Practice English Speaking&Listening with: RATING YOUTUBER APOLOGY VIDEOS

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[Gnome: why! am I still getting hate?]

[I have no exCusE *Cries in Gucci*]


[Scammer: cooper I have no idea

how I am going to record this video dude]


I, um...

wanted to make a statement on what I said.

Time for me to review youtuber apologies.

That's right!

for some reason I thought this was a good idea.

You know

I made a few apology videos.

Just a few of them

just a couple

so I feel like I have the basic knowledge and skill to

determine what makes a bad apology video

and what makes a good apology video.

So sit back and learn

just in case you become a youtuber

and decide to mess up as well.

Like most of us.


what makes the perfect youtuber apology video?

A couple things

there's couple things.

First off

the most important thing you need to start off with a sigh.

You need to tell your audience immediately that

this is a heavy video to make and it's an extreme burden on your shoulders

and there's a no way a better way to do that

but with a *sigh*

tHe SiGh.

No.2 what you wanna do

is shift blame

shift blame

whatever you could do, okay.

Never. Take. Responsibility.

If you take responsibility

then that's admitting that you're wrong

and doing that

that's just impossible.

Never admit that you are wrong!


that's rule No.1

Rule No.2

Shift blame

Rule No.3

Play the victim.

you.. you wanna make sure that

People know that, eh, this has been a great inconvenience to you


This has been a big problem for YOU.

So you might wanna bring up something like..ah...

lets say ah...

I'm getting cyber bullied.

[ His entire community has decided to cyber bully me]

Pewds: *chuckles*

Or if you're in deep trouble

What you wanna do is bring in death threats,

cause basically anyone that messes up on the internet

will get death threats.

It's just how the internet works

Unfortunately, there's gonna be that 0.01% of people that go too far

and that's an effective way to just diminish

every other criticism

The 99.9% of everything else that I, uh, people have to say

Excuse me


I'm getting death threats, ok!!

Oh! I messed up.

Oh well,

A few selected people have decided to send mean comments to me


I think your point is invalid

Tana: That I take full responsibility for that

Every single one of your biggest client told me how much money you've

taken from them, how much you've hurt them like *summons cthulhu* say their names

like if you want me to I'll ask them to ask you like I looked so why does every

single one of your clients tell me that six months ago they knew that you were

gonna scam me that six months ago you stopped working on all their stuff just

You know you can always say that you can take 100% responsibility

but that shifted completely to someone else

that's always a sneaky move to make

May be say like

You know what, This was 100% my fault

That you were offended


Lets go through the apologies .I have selected a couple i have selected the most

*kisses quintessential apology videos that i think has defined

the.. the culture on this website. Yes my own is included

But lets just jump into it.

First of we have that

Trevor martin apology video

This video sort to became on meme itself

Just because its.. is a got damn piece of art

This apology video i mean Trevor martin *kisses

If this apology video was a fine wine... it would be a uh chondeau 1955

a la mon

verrryyy good

just to bring in context in case you weren't aware of this

I'm sure that most people know, but *deep breath* basically T. Martin

ran CS go gambling website he pretended that he had nothing to do with it and

look how much money I'm winning this is epic guys, look how much I'm winning all right

kids sign up for my website where you can win too - and oh what it came out that I

own the website what I'm the CEO of the website

what and here's the apology video so T Martin thought okay well I need to

address this in the best way possible Cooper I have no idea how I'm gonna

record this video dude

I can't stress enough I wish I loved this video okay guys okay guys because

we're only eight seconds in and don't really so much have happened first off

you start off with a dog that's an amazing thing to do you want to bring in

like a pet something that everyone loves everyone loves dogs and he doesn't just

bring in a pet he also has the pet for advice I have no idea how I'm gonna

record this video and the dog even looks sad I mean if this is not the perfect

apology video I don't know what is

if you can make it your pet looks sad for your apology video

you're done

hey edgar

he brings in the most beautiful sigh

i have ever heard

well diluted nostrils

his eyes are closed

he tells us you know what

this is me

THEN you have the background

not only is he sitting in the goddamn mansion

you know if you scam kids for money you kind of want to meet

seemed a little bit more subtle with it

maybe you want to not record in the

entrance hall

of YOUR mansion?????

how tall is that ceiling?

and on top of it all

HOW do you get your car

in the background of your video????

