And for anyone who's yet to experience this phenomenon personally, here's the origin:
Your milkshake duck can be someone you know in person, or a more well-known figure (which requires less explanation since more people would know what made you like the person to begin with).
I need to think about mine, but it's probably that Gamergater futuristic game:
Arguably, most of the people mentioned here like Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, those "gaming streamers" never changed either. They all just exposed for who they are.
He's never changed though.
He was always just that "big business dude" to me.
...when/why did you ever like him?
I remember that guy from all the last few weeks of hype leading up to MGSV.
Jontron for me, laughed so much at his videos and then suddenly :(
Also threedog the MGS streamer who I thought was a legend turned out to be a pos.
The dude was already annoying to me, but can I get some more info about that?
I was too old to get into the YouTube streamer generation, I caught the rise of PewDiePie and laughed at some of his stuff and we all know how that turned out.
Now and then I want to post that stopit.gif and then I remember that he is straight up KKK racist, like, not even a little bit racist or just a bit problematic, but full on white nationalist racist.
Now my kids all love gaming streams and I'm like "Just be careful." It's everywhere, tv is old to kids today.
In my personal life, there was this science teacher I had in middle school who stood up for me a lot when I was dealing with bullies. He generally seemed like a cool, confident guy and someone I looked up to. Then I grew up and found him on Facebook. Turns out he was a hardcore conservative and anti-liberal, which wouldn't have been as disappointing had I not also remembered what I heard about his firing later on. He apparently got fired for calling one of the teachers a wetback, partially due to her disagreeing with the Iraq war.
This was just silly. This kind of polarizing nonsense is of no practical use to anyone. This was a "Milkshake duck" moment for Trump supporters, I suppose. This developer actively hated them for their perfectly legitimate choice of failed businessman candidate.
Quite a few indie game developers in America are Planned Parenthood supporters, as are quite a few people in the film business. That's their business. It's their money, and they can do whatever they want with it. I think a vast majority of anti-abortion people wouldn't refuse to play <insert random game here> if they discovered that the lead developer was pro-abortion. It's really the vocal minority who get up in arms over the political allegiances or advocacy of artists.
I do understand people not being able to personally stomach an artist who advocates for something they find reprehensible, but the reality is that most people hold political stances someone on the other side of the fence finds reprehensible in some way.