Cancel Culture's Gotta GO!!!
A lot of people are outraged that she's leaving, because they sense that the cancel culture mob is forcing her out. It's not clear yet if she is being pressured or not, but rumor has it there are people coming for her right now.
I don't know her very well, nor am I familiar with her content. My sister loves her channel and asked me to check it out. She does have a fun (and extensive) video introducing the world to her cool plant collection. I think she also painted herself to match her pet or something. Basically, she's your average cool, unproblematic Virgo--and yet she still became a target!
Am I saying she doesn't have anything to apologize for? No! We all say and do crappy things that we later regret and take back. But there is a WORLD of difference between one "blackface" video (which could indeed just be her sporting a tan!) and what Shane Dawson did--LOTS AND LOTS of blackface.
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And jokes about child porn. And fake masturbating to a poster of Will Smith's daughter when she was 11 years old. THAT man should be cancelled. Not Jenna.
Another example of cancel culture gone wild is Hulu deciding to pull an episode of Golden Girls in which two of the women sport mud masks. Whuuuuuut. My late husband wore a black charcoal mask every day to open up his pores and cut the oilies, even got his picture taken with it. Was he guilty of doing blackface, too?
I could go on and on, but it looks like people are seeing Jenna's emotional exit from YouTube as a line in the sand. THIS HAS TO STOP. Purge society of toxic things, yes, but I believe at this point we're overdoing it. Now a realtor plans to stop using the term "master bedroom" because of slavery connotations. The term came from a 1926 Sears catalog. So far as I can tell, it had no connections to slavery. I could be wrong. "Whitening" products will be renamed. (No wonder I feel incredibly self-conscious now every time I ask the deli for "white" bread! It makes me cringe when I say it, and I feel incredibly racist. Isn't that just the dumbest thing you ever heard?)
I was living under a Pluto-transit sized rock until 2017-18 (still am in a lot of ways), and had no idea what the purpose of YouTube was—I didn’t know there were “YouTuber’s” or channels or whatever. Same with Reddit, and I’m still not on social media anything.
Jenna Marbles was the first person I watched and subscribed to on YouTube, thanks to the person who posted her plant video here on EE (think it was elisa). She and her boyfriend Julien are wonderful... that was a really really dark time in my life and their lightness was something I clung to, for dear life at times. She’s a Virgo Sun, Aquarius Moon, Sag Rising... I’ve mentioned how much I love Aquarius Moons. Julien is an Aries Sun, Scorpio Moon, Cancer Rising. I could go on and on.
She made no excuses for herself. She’s a feeling person of integrity and intelligence. She finished her Masters in Sports Psychology before she began YouTube. But, she was not doing blackface, and everybody knows it. She had an awful fake tan that became a running joke—she worked at a tanning parlor at the time... She made some jokes... who hasn’t? That was also almost ten years ago and she’s in her mid thirties now.
I think she needed a break, but I think this was a heavy straw, and not how she should have left YouTube.
Shane Dawson is more complicated but at the risk of sounding like a “sympathizer” his brand was shock humor. Everything he ever said or did was to shock someone. That doesn’t make him an XYZ evil pos. Words and thoughts are not actions (I’ve heard Thoughtcrime before...). He took it too far in many instances but I don’t believe he’s guilty of what’s being accused.
The people coming for him and everybody else either weren’t around in the 90’s or 00’s or have conveniently forgotten due to this politically correct tsunami. Anyone remember Tropic Thunder (2008) and how many awards it was nominated for and won? Or how about the show Glee (2009) which was touted as this groundbreaking progressive show about inclusivity? The comedic irony that show was based on would be intolerable to folks today. I could go on and on about even more recent jokes made by others about the various subject matter people are mad about. In the words of Joe Rogan—It’s just jokes, folks... Andrew Schulz says he feels it’s his obligation to talk about things people say are off limits.... how about that perspective?
People are willingly turning their brains off at this point.
Oh and @Elsa, Reddit banned 2000 active subreddits. (What on earth????)
Eliminating words eliminates ideas which ultimately eliminates the ability to think critically which eliminates the ability to determine when we are getting fucked and creates nice quiet complacent proletariats.
At first, it might seem trivial since it’s “just a bunch of YouTuber’s,” but the implications are so much more serious.
Yes, cancel culture absolutely needs to go, but I wonder how far it will get before that happens.
On the flip side, I think a lot of YouTuber’s are frustrated with the increasing restrictions (Jenna Marbles included) and I think some might be planning to go truly independent. I mentioned briefly that Joe Rogan is leaving YouTube at the end of the year, so it’s just my sense that some may be feeling the need to make similar moves.
Anyway, sorry for the length and sassiness. I’m just so disturbed at the level of censorship going on and flagrant disregard for freedom of thought and speech.
Here’s them link to Reddit’s new “policy” and list of deleted subs:
Also, the Jenna Marbles sub has been deleted or privated or something. Super weird. Perhaps too many defending her bs “blackface”...? Dunno
I haven't come across any cancelled youtubers, and I don't use reddit at all, so for whatever reason I'm not really familiar with the term "cancel culture." But I feel like this is in the same vein as something I mentioned in a previous thread - which was basically the normalization of "if you do/don't support ___, then please unfriend/unfollow me" posts on social media. I think this is an example of cancel culture in people's personal circles? How to people expect to inspire change by being so quick to burn bridges and throw people under the bus? I don't get it.
How about when they hold people responsible for the comments on their content? That's just crazy.
We're headed towards "social credit". Safe(r) to connect with people on platform like mine where you can use a screen name.
I don't collect anything. No phone number... I couldn't care less if you use a dummy email. I don't ask you to sign in with google. 😉