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« on: May 28, 2016, 09:53:55 AM »

Yep, just learned about this myself.  And why is he sexist you ask?  Well, he made a video saying how he refuses to watch (much less review) the Ghostbuster's film because he feels, among other things, it looks like crap.  There's several other reasons, which to me, sound pretty well thought-out and reasonable, but of course, the Internet being the Internet, there's now a crap ton of re-posts about and comments about how AVGN is representative of being a sexist, jerk, etc etc.  Some are even comparing to the "Bigots" who don't want transgender people to use whatever bathroom they want.  (I'm not even going to get into that issue here, only to opine that they're two VERY different issues) and comparison to Gamergate.

Anyway, you can decide for yourself here....

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 05:21:32 PM »

I enjoy AVGNs videos alot. Im not surprised that people would take offense to him not wanting to watch this movie, especially considering the PC culture we live in. He very reasonably explained why he wouldnt watch it. I feel the same way, but im going to see this piece of crap anyway. I cant help myself. I love the ghostbusters. There is nothing sexist about not wanting to see this movie with an all female cast. I think anybody who is offended by this is mentally sick and looking for something to be offended by. most of the people that didnt want to see this movie are truly offended. we grew up with this franchise, and have been patiently  waiting for  30 years! the issue with the cast is not that they are female,

exterminate all rational thought.....
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 05:52:03 PM »

....the issue is; ITS NOT THE ORIGINAL CAST! Its that simple. we waited and waited until Egon died and the powers that be decided to take something nostalgic that a lot of people care about and..... (sigh). Only profanity can express how i feel. Im posting this from the bathroom at my job. Now that i think about it, the brownies that my coworker left in here discribe my thoughts and the trailer for this movie.

exterminate all rational thought.....
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Hi there!

« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 07:25:59 PM »

Hold on, are you saying that he's sexist because the characters are stereotyped and that if you hate it that you are sexist? Where is the logic in this? It's a cash grab for nostalgia name and "modernized" with an all female main cast that is stereotyped to death.

yeah no.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 11:55:16 PM »


You know what you have to do, Norman...

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« Reply #5 on: Today at 02:02:15 AM »

It's frustrating reading some of the attacks as the people doing so often clearly have no idea who he is or the context of the video.  In particular people attacking him for the name "Angry Video Game Nerd" and what that represents in their mind.

Two things.

1. As a start, this isn't a video by the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN).  It's a video by James Rolfe, the film maker who created AVGN, as well as another fictional character Board James.  AVGN is a character in a fictional universe that reviews bad video games and as the name implies, is filled with rage at them.  He fought Bugs Bunny and a possessed Super Mario 3 NES cartridge.  This isn't a real person.  James Rolfe is a nice, very easy going guy who loves horror movies and is a HUGE Ghostbusters fan. 

2. This video is on his channel and is directed towards his fan base, who assume he will watch the film and tear it to shreds.  He's not interested in the film and doesn't intend to see it, so he made this explaining why and as a lead in to his other video about the aborted attempts at a Ghostbusters 3.

People not understanding 1 and 2 attack him for a variety of points in relation to them.  There were some pretty nasty and non-sequitor personal attacks involved, even including his wife for some reason.  Pretty crappy.  There's also implications about how he AVOIDED the gender issue and how this implies sexism.  So yes, he's being attacked as sexist for NOT getting into gender politics.  That's bordering on Orwellian logic. 
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