What is a valid source of film critic on YouTube?
I don't get this point of view. I loved jontron's reviews before he outed himself as a piece of shit. Why is redlettermedia treated as an exception?
Yawn I've seen variations of "Era isn't progressive because they still [INSERT VERY SPECIFIC, PERSONAL CRITERION HERE]" all over this forum
Like I follow Giantbomb alot. Every once in a while, an older video pops up from as early as 10 years ago, and you hear something that comes off as like "yeesh, that joke doesn't play so well now." Thing is, they didn't just stay static, or worse, double down on the regressive shit. They atleast try to do better by people, including marginalized voices, in all these years since. And one time years back when Ryan Davis (who passed away in 2013) dropped a shitty slur on a stream, he went on the forums and directly apologized, not blaming the people "for being offended," but for him being an asshole in that moment and taking responsibility for it. Like... that's such a low fucking bar, but considering the cultural dumpster fire games are in, that's still an exception to how moments like that (repeatedly) play out with streamers and online personalities.
Watch the Rich Evans Twitch video. He isn't just "not left enough". He outright and angrily attacks and mocks feminists and the women's march on DC to support women rights. He insists they need to let Trump do his job.
This is pretty much my reaction as well.
I remember watching a “Pre Rec” where Jack was explaining to Rich why he was scared of Trump. Ie “my kids have classmates that have gay parents, and it’s clear this guy is a monstrous bigot.” and RIch just sort of shrugged it off.
Some people have different senses of humour. it's ok to not like things.
Wow not being racist and sexist is being far left now! Good to know!I haven't watched their videos in years, but I don't love this idea of attempting to cancel them just because they aren't as far left progressive as some might want them to be. I don't think that Red Letter Media is a right wing institution. They rail against entitled fan boy culture just as much far more often than their quoted infringements upon leftist beliefs. If I remember correctly, their comments against Ghostbusters pertained more to that Paul Feige was using feminism as a defense against the poor response to his bad movie than it was that the Ghostbusters themselves were female. I'm sure they would have been fine with a gender switched ghostbusting team if the core film was good, but alas. Of course, anyone is entitled to dislike Red Letter Media and stop watching their content. I barely watch them myself nowadays. But to ask that we as a community collectively stop supporting Red Letter Media because of a few cherry picked examples culled from literally hundreds of videos feels like a step too far.
Hmm, I guess I wouldn't know. My association with the people on that channel pretty much begins and ends with the content itself. Haven't seen any overt Trump stuff in 100s of hours of produced content. Does he pop off on Twitter or what?
I didn't watch the rant and I don't plan to.
Someone provides evidence of Rich Evans being a sexist bigot away from RLM and you refuse to watch it so you can continue to generate ad revenue for him in willful ignorance?
Rich Evan's being a shit heel doesnt make the BotW videos any less entertaining.
You should add their shitty remarks from review of Godzilla. I will try to find the specific quote.
Godzilla 2019, AKA King of the Monsters, which is sexist, cuz we don't know Godzilla's gender.
Godzilla's a male
Well, he could be gender fluid. No one can understand -roars-.....I guess (some monster name) kind of can. She never asks him if he's gender fluid. She just wanted to get him to calm the fuck down. But she didn't ask him his preference."
I agree with the bolded. It's fairly common rhetoric on here, too.Also what's with this push to ban discussion of e every single thing that a portion of the site disagrees with? Just ignore threads about those things; it's not like the forum is totally riddled with RLM threads other than the community OT and the multiple threads we've had today to call them out.
I understand some serially problematic people getting silenced here, like Boogie, but I don't think RLM has nearly the problem/content ratio that Boogie does, given that they mostly talk innocuous shit about movies outside of the few instances in the OP.