This Teen Idol Manipulated Everyone - How He Almost Got Away With It | TROFeb 27, 2020
hello ladies and gents and welcome to the right opinion home to a tract with way too much time on my hands and today we're off to my favorite genre of all music because your guy here loves tunes it's pretty much what I grew up on As I write the script i'm actually listening to danny wilson's mary's prayer i wasn't sure at first but i will say the shallow deposit ends up growing on you sadly today's topic won't exactly focus on my adoration for music no today we will talk about a person named Austin Jones who decided to take advantage of the influence that such a blessed industry gave him;
However, to open
thisup, I'll at least discuss some media-related items because music is a unique industry for many. reasons and spawns so much creative variety that there is, particularly in recent years as the internet has become more and more prevalent in distributing content, we've seen a real wave of popular music that otherwise I'll never get the chance to have. Lots of music originating from YouTube. I've talked about
thisbefore, but you have a wild-haired crew member hunched over his acoustic guitar staring into the camera singing a heartfelt song about how much he loves you. hug you and suddenly your subscriber count explodes regardless of how good the music actually is, at the same time you have to give credit to the musical achievements YouTube has provided since the early days of Chocolate Rain for re-popularizing that with the song from trololol that we haven't seen a wave of music this unique since the early 1990s in a lot of ways it's different to then when we had loud music in the scene and great for the modern wave it's been mostly pessimistic and mostly pre depressing and so it never felt like much of a shock more like a musical cigarette this is where we introduce the subject of today's video Austin Jones the blonde haired blue eyed Durham vote but no, he's not just a pretty face he's also a predator and we're not just talking about accusations here he pleaded guilty in court this is all pretty sure right now austin jones himself is a musician As a 26-year-old fresh out of Illinois, he wasn't the most relatable personality, but he was clearly popular. enough to amass over 500,000 subscribers we don't know the exact number his channel was recently canceled following his court case but it was enough for him to predominantly matter he was a musician who usually focused on covers of original music and also acapellas are doing quite a strong run which we'll talk about later, however, he also made certain videos which I guess were to bond with his audience, most of which are now sadly lost in the vaults of time, but however I think we can take the curfew and put the pieces back together and create some kind of image and discuss that link and how it exploited it.
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Austin started his career in 2007 and while it certainly took a while to gai In traction, his continuing series of climbs constants and the popular genre paid their dues and gradually their videos gained traction, giving them more influence to experiment with. r and, at some point, he did these acapellas, which were really what bolstered his career and ultimately his content. I ended up racking up over 33 million total views along with the undercount we discussed above instead of my other video on tick top predator the bidet this video will reveal some of the buildup to the abuse of power and subsequent moves he he withdrew to evade backlash and, in fact,
almostunbelievably, turned around after a situation that could truly have ended his career; in fact, the only thing that stopped him in the end was the heavy hand of the law.
I remember when I first heard about the situation. A couple of years ago, in 2017, he wasn't creating content that remotely resembled the work he was doing today, but either way I brushed it off, you know he's going to get what he deserves. I'm thankful that it's not actually going around to the point that it was admittedly disgusting, but that wasn't the end of it, no, and now these new developments were about to find out why and dig into some deeper discussions further. From what you see, though the spotlight on him has been widely sought in the past two years, there have been people trying to draw attention to his behavior since 2015, many of these attempts to no avail, most being a lack of apology. in which Austin only demonstrates more of his manipulative tendencies of the later years were not only successful for Austin, they were the most successful and that is what I find deeply troubling and I think it is time that we understand exactly how that happened and how he loved to abuse his power so without further ado i suggest we follow the curious case of austin jones continue did that catch your eye sir ok give it a hand very loud and talk about how old he is all the time.
When the fame gets so much to their heads that they think it's okay to do something, he's an insecure and vulnerable young lady, a singer on a YouTube star with child pornography in Chicago, in many ways what we see with Austin Jones is a classic rise to power, he is the epitome of a
teenage heartthrob in that he represents the kind of lovable, approachable
idolwho is there for you, who understands how you feel right now, unfortunately or fortunately depending on your perspective, since his son is no longer in our existence, we have to take the little knowledge of file. we can get but I don't think it's very hard to fully break down exactly why he found himself in a position of power in the first place he was a YouTuber and he created his channel in 2007 he was allowed to excel on a platform with less competence. and he was also ahead of the curve in many ways youtube blew up as a platform for real professional musicians a few years later and austin jones was already there putting up covers now his covers t and picically did well by seeming to surpass the number of views for these subscribers he had so pretty impressive, but as we all know, normally doing covers isn't the only way to hold on to the audience you have, but you'll see that Austin Jones had the look and so did he. he had the eye contact and also had the option to choose songs what do I mean? well let's talk about one direction one of the most prolific boy bands i mean 2010 why were they so successful? good for impressionable young
teenage girls but also how it was branded now are the things you become extremely aware of if you've listened to music critically it was what one would call the second person perspective the second person perspective focuses in the word you is a narrative perspective of your point of view basically and a dominated direction is what makes you beautiful it has to be you the list goes on and on and the reason shameless music execs did this was because those vulnerable to the insecure girl loves to be comforted the cute charming boy who just wants to make you feel wanted oh wait that's different.
