing, so if it gets to a place where it's no longer serving that purpose, I'm not going to push myself in a direction that's hurting more than it's helping.

"This series is *NOT* about drama, it's about my life & processing trauma. Unfortunately, a lot of that does involve people who consistently wrap me up in drama online. Trust me... I hate it, too.

"This series is simply a documentation of a life not many people experience or see. It was also meant to be a commentary on the constant, targeted harassment and exploitation of women in media. It's meant to serve as a tool in shedding light on the very trivialized and misunderstood mental disability, ADHD."

"In starting this series, I was also just starting treatment," she continued. "As I was editing, I was able to look back at the situations I was describing and recognize how my lack of understanding (and treatment) exacerbated otherwise trivial situations. I began medicating shortly after I finished filming and it changed my life.

"I spent so much of my life feeling like an alien on earth, not understanding why I thought so differently than other people, wondering why things that felt earth-shattering to me felt insignificant to the rest of the world."

took a break! needed to get back to the rest of my life that exists outside of the internet and work on things that inspire me 🎨 🎶 feeling much, much better 🧠🖤

description of today’s video:

— the common denominator (@GabbieHanna) July 19, 2021

i was painting, mostly. here are the ones i did while i was finding my center these last couple weeks 🎨🖤

— the common denominator (@GabbieHanna) July 19, 2021

After discussing the various ways ADHD can affect different people, Hanna wrote: "To say someone's disability doesn't affect them in a certain way because it doesn't affect YOU a certain way is incredibly ableist."

"A lot of people with opinions on my series haven't watched it, they watched videos talking about me without asking the time to listen to me," she said. "It sucks, but it's life. This series is my art. It's meant to be consumed in its entirety, not in bits and pieces. I created it so I could stop obsessing, and for all intents and purposes, it worked.

"I feel myself healing and moving on. I wanted to tell my side and never speak of it again, and I failed at the beginning by engaging online. SURPRISE! I'm impulsive & defensive. I'm also a human.

"I found myself wanting to explain myself again & wanting to combat every new lie. Then I took a step back into the real world where I'm a pretty happy and chill person. Online, I'm a version of me that I really can't stand."

"From here on out, I'm offline entirely," she concluded. "I really hope you enjoy the rest of the series, I put a lot of time and energy into it. It helped me find myself as a person and an artist and pushed me to places I was too scared to go creatively. I'm very excited to share that with you."

In her controversial YouTube series, Hanna addressed feuds with a number of popular social media figures, including Trisha Paytas and Jessi Smiles.

Hanna and Smiles had a very bitter and public falling out back in 2019, when Smiles claimed that Hanna had sided with her ex-boyfriend Curtis Lepore, who she had accused of raping her in 2013.

Smiles filed charges in 2014, dropping them weeks later when Lepore pleaded guilty to felony assault. The issue became a talking point again in 2019, when it emerged that Hanna had been friendly with Lepore after the accusations.

In June, former Vine star Smiles took to Twitter to share a series of recordings from her phone conversations with Hanna—which both parties consented to being recorded—during which they went over the history of their feud.

During an interview with Buzzfeed, published on June 4, Hanna complained that she hadn't been apologized to for her private messages being made public.

"Who didn't I apologize to?" Hanna said. "I gave Jessi Smiles an apology. I gave Beyoncé an apology. It feels like I'm always dishing out apologies and I've never once received one, and that to me feels a little chaotic."

YouTube star Gabbie Hanna
Gabbie Hanna has announced that she is going "offline entirely" as she released a new music video called "Sorry... I'm Late," amid backlash over her latest YouTube series. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Streamy Awards/The Gabbie Show/YouTube