So this person captured my thoughts in response to Jack pretty accurately. However, I personally don’t respect Jack less for his opinion. Nor do I think he’s just trying to save face. I take his opinion to be genuine. My biggest peeve is the straw man of “freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences”. No shit, and you’ll never meet a free speech advocate who believes any idea, joke, or publication is above scrutiny. In a time where being outraged for other people, or victimizing yourself over speech you don’t like is popular, it is crucial to stress the point of not shaming a person into submitting to other people’s sensibilities.
I agree that the nazi satire was heavy handed at times, but people are still consciously choosing to overlook the context of the satire and say “yeah well it still offends me, therefore the context doesn’t matter”. It absolutely does. In response to the people crying “think about the Jewish fans! how do you think you’re making them feel?!” Screw off with the collective consciousness bs. Jews do not have an opinion- each Jewish person has their own opinion. But I get it, it’s inconvenient to have someone like Ethan of h3h3 take Felix’s side when you’re trying to push collective victimhood to guilt anyone who isn’t on your side. And shame on those of you who have shunned, talked over, talked down to, and maligned Jews who have been outspoken in Felix’s favor.
I like off color humor. Like Boogie, it’s what I grew up with, and it is something I will defend endlessly. Words really do only have the power you give them, and when you continue to hold certain events and slurs in high regard to maintain them as rigid taboos, you’re only oppressing yourself imo. If you wanna practice self censorship, be my guest. You are well within your right to suppress your own speech. The minute you command of me that I censor myself to appease your sensibilities, then we’re at odds.