OK Pewds, get this.
5:02 "this guy […] can't join a pro team, but then as soon as he pretends to be a girl, literally four days voilà, he's part of a pro team"
7:17 "People wanted Ellie to be real so desperately so they can have a woman being harrased"
Are you serious??? Don't you think it's rather because it's so rare to see a girl playing in a pro team and there's so many people wanting to see that happen that it instantly becomes relevant and acts like free advertising?
@espectalll Being expedited into a pro league in 4 days after appearing suggests bias more serious than excitement on the part of the league. And the quote at 7:17 was about the media outlets, not the average person. I get what you're saying and there is certainly more nuance to the situation, but I think you're being a little unfair.
Also it may be that Blizzard knew about Elli beforehand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVn7sp6h0Gg
@dogtime > And the quote at 7:17 was about the media outlets, not the average person
Expected that response from someone - however he said "people" and it seems to also imply those who were complaining over places like Twitter and trying to defend Ellie.
If Blizzard knew beforehand that's a different issue than I was talking about, and I don't know what to expect. I was actually worried this whole time it was an attempt at coming out as trans as someone commenting there says, but I doubt it.
@espectalll >however he said "people" and it seems to also imply those who were complaining over places like Twitter and trying to defend Ellie.
I didn't get that impression since he connected it with, "and run that as a headline." And if he did hint at more I think the context would apply that to the ideologically charged part of social media, especially when paired with the news media whose intense bias he's so used to.
I brought up Blizzard to show how sketchy things may have been on the side of the league, but yeah that's diving into something else. And yeah, I don't think it's a coming out attempt at this point. I'd imagine Punisher would have told those involved the truth if that was the case, but who knows.