I'm sorry

how is that even possible

he does not only just get his mansion in

this apology video he gets his car in there as well

a nice little cameo

I mean I don't even know how I could possibly set up an

apology video to have my car in the background it doesn't get better than this

*sigh* alright guys so well I'm gonna try to make this as short and sweet as

possible I don't want to take up too much of your time but first and foremost

I do want to say that I-

he started off by saying that he doesn't want to waste

our time and then he proceeds to waste our time with saying how much he loves his fans

I love you guys you guys seriously mean the world to me you have

for the past 6 years that I've been on YouTube and you honestly have changed my

life like every single day I get to wake up and chase my dreams and follow my

passions and that's all been made possible-

because I lied to you

*lil skratta*

I'm sure he loves his fans just in the same way you love your money just in the same way

you love your car and your mansion so I don't necessarily think he's lying

I just think it's it's a good way to start a video you

want to make sure that you tell your fans how much you love them right off

the bat but and not acknowledge any wrongdoing that you've done just that

you have just so much love to give now my connection to csgo lotto has been a

matter of public record since the company was first organized in December

of 2015-

however I do feel like I owe you guys an apology I am sorry to each and every one

of you who vote like that was not made clear enough to you

I love this cuz he's been exposed

that his company

he was the CEO of the company

but there-the

response is basically:

it was public record- it was just public-????

its YOUR fault get it??

shifting blame this is what I'm talking about

it's YOUR fault

I'm not being disingenuous and I haven't been lying to you

it's your fault you know

you watch this video

go boys all right so I'm

gonna open up my-

it's your fault for not understanding how perfectly clear it is

that he actually owns his website

look at that well through a hot start baby

I mean this whole apology really is just-

it just seems like he's trying to cover his ass

legally speaking

and he even says it himself

please also know that I

am committed to making sure that my youtube channel as well as all of my

other businesses are in compliance with the law

they're in compliance with the law everybody

a great response you know if you've done something that people

don't like just just hit them with that:

