Figured it was worth starting a thread about. This situation gets weirder by the day.
Here's a recent video we did...
And apparently now he's been fired from RWBY...
This on top of being booted from a few cons like Emerald City Comic-Con.
Here's an apology video from Vic that was recently posted on Facebook...
Hey guys. Squally here. This is a clip from Today’s Q&A from Bak-Anime in Bakersfield, CA. LIKE and SHARE to show Vic...
EDIT: It's been removed??
This is a tough one. Behind the scenes I've gotten a TON of DMs and emails from people who have worked with Vic, both for and against him.
Personally I think it will be used as a blunt instrument to chip away at the anime community, regardless of whether or not he's actually guilty.
At this point in time, the people pulling this kind of character assassination stunt, (it's starting to feel that way), there's going to be a new dubbing/distribution company that is, for lack of better word, anti sjw-ism. Assuming Vic didn't actually rape or abuse someone, he should be given a chance to redeem himself especially since his character is being ground up in public. I'm betting he's going to be veerrryyy careful and mindful from now on.
As for what's happening in the anime industry, a guy on YouTube posted a very interesting video on something he is investigating. It has to do with Comicsgate, but I can see it blurring into other things, like Star Wars, anime, ect. I think it's something to at least keep a close eye on, in case it does have merit (some swearing):
I thought this was a good video too. He even points out a video about Vic going up to Christian protestors, in defense of lbgt. So the whole homophobia thing itself is fishy. I've read that he didn't want to sign that yaoi thing out respect for the creators' intent, the one who.. created the characters and story (I believe it was Fullmetal Alchemist). They are not originally yaoi characters. People can fantasize on just about any 'couple ship', canon or not. Sometimes it can get weird and crazy.
I'm on the side of Innocent Until Proven Guilty. Most of what has come out seems more like he made people uncomfortable. Ok, then tell him personally. Give him a chance to redeem himself Don't just assume the worst in a person. Oooff COURSE if he actually raped or was truly inappropriate with someone, that's cause for concern, as any rational person would think. But it looks like people are treating things as micro aggression (if that's even a real thing). I find it quite immature that his coworkers are behaving as they are, like activists on a mission to destroy. That's not professional behavior. That's high-school tantrums. People are treating Twitter like a police force. That's absolutely dangerous and one reason I don't use it very much. Well... I use it more now to keep up with certain people 😉