Contrary to the first game, The Last of Us 2 encountered a lot of mixed reviews since before its launch in June 2020. Objectively assessed, this is still a pretty good game, but that is not enough to meet the great expectations from the fans. Things are so serious that there have been many review sites that have been mercilessly criticized for praising The Last of Us 2 too much. And Girlfriend Reviews, a YouTube channel with more than 1.2 million subscribers, is also among them.
The story begins at sub-reddit r/TheLastofUs2, just reading the name is enough to understand what this place is talking about. About a year ago, Girlfriend Reviews posted a video review of the game by Naughty Dog with a lot of winged words. Their video was even retweeted by Neil Druckmann, the creative director of The Last of Us 2, on his personal Twitter and advised fans to watch after completing the game.
It is true that many gamers have followed this advice, but they are not satisfied with the rating of Girlfriend Reviews. The biggest reason is that Shelby, the owner of this channel, has a rather sensitive statement:Only fools think that the game script is not well invested“. Many people were offended and repeatedly attacked this comment, because they thought it was a one-sided statement. Fans were so angry that they constantly posted articles criticizing Girlfriend Reviews, and this YouTube channel has since been severely discredited in r/TheLastofUs2.
We have the first characters of the drama: The owner of the YouTube channel Girlfriend Reviews – once controversial because of the game review videos that are somewhat biased and insulting to viewers.
Rest assured, that’s just the background information of this “drama”, because the focus of the problem lies in a post by a user named TheRealRogerEbert in early July, which has now been deleted. As usual, this user is one of many to criticize Girlfriend Reviews for once again having rather biased reviews for the game Days Gone. On the other side of the “front line”, Shelby took screenshots of the article and disparaging comments and posted it on Twitter with quite sarcastic words.
However, just a few days later, things became more serious when TheRealRogerEbert said that he had been sent abusive messages by Shelby’s fans, even threatened to kill, for “criticizing” their idol.
In the following days, the user repeatedly posted screenshots of the series of threatening messages she received, and also emailed Shelby and Matt, her boyfriend, to reflect on the situation. that status. The Redditors on r/TheLastofUs also immediately stepped in and “opened the fight” at the Twitter front of Girlfriend Reviews, because they wanted to test how polite “fans of this YouTuber duo are”. Some have even threatened to seek legal intervention if necessary.
User TheRealRogerEbert said he was threatened with death by fans of Girlfriend Reviews for “criticizing” their idol, and urged the online community to share the incident widely on Twitter.
However, Shelby and Matt quickly “turned over” when they discovered that TheRealRogerEbert had set up a series of virtual accounts impersonating their fans to send threatening messages to themselves, and then take screenshots to smear their identity. attended by this YouTuber duo. On July 12, on Girlfriend Reviews’ Twitter, they said:This is an act of blaming to destroy the reputation of the channel. We caught him in the act, so he hastily deleted all relevant evidence. Fortunately, we have compiled it and will soon include it in the video in the near future“.
However, things became even more complicated when some mods (managers) of r/TheLastofUs2 said that Shelby was lying. TheRealRogerEbert did not delete any evidence at all (all posts and comments by this person were kept intact at that time). On the other hand, he was forced to delete his account, probably for fear of leaking information and the threats he received would come true. The somewhat subjective comments from the members of the seb-reddit management team really added fuel to the fire of this drama. The majority of Redditors also sided with TheRealRogerEbert.
The mod of sub-reddit r/TheLastofUs2 criticized Shelby as a liar while the matter was still unresolved.
On July 24, Girlfriend Reviews released a video to explain the incident in detail, with sufficient evidence that they were in fact the victims in this incident. The mod team of r/TheLastofUs has also acknowledged the mistake, and actively contacted to apologize to Shelby and Matt. And the real killer, who sent the threatening message to himself, disappeared. The messy drama that lasted for more than half a month finally ended.
If you think so, then sorry, you are wrong! After apologizing to Girlfriend Reviews, the mod team on Reddit even wrote a summary and corrected the incident. However, Shelby’s boyfriend said that this article used a lot of misleading words, reading it only made more skeptical but did not explain anything. The two sides exchanged continuously for a day, but still could not find a common voice.
Basically, the mod of r/TheLastofUs2 thinks that when things start, Shelby and Matt should immediately contact the management team to remove offensive posts, comments, and pictures for them. However, they did not, and purposely let the drama continue for several days, for what purpose is unknown. Even when the mod team sent them a rather serious reconciliation email, they disagreed and demanded to work with the upper admins. After that, this mod team chose to be silent, and the mod who exchanged messages with Matt has now deleted the account on Reddit for unknown reasons.
This drama still has a bit of “twist” in the last minutes, when one of r/TheLastofUs2’s mods constantly argues with Girlfriend Reviews about correcting the incident.
After all, the incident has now somewhat subsided, and all comments related to Girlfriend Reviews have been automod blocked in this sub-reddit to avoid causing more controversy in the future.
According to Reddit
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