She’s one of the most controversial figures on the internet and now Freelee the Banana Girl is hitting back at her critics.
Famous for living in the jungle and surviving on a diet consisting largely of bananas, Freelee the Banana Girl is under fire for her supposed ‘off-grid’ lifestyle, with many claiming that the vegan Youtuber and blogger isn’t as authentic as she might appear to be.
Hitting Back At The Haters
A Queensland native, Freelee claims that she spends most of her days naked and no longer shaves her body hair or wears make up, choosing instead to embrace a natural lifestyle news.com.au reports.
Though she claims to live ‘off-grid’ in a cabin in the jungle of South America, critics have accused Freelee of being a fraud. “One commentator said I was lying and living in a mansion out here and have a photographer following me around taking all my pics. Not quite hunny. In reality I’ve been living under a tent in a shed for many months, through monsoonal rains and gale force winds. It’s been really tough at times. No photographer, but I do have Mr Tripod enabling me to video myself and then take screenshots for Instagram.”
Having nearly 800,000 Youtube subscribers and over 400,000 Instagram followers sounds like a rough gig…
From Concrete Jungle to Real Life Jungle
Freelee chose to move to the jungle in February with her partner after growing tired of the 9-5 grind. “I used to work in a concrete jungle and now I just work in the jungle,” she said. “I spend most of my days nude, free of restrictive clothing. I feast mostly on organic fruits and vegetables picked from the land. I shower in monsoonal rains and drink from pristine creeks…I’m feeling freer than ever in life.”
It’s hard not to be critical of Freelee’s claims when she has been spotted driving in a car and her ‘tent’ looks more like a house to us. Plus she has the latest smartphone, internet access, a state of the art laptop and editing software. Sounds very much ‘on grid’ to us.
So while Freelee the Banana Girl is known for her opinionated takedown of well-known companies and celebs, we feel like she might be starting to get a taste of her own medicine…
What do you think of Freelee the Banana Girl and her off-grid lifestyle? Let us know in the comments.