Thank you for the sensible decision mods. It is worth it to criticize a big event like the Game Awards for providing him a platform, even if that sadly means we have to post links to some of his stuff here when people ask what's wrong with him.
You didn't give a shit about our feedback over the viewership, did you, Geoff.
Also renaming Trending Gamer to Content Creator is nonsense. You may as well rename it to Streamer Award. If it is Content Creator Award, the likes of Mark Brown, GVMERS, or Gaming Historian would have been runners for all these years
Just gonna quote myself from the Jaffe thread on why boogie shouldn't be seen as a good person.
Between the GG gaf stuff and Anita he also defended Jon Tron by posting a video the day after Jon said "we shouldn't mix the gene pools" by saying he was being attacked for having a different opinion and "trying on a new hat, politically" and that we should all talk and meet in the middle.
When people called boogie out about the severity of Jon's comments he quickly followed up with another video saying he hadn't actually watched Jon's video and didn't agree with those comments. So he had time to read the outrage, think up a video, film, edit and upload it but not actually watch what the subject he was commenting about.
That's why he is hated here but there is more.
He also started dating a sex worker after his wife left him and the new gf came out saying he would emotionally bully her into saying at his house and looking after him, wouldn't let her do her sex work (even though that's how he met her) and when she would ask for money to live (since he wasn't allowing her to work) he would give her the bare minimum and make her feel bad about it.
He also told someone he was thinking about killing himself so they called the police to check on him and he proceeded to make a video where he was furious about them doing it because it interrupted a date and how he wasn't really gonna kill himself, then said not yet anyway, and basically was a real piece of shit to the person who was simply worried about him.
On top of this, from watching his live streams it seems he has a deep hatred of women, coming out with some seriously questionable comments that you wouldn't see on his usual videos. Such as "people say the clitorus doesn't have a hole but they just aren't trying hard enough. All you need is one of these *pulls out a scalpel*.
There was also a severely suspect comment where he said he didn't want to have kids because he was like his parents and didn't want to do to them what they did to him. In case you aren't aware he was physically and sexually abused by them so it made it sound like he was admitting he had the same issues.
I was a big fan of boogie and looked up to him with regards to his struggles with his upbringing and weight issues but its clear he is a manipulative, angry piece of shit who deserves no sympathy.
I used to really dislike Greg a few years ago, but after getting into kinda funny this year my perception of him has totally turned around. I would be completely dumbfounded if he had any sort of allegations come up.
Ah, yes, Greg Miller, who spent a long long time going “awww, why can’t we just get along?” whenever his friend/business partner spouted abhorrent bullshit and other people he knew got sick enough of it to call it out. Truly the “coolest” dude.
Not surprised at this, can't remember if it was this year or last year, but Geoff had him on his E3 show, it was on the EA Play segment. Pretty sure he knew what Boogie was then and knows it now. Just more proof of how the gaming industry is still hostile to minorities.
My respect for this guy's dropped so low so fast. Finding a happy middle in itself isn't a bad thing, but for certain things there is no happy middle. Some shit is straight up evil and shouldn't be tolerated in any way, shape, or form. I don't know why he doesn't get it.
Wow, Balrog is a Nazi sympathizer too? Should be it's own thread if it's not already. People should know about this, he's the director for one of the biggest games of the year and Sony first party dev.
The game awards exemplifies whats wrong with a large part of the gaming community and this shouldn't at all be surprising. They nominated and are likely to give an award to a man who categorically discriminates against all women. Plus the fact that prominent game devs are all about meeting these people furthers this problem. Just fucking shameful all around. Promoting this shit is inexcusable.
He looks much healthier. The two sides schtick he put out there was peak dumb.. i can only assume Geoff and other organizers aren't aware of that part of the gamergate saga. I prefer to think that than to think they're also as naive and dismissive. I don't mean him any ill will... If he wants to rehabilitate his image the same way he's rehabilitating his body, it may mean rehabilitating some of his views and considering his role and comments during such events though. He's said some truly stupid harmful stuff.
I still can't understand why people care that much about some stuff, I don't know anything about this guy, should he be on jail? I understand that he has some pretty stupid opinions but maybe Geoff or Cory or anyone have a good relationship with him and still don't share his opinions, it could happen.
I'm sure most people tolerates a lot from friends and they're still friends. I've seen a lot of things online where people don't accept x behavior but then on the street they forgive whatever depending on who say or thinks such things.
Also, I'm still not sure about loving a celebrity's (not saying this guy is a celebrity) work and when you find out that that person is terrible inmediately his work is not valuable anymore, I'm not sure what to think about that yet but anyone can decide for themselves.
What I understand even less is people hating someone because X is a jerk and also hating Y because she or he doesn't hate X.
This is a good informative post. Prior to this topic I only remember ever seeing Boogie during the beginnings of the Jontron crap. Guy isn't on my radar whatsoever so when this topic popped up today I was really wondering what he had done. Turns out a lot.
Why arent more people covering the problems with this award show like kotaku or Waypoint? Have I just missed this, because the number of people this show is promoting and celebrating that espouse racist/misogynistic content is seriously problematic.