Griffin Johnson under fire for 'fake' apology after Dixie D’Amelio drama - Dexerto

Griffin Johnson under fire for ‘fake’ apology after Dixie D’Amelio drama

Published: 13/Aug/2020 2:41 Updated: 13/Aug/2020 2:58

by Brad Norton


Griffin Johnson has found himself in hot water once again after uploading a misleading apology video on August 12, following his scandalous breakup with former partner Dixie D’Amelio.

TikTok stars Johnson and D’Amelio didn’t have the smoothest breakup among internet celebrities. Following rumors of Johnson’s infidelity, the couple unfollowed each other on social media to begin with. Despite denying the cheating allegations at first, D’Amelio soon spoke out and all but confirmed the situation.

While the former couple has been relatively quiet since the relationship came to an end, many expected an apology out of Johnson. With daily uploads still coming through on his YouTube channel, the messy breakup had to be brought up sooner or later. 

It finally seemed the 21-year-old was ready to address the controversy on August 12 with an upload titled ‘I messed up.’ However, the community soon erupted in a wave of backlash after hearing what the video was actually about.

Griffin Johnson and Dixie D'Amelio

“The real story… of how I messed up,” the description reads for his latest upload. Naturally, his near 1 million subscribers assumed this would be his apology to D’Amelio. Though just seconds into the video, it appeared that wasn’t the case and his wording was purely there to mislead viewers.

“I made a bet with Bryce that I was going to hit a million subs on YouTube before his birthday,” he said. While “it was a good run,” he’s still 15,000 away from reaching that goal. “I messed up…  just wanted to tell you guys I’m sorry,” he expressed sarcastically.

Not only was the video title misleading, but Johnson also decided to post on a special day. August 12 is D’Amelio’s birthday and he even addressed her directly in the video. “Shoutout to Dixie, happy birthday to you. You’ve done a lot for me so hope you have a good day doing whatever you’re doing.”

Closing in on 10,000 dislikes at the time of writing, the video hasn’t landed well with his audience. “No one actually cares about that stupid bet,” one fan said. “We want to hear your apology to Dixie like she deserves.”

“He’s more worried about a stupid bet than he is about cheating on a girl,” another responded. “He actually said happy birthday Dixie, can you actually believe this man.”

The video was clearly intended to rile up his community and Johnson doubled down on this towards the end. “Thanks for watching this, I’m sorry if you thought it was going to be something more. This is just really important to me,” he concluded.

There are no signs that he’ll offer a more formal apology to his former partner anytime soon. While he doesn’t seem all too phased by the breakup, D’Amelio has revealed that she’s not looking for a new relationship anytime soon.


Sykkuno announces streaming return with Valkyrae after moving to Vegas

Published: 17/Jan/2021 3:12 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 3:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Sykkuno has been busy moving to Las Vegas, but his return to streaming is imminent. He’s set to return on January 17 alongside some big names including Valkyrae.

Sykkuno announced he was moving to Las Vegas after dropping hints for quite some time. He started moving on January 15, and naturally, it meant he wouldn’t be streaming until the move was complete.

Fortunately, it seems like he’s all settled in and almost ready to go. He hasn’t posted anything about it yet. However, he mentioned it to another streamer named Ray_C while playing Rust. Then, it was also later confirmed by Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter.

Twitch: Sykkuno
Sykkuno’s popularity skyrocketed in the last few months of 2020.

Sykkuno crossed paths with Ray C on the OfflineTV Rust server. Initially, they were talking about the game and preparing for a potential team fight. Then, Ray_C wished him well with the move. “I hope your move goes well, man,” he said.

There was a bit over overlap at first. However, Sykkuno didn’t hesitate to respond once he had a chance. “It’s going pretty well,” he said. “I think I might be back online tomorrow or something.”

But it seems like it’s more than a mere possibility. Valkyrae announced that she’d be streaming Raft with some other big-name streamers, including Sykkuno. It’s exciting news since his fans didn’t expect him to be back so soon.

“Raft with Jodi, Sykkuno, Toast, Abe, John, and Corpse [has] moved to tomorrow at 5 pm PST!” she wrote. “I’ll see ya then.” Of course, it doesn’t mean it’s one hundred percent locked in, but it’s about as official as it gets.

Sykkuno’s fans can’t wait to see him back in action. Even though he shot to fame in the last quarter of 2020, he’s already become an integral part of the streaming community.

It sounds a bit melodramatic, but his absence leaves a void, and it’ll be good to see him back where he belongs.

It’ll be interesting to see what he says about his move, and how well he’s managed to settle into his new home.