I apologize, there are so many, especially in early 2010. I don't know what we were on, but PG singles on how. Boys love you was what was in style. Austin Jones definitely played by that rule by having that kind of song directed at you, the listener where he would tell you how valued or loved you are, he would have this cheeky look at the camera and whatnot. you were expected to swoon appropriately if there's anything left you can take a look at the comment sections on one of his very old videos back in the day and you get the comments that are completely won over by another one of those videos to fall in love with we can watch the comments if you're for me forever i would take it in a heartbeat i love this song i can relate to you you are unbelievably talented and thank you for making this song amazing oh my god im crying over this lyric explanation Exactly how i feel.
I love this song. Is incredible. I hope you become famous and have real CDs for sale. I would definitely buy them. Oh my God. your music please come to germany austin if anyone can guess the youtubers voicing them get a gold star from me right sprocket now thats just one page of course not all these comments allude to the Austin's appearance or his romantic abilities, but they should. Showcasing this kind of audience that you were appealing to at this point, the kind of emotional character who cries when you have a blonde Breeze boy in your direction, is very cleverly creating an audience that is itself vulnerable and therefore he can use that to his advantage and he did the kind of thing you can find on his Twitter or what his Twitter was because he's not there anymore, well he's there but he's someone who clearly hasn't taken advantage of the notion of an account parody i mean come on you can get more creative than that but anyway his twitter took place first posting lazy sexy tweets giving the impression alauddin sucks oh wow this guy gets me at the same time , a lot of these tweets tend to focus on his vulnerability or how indebted he was to his fans and this put him on their level, makes him seem more relatable or warm to the extent that he owes his life to you guys Wow I would do anything for you Yeah, maybe I didn't make it. far if you hadn't bought his albums at the same time the guilt trips of people who haven't bought the album is a nice double bind where it ends favorably in any line of reasoning the other types of tweets he made were the ones that it was based on interactions with his fans now there were even fewer examples of those but I did find one time his page was archived in 2013 and a vast majority of the tweets were what judging by the format I think were dating tweets in which he regularly interacted with his fans about their purchase or enjoyment of Jones content, although I found this great tweet that definitely shows a flirtier side to Jones that we are going to witness in a much more aggressive way very soon so the new Tracey writes casually.
I stumbled across I'm Austin Jones at PacSun, no big deal Austin replies curiously with I should have come to the fitting room with my smiley face now to be honest I really don't have a problem with comedic flirting like I do all the time. time with my peers, but at the same time this foreshadows the irony that this girl is clearly not aware of all the pranks until you realize there's actually a bit deeper context to her new power. Austin realized who he was. appeal and one of the other techniques that became quite prominent in his late content was using other sizable fanbases, typically if you have topics that relate to someone with more Picoult following you.
Tribute to them will extend to an appeal for example if someone didn't do ariana grande or BTS acapella they probably do very well although I doubt they'd do much with mine because it would be claimed so Austin goes to these posts which are. he will either want to send his heart to you or he will want to eat yours depending on how well you execute your demeanor and this brings us to the positive but equally depressing final point about austin's attractiveness he was actually talented terrible people can be incredibly talented and even though austin the music and the covers themselves weren't in dicta veni won with exceptional style it's an a cappella version definitely and I'm not going to reproduce it here because fair use on YouTube is ruined right now but I'll leave a link to an archived version. and what he does is quite exceptional and would require an incredible amount of concentration and perseverance.
There were very few people who could constantly cover in such a crowded place. fashion and then do it over and over and over again he was creating a brand for himself out of what is now a pretty tired genre with success comes power and with power comes good let's find out manipulation is the word of the day today guys because what Austin Jones did on YouTube a textbook manipulation of algorithms to get success. Now that's the success story of many a YouTube. As you watch the trends, you discover how you benefit from it, and then you embark on the journey to become a success.
Youtuber in the case of Austin Jones, he calculated the audience that he wanted to obtain and, subsequently, he obtained it in the years 2015, although not as big as it would be. Austin Jones has successfully
manipulatedalgorithms in a position of power. Shadow wise though, there's so much more to the story than just the manipulations of the algorithms when you have an
idolwho succeeds like Austin Jones and you know he's out there being so interactive it makes you feel like, oh yeah , I have this opportunity. This type. There's a clip of him in a One Direction bar. 5 seconds of a summer concert.
