I find it very interesting that Jenna Marbles, when confronted with her past, decided that she no longer wanted to give herself a platform BECAUSE of the insensitive things she had said and done and how they affected people.
But when fucking Shane Dawson or Jeffree Star is asked to do much as apologize for their (much worse) actions and words, they both choose to gaslight their audience instead.
if you say shit like “i hate cancel culture” when your fave is getting cancelled just know that you hate cancel culture more than you hate the actual actions of your fave (blackface, racism, pedophilia, etc.) and are therefore an apologist.
youtubers say “i know a place” and then follow it up with “where i wasnt healthy emotionally. i was depressed and dealing with my sexuality. so yes i spent that time screaming slurs at black women on the street but it was because life was hard”
I had a nightmare that Jeffree Star called me ugly, broke into my house and tried to steal my dogs. I woke up drenched in sweat with my heart pounding while I tried to figure out what drugs I took because Oh My God.
jenna isnt a victim of “cancel culture”. she decided to own up and apologize for her mistakes and rightfully so. calling out racist past shouldn’t be limited to the people you don’t like - everyone makes mistakes and everyone should be held accountable, which is exactly what jenna tried to do by posting the apology. if you watched the video and still whine about cancel culture being toxic, you clearly didn’t care about what she said in that video and you’re more concerned about her leaving than about what she did in her past.
some youtubers should really take notes from her, but let’s be honest, you won’t get a good apology from someone who doesn’t care. that’s why jeffree stays quiet and shane blames his childhood trauma for his racism, pedophilia and zoophilia (and thinking that not showering is a personality trait, apparently??) and he should piss off of the site, too, but it’s not like he posts anything besides his documentary-wannabe bullshit anyway
peter: one day, when i’m old and withering away from the sands of time, i’ll have a reminder of my youth, a flashback to my younger days, because one day, they will make an angsty documovie about jeffree star’s life just like they did to elton john and queen and i’ll be violently thrown back to these days, seventeen years old, 2019
tony, keeping pressure on peter’s gunshot wound: what??????
the whole tati/james/jeffrey situation is so messy and disgusting…can we please start focusing on saving our planet (which is literally dying rn) instead of giving rich people, who btw don’t give a fuck about us, all our attention and money??