I honestly believe that other entertainment communities have these problems but don’t talk about them. I’m proud that when we find out someone is being completely disgusting, we don’t try to sweep it under the rug. We don’t let them back in to perform at the Grammies next year. We don’t pretend they’re too big to be packed up in a box and removed.
I’m not saying we couldn’t do a better job. But I’m proud of how the community has handled this. Particularly Laci, who is amazing.
I feel like there’s a lot of overlap in between the YouTube and Tumblr communities, and this video is really important. The glorification and normalization of street harassment absolutely has to stop. I have an immense amount of respect for Laci and her supporters, and I hope that their actions inspire other industries to treat their transgressors similarly.