Social Justice Gaming Forum Stages Video Game Boycott Over YouTuber JonTron

The popular video game celebrity and YouTuber Jon Jafari, better known as JonTron, was cast out by social justice warriors for several inarticulate comments he made during a political debate in March. Despite his heartfelt apology and decision to recuse himself from politics, Jafari is once again under attack for his upcoming role in a video game, with many staging a boycott.

Progressive-leaning games websites like Polygon and Kotaku declared Jafari, who is of Hungarian and Persian descent—but completely American—to be “anti-immigrant” and “racist” following his comments on immigration and nationalism, which were decidedly conservative. His crime was to state that immigrants “need to integrate, but also we don’t need immigrants from incompatible places,” especially if they refuse to assimilate into the local culture.

Clarifying his remarks, Jafari said that he felt national discourse was becoming too racialized with identity politics, with double-standards that prevent people from recognizing discrimination against white people.

“People looking at this think I’m some kind of explicit ethno-nationalist, but I’m not,” Jafari said in his explanation.

Not content with simply shaming him and shutting him out of the political conversation, social justice warriors on the popular NeoGAF gaming forum are outraged about Jafari’s voice acting in a new game called Hat In Time. Many are calling for a boycott of the game for keeping his performance in the game.

Some members, confused by the outrage, asked why everyone else was so upset. The responses were both condescending and slanderous.

“Because he is a racist? And no matter how small his role is, it’s a problem that he gets to be featured in a game?”

“He’s a white supremacist. He went full on ‘minorities ruin the gene pool’.”

“He came out as a racist. Like a hard core, proto-eugenics racist.”

“Oh boy, I don’t know what’s more disturbing: what JonTron said or the people, some in this thread, already forgetting or willing to forget the racist shit JonTron said.”

“It’s a tacit endorsement of his behavior. That’s why he was removed from YukkaLaylee, not because the role was insignificant.”

It’s worth noting that Jafari’s involvement with the game preceded his notorious interview by months.

One user even used Holocaust imagery to “explain” Jafari’s beliefs.

NeoGAF, which is all but an ideological echo chamber for progressives, routinely stages boycotts against game developers who express views critical of social justice or feminism. Members of the platform attacked Tim Soret, the developer of the highly-acclaimed indie video game, The Last Night, for previously expressing support of the GamerGate movement for ethics in game journalism.

Their attacks on Soret were echoed by the gaming press, which forced Soret to issue a public apology during the game’s presentation at the video game convention E3 earlier this year.

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  1. Kiran Buenafe

    October 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Kotaku and Polygon aren’t gaming sites. They’re SJW propaganda sites, and drawing their ire literally means nothing. Never apologize to SJWs. They are, by definition, unable to be happy. Trying to appease them is like giving a mouse a cookie.

    • Bawk Bawkbagawk

      October 4, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      nice reference. I would not have gotten it if not for the habit of reading to my kid every night. sounds like you do the same. good on you.

  2. TT

    October 4, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    weren’t people demanding refunds with yooka-laylee? I doubt their little “muh diversity” stunt helped increase its sales, and I’m sure A Hat in Time devs don’t want to risk pissing people off listening to these retards.
    Not to mention NeoGAF houses pedos and pedo apologists, so fuck em

    • Bawk Bawkbagawk

      October 4, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      fuck em? ew, no. I tried shaving my pubes once, never again.

  3. Dino 'The Jabroni' Spumoni

    October 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    care what these whiny little SJW bitches think or do? Their opinions are worthless. He didn’t even say anything offensive, just shared reasonable ideas and logic. But to these whiny SJW’s, disagreeing with their agenda is ‘disturbing’ and automatically means you’re a racist nazi bigot.. Even after
    everything they did to try and slander Jon over this past year, he still
    has millions of subscribers and fans that will continue to support his
    content, myself included.

  4. Hairatic Rick

    October 4, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    SJW gamers? Get real, Candy Crush is not a real game. Nor is The Simpsons, Tap Out. HA! ???? no real gamers read any game pro mags. It is all cucked feminist crap.

  5. lucben999

    October 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    NeoGAF does more than stage boycotts, they contact employers and developers en masse. There are also industry insiders frequenting the place, who probably have a few useful phone contacts at the ready. They campaigned on twitter to get Jafari removed from Yooka Laylee, another game in a similar style, and he was effectively removed from the game following the campaign.

    • Paul McGuire

      October 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      They used to have industry insiders posting there, but they drove them all away with their unhinged insanity.

  6. Dreamkeepers

    October 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    When your cult is so extreme you have to purge terrors like Jontron, cultural victory is surely just around the corner.