it's a compliance with the law guys like

that ice cream of a kid it's a compliance with the law so what was the

repercussion with this well not much to be honest a lot of people thought you

know this would be a big scandal possibly jail time people said there

will be millions of dollars in fines what what was the verdict well basically

nothing I mean they got away with a warning from the FTC and essentially if

this happens again they will be fined roughly $40,000 which for someone like

tmartn seems like a pretty insignificant amount so really nothing really changed

but you know it was in compliance with the law as far as I can tell he saw

still uploading videos and I mean fair enough I guess I

no there's no reason to dwell on these things but I will always be grateful for

T Martin for the best apology video I would rate this apology video

it's an 8.5 I know I just said it was the best positivity of all the time but

it could be better let's go through why we have of course

Laura Lee's apology video now I didn't know who Laura Lee was apparently she

did some racist retweets it's just confusing this video to me because I

don't understand what is going on does it start does it honestly start like

this I wanna talk to you guys there is no tears the video has just started off

if you want it like why Pat's here you can start the video at any point this is

an amateur move what you want to do we just say you want to make sure you get

to the point of the tear break then you hit record you can't just you know what

what is this 12 seconds in and she said absolutely

nothing at all but rubbing her face in strange way and fake wipe tears this is

this is good this is what I meant with the white tee Martin's apology video

wasn't perfect because he didn't do this this is what team I would miss missing

the thing is when you're going through a controversy and the internet absolutely

hate you now I can speak from experience although I never cried personally from

it because I'm not a child or a whamon just joking you know it is a stressful

moment and I think that's what we're witnessing here this is not an apology

this is a I'm trying to fathom what is happening to me here I'm trying to

process what is going on right now this is not an apology this is a reaction

video to the outburst that is probably happening right now I imagine on Twitter

or in different news media

why is this so comedic I you know you're watching someone crying you're not

supposed to laugh right but I think most people think this is funny I don't know

why is it the rubbing I'm not buying it I don't think anyone is buying it oh

Jesus Christ what was that was that from the nose or the mouth or what happened

yeah oh you know what I'm sorry this is the perfect apology so some people

pointed out the reason why she's not really crying and then sometimes you see

tears this is stressed tears so she's not really crying because she feels bad

but she's crying because she's dealing with all these emotions happening which

is kind of aligns with what I said earlier as well disappointed not person

she practically hasn't said anything but I'm better so but haven't showed any

reason for us to believe why I don't know maybe I'm being mean now I can't

tell but I just find it interesting how she starts off with saying I'm better

I'm better now guys I'm cured look at me I six years ago decided to retweet

things that were so vile what laura-leigh does here is absolutely

amazing because when you mess up you want to underplay it as much as possible

you want to make sure that people get the lowest form of what you did so

instead of saying that she tweeted something it was a retweet and she goes

very hard in on six years ago it was six years ago how can you possibly still be

angry but that's the problem with these things people don't really care when it

happened stupid and I have no excuses here today

I'm not here to give you an excuse I have no excuses I'm only here to say

that I've done this as well this is a great you can't make excuses in your

apology video but it's just so damn hard not to so what you want to say is I'm

not making any excuses but then you can still sort of sneak excuses in there you

know it was six years ago I'm not making any excuses it was a retweet

I'm not making any excuses I'm glad there's captions here because I honestly

I don't know what she's saying

this goes on for four minutes and 44 seconds I can't I can't stay in this

video it's kind of like some things are just so bad that they're good this is

just bad I'm sorry again there's no excuse continues to give excuses alright

they've gotten her phone number they attacked a child again I feel weird

criticizing this but I think it's an important point it's not okay getting

death threats and I think everyone can agree on that but it's not a valid

excuse either if you get death threats take it up with a police there's no

reason to bring it up to your audience as a tool of defending yourself I've

seen this done so many times even by the media mainstream media as well oh we're

getting so many hateful comments or death threats or people are being so

mean or yadda yadda yadda you know it's sort of playing the victim mentality and

it's sort of saying that everyone that criticizes me is doing this thing so

what was the replication here well Lauren Lee was celebrating that she got

five million subscribers with the hamburger

saying five and then the comments are saying I'm confused on YouTube it says

4.4 meal hmm this is very confusing yeah about

that boy do I have news for you I think that's really the reason why we

got this reaction instead of an apology because she was losing subscribers and

you know you got to pull the plug quick you got to do something real fast if

that's happening I would rate this apology video as solid set it's it's

pretty good it hits most of the points that I

brought up earlier moving on we have of course Logan Paul I'm kind of sick of

talking about Logan Paul but it has 53 million views this is the most viewed

apology video of all time which is something I'm sure Logan feels very

proud of you know that was a joke but it's true I've made a severe and

continuous lapse on my judgment the funny thing I think the reason why I

love this apology video is that it was you know he did the mistake of making a

tweet first when you're in the drama or the internet is on your back you want it

you have to sort of assess the situation you know it's just gonna grow bigger you

know are people not gonna just care for a while like how far'd wage will go to

address this do I make a video do I just make a tweet and Logan full of

thought I'll just make a tweet and it's a beautiful tweet it's a beautiful thing

I'm sure everyone's seen this but here it hits all the good points as well

instead of apologizing just make sure that you can tell everyone how great you

are as a person you know how this is the first time you've ever made a mistake in

your life for example that's a good way to start

off an apology video how you get so many views on your channel that this drama

doesn't even mean anything to you that's always a great way to acknowledge it as

well how you upload videos frequently and how hard you work on those videos

which has nothing to do with the situation and then say how much power

and influence you had I mean where's the apology in this it's absolutely

beautiful and I think the cherry on the top is the emoji a good apology ends

with an emoji and a hashtag otherwise it's not either wise don't even talk to

me about apologies hashtag Logan for life but the video is pretty good III

you know obviously a lot of people hate Logan but I you know he addressed that

he what he did was wrong that's that you know what else can you do a lot of

people have been commenting that he's clearly reading from a script'

