I don’t think y’all know how golden this show is
Update RE: YouTube Sex Abuse
Hey all. I’ve been tweeting updates but I thought putting it all here might be easier. Although you may have noticed some quieting, this problem has not been solved and we’re still working on it. Here’s what I’m personally working on:
❒ Working with the survivors. Another charge of rape has come forward and she may be filing a report/pressing charges. There is some physical evidence. We are evaluating whether or not it’s worth the process for her. Others just want to close the book and move on with their life, but still want to help prevent it in the future. We’re figuring it out. I do hope there are some kind of legal consequences in all of this, but it’s not so simple.
❒ Working with the press. I am in talks with The Guardian, BBC, Channel 4, and The New York Times. It’s unclear what each outlet will be tackling specifically or if the stories will actually be published, but mostly it involves shedding more light on “big picture” stuff and how this problem goes beyond Sam Pepper and even YouTube.
❒ Working on another video - tentatively. I don’t want to create more demands on myself because I’m still on tour and I’m already so stressed that I’m getting sick. I am thinking about a more formal episode of Sex+ that will act as a guide to these situations for community members, creators, and victims.
❒ Working with YouTube itself. We must get a policy implemented and acted upon to boot creators who do this. It is absolutely unacceptable that they can build a career on content that depicts illegal and violating acts. Getting this moving is very tricky because YouTube is notoriously hard to get a hold of and they have been very quiet about all this. Another big YouTuber, who I won’t name for now, has had some luck mobilizing this with higher ups at Google and I am pursuing all my leads as well.
thanks for all your support everyone, really truly could not do this without an army behind me. it’s been exhausting, but i believe down to my bones that we can and will make a change here.
No one could ever hate me half as much as I don’t care
Get excited about the little things. About wearing a new outfit for the first time. About Sunday brunches with your best friends. About the new cute guy in your class. About finding an extra dollar in your pocket. About anything that even remotely makes you happy because as you grow up, passions fade and enthusiasm gets mistaken for foolishness. So don’t let the grey world stop you from shining.
I will never say that I’m not a fan of Grace or that I don’t support her career or endeavors, but I’m definitely not nearly as impressed or invested as I used to be. The change of the new channel brought a drastic change in content and above all, quality of that content. Bottom line: I don’t feel that obligated to watch Grace’s videos as much because she for some reason does not feel that obligated to make them. I thought that even cutting back to 3 days a week would make it easier for her, but it’s turned into just another cop-out to escape any kind of orginality or effort in being creative. Think about it, she only really has 1 day of the week now (wednesday) that allows her to just be herself and post a video of actual substance (should she even choose to do so).
The week of it’s Grace breakdown (as I see it)
Monday: Awkward and unoriginal podcast day, where we take a project from another medium (itunes), dress it up, and regurgitate it on the channel - usually accompanied by a youtuber game that we have literally seen by every youtuber on every channel in the free fucking world.
Wednesday: Watch me show you my stuff in a haul video/review a Taylor Swift song/ Buy my merchandise day. It’s basically her showing us shit that she has bought, or shit that she wants US to buy.
and finally, Friday: aka “the life and times of me and my boyfriend” day. Ya know, the day where she takes her travel cam to show you how many times her and chester are in a cab or an airplane together. Because let’s face it, that’s what a comedy channel is all about…getting you excited about a possible relationship as so you don’t pay attention to the fact that this isn’t a comedy channel anymore.
This may come across harsh, but I’ve been sitting on these thoughts for a LONG time. It’s sad and disappointing that now, with total creative control over her content that THIS is the direction she has chosen to go in. I remember when I used to refer to Grace as a comedian, but now, she really is just another youtuber.
Don’t bother filling up my inbox with hate, because I won’t respond to any of it. If you have something intelligent to say, I’m all ears and totally open to an ADULT discussion about this. I’m interested to hear what some of the older fans have to say regarding the topic, as they can probably remember what it all USED to be like, and how ridiculous it has come to be in such a short amount of time.
explanation for my absence.
Pretty much how i feel too.
kinds of pairings i’m all about
- height differences
- high contrasting designs like light and dark colors
- happy one with the grumpy one
bonus points if
- the grumpy one gets embarrassed by kisses
- the short one is the grumpy one
- the happy one’s presence makes the grumpy one really shy
Title: Hannah Hart's Laugh
I posted this on my old blog a while ago, and just found it on my computer and I can’t stop listening to it and smiling like an idiot.
Listen to this if you’re having a bad day.