Alfie Deyes’ Outrage at Unofficial Zalfie Book Backfires as Fans Bring up His Ghostwriting & Rip-off Scandals

Alfie Deyes is very angry at an unofficial book. (Photo: YouTube)

Earlier today, Alfie Deyes attacked an unofficial #Zalfie book written by author Jo Berry, who he branded a “random idiot”.

The book describes itself as an unofficial guide to Alfie and girlfriend Zoella – like a typical “unofficial celebrity” book.

However, it turned out that most fans did not share his rage, as the book is completely legal and seemingly innocuous.

Instead, many fans turned on him, instead.

Alfie Deyes Furiously Demands Fans NOT Buy The “Stupid” Book by A “Random Idiot”

“Please can you NOT buy this book if you see it. It wasn’t made by myself or Zoe – and is totally unofficial and stupid!” Alfie angrily tweeted.

Do not buy!

He posted a photo of the book in question, which is titled, “The Alfie & Zoella A-Z: The Unofficial Ultimate Guide to the Vlogging Super-Couple”.

Unofficial Zalfie book.

The unofficial Zalfie book that caused Alfie to rant. (Photo: Alfie Deyes / Twitter)

Alfie also attacked the author Jo Berry and/or the book’s publisher.

“It’s just some random idiot trying to use myself and Zoe to make money. NOT cool! Please don’t buy it guys.”

Random idiot.

“Unofficial books suck. They are made by a random person using someone else’s face without permission – just to make money. I dislike this!” he continued.


Alfie even targeted retailer WHSmith. “I’m also shocked at WHSmith for even stocking a book like this!”

Article Continues Below Adverts
Shocked at Bookseller.

Fans Bring up the Fact That Alfie Previously “Ripped off” a Fan’s Merchandise Design “Without Permission”

Earlier this year, Alfie copied fan DreamsofDeyes’ design to sell as his own official merchandise, without permission – which you can read more about here.

Looks similar!

Fans found Alfie’s rant about the unofficial book doing things “without permission”, somewhat ironic.

Steal beanie design!
Stole beanie design.

Fans Also Accuse Him of Copying “Wreck This Journal” With His Own “The Pointless Book” Series

It did not stop there. Alfie probably did not expect the ruthless fan reaction he received.

Many fans barraged him with tweets accusing him of drawing inspiration from Keri Smith’s activity log “Wreck This Journal” for his own two books.

“It should say ‘Copy of Wreck This Journal’ on the cover of your book…Your Uber is here, bye!”

WTJ Copy!
Original Idea.
Copied Wreck This Journal.
Your Uber is here!
Get used to it.

Fans Bring up the #Zalfie Ghostwriting Scandals

Alfie’s unfortunate decision to accuse the unofficial book of “using someone else’s face” just “to make money” also backfired.

Fans drew parallels to Alfie’s own ghostwritten book (and his girlfriend Zoella’s) – which they claimed were also books “just using their faces” to “make money”.

They also made fun of his accusation that the unofficial book “wasn’t made by myself or Zoe” as the duo’s ghostwritten books “weren’t either”.

Shut up!
Keri Smith Siobhan.

Alfie Deletes His Angry Tweets, Backpedals

After his rant backfired spectacularly, Alfie backpedaled by deleting all his furious tweets – then put the blame on fans for “fighting”.

“Deleted the tweets about it because you’re all arguing with each other & I hate to see this,” he tweeted.

Deleted tweets about it.
See you guys argue.

Want to comment? Want updates? Like us on Facebook!

Trending Sponsors

Related Gossip You Might Like

Gabriella Rose / Gabby and Alfie Deyes.

Alfie Deyes Calls Gabriella ‘Immature’ after She Criticizes ‘Disgusting, Greedy’ YouTubers That Sign up for Vessel

SuperfameMarch 4, 2015
Gabby, Zoe and Alfie.

Gabriella Lindley Explains Falling out with Zoe & Alfie, Apologizes for Bullying, Offending & Blocking Fans

SuperfameJuly 29, 2015
Joe Sugg's butt and ass naked!

Joe Sugg Forced to Take down Video after Exposing Behind

SuperfameDecember 22, 2014
Alfie Deyes shows fans his extravagant new office.

Alfie Deyes Denies He’ll Break up with Zoella after Revealing Controversial New Office

SuperfameAugust 4, 2015
Tyler Oakley with Zoella.

Tyler Oakley Attacks a 16-Year-Old Zoella Hater on Tumblr

SuperfameDecember 7, 2014
Pewdiepie and Zoella.

Pewdiepie: Zoella’s Ghostwriting Drama Gave YouTuber Books a Bad Reputation

SuperfameJuly 7, 2015
Dan Howell making a face.

Dan Howell Accidentally Stirs up Drama with ‘Shady’ Subtweet

SuperfameJuly 23, 2015
Alfie Deyes' Sorry About My Hair beanie!

Did Alfie Deyes Rip off This Fan’s Design for His ‘Sorry about My Hair’ Beanie?

SuperfameJanuary 18, 2015
Zoella is crying.

Zoella Accidentally Exposes Her Home Address on Video

SuperfameDecember 5, 2014
Alfie Deyes and UglyFaceofBeauty

Alfie Thinks UglyFaceOfBeauty Called Him an Elitist Liar & Responds

SuperfameJuly 7, 2015
Marcus Butler.

Marcus Butler Attacks ‘Ignorant’ & ‘Stupid’ Fan: Unsubscribe, Then!

SuperfameNovember 23, 2014
Tanya Burr's book.

Tanya Burr Accused of Ripping off ‘If I Stay’ Movie Poster for Her Book Cover

SuperfameDecember 31, 2014
Joe Sugg stirred up controversy.

Joe Sugg Accused of ‘Gay Baiting’ & ‘Transphobia’ by YouTubers & Fans

SuperfameFebruary 9, 2015
Louise Pentland, Tanya Burr.

Louise Pentland Confirms She Wasn’t Invited to Tanya & Jim’s Wedding

SuperfameSeptember 8, 2015
Zoella has a ghostwriter?

Who Started Zoella’s Ghostwriting Witch Hunt in the First Place?

SuperfameDecember 3, 2014