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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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