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VidCon co-founder Hank Green apologises to Tana Mongeau after event failed to recognise her as a featured creator

VidCon co-founder Hank Green apologises to Tana Mongeau after event failed to recognise her as a featured creator

After months of conflict, ex-CEO and founder of video convention VidCon has issued an apology to creator Tana Mongeau. 

Mongeau shared a video earlier this year about why she wouldn't be attending Vidcon 2018. According to the YouTuber, the events team failed to acknowledge her as a featured creator, which led to her being removed from the event after being swamped by fans.

In her insurmountable 'f*** VidCon' rage, Mongeau decided to host her own fan meetup, TanaCon, on the same day as VidCon as a location nearby. 

However, things very quickly got out of hand as over 20,000 fans turned up to attend, an amount of people that TanaCon was not prepared to accomodate. 

Sorry, but not sorry

Green took to Reddit to share an apology to the YouTuber. 

"Tana was part of our content, and not making her a featured creator was a bad call," He wrote.

"If we were going to have her doing content, she should have been a featured creator. We were being conservative because of some things that Tana had done and said in the past, but we should either have had her there or not... not that shitty in-between thing.

"This isn't the first time we screwed up, and it won't be the last. This is a hard business, and I'm not saying 'Oh, Tanacon is all my fault!' but I think it's important to recognize when we make mistakes regardless of the mistakes other people made."


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Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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