It’s a bit frustrating to see, that everyone is blindly accepting that the “crab people” reference is from the game, the animation and South Park, but ignoring the reference to the journalism.

But Well.

Answering the comments of my “crab-people”-post

goldenblackhawk :

Guys… “Crab People” is from a game… Headcrabs… That you can play as… What is this…

how even

Dear Kevin, (and tagging you, so maybe you and your fans see this)

And to everyone who is agreeing with you and stating that it’s a reference to the Game:

yes we know, that it’s a reference to that game and the animation that was made. But the connection to the journalism about minorities in video games is there. You can say, that he wasn’t referring to that at all, but many people know about that journalism and saw that connection, because it’s kinda obvious. And with his tweets he made a joke about it and it represents his opinion which he stated before, more clearly, on his twitter: He thinks it’s unimportant, he just want to play games. And that’s okay. That’s how he dealt with it too, when he stated his opinion on gun-control laws. And often comedy like that will offend someone. And people may say their opinions on it. Then we share information and reasons for these opinions and we are smarter than before. That’s how it works.

I am not attacking Aleks for this, he may have his opinion and I found these jokes funny. I also watched his channel for some time btw. But I think saying that he is ONLY referencing to the game and that animation is kind of shutting the eyes just to defend him.

Have a nice day, I still love you guys of course.

uglysavant:

Omg… How did he offend minorities and misgender someone ? I don’t understand D:: CRAB PEOPLE WERE LITERALLY CRABs in that one gmod


What minorities could crab people be referring to ????

I don’t even know if I should answer this post, but just to make one thing clear again: I learned that fedoras are fashion for bronies. And bronies are defined male. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Brony

So it is hidden somewhere. It’s sad if it did hurt that person, but I think it’s not the fault of ImmortalHD. He didn’t know them.

pterodactyl-tendencies:

Kevin, the whole crab people thing could have easily been replaced with women or poc and it just sounded a lot to me like he was making light of the lack of diversity in video games and it even if he didnt mean it that way, thats what it sounded like.

Thank you, that’s exactly what I think, too. At least all people here should CONSIDER this point of view, and see where the problems could be. Most people actually don’t want to attack anyone with this.

conjurefamiliar

Ughh. I love Immortal and I really enjoy his videos but this is kinda upsetting. He is being very inconsiderate.

That could be true, and you are more than welcome to post or say your opinion on this matter. Be nice guys.

a-random-mod:

It’s a troll SJW blog made to mock SJW and give fuel to anti-SJWs

They will turn the dumbest thing about Minorities, feminism and LGBT extremes.

That’s actually an interesting point of view. What I would definitely say is, that it’s extremist behaviour, which is highly toxic (Like I did before).

Thank you for everyone who commented, so we can have a proper debate. And thanks to Kevin that me made that post more “viral”.

Peace

Anonymous said: On the immortalHD and Kat exchange. Are you sure Kat isnt a troll? They seem to much like those "anti-sjw"/trolls that pretend to be sjws and act like over the top stereotypes of sjws. There seems to be a lot of those kinds of people popping up lately on tumblr and else where.

Hello and thank you for your Ask,

as you can see in my “personal note”-paragraph, I said that it seems a bit like that person isn’t really interested in an honest debate. That could include that it’s a troll. Who knows, but I felt like it’s important to make a statement about true equality and against harassment and to make these points it doesn’t really matter if it’s a troll or not.

But thanks, I should maybe consider more often, that extremists could be just trolls of the other side.

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said: hey uh, @goldfishsnacks isnt transgender, but nonbinary rather, so bringing up all that shit on transgender people doesnt really make sense??

Hello,

you are clearly misinterpreting some stuff I said. I never said, that that person is transgender, I just quoted their blog, that they say, that cis people should not stand up / defend transgender people. And I think thats a toxic behaviour of extremists. And I don’t know what “shit” I “bring up” about transgender people.

Have a nice day.

edit: genderless pronouns.

Hello and welcome on my blog. My Activity just exploded, I got 300 Notes the last few hours. Who can I thank for this? :D

I will take care of the asks that were sent to me and make a post that will be an answer to some other Posts I saw.

Anonymous said: hi there~ I think that immortalHD wasn't even really talking about actual minorities, there was a game that he had played with a few friends where their characters were actual crab people. I can't think of the game off the top of my head right now though. I think that the person who replied to him took things way out of context and forgets that he's talking about video games 98% of the time. besides, you're right, there's no misgendering there so maybe they were trying to pick a fight?

Hi,

First: I think you are right, but wrong at the same time ;) Yes, it is a reference to that game where they were “crab people”, which is a reference to South Park btw. but it is also a reference to the journalism who tries to push minorities in video games. That’s why he is a funny entertainer. He is combining these things to make a funny statement, and to state his opinion at the same time.

edit: and I learned, that fedoras are fashion for bronies who happen to be male. But, well, not only males wear fedoras. But yeah it’s obvious that the person is extreme and kinda wants the fight. But I feel sorry for them in a way.

SORRY LONG POST

So this happened and I want to talk about it.

The first thing you have to understand is that ImmortalHD has his own opinion. He thinks it is senseless to point out that there are not enough minorities in Games. He cares about the games and thinks it will not make the Games better. And he likes to make jokes. So he made a joke primarily about this journalism.

In my opinion: it’s good to have the discussion about minorities in games. It’s good to point it out. But on the other hand, if you tell devs, that they “have to” make games with certain characters, it will hurt the creativity and with this the process of making Art.

Second: In respect of any gender identity I will use “they” as a genderneutral singular pronoun because of the lack of a better one.
This person is exactly doing what he fights against. They want equality in gender identity, but they “put down” the ones they are not in. In my opinion this is highly poisonous behaviour for the greater good. People will not take you seriously becasue of that and just find more reasons to be against equality. On their blog @goldfishsnacks ( http://goldfishsnacks.tumblr.com/ ) they are directly saying that cis-people are not welcome for fighting for equality for transgenders (for, for, for - idk how to say it better) so they are banning people from their group because of their gender identity. These are extremist-behaviours and most people don’t like extremists, when you don’t change your behaviour, you will not change anything for the good, you will just make people hate you and thats just sad for all the transgender people who are actually trying to to make things right.

For everyone who is reading this: Harassing is bad. Don’t harass this person, be better.

Third: How exactly did ImmortalHD misgender them? He said “you are putting words in my mouth” - no gender. He said “sure accomplished a lot here”. Not even a pronoun. And *tips fedora* looks for me like a stylish way to leave a conversation (opinion). I really don’t get it.

on a more personal note: I don’t know if you are even interested in a serious debate. It doesn’t seem like it, when I read your blog. I’m sorry for your health-condition at the moment though. It’s good to fight for equal rights, it’s okay to focus on one group. But don’t put down other groups. Everyone deserves equal rights and freedom of Speech/Art is one. That’s my opinion. It’s okay to point out if something can be problematic, like ImmortalHDs joke, but cut out the social justice bullshit.

Peace.

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A very nice Post by geoff from RoosterTeeth about Youtubehate or in other Social Medias. I like how they handle it: With comedy! And I’m glad that they don’t feel bad because of all that shit that happens in comments.

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