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Thanks to some racist tweets, JonTron is the most hated man on YouTube right now

  • Unless you watch a lot of gaming videos on YouTube, you probably haven’t heard of JonTron, the boyish comedy vlogger who’s ignited the internet with an extended display of public racism — but you will soon.
  • Jon “JonTron” Jafari is a popular gaming YouTuber — he boasts 3 million followers — who has been making content since 2010.
  • His videos run the gamut of YouTube randomness: He’ll play a bootleg version of Pokémon or produce an animated cover of — wait for it — Katy Perry’s “Firework.”
  • More recently, however, JonTron has been getting attention online for a different reason. After Iowa Rep. Steve King received backlash for a xenophobic tweet that essentially called all nonwhite Americans “somebody else’s babies,” JonTron jumped in with a racist tweet of his own to defend him.
  • JonTron’s racist tweet was one thing, but his live debate made it so much worse. Read more (3/16/17 4:09 PM)

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