Biggs Audio Dynamite said:
This guy has done a pretty comprehensive video on some of the more negative, maybe even toxic elements, of click bait fandom, especially about The Last Jedi:
video by Maj0r Lee
I couldn’t stop laughing through that mate - a funny and insightful overview on some of the more hyperbole-filled, clickbait and toxic ‘fan’ monetised media/channels out there that have made a mini-business from peddling hate, division, bullshit and perpetual negativity around TLJ - and then took into the wider Star Wars content.
One of the guys featured literally threw his toys to the floor - and admits the number one reason they talk about Kathleen Kennedy is because it gets hits (facts, accuracy, balance & any semblance of responsibility don’t seemingly matter), and does it because he wants the views.
That some people have spent considerable time, hour after hour, week after week, watching these type of repetitive, toxic and sprawling clickbait videos featured in the above video - which have been for coming up to two years now - making money for hating on something Star Wars (TLJ especially) - man…
(and some of them claim to have only watched the actual film once or twice - yet have been over-the-top slating it - and the minutiae within the film for nearly two years.)
Life is too short - consider getting out from in front of the computer and try to find something you do like, love or enjoy - maybe talk about that? Or experience new things - other films, tv, music, games etc… or even other forms of entertainment? 'Cos repeatedly spreading hate and negativity for two years hasn’t put people off from watching what they enjoy. Is the latest two-hour+ video from a ‘I hate Disney / SJW / KK / RJ etc’ channel really going to contain insightful information previously not seen - or views not discussed before? Is this video the definitive one? Will it feature views and facts that make people who previously thought the films were somewhere between meh, mixed, okay-to-great etc - to now not like them?
Just seems to be yet more repeating and reinforcing previous arguments - peddling hate, division, bullshit and perpetual negativity - without facts, balance or responsibility - in a bid to get their slice of the clicks and revenue. With a seemingly loyal and unquestioning fanbase of their own doing their own publicity for them - again and again and again.
Though… erm… fair play if they enjoy that sort of thing.
I do feel for the people and channels that have had genuine and valid criticisms of the film and talked about them in a measured, balanced and factual manner - because unfortunately youtube didn’t list those sites high up on people’s ‘recommended’ channels - nor did they receive the publicity or views that those channels likely deserved.