I'm hesitant to write this because I don't want to seem like a jackass. So in summation. I like Spoony, I feel that the joke itself didn't warrant at least all of the massive backlash it got, but and this is a big but, things have gotten to the point where Spoony's actions are breaking the tgwthg crew and I like all of them.
He put everybody, the reviewers, the business administrators and the fans, everybody in a situation where they were with him or against him, and as a guy who honestly loves all of these guys it's sad.
If he had publicly said, "I disagree with Lupa about the joke, but I understand why she and everyone else is offended, and will refrain from these types of jokes in the future". We might still have Pathfinder, we might have him in the fifth year. As it is he's bombed so many bridges Patton would raise an eyebrow.
I want to watch his videos. I want to laugh with him but after all of this I don't know if I can.
What makes it worse is the same goes for nearly everyone else. I didn't go to That Guy With The Glasses because I liked the movies they were talking about. Hell, most of them are bad b schlock anyway. I went because I honestly liked all of the reviewers. It was the place I could go when I wanted a laugh, with people who if, I knew in real life, I'd want to hang with. I don't know if I can say that anymore.
Right now being a fan of That Guy With The Glasses is and, God I know I ripping off a Spoony joke, "like watching mommy and daddy fight". It's messed with my opinion about all of the arguing parties and you don't know if I can just go back to how it all was before or even some facsimile of it.
For a class I helped make a short documentary, and part of what gave me the kick in the ass to do it was watching Spoony. This blog, part of what made me want to build it was inspiration from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. I felt that if they could shoot and film Kickassia the way they did, anything was possible.
I don't want to be here, I don't want to be in a place where I'm starting to lose respect for these guys but that is where I am. And it sucks ass.
P.S. I like crass humor so I'm willing to cut Spoony some slack, but I completely understand why people would be offended by the original joke and his twitter feed in general, including Lupa and she articulately explained why she was offended. Spoony reacted by pouring gasoline and lighting a match. His fans haven't helped much.
Jon Stewart as usual sums it up best.