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Shaun

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Shaun, initially Shaun and Jen (S&J), is a leftist YouTuber that critiques conservative media and YouTubers, generally on solid grounds, and generally at extreme length.[note 1]

Origins[edit]

The channel was originally a let's play channel run by two friends, Shaun and Jen. Shaun began making videos about other YouTubers (such as LeafyIsHere and CinemaSins) in 2016, and soon after began making videos refuting the arguments of popular right-wing, alt-right and anti-SJW YouTubers. The videos became increasingly popular as a new wave of leftist youtubers (such as ContraPoints, BadMouseProductions and Hbomberguy) began to gain traction on YouTube through their critiques of right-wing politics. Jen didn't participate in these videos beyond occasionally drawing the thumbnail art, and eventually left for Twitch. By September 2017, the title of the Shaun and Jen channel was changed to simply "Shaun" pending a new name. 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]

  • XY Einzefall(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.
  • 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.
  • Ghostbusters 2016 Review & Analysis(link): A response to the "Ghostbusters is feminist propaganda" meme.

Typical video[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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