- Mar 9, 2019
I'm curious to see how Pete handles this on the next podcast.DB7. Yikes.
I don't think I've ever seen the comments that bad before!
I watched the video AFTER reading the comments. I must say, I really don't think Pete was terrible to the stormtrooper. He leaned in and quietly let him know they were doing a Vlog. He didn't yell or push anyone aside. The eye rolls during Steve's final review I think were for the screaming child in the background, with Pete worrying that the voices were going to get drowned out. The world is so sensitive these days, it's so easy to pile on someone from behind your computer screen.
Keep in mind people, without Pete, there is no DIS.
Love you Pete!
To Pete's credit, he has stood by his team when the YouTube audience attacked them. Pete should also be granted the same leeway. Having said that, a lot of the comments I read (or at least took seriously) were from regular viewers who noted some hypocrisy (eg. Pete often reciting at length "Respect the cast members". "Park etiquette". "You're not the only one in the park").
This seems to be something common among YouTube celebrities. Specifically, YouTubers become known for something borderline controversial or obnoxious. They push that further and further until one step too far. At first, they refuse to apologize because it's (again) what they are known for, but will eventually relent (whether the mean it or not) due to public opinion.
I enjoy Pete's rants and opinions but you do need a history with the show to 'get' them. I hope Pete sees he could have handled this better and sincerely apologizes.