Have you heard? Right after Sam Pepper has been repeatedly called out for his illegal actions of harassing fans, another youtuber “suffered” the same thing. Veeoneeye, or Jason, twenty at the time, gave a 15 year old alcohol and tried to/did (I dunno) have sex with her. 15 is under the age of legal consent in Britain, I did my research. So what he did was rape. A crime, in case you didn’t know that.
Now today, there are people around the world writing his name on their wrists, telling him to stay strong, because it wasn’t his fault, because he didn’t know better. Who in the world thinks it’s right to influence a minor until she says yes to something she didn’t want to? Who in the world thinks it’s right to use his or her power over someone to make someone have sex with you? In case you reading this are one of those people: You cannot, I repeat you CANNOT do something like that.
There are several things and people who would be there to tell you that, like the FUCKING LAW for example.
“It’s okay, he apologised.”
So it’s okay if someone rapes you in whichever way and then apologises? It’s okay if someone kills you and then apologises? These type of things cannot be undone, and I am asking you from the bottom of my heart, to not ever support someone who committed these type of crimes.
“It’s okay, everyone makes mistakes.”
THEN LET’S JUST FUCKING THROW OUR ENTIRE SOCIETY (including the good parts, like prohibiting crimes) OUT THE WINDOW. It is NEVER okay to do that to anyone.
“It’s okay, he was only 20”
I don’t know how It is in the UK, but in Switzerland there is a slightly different law for young people. It is for everyone up until they are 18. And then they are fully responsible for their actions, positive as well as negative ones. They are considered adults, who know and understand what is right and what is wrong. So no. It’s not okay to commit a crime and excuse it with your age. It can however be something to be taken in consideration until your 18, but after that you’re on your own buddy.
“It’s okay [some other bad excuse]”
NO IT’S NOT.
If you defend him, you are part of the problem.
If you defend him, you are part of the rape culture.
If you defend him, you are wrong. In so many ways.
Please wake up, and please realise that he made a mistake that cannot be that easily forgiven.