YouTube Stars David Dobrik and Liza Koshy Accused of Racism After Videos From 2016 Resurface

Liza Koshy and David Dobrik, two content creators famous for their internet presence — most notably on YouTube — are two of the biggest stars of the Gen Z demographic. However, recently the internet celebs got called out for some old videos. In the clips from just a few years ago, both Koshy and Dobrik (who used to date but have since split) are mimicking accents. Current TikTok users rediscovered these videos — and found them pretty disturbing.

A resurfaced video of YouTube stars Liza Koshy and David Dobrik caused quite the internet storm

Liza Koshy and David Dobrik

Liza Koshy and David Dobrik

Liza Koshy, David Dobrik at the 2017 Streamy Awards | Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for dick clark productions

According to Insider, two of the biggest stars of the YouTube generation are facing some heat.

In “two videos from 2016,” Koshy and Dobrik can be seen sampling different candies from other countries. (One video was just for Japenese treats — the other is dubbed more generally as “foreign” treats). YouTubers trying different nations’ candies or snacks — and recording their reactions to eating them — is not uncommon. However, Koshy and Dobrik’s videos had something else going on. Insider reported:

In both videos, Dobrik sporadically pretends to speak in Japanese as a joke while picking up the snacks and pretending to read the packages, at one point saying, ‘It’s not racist, that’s like the sounds I hear when they talk.;

Koshy replies to that, saying: “No, it’s not racist as long as I keep saying ‘no.’” Throughout the clips, Koshy repeatedly tells Dobrik “no” each time he attempts the Japanese accent.

The internet personalities are now being accused of racism on Twitter, TikTok, and other social media platforms

Liza Koshy

Liza Koshy

Liza Koshy attends Time 100 Next at Pier 17 on November 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

RELATED: Liza Koshy Got Famous on Vine — Now She’s Worth Millions

A TikTok creator who goes by the username “@callmesukiwi” first called it out on the platform.

“Why is no one talking about this? It’s a clear example of the normalized racism against Asians,” the TikToker wrote in the caption.

The user’s TikToks showed “recordings of both Dobrik and Koshy making similar noises meant to imitate the Japanese language while eating various non-American snacks.” Per Insider, callmesukiwi’s TikTok got thousands of likes and comments.

“They’re trying Japanese candy and pretending to talk in Japanese as a joke. Isn’t that still… racist???” the user wrote in the video text.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t even it for the YouTube stars.

David Dobrik

David Dobrik

David Dobrik at SiriusXM Studios | Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

RELATED: What is David Dobrik’s Net Worth and Is He Married?

“If you have candy from other countries, feel free to send ’em our way and we’ll make offensive jokes about them,” Koshy says in one of the videos.

Later, when the former YouTube couple tries a Filipino snack, “Dobrik … calls it a Japanese snack and mocks the name.” While Koshy told him “no,” yet again, she then followed up with “a series of noises similar to Dobrik, to which Dobrik says, ‘Yeah, there we go.’”

Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via WhatsApp: +2348034798719. Email: newsdesk@newzandar.com.

Contact Us          Advertise

 

What will make you commit suicide?

Trending Now

Recent Posts

ALSO READ  ‘Lucifer’ Star Tom Ellis Revealed His Cheat Day Meal, Plus His Stay-At-Home Fitness Routine

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.