YouTuber David Dobrik is getting ‘cancelled’ following accusations placed on him and his Vlog squad members. Here’s a look at what happened as he issues an apology.
David was questioned by fans after Seth Francois, a former member of his squad, came forward and detailed his uncomfortable experience working with the YouTuber. Following this, Trisha Paytas alleged she went through similar experiences. David finally broke his silence on March 17 and responded to the allegations in a video posted on his podcast’s YouTube channel. You can read about the allegations in detail below:
Why is David Dobrik cancelled?
David Dobrik has been ‘cancelled’ by some people on social media for several reasons. The drama started when former Vlog squad member Seth Francois came forward with some serious allegations.
Seth called out David and Jason Nash for doing a kissing prank on him without his consent. Appearing on the H3H3 podcast on February 13, he explained, “It was a video where David set up with Jason Nash and Corinna (Kopf) and said that I was supposed to do a make-out scene with Corinna and he was gonna have her in an old man mask and then switched her out with Jason Nash. After Jason pulled off his mask, I realized that I was just touched by someone I did not consent to.”
Following this, Trisha Paytas also weighed in on what was happening. In an H3 podcast posted on February 17, Trisha admitted she has had many people come forward who accused Jason of various things. “He is doing some sh**ty sh*t,” she said. At the same time, Trisha alleged that David was tight-lipped despite being aware of the drama that was going on.
David Dobrik’s apology explored
After being tight-lipped for a long time, David finally broke his silence. On March 17 as the YouTuber uploaded a video titled ‘let’s talk.’ He decided to “address some conversations that have been going on.”
In the video, David says, “Consent is something that is super super important to me, whether I am shooting with a friend, or I am shooting with a stranger, I make sure whatever video I am putting out I have the approval from that person. I also acknowledge that there are times when a person changes their mind and they no longer wanted to be associated with or be in the video that I am putting up, and then I will take the video down.”
He further admitted that he has taken down videos that he has felt might have disrespected some person. “I don’t want them up because I have grown as a content creator and as a person.”
Speaking about the Seth situation, he said, “I am sorry to Seth. Like I said, I just want to make videos where everyone who is participating is enjoying and having a good time. I missed the mark with that one. I am really sorry.”
He continued that he chose to distance himself from people whose thoughts did not align with his anymore. “I have been really disappointed with some of my friends, and for that reason, I have separated from a lot of them.”
He concluded the post by saying, “I am sorry if I have let you down and things like that won’t happen again. I have learned from those mistakes and I also believe actions speak a lot louder than words. I will show you and prove to you that mistakes I made before won’t be happening again.”
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