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Liza Koshy apologized after old videos of her and David Dobrik mocking the Japanese accent resurfaced

Liza Koshy and David Dobrik, then a couple, are under fire for a pair of 2016 videos.
Liza Koshy and David Dobrik, then a couple, are under fire for a pair of 2016 videos.

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  • Liza Koshy has apologized for racist jokes in old videos filmed with her then-boyfriend and fellow YouTube superstar David Dobrik.

  • Two videos re-emerged from 2016 of her and Dobrik trying Japanese candy.

  • The pair used mock-Japanese accents, which a TikTok user called a “clear example of the normalized racism against Asians.”

  • Koshy said in her statement she never had any intention to be racist, and was sorry for any hurt she caused.

  • She said she thought her jokes were “innocent” at the time, but now realizes they are “tainted with implicit bias.”

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Liza Koshy posted a lengthy statement on Twitter apologizing for racially insensitive jokes in two of her past videos. She said she has experienced prejudice her whole life, but didn’t realize the

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Liza Koshy Apologizes After Being Accused of Racism for Pretending to Speak Japanese in 2016 Video

YouTuber Liza Koshy has issued an apology in response to being accused of racism after videos of her pretending to have an Asian accent resurfaced.

In a since-deleted video shared on YouTube in 2016, Koshy and her now ex-boyfriend and fellow YouTube star David Dobrik imitated Asian accents while tasting candy from Japan and Hawaii.

In the video titled “Couples Trying Japanese Candy,” Dobrik said in the clip: “It’s not racist, that’s like the sounds I hear when they talk.”

Koshy then responded: “No, it’s not racist as long as I keep saying no.”

In a second video titled “Couple Trying Foreign Candy,” Koshy and Dobrik pretended to speak Japanese after eating the snacks from Hawaii.

The clips were shared by Asian TikTok user callmesukiwi on June 21, who said: “Why is no one talking about this? It’s a clear example of the normalized racism against Asians.”

“They’re trying Japanese

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