Sure. I reference people as the gay "insert public figure" on occasion. Jussies Gay Tupac bit is a recent example. Did you get your dick all twisted over that? Or reference the gay person on a show as the gay person on a show because they went out of their way to make that their identifier. I don't see these as attacks by referencing their sexuality like whatever the hell you are trying to do.
So, funny story.
I have a long commenting history on VG247, having been there since its inception.
As they've moved over to activism, I rarely post there.
But I thought, fuck it, let's say my piece. So I did. Not breaking any terms or policies:
(Yes "RhubarbForFingers" is me - don't ask):
I had the foresight to take a screenshot because I know how inconvenient facts can upset activist journalists, so imagine my shock when my comment had disappeared (note the final sentence of the comment above mine in both pics):
I thought I'd re-post but:
Oh, the yellow journalists banned the person with the offending facts.
And they're systematically removing all traces of my comments (often laden with inconvenient facts):
But some rando that wanted to put a bullet in my head the other day because of my outrageous remark? :
Yeah, they're fine with that. It's still there. Even after it was reported.
Hmmm.. who should I make a stink about this to.. ?
Speaking of which, is there any logical argument that someone can make connecting communism with "figs" on that shirt? Is there a reference to something there with some actual plausible deniability, or does that shirt essentially say what everyone actually thinks it says?
No I don't. I also don't get upset with comedians roasting people on the internet in 20m videos and having the temerity to reference someone's openly known and flounted sexuality when addressing them. Are you literally shaking right now? Can you even?
Yet you can't disagree with people without calling them assholes and suggesting in a passive aggressive way that they are "cool", that they are pieces of shit. Since I don't have your high double standards I feel perfectly justified in telling you to fuck right off.
As blunt as that headline is, bullies usually target people who stand out and know can't defend themselves or fight back. Following the group behaviors is a good way to blend in and get bullies off your back because they will lose interest and try and find a new nail to hammer down. That or learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
As for the OP topic, something something private company.
The "harrassed" guy is an internet celebrity, with 100k subscribers and 1Mil views per video. (thanks to Vox, I bet)
Besides the fact that Crowder clearly didn't care about him, nor targeted him, focusing on Vox's practices instead.
This scandal increased number of said reporter's subscribers by 30k a day.
And as T.P. correctly noted, he's not a reporter, he's an activist.
People can be assholes and push the line on purpose while not breaking rules according to YouTube. I'm not a fan of people running to corporate mommy and daddy when people offend them. YouTube will bend to Twitter outrage, but they'll also probably make some algorithm change that makes things worse for everyone.
Maza advocates assaulting people he doesn't like, but then cries to YouTube as a victim and creates twitter drama shit that will get plenty of clicks for Vox.
At some point in the past none of these "Anti-SJW" or "non-PC" people had YouTube channels.
When they started out I bet most of them weren't even thinking "there's money in this".
At the very beginning none of them were making money because nobody knew who they were.
These channels only grew because people wanted to hear the message.
You think if they get silenced that their ideas will just magically go away?
It's kind of funny to see these dudes with pretty tame takes trying to play within the YouTube rules.
I actually welcome the possibility that they will have to go completely independent because it means they no longer have to play by Youtube's rules.
The audience is there. All this drama will only lead to that audience feeling more entrenched, more in the mindset of "Us vs Them".
It's an awful look for these massively well funded organizations to be bullying independent creators.
It's OK to throw milkshakes at them but if they call me names I'll go crying to daddy YouTube.
Stalin's show trials: Cowardly Silicon Valley Edition.
The funny part is that this is all fizzling. The true believers always become desperate and wild-eyed at the end, attempting whatever harebrained schemes they can to keep the movement alive. What they believe is the final push before victory is actually the dying gasps of a movement that lost its relevancy and couldn't calcify its doctrines before tearing itself apart.