The fall from internet grace! YouTube’s Vlog Squad, headed by the former King of the Internet David Dobrik, was all anyone could talk about at one point. While there hasn’t been an official announcement that the influencer squad has come to an end, a tumultuous few years have led to some major departures from the group. Keep reading to see what happened to the Vlog Squad.
How Did the Vlog Squad Start?
In 2014, David made his way from the now-defunct app Vine to YouTube where he became a successful vlogger and made a squad of his own. The Vlog Squad grew to have multiple members and millions of fans before it seemingly fell off the face of the Internet.
“The videos that we make, especially the ones I do with David, they’re pretty high intensity, so there’s always these crazy requests going on,” member Jason Nash told Insider in November 2019. “People really connect with that kind of stuff. To me, it’s the ideal bridge of comedy because it is real life too. It’s our real lives with comedy mixed in, and that’s my favorite stuff.”
What Happened to David Dobrik?
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, David took a step back from his fan-favorite vlogs. “Hey guys! Due to COVID-19 its been basically impossible to film the stuff we would normally want to film,” he explained in a video from March 2020. “You’re going to have to bear with me on the vlogs for a little bit … Regular posts will be back as soon as quarantine is over.”
He made his return to filming in February 2021 with a house tour and explanation about what fans can expect from new videos. Then, the drama started.
In March of that same year, an anonymous woman came forward and accused Dominykas Zeglaitis (otherwise known as “Durte Dom”) of sexual misconduct. In a 2018 video titled “SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE PLAYED WITH FIRE!!” David filmed members of the Vlog Squad, including Dom, interacting with a group of women. The accuser claimed that this was the night that the alleged incident took place.
Following the accusations, David spoke out and addressed the situation in two separate videos where he claimed to have “learned from my mistakes.” Dom, for his part, has also shared multiple videos speaking out about the situation. While he initially denied the accusations, he later said he was “sorry” for filming the video with the group of women and “for putting them in this position and not considering their feelings and not taking them seriously and for making a mockery and a joke out of them with this video.”
Following the controversy, some internet stars cut ties with David and his Vlog Squad. He then stopped making YouTube videos once again — and later explained that his absence was due to focusing on his new pizza shop called Doughbrik’s Pizza, which opened in November 2022 in Los Angeles.
“There’s no way if I was making videos I would be able to make this,” he told Entertainment Tonight in reference to the new shop. He added that he knows an influencer owning a restaurant can feel silly, but he hopes fans will see his real passion for the establishment.
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