Is David Dobrik abusive? Step inside the Vlog Squad drama
David Dobrik, the wildly popular and insanely overpaid YouTube star is now being boycotted by many of his once-loyal fans after Seth Francois’s sexual assault allegations. The Vlog Squad star has been under fire ever since his former Vlog Squad member alleged sexual assault at the hands of both David Dobrik and frequent collaborator Jason Nash.
Now, the situation only seems to be getting worse due to the deafening silence and lack of response from both Dobrik and his team of Vlog Squaders, growing at an alarming rate the sentiment by his former fans to cancel this once beloved vlogger. Oh, well. He could always get a job at Chipotle, right?
Logan Paul & Jake Paul have both already had their fair share of YouTube drama with Jake being busted at a looting event in 2020 while we all remember the incident with Logan Paul at Japan’s “Suicide Forest”. Now, it appears that #CancelCulture is ready to take a swing at a new YouTube star, and their eyes are dead set on David Dobrik. Let’s delve into the full story.
In February, only a week after Dobrik was called out by Nick “BigNik” Keswani, former Vlog Squad member Seth Francois claimed that Dobrik forced him to make out with Jason Nash without his consent.
The twenty-six-year-old personality appeared on the H3H3 podcast to talk about the situation, as well as his departure from the Vlog Squad. Francois spoke on how the infamous kissing video with the forty-seven-year-old Nash took place without consent, and how it played a large part in leaving the Vlog Squad.
He said the following: “A large chunk of it being related to being in the Vlog squad and being in David’s content. I decided to move to Atlanta because when I was in LA, after dealing with that video with Jason. Millions of people are misconstruing about my own sexuality and how I feel about participating in something that he didn’t have my consent for.”
When asked to be a bit more specific, Seth Francois delved a bit deeper into the actual content that made him uncomfortable, as well as the motivation behind it:
“It was a video where David set up with Jason Nash and Corinna (Kopf) and said that I was supposed to do a make-out scene with Corinna and he was gonna have her in an old man mask and then switched her out with Jason Nash. After Jason pulled off his mask, I realized that I was just touched by someone I did not consent to.”
This ongoing scandal was recently investigated in great detail by former Dobrik and Vlog Squad fan, Yvonne Tang, who wrote an impressive & powerful opinion piece on the matter for The Daily Free Press, which is actually the student newspaper for Boston University.
Tang recounted her once fandom of the twenty-four-year-old and his charm, now calling out the YouTuber for his string of questionable actions and lack of accountability. She said the following in her editorial:
“As long as Dobrik refuses to hold himself accountable for his harmful actions, not only to his friends but also to his fanbase, we should not be engaging with any of his content, including his merchandise, phone apps, videos, podcasts, and other business ventures. There needs to be consequences for his actions, and he won’t feel those consequences unless he has stopped profiting off his abusive behavior.”
What are your thoughts on all the drama surrounding David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad? Do you think Dobrik should respond to these allegations asap? Will David Dobrik be #canceled? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.