- Oct 25, 2017
Indeed, pretty much sums it for any stan really, but for this case ohsomuch.
No one is safe from Vic's illogical fans.What stands out to me the most is how just divorced from reality people who defend Vic really are. Kaplan explains how he was not okay with how unprofessional Vic is, right down to telling a story about how Vic decided to mount him during a panel for shits and giggles, and you got Vic's Stans rushing to his defense accusing Kaplan of trying to make Vic look bad.
He's off the Florida site too, Todd should watch his back as the allegations against him haven't snowballed, YET.
Perhaps, though from my perspective, they tend to shy away from a number of issues in the VA industry. Not like I want to force them to issue a statement, but I think a comment from them could certainly make a difference, though Mewshuji does bring up a good point:Both Laura and her husband have worked extensively with Vic on FMA alone. Also looks like Troy Baker worked with Vic on Tsubasa Chronicles. I think the people really big in the industry are keeping their traps shut. Both Troy and Laura have bigger things to deal with instead of catching fallout from this shit.
Yea, it's understandable that they were not able to speak out about it back then and now that they can, people might not be as understanding and give them flack for it. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.Honestly I can't blame bigger names like Laura for not speaking out. It's a tightrope walk to deal with a known problem among even those in the industry but had to keep quiet due to shitty, conservative oversight. Like then, it was keep their livelihood or say something. Now they could speak, but it'd in turn make them look bad to some for not have saying something sooner who don't realize they didn't have a choice, which is really shitty.
It's heartening when people like that do speak out or support victims in smaller ways. Stephanie Sheh is a fairly prominent VA who's liked a few of the KickVic posts, and as a huge fan of hers who has had someone close to them affected by Vic it's nice to see that. And I know Monica Rial pretty much vocally (er, textually) supported Neil Kaplan after making a vaguer post about believing victims of harassment or sexual abuse in general.
Though I am happy to see the stealth support coming from other VAs, it's great to see them supporting the victims.