what is going on.
Clearly Joel is being a gentleman and asking if she needs towels
We need to talk about how Dan is one of the models for Griffon’s new website. (x)
"I am Burnie Burns and with me as always," "I am Gavin Free"
so basically gavin’s questions before doing anything
guys, look at this FAMILY VACATION [x]
I did not watch the stream either. My reaction to outrage was based on complete lack of details. I wrongly assumed that there were people offended simply by the game being played. My sincerest apologies if I came acrossed as supportive of the term jokingly used. I did not know about Ray’s white card write-in or the other players responses until it was pointed out to me. I’m shocked, confused, and hurt by what happened.
Cards Against Humanity would never print that word, so I certainly did not expect an RT staff member to do the same…especially since RT has not used that word in their productions. I would like to believe that this is a case of wrongly believing the slur was an acceptable colloquialism. I want to chalk it up to ignorance. I believe that this was all not meant to hurt anyone.
I believe that Shisno has the right idea: Email our Community Manager. Be well thought out and concise with your thoughts on the situation. There is a lesson to be learned here, so let’s help teach it within our Community with patience and the end goal of respectful understanding. I understand the outrage and absolutely validate it, but suggest that we all address this calmly.
I wanted to add a response I wrote to this journal entry.
Here’s a little perspective:
"Fag" is a word used on the Westboro Church signs. "Faggot" is used to dehumanize in every case and demasculinize men in general - You have no guts. You’re weak. You’re NOTHING.
"Faggot" is the last word someone hears from their parents as they are kicked out of their homes for being gay. Let that sink in for a moment.
"Faggot" is a word that is NOT printed in Cards Against Humanity for a reason.
Some use the word colloquially for a variety of reasons (Refusing to give the word power, Mel Brooks laughs at Hitler so I will laugh in the face of my oppressors, too.) Some still find it highly offensive (using the word towards a community of people who still are being denied their constitutional rights).
Healing takes time. Why would anyone take your advice when you call them a whiny bitch? What goal are you trying to accomplish by insulting those who are hurt? And, for the record, every Rooster Teeth fan on Tumblr did not erupt in fiery outcry. And those who did are also members of this Community. Sure, some people might knee-jerk react to what happened. Yes, there were ample warnings of offensive content…but RT has never used that word before in any of their productions. It was odd, jarring, and kinda scary.
I implore you to try a little empathy in this situation. Don’t insult the people who are offended. Try looking at it from a different perspective.
This has nothing to do with censoring comedy. It has everything to do with respect.
Don’t flame this user. You can either attempt to educate or ignore them. They clearly don’t understand what the situation is.
I understand that this person is defending a company constantly under fire for discrepancies I find minor, but they went about in a very immature, angry, and non-constructive way. Not many people are happy about this situation no matter how slice it. The fact that this person views the word “Faggot” in a non-threatening manner really hammers home their ignorance. Ignorance meaning lack of education and/or perspective. They don’t know the value of the word’s meaning in the most common sense.
I don’t hate Ray for what he did or the RT Crew on the stream who got caught up in the moment. I’m not angry persay. I’m concerned. I’m naturally the kind of person who wants to see everyone happy and safe. I know that Ray is a really nice person who loves the Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter fans regardless of their identities. Everyone on RT is like that. I can vouch. Ray doesn’t bid his fans to attack anyone. When weird shit is posted, he reacts just like any of us would. I’m not giving excuses, I’m more thinking out loud and giving the benefit of the doubt to as many sides as I am aware of.
Again, calling out for empathy all around here. I don’t want to see the corners of my favorite Community divided. In a perfect world, I want to see acknowledgement and understanding. Hell, I need to work on those traits myself.
Take care, peeps. Know that SailorTweek loves you…even the people that I’ve complained about this weekend.
(If I’ve left anything out, please understand that it was accidental. I’m trying to speak from the heart after a very strange and stressful day)