Just listened to the article read and discussion. It’s disappointing to see that people, intentionally or not, can’t distinguish between a situation like James Gunn and Patrick, to the situation with Thorin and other recent controversies within Twitch and E-sports.
I can understand why someone would look at a personality’s old harmful internet activity and decide it’s enough for them, but digging those up without the context of personal growth over time is disingenuous and a common undermining tactic.
As Patrick mentioned on the recording, he’s been open about his more brazen younger self and understands that how he acted was wrong and harmful, as opposed to the personalities that has come into light more and more since 2014 who are doubling down on toxic behaviour and language to an equally toxic fanbase.
Either way I appreciate that it was discussed instead of buried, and I hope as E-sports continues to move towards a broader and by proxy a more diverse audience that the toxic culture around it evolves and changes as well.