VidCon ‘influencer apology’ costume has the internet in stitches - Dexerto

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.


Twitter erupts as Tommyinnit leaks Addison Rae in Dream SMP Minecraft server

Published: 17/Jan/2021 0:32

by Theo Salaun


Worlds collide and Twitter explodes as Twitch streamer Tommyinnit surprisingly leaked that TikTok superstar Addison Rae is in the Dream SMP (survival multiplayer) Minecraft Discord server.

Founded by the Dream Team, the private, whitelisted Dream SMP Minecraft server is a world of roleplay, drama and, above all else, entertainment. Familiar with their fair share of intriguing characters, fans are now pushing the limits of curiosity and excitement at the possibility that a mainstream, TikTok icon could be stepping into the Minecraft players, Twitch streamers and YouTubers’ arena.

Dream, the faceless persona behind the server, has a hefty 16 million subscribers on YouTube. Tommyinnit, the teenage Englishman and one of the world’s fastest-growing streamers, has 3 million followers on Twitch. Rae, who jumped into fame for clean dance moves, has 34 million followers on Instagram and 75 million on TikTok.

During a Twitch stream, Tommyinnit couldn’t contain himself as he noticed Rae in the Dream SMP’s Discord general channel. Expressing serious surprise and confusion, the streamer discussed her presence and quickly lit social media ablaze as fans debate what said presence could entail.

While gaming once felt like a niche domain, internet celebs like Rae and James Charles, or even US politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have all dabbled in the streaming world at the height of Among Us popularity. 

Unfortunately, Rae’s specific crossover experience in the Twitch streaming world was less than ideal as she encountered serious backlash for her Among Us session with Pokimane, Corpse Husband and, in what could now be considered a sneak peek, Dream.

Undeterred by that hate, it appears that Rae’s interest in gaming is unfazed. And, to the delight of those who prefer positive energy over hate, the Dream SMP fans seem to be taking this leak in a much funnier, confusedly entertained light than Twitch chat had.

It remains unclear whether or not Rae will take an actual role within the Dream SMP or if she was simply testing the water by joining the Discord. When Tommyinnit later tried inviting the TikTok superstar to voice chat, she ignored the request, prompting him to jokingly call her a “d**khead.”

With this leaked quasi-involvement already thrusting social media into a frenzied state, one can only imagine the potential for content if “Draem SMP” becomes a reality.