- YouTuber Bretman Rock detailed an experience he said he had with David Dobrik at an awards show.
- The 22-year-old said in posts uploaded on Sunday that Dobrik made him feel “irrelevant.”
- After Rock won his award, he said Dobrik asked him, “Who are you? What do you do? What did you win?'”
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YouTuber Bretman Rock took to his Instagram story Sunday to recount an experience he said he had with David Dobrik at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards. Rock said Dobrik, who is a massively successful YouTube star and leader of the Vlog Squad content group, was “rude” to him and made him feel “irrelevant.”
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In multiple videos posted to his Instagram account, the beauty influencer detailed his interaction with Dobrik.
“Let me spill some tea,” the 22-year-old said. “I’ve been waiting to spill this tea for so f—ing long. He’s canceled now so I don’t give f— sharing this tea,” Rock said, referring to the fallout Dobrik faced following Insider’s investigation into sexual assault allegations that were made against former Vlog Squad member Dominykas Zeglaitis, which included being temporarily demonetized by YouTube and losing numerous sponsorships and affiliations with brands and companies.
Rock said that during the awards ceremony in 2019, their names were announced back-to-back, with Rock winning Beauty Influencer of the Year and Dobrik getting the award for Content Creator of the Year.
Rock said that he went to Dobrik’s table to talk with his friends and show them his award when Dobrik asked, “‘Who are you? What do you do? What did you win?'” Rock said in the video.
Rock continued, complaining, “First of all, I don’t f—ing owe you an explanation. Second of all, they literally said our names and category right after the f— each other.”
Rock said his father had passed away just the day before the ceremony and said that looking back on this interaction, he felt that no one ever treated him like that and “made me feel so irrelevant.”
Rock concluded the series of videos by saying “So, all I have to say after two years is: Mr. David, who are you? What do you do? What did you win?”
Insider reached out to both Rock and Dobrik. A representative for Rock declined to comment and Insider did not immediately hear back from Dobrik. Dobrik apologized twice for the contents of Insider’s investigation. Zeglaitis apologize but said the events described were mischaracterized.