quinta brunson winning an emmy, shane and ryan premiering ghost files and ned being kicked out of try guys all in a span of two weeks... what a time to be alive for people who were really into buzzfeed in like 2016
wild couple weeks for former buzzfeed employees one won an emmy for her original comedy show. one was kicked out of his company for cheating on his wife with an employee. and two of them went ghost hunting.
The way in which Ryan Reynolds announced a new Deadpool movie starring himself and Hugh Jackman, and Tumblr decided it was less important than tearing into Ned Fulmer, a boring white guy YouTuber well passed his prime whose already been fired, and only slightly more important than Ghost Files, which has been out and trending since Friday.
Ryan Reynolds is slightly more important than praising two guys who left Buzzfeed and slightly less important than yelling at one guy who left Buzzfeed.
i'm seeing way too many Try Guys fans commenting shit on his social media claiming that he knew about Ned and Alexandria because of the concert video, and that that makes him "just as bad as them".
no, it fucking doesn't.
let's say he knew. we don't know what he did with that information. everyone's assuming he hid it from Ariel. you don't fucking know that. he could have told her the second he knew and then have been told to stay quiet or act normal by Ariel because she didn't want the public to know before official statements could be made. none of us know what was happening behind the scenes.
the fact is, if he had gone public with it, the same people calling him a snake and an awful friend would have turned around and complained that he was "talking about things that didn't concern him" or "airing out other people's dirty laundry", and they fucking know it.
the Try Guys, their spouses, and at least part of the crew unfollowed Ned the second the statement went up. many of them unfollowed Alexandria as well. y'know who no one unfollowed? Kwesi. in fact, some people are saying the official account followed him for the first time after the statement--although i'll say to take that one with a grain of salt, as i don't know for sure that he wasn't followed in the first place. either way, no one unfollowed him. y'know why? maybe it's because they can acknowledge that he didn't do anything wrong. you know, the actual people involved in the situation? whose opinion matters way more than the parasocial relationshipping fans on the internet that many of you are simply bandwagoning alongside with zero critical thinking skills.
i can't stress this one enough: the Try Guys and the crew had to have known for at least two weeks, and no one is going after them, calling them snakes, or harrassing them. this is an objective fact. the first video Ned was cut out of was the Chocolate Eclair video, which went up exactly two weeks ago (today is 9/28/22, the video was uploaded 9/14/22). there's almost no way they found out, had a meeting, decided to cut him out, and then edited him out of it all in the hours of that Wednesday before they uploaded. that means they most likely knew beforehand. but, they could have done it all in a day. that still means they'd have known for two weeks. no one is saying shit to them. hmmmmm, i wonder why.
i'll close this out here with something many of you aren't going to want to hear: this unnecessary vilification of Kwesi is at least partially rooted in racism. you can't handle having to blame Ned alone for his actions, so you would rather harrass a Black man for no real reason to than acknowledge that your Favorite White Guy™ fucked up.
Shane and Ryan’s friendship makes me emotional when I remember that the only reason that Shane was included in unsolved was that Brett was unavailable and Shane was the only one in the office who could do the shoot at that point. Like it almost could’ve not happened and now they’ve been best friends for like 6 years.
That moment when a member of a four-peraon group gets kicked out and a ghost show that came out on Friday are trending on tumblr above the news that Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are gonna be starring in Deadpool 3