    Don’t pull your head out NeoGaf, crawl up there just a little further.

  7. Atlichna

    October 4, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    These commie f***s. This man is a member of a minority community, and they try to destroy him because he doesn’t want to fit the mole of a proper victim class minority, but instead chooses to be an unhyphenated and proud American because this is his home. What they’re doing is extortion, that if you don’t play your role and shut your mouth, they’re going to come after you with everything they have. This is disgusting that people who come to this country and want to do it the right way are treated like this. I’m an immigrant, and I feel this exact same way. I recently had an argument with a person that said all white people are evil, and when I told them that’s racist, they accused me of being white! These are the real fascists through and through. Pinochet had the right idea with these people. They’re all cut from the same cloth.

  8. Jim

    October 4, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    These SJW non whites are as racially bigot as these Jew hating white nationalist bozos.

    • GTKRWN

      October 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Jews are the ones that keep calling to “end white people.” But I thought Jews were white? That would mean Hitler did nothing wrong…

      • Jim

        October 7, 2017 at 2:58 pm

        Communist secular Jews are as bad as the Nazis.

  9. saran

    October 4, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I lost a lot of respect for Jon after he supported a leftist lunatic socialist like Bernie so heavily (not that Hillary was much of a step up), but I never would do what GAF did and ban discussion about him and tone police until only one group of voices can be heard due to the others being silenced completely.

    The left claims to be innocent of any ideological extremism, yet NeoGAF personifies and practices its own brand of extremism to the point of it becoming their forum culture. And it’s WAY more toxic and pervasive than anything coming from the right. Hopefully in the near future people will look back on SJW culture and think “wow, what were we thinking/doing?”

    FWIW, it’s always worth visiting GAF (with ad block on of course, fuck you Elf Lord) just to see them melt down over the tiniest little things.

  10. Crackhead__Bob

    October 4, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    If I had a penny for every time a member of NeoGAFFE bought a copy of any game I’d have exactly 0 cents.

  11. Margaret Price

    October 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Will the rest of Normal Boots be next?

  12. Captain Pipsqueak

    October 5, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Oh noooooo, the SJW fags have their panties in a bunch! Let’s pretend that what they care about matters!

  13. Drakaris

    October 5, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Oh, noes. People who don’t buy games threaten not to buy a game… The horror.

  14. Bret Hart

    October 5, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Remember GAF spelt backwards is FAG.

  15. Nope876575

    October 5, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    LOL, Neofag is not “popular”, everyone hates it. It’s cancer.

  16. True.Epic.Crusader

    October 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I pirated Yooka-Laylee when they kicked out his cameo, and I will surely support his game as well. In fact, I did not even know he had a game coming, and most likely, I wouldn’t have known without all this fuss. Thanks, SJWs!

  17. 0xFFF1

    October 5, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    It’s not a boycott if you don’t buy games to begin with.

  18. Jo

    October 5, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    fuck you Jontron, I do not watch your videos because you are black.

  19. Moe Ramsey

    October 6, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Buy the game. You don’t even need to play it. Just buy it to spite them.

  20. Carl Weatherford

    October 6, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Jon tron didn’t say anything that was bad. These SJW’s need to grow up and get a life instead of making stuff up so they can get all offended and upset.

  21. Avi Chetri

    October 6, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Harder to be a Liberal when this happens.

  22. GTKRWN

    October 6, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I’m not sure why anyone feels the need to still apologize to these “””people””” for anything. The Social Jewstice Cult has never, once, ever forgiven anyone for any sin. They are not your audience. They are not the ones who are giving you your paychecks. They are a worthless hive of fat cunts led by decisive jews looking to destroy and nothing more. Meanwhile you just end up losing support of your own followers for looking like a defeated cuck.

  23. Craig

    October 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Haha, maybe they can crawl out of their mamma’s basement and become productive members of society.

  24. Bret Hart

    October 8, 2017 at 12:13 am

    (Checks Steam)

    And A Hat in Time is a top seller. Huh, it’s like the gaming press don’t determine what the customer wants. Whoever would of seen that coming?

  25. AlexCorvidae

    October 9, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I know that pointing out sjw/leftist pc idiocy is kinda the whole point of this site. However, that being said, the best possible thing we could do in cases like this is simply ignore it. When it’s a university or celebrity and is getting attention anyhow, then it’s good to point out their idiocy. When they are throwing a fit and nobody will know or care, we need to let that happen.

  26. Dante Alighieri ????

    October 10, 2017 at 7:50 am

    For whites, race is like a high-tension power line — touch it and you’re dead.

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