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VidCon ‘influencer apology’ costume has the internet in stitches

Published: 12/Jul/2019 20:05 Updated: 12/Jul/2019 21:10

by Virginia Glaze


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.

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).

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.

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.

“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!!!”

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.


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.