There is a popular TikTok account that until very recently went by the name “Daniel Dobrik” and features a guy who looks startingly like the notorious YouTube celeb who’s currently being cancelled over some very serious allegations and critiques about the entire culture surrounding his content. The David doppelganger has stated many times that he is David Dobrik’s brother, but is this really true?
The past few weeks have ushered in the fast rise and even more breakneck fall of a previously little-known Tennessee commune, or intentional community, called The Garden when a couple of its members started producing compelling TikToks and inviting anyone and everyone to come visit them. The fact that they published their address on their TikToks and marketed The Garden as a kind of utopia raised red flags for many people as communities like this usually have a vetting process and don’t so blatantly market themselves. This led viewers to investigate The Garden, and the people currently living there, further, and to speculate even harder. Is The Garden a cult or just a bunch of people trying to live sustainably and save the Earth?
Vlog Squad member Scotty Sire recently published a video, simply titled “Hi,” in defense of the group’s leader David Dobrik surrounding sexual assault allegations made by Seth Francois. He has since made a Notes App Twitter apology for the video, and taken it down.