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Entertainment • Jul 12, 2019

VidCon ‘influencer apology’ costume has the internet in stitches

VidCon ‘influencer apology’ costume has the internet in stitches
Tyalor Lorenz, Pugloca - Twitter / Laura Lee, YouTube

VidCon is the largest gathering for video and internet influencers, taking place this weekend at California’s Anaheim convention center - but it’s not just online celebrities that are making an appearance at the convention, as evidenced by one con-goer’s hilarious cosplay.

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While VidCon sees many famous faces from sites like YouTube, TikTok, and other such video platforms, regular attendees also make a massive appearance at the event - and some stand out more than others.

By now, you’ve likely seen the slew of “apology videos” circling the net, which crop up after internet sleuths discover faults in major influencers’ pasts (think Logan Paul’s ‘Suicide Forest’ scandal or Laura Lee’s nearly-laughable apology upload).

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In fact, apology videos have become so prevalent that it has likewise become a meme to make fun of them, and one young con-goer did just that, dressing up as an apology video during this year’s VidCon - even bringing tissues for added effect.

The youngster, going by the Twitter handle ‘PugLoca,’ wore a cardboard YouTube thumbnail titled ‘My Apology,’ putting on a hilarious show where he apologized for making a TikTok video at his grandmother’s funeral.

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The cosplayer even poked fun at Logan Paul’s infamous ‘Suicide Forest’ debacle from early 2018, jokingly pleading with photographers, “I’m sorry for filming a dead body! Please forgive me!”

The internet lost their collective minds at the costume, finding it both hilarious and topical considering today’s YouTube culture, with some pointing out the huge number of ads placed throughout the faux video - as well as the horrendous like to dislike ratio.

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“More realistic than YouTuber apology videos,” one Twitter user said of the costume.

“BITCH! I almost threw my phone!” another wrote. “Genius and wig snatching at the same time, I LIVE!!!”

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However, other users were quick to point out that popular YouTuber ‘JacksFilms’ created the costume for Halloween in 2018, which he’d made public for fans to use at their own events - an opportunity that the youngster took and ran with, garnering over 10,000 retweets and 39,000 likes at the time of writing.

Both JacksFilms and the kiddo in costume have yet to comment on his hilarious outfit, which continues to go viral, thanks to the cosplayer’s hilarious performance.

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