So you have these gaming personalities whose job involve uploading gaming content or content that is somewhat themed around gaming.
They are reviewers or Youtubers or Twitch streamers whose content are mostly based on their favourite games or the games that come out and there are many.
Some even have their own independent companies like the Game Grumps or Screw Attack.
Now there are people out there who may use their position to gain extra influence or take advantage of others. It happened with actors and celebrities and there are already stories of people who have experienced some kind of harassment or abuse within the gaming community or streamers accused of abuse or sexual allegations towards women within the gaming industry or other accusations
All of these possibly started since Gamergate.
(Note – I even mentioned in a previous post how prevalent toxicity is in the gaming community. Not just within gaming communities like online gaming and cyber-bullying, but also from the gaming communities to the developers and sometimes vice versa)
But I also want to mention another thing – attacking gaming personalities or celebrities because more often than not, all these allegations are false but sometimes, the damage caused is tremendous.
I will point out the example of ProJared who was accused soliciting sexually explicit photos from underage fans. People immediately responded with anger and vigor and he was even fired from Game Grumps and people quickly labelled Projared as a dirty, immoral human being.
(which was somehow deleted) and explained in a lot of detailed that most of these accusations were lies while he also admitted some of the things that he did as well. In this video, he went into a lot of detail about the "evidence" that was brought forward and how they quickly accused ProJared of many things without showing actual proof of such accusations or the evidence was faulty. He even said that some people uploaded videos as reactions to ProJared but did not even include him as an interview with him but the damage was already done.
There is a trend here that these accusations are mostly sexual or involved the exploitation of sex or the other gender, or sometimes involves abuse of hate speech or racism.
More often than not, there is a "cancel culture" trend here where the people who are accused are immediately removed from the picture and are never to be heard from again regardless of whether these accusations are actually real or not.
And so we have this thing in our hands that is somewhat related –
we have these communities who want to share their passion on gaming and everything that is related to video games, and then there is this trend of accusations that are mostly targetted against certain celebrities or well-known figures and they are mostly sexual allegations which often leads to a lot of drama, hype and tension.
And we are presented with a couple of questions here –
Does this trend actually exist? Do people actually exploit or take advantage of their roles as influencers or celebrities in the gaming community? Do developers and gamers alike actually still experience these injustices on a daily basis?
If not, then where are these allegations coming from and why? Why are these people mostly seen as guilty unless proven innocent?
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