Now, for the sake of transparency, I’d like to identify and address each and every clip being used to attack my character.
It’s true. In my hundreds of videos I have uttered the word retarded 3 times in old videos. The 1st time, I referred to myself, in text, as “retarded?”; a 2nd time, I said “If buying, printing, and shooting guns is your main hobby in life…I will personally think you’re retarded”; which I followed with an attempt to make light of overly PC culture, joking that “it’s retarded” to make such a big deal of the word “retarded”.
Despite my use of the word “retarded”, I hold absolutely no prejudice toward anyone with special needs. In fact, I live happily with my adult special needs younger brother.
Likewise, in the same thoughtless comedy video (made in my dumb 20’s), I referred to the cliche use of clones in youtube videos as “gay”. I am sorry to say that growing up it was a term used regularly and casually by my peers to refer to something “silly” or “lame” — not actually referring to homosexuality at all. I’ve never had any issues with anyone’s sexuality.
I am sorry for my past immaturity, I never sought to insult or offend anyone.
For years I’ve proudly displayed an anonymous youtube comment declaring me “the gayest thing I have ever seen” at the top of my homepage.
One other time I used the word as a jab at conservatives, and in support of gay rights: “Everybody should be able to marry who they want to marry. Any conservative politician who doesn’t get that is just being gay.”
I’m being called “sexist” for saying “I support a woman’s right to choose what to do with her own body” followed by “but I’m not ‘pro’ abortion — I’m amateur with abortion at best.” I fully understand criticism saying my lame attempt at humor was crude and not funny. But I still don’t see how that’s sexist.
Conspiracy theorist Louise Mensch has taken the bait, calling me a “misogynist” for putting “Hillary Clinton’s face onto an S&M model”, neglecting the fact I didn’t single out Hillary Clinton for being a woman. I also put Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush in the same style clothing. Warning: the autotune actually is offensive.
“Hillary = Trump”
The same twitter troll, that revived my dumb old videos to get me off the Sanders campaign, also blatantly lies that I made a video that “proclaims Hillary Clinton & Trump to be no different in 2016”. Even though, the video begins with “Sure there are differences between Trump and Hillary” and ends with “Like I said in the beginning, sure there are differences, and if you’re in a swing state, you should probably go ahead and vote based on those differences.”