and all these things and oh he scripted his apology and I get that but clearly

you want to have some idea of what you want to say this is usually a pretty

important video and you want to make it right so I don't really see that as an

argument obviously if it's completely script that it comes across as

disingenuous and maybe someone else said it but overall I think that's fine I

don't know maybe that's just my opinion no I did not script all my apology

videos okay I've made a severe and continuous lapse of my judgment a good

apology video sounds like someone else wrote it okay what you want to make sure

it's a use language that you don't typically use in your videos so it

people can know that it's not you who wrote this apology someone else did so

you can read it out I made a severe and continuous lapse of my judgement which

totally doesn't say I want to apologize to the internet when you make an apology

video you want to make sure that you apologize not to the people affected or

at least not first you want to apologize to that people that are angry first I

want to apologize to the Internet the internet apologize to anyone who's seen

the video the people who see in the video most importantly I want to

apologize to the victim and his family and then the person the most important

one put that last that's the last that's the last thing on the list I don't

expect to be forgiven I will be better thank you it's a pretty good apology

video I I don't have that much else to say about it but it would be better if

he ended with look in for life this is my personal opinion if I had to give any

feedback if you guys need any help with your apology videos always reach out to

me I I'm here to help now we're running a bit low on time so I want to just give

a quick shout out to some response videos we have of course jenna Marbles

famous 47 minute long what happened to my fish's video it's a forty seven

minute long apology video it is the Atlas of apology

videos a lot of people use this apology video as an example when someone makes a

oh they did this horrible thing and they just did a two minute response video

with jenna marble did something simple wrong and she made a 47 minute long

video so if you were actually really sorry

you may would have made a five hour long video you would have made a 24 hour

livestream apology video if you were really sorry I've just been seeing a lot

of people make this argument which of course makes no sense I do like this

video it's really funny and it's a I don't know in a bizarre way it's not

really an apology video it's just Jenna giving an explanation to what she did

wrong apparently she bought fishes and the way she treated them instructed by

the general store manager was incorrect so people in the internet got angry that

this is not how you treat the fishes and then she made a video responding to ok

I've learned and this is how you do it basically I am that's I think at least

what I got out of it which is nice you know because a lot of people don't know

these things and if the store manager gives you the wrong information it's

nice that she took a chance to give the Internet the right information as well I

mean obviously most people don't know how to treat a face I mean we also have

the famous fine brother response video which looking back on it's kind of sad

isn't it you guys remember this that's over what this all is has been so

overwhelming and what we've realized is that we completely screwed up with how

we originally because I mean I feel bad I met them I know they're nice dudes

I've only met them once so I can't say like yeah they're amazing like they're

legit but I don't think they had bad intention but this apology video is just

so awful it's just terrible it's the worst apology video it seems it kind of

comes across as their scolding you you know they basically try to copy right

that's right can we copyright they copyrighted the world react because they

own the YouTube channel react so people are like no you shouldn't try and

copyright react because then you can just copy strike everyone else I put

react in the title this is actually true but they're saying no we're not going to

do that even if that wasn't your intention you

shouldn't try and do that so it's just some saying no you're wrong you're wrong

we're not we would never do this you're wrong the thing is they're not youtubers

they produce videos they don't sit in front of the camera they have other

people sitting from the camera for just this reason so things could definitely

have gone a lot better they seemed like you're doing fine now anyway so it

doesn't really matter it's one of those things that really shows you in my

opinion how important it is to make sure you do an apology video the right way

because then you know if your intentions are pure that doesn't necessarily come

across in a video so I think this is a good example of that so for example we

have a YouTube channel slash react so we're trying to protect it and

not run the risk of losing our channel name thanks to someone else getting the

trademark but just because we have or might get trademarks doesn't mean we're

going to run around and start taking down videos you dummies I guess I got a

watch mine I mean I can't sitting criticize other people's reactions and

not acknowledge my own first of all I mean what is that cup doing there could

you not have moved that goddamn cup it's so annoying to me I don't know why

second of all already the posture I mean I'm clearly in a very different position

here hi guys sorry this is not how you make apologies you see I still have

things to learn I also look a bit angry I don't look very happy I'm no I'm not I

wasn't happy no surprise I wasn't that hello I wanted to make a statement on

what I said in my previous livestream you probably won't believe me when I say

this but whenever I go online and I hear other players use the same kind of

language that I did I always find it extremely immature and stupid and I hate

how I now personally fed into that part of gaming as well this is true I still

believe this but I haven't given anyone a reason to believe this at this point

so it's kind of stupid to bring that up in the beginning I would say the thing

that I said in the heat of the moment I said the word

now because I said the heat of the moment that has just become a meme that

has just transpired through YouTube it was a heat of the moment guys come on it

was just a heat of the moment you know I didn't mean for this just sound like an

excuse but a 100% comes across an excuse so I never should have said that and I'm

not gonna make any excuses to why it did because there are no excuses for it

accepts you you basically just made a bunch of excuses for it you idiot

a very good way to thank okay that's how I should have started it honestly

whatever it doesn't matter at this point it's interesting looking back though at

how different I feel I'm really sorry if I offended hurt or disappointed anyone

with all of this being in the position I am I should know better yeah I keep I

keep forgetting about that part don't I how long ago was this not bad it's not

bad I think I'm doing okay I owe it crops in here because you know when you

make an apology video you want to keep the cuts as low as possible because if

you just if you have it a consistent cuts in it and people are just gonna

think it's fake it's kind of like you're reading off a script or something like

that kind of like the Laura Lee video has

constant cuts in it despite you know it's just being said nothing in it but I

wanted to make sure that the last bit came across properly because I thought

it was important to say that you know I don't want this to keep happening

because obviously this is the second time I messed up big time and I want to

make sure that people know that I'm not planning for this to happen again yes

there was the thing with the tweet ahh! okay that was insensitive but it wasn't maybe

as big of the Alessa tease that this at least one of the things that I've

learned from my mistakes is that there's a clear difference in what mainstream

media or news outlet wants to think about something and what people actually

think about something I was given so much advice that looking back on I am so

glad I didn't take if you want to make a good apology video just be honest

don't try and think that you can trick the internet because you can people

people are smarter than you think and they'll see through the whole

it's bullsh a it's easy to for me to say this looking back of course but it might

be a good lesson for everyone out there that's it for YouTube apology videos

there's clearly a lot more of them but we're way over time so smash like