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YouTuber Alfie Deyes posted a photo of himself posing on an AIDS memorial, and after coming under fire, he’s now apologizing.
Yeah… it’s safe to say people are NOT happy.
Alfie Deyes, better known as PointlessBlog on YouTube, is probably one of the least problematic internet celebs, but that doesn’t mean he never makes mistakes.
Alfie went to last week’s Brighton Pride with girlfriend Zoe Sugg, sister Poppy Deyes and some other friends and family members. He later decided to take a picture commemorating his experience at the LGBTQ-supportive event. Unfortunately, what he didn’t realize before clicking upload on a photo of himself holding a rainbow flag with the caption #LOVEISLOVE, was that he was actually sitting on the city’s AIDS memorial statue.
The AIDS memorial serves as a yearly meeting place for residents to celebrate World AIDS Day and honor those who have passed away from the terrible disease.
Once it was brought to his attention, the YouTuber deleted the picture and issued an apology ASAP.
The apology said, QUOTE, “Just seen a tweet saying that in the picture I tweeted of myself celebrating Brighton Pride, I was sitting on the edge of an Aids Memorial. For sure didn’t realise that and didn’t mean to offend anyone if the picture did. I’ve deleted it! Thanks for letting me know x”
And while some people kindly let him know his mistake, others came at him full force accusing him of not caring about the deadly disease.
Alfie then voiced his frustrations, saying, QUOTE, “I’ll never understand why people always think the worst. The replies I’m getting about sitting on the memorial..I didn’t even know it was a memorial and yet people are tweeting saying I don’t care about aids.. Spend your time educating others, rather than just instantly attacking.”
Although he apologized, Alfie is still under fire, this time for seemingly joking about the incident with friend and fellow YouTuber Evan Edinger in the wake of the criticism.
One person tweeted, QUOTE, “Alfie deyes sat on an aids memorial at pride and ‘didn’t realise’ and @EvanEdinger is taking the piss out of it comparing it to asmtha [sic] which are two completely different things. Why’s he trying to be funny and failing lool.”
Someone else wrote, QUOTE, “Nah alfie joking about the aids crisis has pissed me off beyond belief i hate him so much.”
Clearly, people aren’t happy, but what do you guys think about Alfie’s apology and behavior since the incident? As always, let us know in the comments section below, and then click to the right for more on Ethan Dolan’s frightening accident. Thanks for watching Clevver News, I’m your host Naz Perez and I’ll see you next time!
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