I feel like there should be a collective post of the Alex Day posts like there was with the Tom Milsom stuff that people who are confused can be directed to, so:
Sexual Abuse and YouTube (first person to come forward)
alex day is a sexual predator who targets young people (third person)
I’ll add more if there is more, but this is everything I’ve seen.
On mistakes (Alex’s response)
On mistakes 2 (response to his response, from the first person to come forward/author of the first Sexual Abuse and YouTube post)
On mistakes 3 (response to his response, from the second person to come forward/author of the second Sexual Abuse and YouTube post)
I don’t consider myself a particularly good person, although I am trying to be better. There are definitely things that I’ve done in the past that were not good things to have done. I have, sometimes, treated people badly, manipulated people, been rude or mean to people, even cheated on people in the past. It’s awful. Of course it’s awful. I’m telling you about it because it’s in my past, because people are flawed, some much more than others, and because I believe the mark of a good person lies in that person’s capacity to apologise for what they’ve done, take responsibility for their actions and make sure they learn from the pain they’ve caused in order to make sure they never do anything like it again.
At no point in my life have I ever had a sexual relationship with someone under the age of consent. (For full disclosure, I’ve said publicly that I lost my virginity at age fourteen, but the girl in question was sixteen - the UK age of consent - so this point stands.)
At no point in my life have I ever undertaken any romantic activity, sexual or otherwise, without being sure the other person wanted it.
I’m sure there are other people on the internet - and in the world - who have had problems with things I’ve done in the past. I know this because I myself have many problems with many things I’ve done in the past. But to reiterate the bold points once again: I have never had a sexual relationship with someone under the age of consent, nor have I ever undertaken any romantic activity, sexual or otherwise, without being sure the other person wanted it.
I feel incredibly ashamed to have mistreated people in the past, and for the unhealthy relationships I have previously instigated or allowed to carry on when I should have been more responsible. I’ve been honest about that in the past and will continue to honest about my past failures, as well as my attempts to make amends for them. Honestly, right now, I’m absolutely terrified of losing everything in my life that I care about because of this. I’m terrified that I’ve misinterpreted signals from people who didn’t want things to happen like I thought they did, and that I’ve caused genuine harm to people without meaning to. But I also can’t help acknowledging that this discussion is good. People should always be encouraged to speak up in cases where they feel uncomfortable or mistreated, and the signal boosting of such cases are necessary to help other people that have been mistreated to a) speak up themselves to make people more aware of how their actions are interpreted and b) feel more empowered to voice their concerns next time before things go too far.
Ultimately, the decision to believe me, or continue to support my work, is yours alone.
Oh Christ, I just wanted you to fuck me and then I became greedy, I wanted you to love me (2009) by Tracey Emin
oh shit my heart is beating fast
I didn’t know this was a GIF the first time I came across it and it freaked me out but its pretty neato.
Actually though all I want from the final episode of How I Met Your Mother is to find out exactly where the pineapple actually came from.