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Channel Awesome Fallout

Anyone following this whole debacle? Details here.

I remember watching the Nostalgia Critic back in the day. I’ve been a fan of Lindsay Ellis for a few years now. Ironically, I’m now nostalgic for the Nostalgic Critic and the early days of Channel Awesome, and learning about all this backstage drama - when a big draw of their brand was the idea that all of these people are good friends - has been dispiriting, to say the least.

If nothing else, it’s made me interested in the work and careers of former Channel Awesome producers that I haven’t thought about for a long time.


Yet the saga has gotten even worse in the last few days. JewWario was a producer who committed suicide. In the wake of the #MeToo movement and #ChangetheChannel, a couple of women have come forward to allege rape and sexual grooming against JewWario. One can imagine how it would be hard to come forward about someone who died in a violent and tragic way, and who many remember fondly. It’s all pretty disgusting. Details here.

I have so many tangled thoughts about all of this drama, but I’m curious to know what you guys think.

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