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YouTube Power Couple's Breakup Video a Phenomenon - Page 2

David Dobrik and Liza Koshy praised for 'mature' handling of situation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2018 3:51 PM CDT
Updated Jun 8, 2018 1:00 AM CDT

  • The breakup itself: Dobrik says in the video that Koshy broke up with him because she felt they were growing "distant" due to their busy schedules, with which he agreed. Koshy said she also realized she needs to learn to love herself before she can truly love someone else, acknowledging through tears and laughter that the idea is cliche. Both stressed multiple times that they remain best friends. The Huffington Post calls the video "six minutes of forced humor and genuine sadness."
  • The internet age: Many outlets are commenting on how breakups have evolved thanks to the increased intermingling of the social media lives of romantic partners. "Lovers in 2018 have to think about what it means to merge your brand with someone else’s," writes Patricia Hernandez at the Verge. Meanwhile, CNET re-ran its 2017 article, "When breaking up is a public affair," in light of the breakup. And Men's Health went with the headline, "These YouTube Stars Made a Break-Up Video Because Modern Dating Is Super Weird."
  • The public is brokenhearted: BuzzFeed has a sampling of social media reactions to the breakup, like one person who says it ruined their whole year. And here's Elite Daily's headline: "Liza Koshy & David Dobrik's Breakup Video Has Emotionally Destroyed Me, Goodbye."
  • Why so devastated? The New Statesman explains "Why David and Liza are the Ross and Rachel of the digital age," noting that their breakup is the type to lead people to wonder, if these two people can't make it work, "what hope is there for the rest of us?"

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