he used the word “retarded” (which is no longer an acceptable term to describe anyone with intellectual disabilities) as a negative word to describe a game console and a fan asked him politely over twitter not to do that, which, you know, is a reasonable request, seeing as it’s incredibly fucking offensive:
but jontron, being the empathetically stunted and ethically bankrupt gamer beardo we all knew in our heart of hearts that he was, blew up the entire thing, tried cracking jokes that were shitty even if you didn’t care about the slur, and generally acted like a huge asshat about it. Neil Cicierga called Jon out on twitter, telling him he was being a huge douchecanoe, and in response Jon just gushed at Neil, telling him he loved his work etc. completely ignoring the point at hand.
and then, just when you thought that you could pick up the shambles that remain of your loving devotion to Jontron’s quirky chubby gamer antics and reassemble some form of acceptance and tolerance for him as a person, he went on to call out Tim Schafer, who linked a video about violence against female gamers, and started attacking Tim about how men are depicted just as poorly as women are, exposing his final form to his fans: a whiny, self-important holier-than-thou MRA fucktruck whose only purpose in life is to prove everyone wrong about everything that isn’t about white male neckbeards.
and lo, built on nothing but piggybacking on Egoraptor’s success and cheetos dust, Jontron’s sprawling empire begins to crumble and collapse beneath him. former fans look on, horrified. i sit back and sip on a big mug of “i told you so.”
Jesus fucking christ.
I cannot get over how pathetically the internet is taking this and I personally agree with Jon in both cases.
For the ‘sexist’ thing, no, he is totally right, a video like that only proves the point that while ‘feminists’ are trying to make females equal, if they are turning off likes/dislikes and comments its just showing that they are truly blinded by their movement that they don’t see the other side of things. I could barely sit through 5 minutes of that crap as all I heard was ‘females are shown like this, men do that to women’ and it makes me cringe every fucking time. When I see games like GTA, Red dead and such it makes me a bit annoyed that ‘once again, a guy is being a prick to a woman’. Yes women are being forced to be subjected like that but it goes for the same to men, we are being made to look like savage ass hats giving not a care to women. Its a two way street, women are not the only ‘victims’ in that, so Jon’s statement was perfectly reasonable.
But another thing you got to remember, games like assassins creed as shown in the video are set it the past, like it or not women WERE treated that way, they don’t put it in because its ‘erotic’ to men, they are just being historically accurate. You don’t get all on your high horse when something like game of thrones do it do you? No, because that’s what a woman was treated like back then.
As for the Retard thing. Eh, maybe the dude really is a retard for getting so upset about it. Take a look at any stand-up comedian, they’ll make a joke about just about anything and everything, most will find it funny, a handful may take offense. Its the same with nearly any joke out there, most people will find it hilarious while a handful of people will be a little upset by it. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make jokes. If we stopped making jokes because it upset a few people, there wouldn’t be much humor left in the world besides the odd few knock knock jokes.
So stop acting all high and mighty and lay off, whats offensive to you may be funny to others and vice versa. Jon did no wrong, its just fools like you people blowing it out of proportion.