Kristen Hancher, a YouTube, Instagram and TikTok star threatened whose visa expired threatened to “sneak into the US” while live streaming.
Business Insider reports Kristen Hancher is letting her fanbase know she’s “more stressed out than I’ve ever been in my entire f—ing life,” thanks to an expired US visa that’s keeping her stuck in her home country of Canada.
The Instagram model and TikTok star livestreamed on Instagram on Monday, addressing her audience from a bathroom in her family’s Canada home while she did her makeup with a butterfly face filter on. Clips from her livestream have misled some fans into thinking she’s been deported, but Hancher is just trying to renew her visa.
“My label and s— is taking their good a– time getting this letter back and there’s problems with the visa and now I might have to stay longer,” Hancher ranted into the camera. “If this doesn’t work I can’t stay here. Like, I do not want to stay in f—ing Canada. I’d rather die.”
With more than 5.8 million Instagram followers and more than 23.4 million TikTok followers (she’s currently the sixth most-followed person on the popular short-form video app), Hancher is also worried about her ability to keep producing content while she’s not in LA.
“I just hope everything works out, because if not I don’t know what the f— I’m going to do here,” Hancher said on her Instagram Live. “It’s so hard for me to create content for you guys and it’s my job to create content for you guys. I enjoy it, I connect with you. I can’t create content here, like at all.”
Hancher says she’s been in Canada for three weeks, and she’s been posting to all her social media pages – minus her YouTube channel, where she has over 1 million subscribers but hasn’t uploaded for more than five months – since then. But she says she left everything from her friends to her wardrobe to her dog back in LA.
“I don’t even know what to do at this point,” she said. “And the sad thing is like it’s not even in my power to change, it’s all up to the label, the visa, immigration, the government. It’s super f—ing stressful. And if I try to go back without a visa, like, I might get deported and banned from the US for like ten years.”
In the heat of the moment on her Instagram Live, Hancher suggested taking extreme actions like sneaking back into the US and risking deportation, or marrying someone for a green card.
“On God, I’ll f—ing sneak into the US. I don’t give a s—, I’ll risk getting banned for ten years,” she said.
“You know what? I’ll just marry someone,” she continued. “I’ll just marry someone from the US. Don’t give a sh-t. I’ll just marry someone. Get my green card, and that’ll be history. I don’t care.”
“I was told that I would be back in three weeks and it’s been three weeks and now they’re saying mid-April and I just got a call now saying like ‘It might be until May.’ Like what the f— dude, honestly what the f—. This is the most wack s— I’ve ever f—ing heard in my life.”