Honestly, your post about GG is 👌. GG, esp Danny, are some of the most understanding and respectful youtubers I watch that aren't LGBT themselves. Like Danny himself is always like "I'm old so correct me if I'm wrong..." and if he is he apologizes!! Same w Arin and the rest of the gang. Like they really do try to improve and be more understanding as the world develops. I love watching them to see how they learn more about the world and become more inclusive and educated. I love them
if i remember correctly, suzy is openly bisexual, arin has no sexual preference, and danny has proclaimed that he is flexible assuming he found another man he liked enough to want to be with
and those three are just the three that im aware of their sexual preferences
the times of them being offensive was from around the time when we were all making horribly offensive jokes, 2009-2013 was a really
time for internet culture
and we all made horrible jokes at one point but we learn and grow and become more aware of those around us. you cant demonize someone for making jokes if they themselves are genuinely tolerant of the people around them. we don’t have bad morals when we’re making those jokes, we’re just going with what everyone seems to think is funny at the time. a few months from now, i can assure you that theres going to be something brand new for people to be offended at when it was something that everyone used to do.
its just how ‘progressive’ internet culture works.
the grumps team are open minded and kindhearted people. they want to bring us entertainment. they don’t care about the views or whatever youtube income they get (which isnt a lot considering the current state of youtube) because theyre just doing what they love with the people they care about.
they havent become lethargic about their work and popularity like some youtubers (coughcoughpewdiepiecoughcough), they just have a fun time regardless of their situation.
arin created gamegrumps when he noticed the youtube algorithm shifting from animation to video games. now he plays games daily while protesting that artists should get a fair chance to show their animations and artwork on youtube without being dumped down to the bottom of the recommendations. ross shares that sentiment as well, as he is an animator that developed alongside arin. he’s actually way more vocal about it as well.
these are incredible people who just want to make you smile when you’re feeling down. demonizing them for past content when they’ve learned and grown just like we have is incredibly small minded and people who chastise them are clearly insecure about people finding out about their own pasts and the horrible things they’ve said or done.
yeah, i’ll admit it, when i was 10 to 14 i made rape jokes, gay jokes, trans jokes, racist jokes; but i’m grown now. i’m 21 now, and i am much more aware of the people around me, the struggles they go through. i’ve come to terms with my own sexuality and gender identity and i’m willing to see new things of the sort. i have had friends of all races and i realized that i shouldn’t make those kinds of jokes. i wouldnt like it if people commented on my straight hair or my pasty white skin and didnt stop if i asked.
we all do stupid stuff. to act as though we’re holier than thou is disgusting and you just want to believe you never did anything offensive in your life. but you’re not a saint. you’re human and you make mistakes. you can be ashamed of your past, but you can’t tear someone a new one who you went back to content they put up in 2012 and found they made an offensive comment and then come here in 2017 when they’re a completely different person and try to demonize them and defame them.
youre clearly just a coward if you do that, you have no real evidence to back yourself up and you should be ashamed of your behavior now as well as your behavior in the past.