You misconstrued all my racist trash as racist, please stop and understand I am definitely not racist. Let's keep debate alive and legitimize all my ignorant points of view because I'm definitely not a racist. PS, would you also pls stop and think of the whites
Who's sending Jon death threats here. All were doing is pointing out how shit Jon is with his videos doubling down on his bull. We can't just give Jon a finger waggle and say "don't do that again ok. Now go make some videos and promote your ideas even more". Also I know your bailing from this thread but this just for anyone else thinking we shouldn't get mad at him for his "opinions".
Yes, we all remember the non-stop stream of death threats and persecution coming from liberals espousing equity. I'm salty people co-opted the phrase hate. Now that shit means any and all criticism of regressive viewpoints.
He opens with the suggestion that his debate was being taken out of context by various media outlets and promoting ideas he doesn't really believe, and then cops to the fact he choked under the pressure of a public debate and didn't express himself very well. He then attempted to express himself much better, thanks to having a prepared statement ready to go, and read from it, essentially backing up all the ignorant beliefs at the core of every single dumb utterance that fell from his fucking head during the debate. There is no real apology, and the only regret he seems to have is for his own lack of preparation. He apparently believes if he'd prepared more, nobody would be mad at him.
So it's a "Sorry not sorry. Don't trust what the media says about me."
I would rather him be honest about his opinions rather than do a 180 and say he didn't mean anything he said. You guys do know that when people apologize after being called out doesn't actually mean they changed their minds right? They are just doing it to satiate everyone.
Though its strange seeing Jontron not trying to be comedic. Its extremely hard for me to remove my image of him as being this guy who makes jokes about Nintendo games and the like. I never watched him much, but I adored his video on Starfox Adventures way back when and seeing him talk like this now and all the things he's been saying show such a stark contrast and really show that its all an act. That he tries to be an entertainer, and that its not really his real self so much it is an act. I guess that should've been obvious in retrospect, but you really get an image in your mind of what people are like when they constantly put out content portraying themselves a certain way.
Yeah this is what I was thinking. I would wager most of his subscribers don't follow him religiously, and didn't even hear about this. I only did because of Neogaf. He'd actually do way more harm if he posted a public "apology" (quotes because I didn't hear any apology), for something most of his fans were unaware of. I'm still done with him though, because even though I do love a lot of his content, I can't be supporting someone who those views.
I'm afraid a great deal of people on Twitter have been defending him. I muted a game dev for getting into a hissy fit because I called him a neo nazi "just" because he was talking about superior white people defending the purity of their race.
I mean, that's not neo nazi at all I don't know why I would have gotten that sort of impression. Totally reasonable to defend the white supremacist here.
This is the funny thing, so much defense of him "not coming across clearly". If that was the case (it wasn't) then sure, tell us what you really meant. But he doesn't retract his statements, because he really meant them. He did come across clearly. It was just shit.
It's not. Maybe his MCM will drop him and a lot of people will unsubscribe, but there are a fuckton of followers who will stay loyal, either because they are not aware of his views and if doesn't affect their enjoyment or because they agree with his tirade​ against the evil 'media'.
He probably considers himself white enough for the internet alt right. In the real world, the same people who share his beliefs would probably see him and call him a "dirty foreigner" and tell him that he needs to "get out of their country."
oh no, if JT goes away, where will i get my fix for warmed over Americas Funniest Videos But Video Games presented for a middle school-level reading comprehension? except thousands of other channels on youtube.
fuck this. not even going to read this statement after that debate. this guy need to go away.