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A heartbreaking and earnest discussion by Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter staff addressing the hate and toxicity in their community

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  1. Keegan
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    Here's a fairly basic breakdown of the video. If anything, watch until at least 17:32. It explains a lot of what is going on. 00:00 to 17:32 explains the scenario, why this video was made, the...

    Here's a fairly basic breakdown of the video. If anything, watch until at least 17:32. It explains a lot of what is going on.

    • 00:00 to 17:32 explains the scenario, why this video was made, the presence of the toxic culture, and how it has affected Fiona, the most recent addition to the cast. I've personally seen a lot of the hate she has gotten on both YouTube comments and RT site comments, and it is really unfair to her. How can it be expected that someone they hire is as good at, for example, Minecraft or GTA:V as the rest of the cast who have spent much longer doing so? Alfredo is another fairly recent addition to the cast and he seems to hate being in GTA videos, presumably from the hate he gets for being bad at it. Even when a cast member is doing poorly, they still try to make the video entertaining.

    • 17:33: Geoff talks about how him growing up both in the deep south and before he had the internet affected how he perceived it as a toy, rather than how nowadays it is a part of life. He also goes on to talk about the whole culture of just ignoring comments and "not letting them get to you" started.

    • 32:34: One of the few times Gavin speaks in this one is here. He talks about how he has changed from being "an edgelord" and how he regrets all the crap he said. This applies to many people who grew up with the internet.

    • 39:18: Geoff tells a really good story about how he gained perspective back in February 2020 on a trip to New Orleans. It gave me perspective as well.

    • 54:38: Jack makes the stance AH and RT will be taking on this very clear.

    • 1:11:07: Jeremy talks about how the silver lining is that finally people can be called out and attempt to change. Fiona then talks about her experience with that and how it shouldn't be the responsibility of black people (or anyone) to teach someone to have basic respect for another human being.

    11 votes
  2. cfabbro
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    This is a long video, with lots of frayed emotions and crying involved... but I think it's incredibly important to watch, even for people not familiar with Rooster Teeth or Achievement Hunter,...

    This is a long video, with lots of frayed emotions and crying involved... but I think it's incredibly important to watch, even for people not familiar with Rooster Teeth or Achievement Hunter, since it addresses a lot of the reasons why, despite their best intentions, hatred and toxicity was allowed to fester and grow in their community. Silence is violence. Complacency is complicity.

    8 votes
  3. Bauke
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    Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter is also doing a long stream right now in support of NAACP Empowerment Programs, Austin Justice Coalition, Black Girls Code, and Color of Change.

    Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter is also doing a long stream right now in support of NAACP Empowerment Programs, Austin Justice Coalition, Black Girls Code, and Color of Change.

    3 votes