Alison Conner is your average Minneapolis-based twenty something: she likes beer, indie bands, and wine nights with her best friend Linnea. Oh, and she’s a witch. But not, you know, a useful witch—she can cool the air with her mind, but only if there’s a ghost around. It’s not exactly a power they make movies about. She’s a party-trick-only witch, and that’s fine.
Also fine? Linnea’s brother Erik. Which is a problem, because Linnea has made it clear she’s not okay with that.
But when Erik is around, Alison can’t exactly help herself.
Twitter user RedMinus posted screenshots of the Fine Brothers blatantly implying that the very concept of filming someone’s candid reaction to something is “their format” and they feel so entitled to it that they are willing to pitch a fit and try and take legal action.
And I’m sure we’ve all heard the numerous stories of other YouTubers whose videos the Fine Brothers have content claimed (which, of course, is ironic, considering how they take people’s content without permission.)
TL;DR - The Fine Brothers sent a mass email to several animators in hopes of getting them to animate for them, in which they “praise” them for their work. They also apparently weren’t going to pay them (or pay them a reasonable amount.)
The Fine Brothers contradict themselves, blatantly lie and (as evidence as to why they never specify what their “format” is) try to hide things from people.
In conclusion, this tweet sums up my feelings pretty well…
The Fine Brothers have damaged their reputation and broken countless people’s trust, and I’m perfectly okay with letting them suffer the consequences of their actions.
This is probably what it’s like when professional athletes play as themselves in video games, except way better. Recently, Seth Rogen and James Franco both sat down to play The Fine Bros. “Freaks and Geeks” video game, and it was everything a fan of the show could dream.