I’m not asking for anyone to be banned from YouTube. But hate speech is against the site’s terms of service and there should be consequences. Instead he continues to be rewarded for this kind of behavior. Sam was banned from Vidcon over ONE video. Shane has done his modern day minstrel show act AT VIDCON and faced no repercussions. It’d be nice if he’d acknowledge why these thing are problematic, apologize to his audience and stop doing them. But I highly doubt that’ll happen. The same way the YouTube community called for Sam Pepper to remove his “prank” videos where he sexually assaults women, I think the videos where Shane uses the n-word, does blackface and parodies black people and makes rape and molestation jokes should be removed from YouTube.
Numerous popular YouTubers came out to say they won’t stand for homophobia or misogyny in the community but remain silent on issues of racism, which their audience needs to hear about. It’s disappointing that POC don’t get the same level of support that more “mainstream” issues do on YouTube. And even if the videos aren’t removed, I’d at least like to see those same high profile creators take a stand and say this isn’t ok and we won’t support it. Start the conversation about why this isn’t ok. Normalizing racism has serious consequences, the same way sexism and homophobia have consequences. Unfortunately the majority of the YouTube audience isn’t going to listen or care unless it comes from a high profile (ahem WHITE) content creator. According to the fans I’m just “jealous” and “playing the race card”. And that’s a big part of the problem and a whole different story…
Why people make excuses for such a complete and utter hack is beyond my comprehension. Meanwhile, people who create actual content of quality, like Chescaleigh, get attacked over and over again for presenting evidence-based critiques. Good grief.
"you’re obsessed with your mental illness"
i know right? it’s almost like it impacts every part of my life
So in the next week I need to work 30+ hours, pack, figure out temporary housing, write about ten million emails, connect a bunch of people to other people, fly to Milwaukee to get to DC, learn how to follow federal employee procedures to a tee and generally not have a complete and utter meltdown.
So, recently I’ve been involved in a series of hate crimes due to sexual orientation. I go to a private (not Christian anymore) school where I have an incredible group of friends and even friends of friends that I don’t even hesitate to talk to about my gf or just any aspect of me that may make me “different”.
And yet this has happened. Multiple times. Res life and the campus police are currently working on finding who did these things, but it has been about five days and I have been attacked three times on social media, twice with notes on my door, and once prior directly with people talking to and about me just because of this one part of me. They don’t even know me, but this one part of me is enough for them to decide to hate me and make me feel unsafe in my dorm (I’ve been going to other people’s rooms and generally avoiding being alone).
I want this to be signalboosted because I think people don’t realize that as much as the world is changing, this is still happening at a private liberal arts college to a girl who never even guessed it would happen to her.
Hi, very angry Berry alum here, please let me know what I can do on your behalf to help you out. I’ve been sitting on a scathing letter intended for the Campus Carrier and Board of Trustees discussing what I saw/experienced/was told not to address as a student from 2006-2010 and how they’ve continued to endanger students by not addressing this campus cultural climate of hatred, but would not want to make this situation any more difficult and trying for you. At my time of writing this, other alumni have also indicated an interest in doing so as well but we’re obviously not going to proceed in anything like this without permission and full consideration of your experience and feelings about all of this.
There’s also some other advice and suggestions I’d like to pass onto you, but that info would be best discussed on a more secure platform than tumblr - you’re more than welcome to request my phone #, emails, Facebook etc. Please know you are not alone and you have the support not only of some on campus, but a sizable group of alumni who aren’t going to take this lying down. Again, I am absolutely furious that this has occurred and give you my full support regarding how you choose to proceed.