kaiserneko

pyrooster asked:

wait i thought jon was a good guy whats this

lunarch-sounds answered:

He’s been acting childish, very rude, unreasonably judgmental, and just fuckin wrong these last couple of weeks

He dug himself into a hole by being a dick to a person who politely informed him that he/she was offended by something he said and then never apologizes for saying shit and now he’s just going off the rails with everything.

He needs to shut the hell up on twitter because it is NOT helping his cause any and just detracting people from him more.

dustyoldroses:

roxwithallthepox:

He just made an apology on twitter a few hours ago.

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Pretty much he admits that he didn’t handle the situation well, which indeed he didn’t.  I’m definitely not defending him there.

But what I do want to defend him on is the “witch hunt” so to speak after he made his flub-up.  Seriously guys?  John isn’t a politician.  He’s a YouTuber.  His goal is not to be a wholesome moral example for everyone to aspire to.  Sure he’s popular on YouTube, but really, is that any reason to expect him to behave perfectly?  He has opinions like everyone else, and in this case he got too defensive over them.  I’m sure the same thing has happened to all of you at one point.

I agree, he has some issues, but who doesn’t?

Well put. He could’ve handled it better - didn’t - but doesn’t mean he should be anyone’s moral compass or idol to aspire to be like (however much good such a thing might bring about in certain instances).

I like how Jennette McCurdy put it recently put it after her departure from Nickelodeon programming and the ending of Sam and Cat:

"Calling a celebrity a role model is like calling a stranger a role model. The knowledge you have of a celebrity is no more than a caricature drawn by media tastemakers specializing in selling you an image you’re dying to buy. It’s good to have heroes, but you have to look for them in the right places. They say don’t look for true love in a bar, well I say, don’t look for role models on screens. … I encourage you to base your idea of a role model off of someone you know well enough to see purely, not in the light, cameras, and actions of Hollywood."

Pretty much how I feel about people getting mad at his or any “famous” person’s actions. They’re people. They’re gonna fuck up - and sometimes not even care that they do/did. When you run into that and you see it doesn’t gel with what you know to be right, you move on to better role models. It hurts, but it happens. I’m glad he’s being open about what he feels/believes rather than saying the thing the majority of people feel/believe and later tripping up and looking like a hypocrite. And insincere apologies less meaningful to me than self-centered pseudo-apologies if the person hasn’t/refuses/doesn’t think they need to change.

Jon is very right to not like Censorship. No one should it goes against everything an artist stand for. On the base point - he was more then right. The word Retard, is a slur in the context of calling someone retarded. However Items can be retarded in its original function. And its not like calling something gay or someone fag, Because the word specifically has its own meaning outside the ableism. Jon is just not in this side of the internet thats used to arguing and He got cornered by dumb but experienced sjws. Could he figure a better argument? well yeah- theres always a way out, but its hard for people who had different priorities. The guy does videogame and media critizism. he grew up really enjoying the art, He has no requirement To understand your bubble. Im a transwoman, if he misgendered me Id talk to him scientifically, Not Insulted.I wait to be insulted until its honestly hateful. We call that reason- something hard to find on twitter if anywhere on the sjw dominated internet. 80% of all moral issues are a failure in communication. if you reason with someone well then they will most  likely choose the easiest path.

vigigilance

shanellbklyn:

dynastylnoire:

stair-diving-with-hayes:

Ladies and Gentleman, the man that will be in history books. He was throwing the burning tear gas. Not to the cops but away from the children protesting. In his American Shirt and bag of chips. Check his twitter.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

HE HAS ALSO STATED NOT TO PURCHASE THE T-SHIRTS THAT ARE BEING SOLD WITH HIS IMAGE BECAUSE HIM NOR THE TOWN OF FERGUSON WILL SEE THAT MONEY! 

Just needs to be stated again! 

Not to the cops but away from the children protesting”

slugbox

pretty-period:

More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK