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YouTuber Liza Koshy Apologizes For Mock Asian Accent, Pretend Japanese Words In Videos

YouTuber Liza Koshy Apologizes For Mock Asian Accent, Pretend Japanese Words In Videos

YouTuber Liza Koshy has taken to Instagram to apologize after a video of her using a mock Asian accent resurfaced. Another clip included footage of Koshy pretending to speak Japanese.

“What I once thought of as ‘innocent jokes,'” wrote Koshy, “were actually tainted with implicit bias, and what might have been intended as ‘playful’ was actually to some, incredibly painful. And for that, I am sorry.”

One video, which was originally posted in 2016, shows Koshy pretending to have an Asian accent while tasting candy from Japan and Hawaii. Then-boyfriend — and fellow YouTuber — David Dobrik is also in the clip.

Dobrik says, “It’s not racist. That’s like the sounds I hear when they talk.”

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

In a second video, the couple pretend to be able to speak Japanese after eating the candy.

Koshy also wrote

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