On July 11th, Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie mocked other YouTubers’ apology videos in a broadcast titled “Apology Livestream.” He tried to show his audience how easy it is to fake an apology and implied that some apology videos are just for show. This mockery might be referring to Tati Westbrook’s recent video “Breaking my Silence” in response to James Charles’ drama last year. Previously, PewDiePie had publicly said that watching Tati’s apology makes him “so angry” and that he “hate[s] her so much.”
The Swedish YouTuber first started with the classic “I want to be honest with you guys” with a long sigh. “I just care about you guys so much and I miss you. I have true feelings”, he said. Meanwhile, PewDiePie used eyedrops to fake the tear, which he later zoomed in on in order to mock other YouTubers’ crying. He then hit all the typical apology phrases such as “I will work on bettering myself” and “I’m trying my best but I’m just human” to justify him being late to the broadcast. Finally, he laughed off everything he had just done and said “it’s that easy to fake an apology and it looks convincing.”
Prior to this broadcast, PewDiePie reacted to Tati’s apology and said that even after watching Tati cry, he “physically can’t sympathize with her.” He called her apology a pure shift of blames and he would never accept an apology like that. On top of that, PewDiePie accused Tati of not acting like a smart woman, even though she claimed the opposite. He pulled up Tati’s age, implying that the 38-year old makeup artist is behaving like a kid. In the end, he concluded everything by calling the drama “bullsh*t.” He pointed out that YouTubers should take on the responsibility of what they say on their channels and offer a “simple and sweet” apology.
PewDiePie is not alone in what he thinks. Under Tati’s video “breaking my silence,” many called for the YouTuber to take accountability and stop shifting blames. Besides, “Breaking My Silence” received 395,000 likes and an almost equal amount of 358,000 dislikes, which is completely different from how the previous video “Bye Sister” performed.
What do you think of this whole issue? Do you think PewDiePie was too harsh on Tati? Did Pew speak the truth? Comment down below. For more social media news, follow WhatsTrending. If you would love to learn more about the tea between Jeffree Star, Shane Dawson, Tati Westbrook and James Charles, check out this article to learn more: