YouTube star David Dobrik has recently fallen intro controversy over sexual assault allegations made toward one of the former members of his group, the “Vlog Squad”. According to the information available, Dobrik and his group had filmed a video where, according to their accuser, one of the members had raped a girl who had applied to film without consenting to the events which were supposed to take place during the filming.
Dobrik recently spoke up, posting an apology video on his channel “VIEWS”. The video, which was posted on a channel that has a fraction of the subscriber base of his main and secondary channels, appears to be vague – not uncommon for YouTuber apologies, if we’re being honest – and doesn’t provide any context for the controversy.
After the story continued to garner attention and Dobrik was dropped by multiple sponsors, he uploaded yet another apology video, this time to his secondary channel. In the video, he claims to have not realized the power dynamic of the group which allowed him to convince people to participate in the creation of content which they did not agree to or were not comfortable creating. Although Dobrik says he will be taking a short break from social media, he has no intention of halting his creation of content when he returns.
This drama has been recently trending on Twitter, and gained the attention of many of his friends, former and otherwise, who commented on the situation, causing it to spread further. Although Dobrik does not appear to have been directly involved in the potential assault, many fans believe he was irresponsible and ought to take more responsibility then it appears he has.
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