So, for those of you who are unaware, popular feminist icon Anita Sarkeesian directed abusive language towards her audience members at a panel she was on. These audience members included Sargon of Akkad, a critic of Sarkeesian’s work.
After some creators pointed out that Sarkeesian violated Vidcon’s policy regarding harassment, Vidcon released an official response to the issue.
It is difficult to imagine that this group of people (who are aware that their channels have been base-camps for years of harassment of some of our panelists) did not realize that their arriving early to fill up the three front rows of a panel was going to be intimidating. In any case, it looked like intentional intimidation to most people in attendance, and the panelists were understandably on edge throughout the discussion.
To sum up, Hank Green (one of the co-founders of Vidcon) did explain to Anita Sarkeesian that she in fact broke the rules, however, he also apologized to Sarkeesian for allowing her critics to sit in the audience at the panel.
Apparently she can’t stand to breathe the same air as people who think differently.
Let’s be clear: Sargon of Akkad and the other anti-feminists in the audience did not attempt to engage with Sarkeesian or any of the other panelists. YouTuber Andywarski even stated that they all agreed to not be disruptive in any way and to be good audience members.
It appears that Vidcon is not interested in having an open and equal discussion among creators at the convention. It’s very obvious that a particular agenda is being pushed, allowing feminists and SJWs a platform while ignoring the more popular antifeminists.
You can find Vidcon’s official response here.
And remember folks, feminism is cancer.