❒ The amazing Chescaleigh has made a video poignantly highlighting issues of racism in the YouTube community.
She talks about the trend where comedy is used to justify harmful things. Delving deeper, she talks about how the usage (and acceptance) of black face and racial stereotypes contributes to anti-blackness and even murder, in the case of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and countless others. Make sure you give it a watch and share.
❒ A long time advocate against sexual abuse in the YouTube community, and especially the UK community, Lex has made an on-point video addressing the way that abusers should respond. Definitely worth 3 minutes of your time.
❒ Yet another case of sexual abuse has surfaced. Jason Viohni aka “Veeoneeye”, has admitted to getting a minor drunk in order to take advantage of her.
What is particularly disturbing here is the number of people sticking up for him as well as the fact that he made the video “unlisted” so it cannot be found by unknowing viewers. Please make this information known to your friends who may be at conferences, festivals, etc.
❒ Another young woman has come forward about being raped by Sam.
❒ This blog by one of Sam’s fans bravely provides a pretty detailed (and typical) account of his non-criminal (but still terrible and wrong) behavior.
THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.
Youtube, listen up!!