Here’s the thing, people: If the only way you can find something wrong with someone is to go digging through their past, drudging up things from two to three years ago to further propel your claims of what a horrible human being someone is, you obviously need to find a new hobby.
Now, as a cis woman, I know that I do not understand the plight of what trans* people go through, but I would like to say that Mark was not making fun of the stereotypical drag queen makeup, or DMAB people who are still learning to do makeup. He was making fun of the fact that he can’t put makeup on one handed worth a shit and it’s hilarious to see him try. His response to the person calling him ugly was him using himself, looking like a clown, as the butt of a joking response. “You think I’m ugly? WELL LOOK AT ME NOW EH”
I am very aware that he has said tr*nny once, and he was drunk off his ass at the time. That was nearly three goddamn years ago, and holding past actions against people just to fuel your anger does nothing for you in the long run. I would fully understand if he had said it in a video last week, but he hasn’t.
People need to stop grasping at straws to find something wrong with someone. Whether it’s Mark or someone else, digging around to find one little thing where you can go “OH LOOK HE SAID ____ THREE YEARS AGO. LET’S DRAG HIM” is a seriously problematic behavior.
I also acknowledge that he didn’t handle the complaints from people too maturely, but from what I saw in the tag, most of what the complaints were were not the people with valid concerns, but the people hopping on the “he’s a horrible person and he needs to go to hell” train. At that point, that would have been my response too.
I’m tired of watching the community revolt at absolutely everything. I’m tired of it. I miss being the community we were a year ago, and that saddens me. People sending death threats to people and encouraging suicide is not what the Markiplier’s Heroes are about. Anyone, anyone, who sends a message like that is not a Markiplite. I know that the outlook on the community as a whole right now is not very good, but I want people to remember that the people who are truly Markiplites care about your well-being.