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Shaun

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Shaun (born 1988[1]), initially Shaun and Jen (S&J), is a leftist YouTuber that debunks conspiracy theories and other lies promoted by conservative/alt-right media and YouTubers, generally at extreme length.[note 1]

Origins[edit]

The channel was originally a let's play channel run by two old school friends, Shaun and Jen.[2][3] Shaun began making videos about other YouTubers (such as LeafyIsHere[4] and CinemaSins[5]) in 2016, and soon after began making videos refuting the arguments of popular right-wing, alt-right[6] and anti-SJW YouTubers.[7] The videos became increasingly popular as a new wave of leftist YouTubers (such as ContraPoints and Hbomberguy) began to gain traction on YouTube through their critiques of right-wing politics. Jen doesn't participate in these videos beyond occasionally drawing the thumbnail art,[8][9] and eventually left for Twitch. By September 2017, the title of the Shaun and Jen Youtube channel was changed to simply "Shaun" (pending a new name), and Shaun's twitter handle and Twitch Channel also no longer have Jen in the title.[10][11] The symbol of the channel is a human skull wearing sunglasses, allegedly in order to "reclaim the skull" from the alt-right (Davis Aurini, maker of The Sarkeesian Effect and Alt Right Dogs, keeps one on his bookshelf).

Sample videos[edit]

  • Outrage News(link): A response to shitty Islam-baiting/Arab-baiting fake news distributed by Breitbart, Rebel Media, Sargon of Akkad, Black Pigeon Speaks, TL;DR, Vee, Secular Talk, and Christopher Cantwell.
  • XY Einzelfall(link): A response to a "migrant crime reporting map". As an example, S&J shows that almost all of the "arson" cases are tipped toasters.
  • A Response to #Feminists4Autism(link): A response to Sargon of Akkad's claim that feminism and autism are related.
  • Do women destroy civilizations?(link): A response to Black Pigeon Speaks' claim that, well, women destroy civilizations.
  • Stefan Molyneux's Fall of Rome - A Response(link): A response to Stefan Molyneux's shitty sources and corresponding shitty ideas about the fall of Rome.
  • Thunderf00t the Cherrypicker(link): A response to Thunderf00t's obsession with interest in Anita Sarkeesian.
  • Ghostbusters 2016 Review & Analysis(link): A response to the "Ghostbusters is feminist propaganda" meme.
  • The Truth About "The Truth About Star Wars: The Force Awakens"(link): A response to the "Star Wars is anti-white propaganda" meme.
  • Charlottesville: The True Alt-Right(link): A response to James Allsup's (a Charlottesville protestor) claims about the alt-right and showing the neo-Nazi, racist, and anti-Semitic elements the movement has.
  • How PragerU Lies to You(link):A response to PragerU's videos on feminism, economics, etc.
  • Abolish the Monarchy! - A response to CGP Grey(link): A response to CGP Grey's arguments against the abolition of the British monarchy.
  • Transphobia in the UK(link): A response to transphobia in the UK, specifically in the British press.
  • TL;DR - TL;DR Doesn't Understand Anita Sarkeesian(link): A takedown of anti-SJW YouTuber TL;DR's embarrassingly weak pedantic arguments against Anita Sarkeesian.

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Notes[edit]

  1. Read: only watch if you've got half an hour to spare.

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