(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.)