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.


HAchubby tears up after receiving huge birthday surprise from fans

Published: 30/Nov/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing


Korean streamer HAchubby was shocked after she got a huge surprise on her birthday from her dedicated fans.

HAchubby shares her content to a multinational fanbase of over 200,000 on Twitch. She is most often found streaming IRL, collaborating with other streamers, as well as sometimes showcasing her piano skills.

She has several super loyal fans who make frequent appearances online whenever she streams. Just last month she met a Twitch fan in one of her IRL streams, only for him to reveal himself as her “number one VIP” and a known member of her community.

In another stream, a fan ‘stream sniped’ her. He approached her to give her a pizza box as a gift, and to HAchubby’s surprise the box contained a printed out image of the iconic Twitch “Jebaited” emote.

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HAchubby has dedicated fans that often approach her IRL

While she is used to interactions from her dedicated fans IRL, the last thing the streamer expected was for them all to come together to thank her for her content on her birthday.

On Sunday, November 29 HAchubby’s stream was hijacked by her viewers who sent her a video, with a pink background perfectly matching her hair color, wishing her a “Happy Birthday from all of chat.” The voiceover in the video said, “on this momentous occasion we bring you the event of a lifetime for the worldwide Twitch sensation HAchubby. Get your PepeDs ready!”

The rest of the video featured an emotional montage of some of HAchubby’s best moments and featured a clip of her introducing herself. The video also showed an adorable animation showcasing the impact that the streamer has had on a global scale.

HAchubby was confused at first, only managing to say an emotional “what?” in response, but as the video continued she looked tearful while viewers spammed the chat with birthday wishes.

As the streamer continues to make her multinational fanbase smile on a daily basis, it’s heartwarming to know that they can make her smile too.