On March 23, David Dobrik released a second apology video and addressed the Durte Dom allegations. The allegations were made in an Insider article. Here’s a look at what David said.
David has been getting a lot of hate on social media for the past couple of weeks after several users called out his Vlog squad for inappropriate behavior. Durte Dom was one of them. David had released his first apology video on March 17. However, it was highly criticized. After keeping tight-lipped for nearly a week, David has released a second video.
What did David Dobrik do?
David was surrounded by controversy after Seth Francois accused him and Jason Nash of doing a kissing prank on him without his consent. On February 13, Seth had appeared in Scotty Sire’s video and spoke about his experience working with David.
Following this, several other users and content creators, who had worked with David, came forward and criticized the type of content he had created in the past. Trouble knocked on the door of David’s Vlog squad again after allegations about Durte Dom were published in an Insider article.
David released his first apology video on March 17 and hoped to clear things up.
What did David say in his first apology video?
On March 17, David 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.”
However, it was criticized by people as fans thought he did not address all the issues.
David’s second apology video explored
On March 23, David released another video addressing Dom’s drama. He said: “I have put myself in a lot of situations where I have needed to apologize for my past actions, and I have never done this correctly and never done this respectfully. My last video is a testament to that. I don’t want to defend that video, I don’t want to delete that video.”
Speaking about Dom’s allegations, David said: “I fully believe the woman who came out against Dom that she was sexually assaulted and raped by him. As it was reported, the next day, I got consent to post the video. Even though I got the consent to post the video, I should have never posted it. What I understand now, and what I didn’t understand before is that she sent that text because she felt like she said to, not because she wanted to and that’s f**ked up, and I am sorry”
David apologized to the girls for putting them in an environment that he “enabled and that made them feel their safety and values were compromised.” He also apologized for creating an “unfair power dynamic.”
Talking more about Dom’s allegations, David said: “I didn’t know what was going on in that room, and I should have been. I should have been making sure everybody involved was taken care of and wasn’t uncomfortable.”
David also apologized to the victims and said: “I am sorry that I took Dom’s words for what happened. In those certain situations that I did not believe you, and not only did I not believe you, but I also made a joke about what type of person Dom was. I couldn’t wrap my head around a childhood friend of mine doing this to people and actually hurting people, and I am sorry for that.”
David ended the video by stating he would be taking a break from social media to make sure he has a better infrastructure in place while creating content.
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