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Kid’s ‘Influencer Apology Video’ Cosplay Is Now Most Painfully-Accurate Outfit
By Mikelle Leow, 15 Jul 2019
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YouTube is where questionable lifestyle hacks, clips of cats, and apology videos live. A young cosplayer by the name of @PugLoca knows this well, even making the humorous decision of turning up at VidCon 2019 dressed as an influencer apology video. Ouch.
The kid was elaborately dressed with a screenshot of a video titled, “My apology,” its face area cut out so he was able to fit his head into the picture. It’s likely a swipe at YouTubers whose apology videos have recently been criticized for looking “staged,” namely those of Logan Paul, Laura Lee and James Charles.
In a now-viral recording shared by The Atlantic’s Taylor Lorenz, @PugLoca’s uncanny performance has him holding a box of tissues and wiping off his “tears.” The original video has since been viewed over 11.2 million times, liked by over 700,000 users and retweeted by 153,000.
Perhaps the most hilarious, but subtlest, jab is the multitude of tiny white dots in the “video” indicating the number of ads he imagined the YouTuber would embed in the clip. The amount is anything but a sorry sum, and likely the reason the faux video got only 10 likes but five million dislikes.
ha ha, look at the number of ads as well.— Möhsin (@MohsinKhawas) July 12, 2019
Laura Lee is rolling in her grave— Joseph Nicholls (@JosephNicholl20) July 13, 2019
And 5M dislikes. lol— Ken (@kendroiddddd) July 12, 2019
[via Boing Boing, videos via various sources, cover image via Shutterstock]
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