Joe Bernstein (BuzzFeed) Took on 14-Year-Old Girl and Got His Ass Kicked.
Just a few days ago I didn’t even know that this girl existed, and now I do, thanks to BuzzFeed News reporter Joseph Bernstein who decided to write an article titled YouTube’s Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old Girl. The reason for the writing was a video titled Be Not Afraid created by vlogger going by the name Soph, which she posted on her popular YouTube channel which at that time had over 800K subscribers. As a result of his article the video has been deleted by YouTube but her channel has gained a further 100,000 subscribers, and is less than 50,000 away from reaching one million.
Mr Joseph Berstein’s article
Interview on Red Ice TV
Interview on InfoWars
Soph on line (updated Sep 3, 2019):
https://youtube.com/ltcorbis (channel deleted by YouTube)
https://patreon.com/corbis (page removed by Patreon)
“You could beg me kicking and screaming to stop disseminating the ideas I believe in, and it wouldn’t make a fucking difference. Not only am I inoculated to that bullshit, most of Gen Z is too. Millennials grew up with MTV and nowadays watch Colbert. We, on the other hand, grew up with the internet, so we have no centralized source of information that controls what we think. We filter out the truth for ourselves; we’re not lazy. No one is brainwashing kids. Kids are simply learning from having free access to information, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”Soph
So, who is Soph (ltCorbis) and what happened?
She is a 14-year-old girl who a few years back (on August 10th, 2016) started the LtCorbis YouTube channel where now, with the help of mature humor (way to mature for a young teenager) and lots of profanities, she shares her surprisingly well-articulated opinions on life and politics. That, for some reason, made a grown man, Mr. Bernstein, to write a nearly 2000-word article attacking her and calling for YouTube to censor her channel.
In his article Mr. Bernstein complains about Soph spewing hatred toward Muslims, anti-black racism, Byzantine fearmongering about pedophilia, tissue-thin incel evolutionary psychology, and reflexive misanthropy that could have been copied and pasted from a thousand different 4chan posts. (I’ll be honest with you, I have no idea what this means – My grasp on the English language isn’t tight enough – but I can see that Mr. Bernstein is a little troubled because of all that hatred Soph is projecting on her channel subscribers).
Hate is wrong. Hate is counterproductive. Being hateful has never helped anyone in achieving anything worth achieving. The problem is that Mr. Bernstein doesn’t see the difference between hate and satire or sarcasm. Making fun of something or someone doesn’t make you a hateful person.
I’m an optimist (it runs in my family), and I’m sure that if Mr. Bernstein will calm down and take a second look at Soph’s videos, he’ll see them for what they are – satires. After all, he too – once in a while – likes to add some witty humor to his tweets.
Kill a straight white man on your way to work tomorrow.
Its an excellent example of a joke (screenshot below) which could be misunderstood by people who take themselves a little too seriously… Of course, I don’t think he was serious about killing anyone (at least I hope he was not).
The ad campaign is going strong.
So far the attempt of pushing Soph off the Internet into oblivion didn’t work, Instead of losing popularity she’s gaining supporters. Thanks to all that free publicity, her YouTube channel is approaching one million subscribers.
It is not the first time when an attempt to block a creator from access to a potential audience or to block the audience from access to a creator’s work has backfired. Producers of movie Unplanned had faced a similar situation where so-called mainstream media outlets refused to advertise the film citing controversial content as a reason of refusal. As a result, the movie got a ton of free publicity and at the end turned to be a commercial success.
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