Comments on Profile Post by Lyander

  1. Vtory
    Vtory
    I hope he stays safe and undamaged. The "apology" doesn't look good by any means tho.. I'd rather digress.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  2. Lyander
    Lyander
    Right, much as anyone who makes an effort to change can always do so regardless of age (not everyone is raised kindly) it did read like he was glossing over a lot of the offensive Discord jokes and the petty squabbles involved, not to mention the genuinely uncalled-for asshattery against some here.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  3. purr1n
    purr1n
    It's a start. He doesn't have a PR or marketing person to help, hence I feel there more sincerity here than the fake apologies from Hollywood with respect to Apu. People deserve second chances. This is the American way.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  4. Lyander
    Lyander
    I hope it isn't purely an American thing since it only makes sense that any effort to be better need be acknowledged and respected so that the people who are attempting to change themselves by modifying fundaments of their being can be held accountable.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  5. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    I honestly felt this was the case all along. I got a good feeling about him from his posts about his headphones and thought all the controversy was just cultural differences or a misunderstanding. But I could still be wrong...
    Feb 28, 2022
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  6. purr1n
    purr1n
    I'll reach out to him.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  7. jowls
    jowls
    Didn’t he wish cancer on someone’s wife here then blame it on an intern? That seems like a pretty clear character assessment to me.
    Feb 28, 2022
  8. Lyander
    Lyander
    @jowls That's the main reason I'm still on the fence personally; it was an A-tier callous, inane butthead move to do that. Still falls under the purview of _was_ an idiot, though actually owning up to past mistakes is a prerequisite. Call me overly vigilant but the intern excuse is sus.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  9. rlow
    rlow
    @jowls thats the part that still gives me pause. He blamed it on an intern or new hire or something, answering his emails because he was too busy building product. Maybe these were angry drunken outbursts, but who knows.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  10. rhythmdevils
    rhythmdevils
    I should say though, I never read the controversy thread, I have no interest in forum drama...
    Feb 28, 2022
  11. shotgunshane
    shotgunshane
    Still smells like bullshit to me. He’s Jewish, yet doesn’t understand how racism and prejudice works? Get the fuck out.
    Feb 28, 2022
  12. nishan99
    nishan99
    It's a very very slim chance that a cunt (and also a racist) will change if he's that old. All I see is BS to maintain his business.

    Still not gonna try to cancel him for life even with such odds.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  13. purr1n
    purr1n
    He's in Kharkiv no? He could be dead from a stray shell. At very least no Verums for months or maybe years.
    Feb 28, 2022
  14. rlow
    rlow
    It’s a good point. Pretty sure most men have been barred from leaving so they can fight. Didn’t realize he was in Kharkiv. Hoping he makes it.
    Feb 28, 2022
  15. BenjaminBore
    BenjaminBore
    IIRC the racism and homophobia seemed secondary, at least in some cases, to being abusive. It was so surprising given how well he otherwise came across. There being two sides to him, and so opposite, was alarming in and of itself.

    It could be genuine or just motivated by business interests. With all sympathy to his current circumstances I feel skeptical and wary as far as that goes.
    Feb 28, 2022
  16. BenjaminBore
    BenjaminBore
    Still I feel for anyone in that situation, even if they have said a lot of bad words to a bunch of internet strangers.

    @purr1n Yeah, northern city center. By now he could have volunteered or been drafted. With a lot of artillery, bombing, and thermobaric rockets heading their way, and food running low. Civilians are about to have a really bad time.
    Feb 28, 2022
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  17. gixxerwimp
    gixxerwimp
    Feb 28, 2022
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  18. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    I wish everybody in Ukraine well. But that doesn't mean that I want to talk to them.

    My dim brain cells recall some comment about delivery guys that was racist beyond forgiving. So I prefer to forget, and won't make any effort to revise all that stuff.
    Mar 1, 2022