Also, on a completely unrelated note, I have at least half a dozen messages asking me for the URL mccallmemaybe and as I don’t use it anymore, I should probably give it away but like..that was my baby so I can’t and I’m sorry but it’s singlehandedly the wittiest thing I’ve ever managed to pull from my tangled mess of mind. I just hold too much pride in that shit. K, I love you, bye.
I think there are very few times in the world there is wrong and right or black and white. I think this is the only time I will ever outright and publicly say there is and I’m not the wrong..because there is and I’m not.
Sam Pepper isn’t the victim and I’m happy to see all sound minded people and a large majority of people commenting on the current situation in general do realize this. If anything good comes from this it’s these two things: Sam will be blacklisted from the YouTube community itself (as well events surrounding it), as well as being exiled by many previous fans and subscribers. Additionally, my faith continues to be affirmed in primarily young girls, but also grown women and males of various ages. They can and are looking past either personal relationships or a previous idolization / general like for Sam and deem his actions as wrong..even if they wish they didn’t have to.
But that’s not what this is about. This is about the comment sections and replies via blog posts originating from various victims shaming them. As I mentioned, I’m impressed by most of the people commenting on the situation. They understand the severity and they believe, sympathize and respected the girls who have come out to speak about their experiences with Sam, but there are always exceptions in every situation.
How someone could be oblivious and awful enough to have the audacity to go after any female or male that makes those kind of statements is beyond me. It’s disgusting, discouraging and worrying to me on a very real, very personal level. Because making those kind of accusations against anyone is terrifying, but making them against a big name..I don’t get to try to describe that, because I’ve never had to go through that. And my best guess is, neither have you.
With the reminder that you haven’t lived their life and haven’t gone and aren’t going through their struggles, I’d like to say this: you don’t get to tell them why their story isn’t plausible or believable. You don’t get to demand proof. You aren’t allowed to shame them for the timing of their confessions, for the way they choose to express them and for the actions that you feel deem them as ”asking for it.” There is a lot left up for opinion in this world, but the law isn’t. The actions taken by Sam in the initial video alongside the accusations made against him in the past few days are all illegal. Penetration without consent isn’t the beginning and the end. Manipulation, while in a place of power or otherwise, in order to obtain what you what from someone else isn’t legal.
And how dare anyone ever try to take away the voice of these victims (or any victim of any crime). Despite what you personally decided the severity of the crime was, how much time has lapsed since the actual event occurred or what ”wrong” actions you believe they took in order to get them to whatever place they were at where Sam found the opportunity to carry these actions out - he still showed illegal, abusive, manipulative and inhumane behavior.
That’s what it comes down to. That’s how it’s going to stay. Your sick idea of ”asking for it” doesn’t actually hold any bearing in the court of law, but I guess you’re entitled to keep talking that bullshit with an equal amount or entitlement that I have to shut it down.