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Reason Member warned: Downplaying John Bain's defence of GamerGate.
I'm not about to go through his entire soundcloud library or through his youtube channel as I have work to do, but on several occasions in videos and and audio blogs he made it very clear that he's not proud of some of the things he's said in the past and that he was aware of his poor behavior on social media. And quite frankly as time went on he got better at it. If it's not good enough for you then fine I don't know what to say but it's not like the dude said horrible stuff and then stood by it forever and never tried to be a better person. Look I'm not going to sit here and defend TB all day. I have more important things to do. Plus people here have their opinions on him already. There are a lot of people who incorrectly label him as a monster. They chose to ignore the body of his work and judge him based on a handful of tweets which even he said he's not proud of. It's a terrible indictment on the "all or nothing" line of thinking that goes on here. I mean this is a community which in a thread on oldGAF criticized TB when he stood up for Laura Kate Dale. That's a thread which I will probably never forget as it put a real spotlight on the double standards many people hold. The picking and choosing this community does when it tries to paint John as a monster should be considered embarrassing. I know most here will disagree with me on that and it's fine. I don't think I'm changing anyones mind today. I don't expect everyone here to have followed TB extensively so it's fine to not understand him completely, but to straight up ignore any defense of his character in favor of blasting him based on a few tweets is insane. The guy wasn't some hateful monster. The guy is ultimately responsible for his own legacy and there is plenty to criticize, but we've gone off the deep end here.