YouTuber iDubbbz has responded to the criticism he received after apologizing for his past “cruel” content, expressing his openness to feedback from critics.
iDubbbz’s Apology and Acknowledgment
In his recent YouTube video titled ‘I miss the old iDubbbz,’ released on May 18, iDubbbz took the opportunity to apologize for his previous content on the platform.
He openly admitted that his past work was hurtful, damaging, and even outright cruel.
Specifically, he apologized to Tana Mongeau, a fellow YouTube star, for both online and in-person harassment. Additionally, he extended his apology to anyone who felt alienated by his content.
Despite receiving support for his newfound maturity, iDubbbz faced criticism from skeptics and even members of his own community.
However, he addressed the criticism head-on in a tweet on May 20, welcoming opinions about his apology from the very people it was directed towards.
He emphasized that their feedback mattered to him and stated that their opinions were where his care began and ended.
Support from FaZe Clan Co-owner Banks
iDubbbz’s response received a supportive reply from FaZe Clan co-owner Banks. Banks encouraged iDubbbz to continue on his current path, disregarding the noise generated by critics.
He commended iDubbbz for seemingly starting to appreciate and embrace the person he has become, stating that self-acceptance was the most important factor.
While iDubbbz has gained appreciation and respect from the communities he has unintentionally hurt, many of his long-time fans argue that he has nothing to apologize for.
In his apology video, iDubbbz expressed his intention to privatize his older offensive videos, though he does not plan to delete them entirely. It’s worth noting that several of these videos have already been unlisted from public view.
Reflecting on Past Content and Apologizing to Tana Mongeau
iDubbbz, known for his ‘Content Cop’ video series on YouTube, rose to prominence by critiquing and addressing controversies surrounding other creators on the platform.
One of his most notable videos in this series focused on influencer Tana Mongeau.
Over the years, iDubbbz has transitioned to producing different content, including founding the Creator Clash influencer-boxing event, which has raised $1 million for charity.
In his recent video, iDubbbz acknowledged his past content’s cruelty and expressed remorse for creating hurtful and damaging material.
He specifically apologized to Tana Mongeau, recognizing his previous harassment towards her both online and offline.
Furthermore, he extended his apology to any audience members who may have felt alienated by his content, highlighting an incident where a transgender fan approached him with apprehension due to assumptions about his views.
Moving Forward with Change and Charitable Efforts
iDubbbz made it clear that he is committed to changing the type of content he produces on YouTube. In his apology video, he pledged to run advertisements and donate the proceeds to a charitable cause.
He also expressed his desire to make his older offensive videos private, preserving them for reference rather than deleting them entirely.
The connection between iDubbbz’s recent statement and the drama involving Sam Hyde and Froggy Fresh, which led to Froggy Fresh’s removal from Creator Clash 2 earlier this year, remains uncertain.
As iDubbbz continues to reflect on his past and address criticism, it remains to be seen how his future content and actions will resonate with his audience and the YouTube community as a whole.