Boy how this bums me out. It really is just a complete bummer from A to Z. Seeing how this all came about just blew my mind. Guess I didn’t live on the Internet as much as I thought. When I saw Mister Metokur’s video on this, it was a genuine shock. To think that somebody, especially with how he came into popularity, could be this big a hypocrite just blew my freakin’ mind. It’s unfortunate, but he really made his own bed with this, and now he’s getting fucked in it.
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, the YouTuber who goes by MundaneMatt was recently the subject of Mister Metokur’s latest expose. And it was pretty damning stuff. Here’s a link to his video, if you want to the full context. For those who are like “TL,DW”, I’ll give a brief breakdown. I don’t begrudge you if you are of that mindset. It is a long video.
Matt Jarbo (not doxxing. He goes by his actual name on the regular) was a guy who used to make videos about gaming and nerd culture, with under 10,000 subs since 2009. Then there was the incident where Zoe Quinn false-DMCA’d one of his videos that was critical of her because of a blog post by her ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, and Internet Aristocrat made a video about it. This was the beginnings of #GamerGate. Everything that happened followed because of IA’s video. Keep that in mind. We’ll be coming back to it.
He grew in popularity, now over 100,000. He’s always maintained a sense of ethics and come down on people who have done things like false-DMCAing or reporting people erroneously. However, Metokur and his compatriots in a stream were able to unearth something. It seems the Matt is a bleeding hypocrite. See, before he got big, there was this video where he has a polar bear puppet, and makes this edgy video of it saying the word “nigger.” Yeah, it’s cringe-y as fuck. After a board on the chans posted about it, naturally some people flocked to see if it was as funny/cringe as they were being told. His response to this was not good.
There were streams and videos that were made talking about this video, and something kept happening. These videos were being flagged for things such as hate-speech. It was strange, considering Matt’s video was up on his channel for years without a peep. A lot of people were finding this kinda odd. And since somebody REALLY didn’t want people to talk about this, the Streisand Effect took over, and people were more curious. It gets worse.
Some started to speculate that it was Matt himself who was doing the flagging on these videos. He vehemently denied it. Made this claim that some shadow party was doing the flagging. This was received with all the skepticism it deserved. This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened. I’ll spare you the drama about it all. You can watch the video if you want the full context. But the whole affair ended with Metokur and company having a way that you can show the parties you have flagged on YouTube. They demanded to see Matt’s page in screen-share. If he was telling the truth, it would be empty. He dragged his ass for over half an hour, until all of them had shown him how easy it was by doing it themselves. FINALLY, he showed his page, and it was worse than I thought. Not even showing everything, so many of his lies came undone.
Not only was Matt false-flagging, but he was false-flagging people that in one breath he said he had never heard of before that interaction. Lie after lie came undone, and all Matt could say was that he fucked up. Naturally, the entire entourage piled on in a very ugly way. It’s now almost for certain that Matt uses an app with Google to track anytime his name pops up, and goes after those who speak ill of him. This, from the guy who has written a book on Amazon about how to deal with online hate.
And the fucking moron didn’t even have the sense to use a sock account to do this with. He did it with his own channel. Fucking idiot! I’ll give Zoe Quinn and her ilk this much – at least they have a fuck-ton of sock accounts to do stupid shit like harassing themselves. Except that time Brianna Wu trolled herself on her own Steam page. Congrats, Matt, you’re on the same level of stupid as Brianna Wu.
There is so much more, but I’m depressed enough with that. Lie after lie exposed, but the worst bit of all – Matt was exposed as a bleeding hypocrite. And here is where my own take on this comes into play. Nothing bugs me more than hypocrisy. If you are gonna purport to have an ethical standard, you damn well better live up to it! We’ve all gotten to see Filip Mucin and his crashing and burning with being exposed as a plagiarist. There was his total non-apology apology video where he didn’t even admit that he plagiarized. His only acknowledgment of Boomstick Gaming was to tell him he does good work in this way that comes off as condescending and not willing to fess up to what he did. He kept saying that all the people digging to find more plagiarism was just trying to kick him when he’s down. So much bullshit.
Now here is a guy whose rise to fame was all about a woman who false-flagged somebody, doing the thing he has repeatedly come out against! It’s such blatant hypocritical bullshit! And the thing that really gets me – when he is busted, dead to rights, for his bullshit, his only response is – I fucked up. No, Matt! You fucking got caught lying your ass off, and when your lies started to fall apart, you made new lies. Lie after lie after lie. Now some are starting to wonder if he had SWATted himself. I won’t go that far, but after all this, it makes you wonder.
That’s where his credibility ends with me. Congratulations, Matt. You get to join the illustrious alumni of Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, the Christiano Brothers, Ray Cumfart, AIU, Tommy Sotomayor, Jenny McDermott, and Brett fucking Keane! That’s the company you get to keep now. Hope it was worth it. Now, let’s sit back and watch as, just like his alumni and the SJWs that the has been against, he plays the fucking victim now that he’s busted. Let’s watch it happen.
Until next time, a quote,
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain