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(If I don't have all of my facts straight, then please notify me so that I can change this journal entry. Thank you.)

Okay, so you guys know that the guys in RT make a lot of jokes. They make a lot of offensive jokes to be honest: jokes about rape, self-harm, disorders, etc.

These jokes are not okay. I do not care about how famous RoosterTeeth is. Fame does not excuse any of those things.

Whenever Ray says "Wow, that's so retarded," that is not okay.

Whenever Geoff says "Go kill yourself," that is also not okay.

Do not try to defend them and say that they've never said these things as I have heard them with my own two ears. And it pisses me off.

And this so called game that Gavin and Geoff were playing, "Connect the Hots", is not okay. It is not okay to objectify women. It is not okay to harass women. Following a woman around in a car in the early ours of the morning is terrifying for said woman. She does not know who these people could be; they could be rapists, murderers, or God knows what else.

I heard from a friend (but did not hear with my own ears) that Michael called Gavin out on Podcast #222 about this. Hopefully Gavin and Geoff will pull their heads out of their asses and realize that women are not objects of entertainment.

It's kind of sad that my feminist radar has to go off for my own heroes.

Don't be afraid to call someone out when they're being an asshole regardless of how famous they are. By making these offensive jokes, they are influencing their fans, telling them that it is okay to make these jokes when it is NOT.

Hopefully they will learn from their mistakes.

(Sidenote: Keep your biased opinions away from me you uncultured swine. This is not a matter of debate.)
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RinWinters Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone decided to re-upload Portal House on their own channel.
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gavinfree Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you motherfucking serious right now.
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RinWinters Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Scratch that, THREE people re-uploaded it.
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gavinfree Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh. The things people will do to get subscribers.
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RinWinters Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The worst part is some of the people in the comments section. They'r just insulting the people who were offended by connect the hots. There's "I'm a girl and i didn't find it offensive :)" as well. Good for you but a lot of us did.
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HeroThief Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am so glad I'm not the only one who feels that they cross a line sometimes. I'll never forget this one moment from a podcast (I don't remember which podcast specifically though). It was essentially boiled down to that Gavin didn't find anything particularly wrong with the vile rape joke one of his friends had made, and even thought it was funny. I've never been able to think of Gavin the same. It was kind of a turning point for me.
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gavinfree Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right now is the turning point for me, and people can't seem to wrap their thick heads around that.

Did you read some of the comments here? They're repulsive and make me sick. I'm just going to give up on them because they obviously didn't read the entire journal entry.
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HeroThief Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I skimmed through some of them and then I was like NOPE and absconded the fuck out of them. Fucking Lewis' law at work: "the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism."
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gavinfree Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gog literally though.

Some of them made whole new accounts just to argue with me. And I'm like??? This is a debate, dude. No reason to be shy, man; quit hiding behind your fake accounts and share ur opinion like a brave person!
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HeroThief Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Seriously? Are they like 13 or some shit??? Fucking misogynists, dude, they're probably just afraid of women.
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