Anonymous asked: Hi! You don't have to answer this *question* (it's not really a question); I just wanted to make a comment about your post about eatyourkimchi. You said that their videos contain racist, classist, slut-shaming content. Yes, I admit, I enjoy watching S&M's videos (please keep reading!); from what I've seen, they've made massive efforts to not be racist, with disclaimers and what not after lots of their sentences. Even if you don't think they succeeded, shouldn't the fact that they don't want to
be racist be taken into consideration? The slut shaming: this issue is very very complicated; while you may have your view of what is right and wrong, and think it is obvious/easy to see the logic behind it, others (like myself) still have a hard time with it. On one hand, I think women should be able to be/act/dress as sexy as they want; the double standard is ridiculous. On the other hand, I feel that there must be some line between sexy and indecent. My opinion on this isn’t decided,
and it probably never will be. My point is, I don’t think it’s fair to hate on S&M for “slut-shaming”; it’s a thorny topic on which people have strong opinions, and misunderstanding happen easily. Lastly (wait. This is your second point. Sorry! argh. but anyways) you said they are classist. Um. I guess I’m not really sure what you mean by this, and of course you don’t have to explain to me if you don’t have time, but I’ve never seen them say anything about their social status or wealth.So, sorry for the super long *ask*, but thank you for taking the time to read it! I hope you have a wonderful day/night :D
Sorry, my criticisms sticks. Reread what I wrote to see how I feel about “there’s a difference between sexy and indecent” (surprise-there isn’t, that’s merely your opinion, making such a distinction is slut shaming and dangerous and entitled. No one cares what your opinion on indecent is, keep it to yourself and your body.) They perpetuate and say shitty nonsense with no thought to the consequence or care for the harm. They’re selfish, greedy, and exploitative. They’re ignorant and obnoxious. Seriously, their shit isn’t that great, they’ve just sort of got a monopoly on feeding biased nonsense to a (often equally ignorant and orientalist) young and impressionable audience and access to good filming material and time that others of us instead spend on work and school.
Intent does not matter. Intent does not change the harm done. Also, given that they’ve been faced and challenged and called out many times for their ignorance, hell, they responded to what I wrote, and still ignored the criticisms and still went about their way, shows that their intent is especially for shit.
It really isn’t complicated at all in the end.