He's getting kicked out and all these girls are screaming his name. then he can slide into the DMS once he gets there, he plays this or a good cop bad cop dynamic, one side of him is incredibly appreciative, so lovely and humble, and the otherside of him is more primitive and aggressive and overpowered and what he does is in In these confrontations he tends to bring these two people together quite adroitly to try to force what he wants out of people so we're going to track this content and identify the various techniques you have used. Now there are many examples of these and going through all of them as we end up going around in circles, so I want to take one example, mainly this one, a series of texts that I found published by Lauren Miller.
I don't know if these are yours, we can break it. down In the meantime, quite fully, I want you to put yourself in the shoes of the adoring fan who finally has the honor of speaking with her idol who has already requested some form of images as shown in the text and yet still wants more, so what we see here in this message is the change of tone in any conversation or else saying let me be honest here is supposed to imply that now he is going to be more sincere than he has before he says I'm having a night very sad this puts him in a position of vulnerability we already know he's tweeting about dealing with depression so in this he's using that mental illness to put him in a position that requires support what is that? support i think i know but i'm not satisfied only then he puts the fan in a position of exclusivity you see he's just chosen to talk to her about how blessed she should be that this great public figure has gone out of her way to she. what you have so far is multiple tactics used in the space of a few sentences, you have sincerity, vulnerability and exclusivity, this puts pressure on someone who is probably already desperate to impress their idol, a person who is also quite young and d probably quite impressionable and then with all this in mind he walks in with the application and I'm pretty impressed that the girl in this case said no now to some people no means no but to Austin it doesn't mean the yes he hasn't.
Enough has been said, however, press again and eject again and once again the girl responds very responsibly at this point even though this girl has explained the exact reasons why she doesn't want to deliver more content to this girl predatory creature that he acts. confused doesn't quite understand trying to mentally exhaust a person by continually asking them to justify their reasoning now the explanations in these cases are being built on the premises and what Austen here is trying to do is get to the premises so maybe she can invalidating them and thus invalidating their reasoning, making them feel guilty so they provide him with more content and she doesn't say which fair place, she points out the age difference, he dismisses these three points casually and s Oh guys this it's just for fun yeah big joke then he asked if he could offer something in return and the girl justifiably says that the fact that he's texting her is more than enough and I think what should be pretty clear by now is that this girl she's in a vulnerable position to the point where she clearly still idolizes him despite these very awkward advances and instead of stepping back and being able to humanize the situation, Austen Jones pushes to achieve her only goal is the messages that become a volt to her increasingly strange mind after the girl said that talking to him is an honor, he takes us as an opportunity to have each other again his power over her, he boasts of receiving thousands of messages, many people who want to talk to this world. the famous austin jones and yet he's talking to her out of
everyonewhat he's trying to do right now is get the person
awayfrom these inappropriateness objections this person has raised the point that she's 14 , but not Austin. he's targeting her because she's 14 he's targeting her because he was just randomly scrolling and he's decided the lucky winner of the Austin Jones Luxury Delude lottery is going to be this lovely girl he just wants to talk to her age how wise , a silly concept who cares. my age at the same time implicitly degrades the person she talks to despite the fact that she promoted that exclusivity before she dyed herself with a tone of discardability there are thousands of people like her and even a scroll to an RDM and find another fine who will give her what that he needs so desperately through this that it creates a contradiction on the one hand he claims you can go and get this content from any of his other fans but at the same time he is clearly motivated to get it from this fangirl or else he would have been given up on the first try, maybe because he can't get content like that from anywhere else or maybe because he just wants to get
awaywith it given the fact that he requested content from other people in the same boat, it might as well be So, I think he clearly has some kind of twisted desire to take advantage of this power dynamic that he has and play nice with that girl for being able to turn him down because a lot of people didn't manipulate it clearly.
Austin's middle name and you can see this in recent DMS's that have been posted the girl asks him appealing to him for reasons of human decency saying you would do something you're not comfortable with aware that a fan is presenting their perspective, he turns around and says yes actually if he wanted to make them happy so once again undermining their blatantly misleading and extremely malicious reasoning oh and look he will twerk now how charitable basically what you see here. it's that Joan is taking full advantage of the fans' admiration, selecting them in conversation using that power to intimidate them and then using various mental techniques to try to force what he wants. outside of them he is having a hard time he really needs those twerking videos guys he needs them to get him through the nights my heart cries for this poor soul who may never get the twerking videos he so desperately needs right now. real but today I present the evidence under the fact that judging by the conviction and the way your language corroborates it puts other DMS to shame that this is extremely extremely credible what other DMS well is this one where you he was giving someone else the exclusive treatment he wanted to get. meeting the person via twerking and then she says no back and forth same old stick he says you obviously don't want to make me happy which will obviously cut the heart of the fan insecure because having someone judging your intentions can seem extremely harmful so once again try any manipulation tactic Under the Sun and I wanted to end this part on this clip just to let people know what we're up to.
Saying yes as graceful and as in any situation she calmed down and as it started to spread she started begging all these people in the DMS oh please don't do this to me and as the ruckus spread , people got more angry and their fans. they turned to him and told Austin what's going on, he decided he was going to do one thing and set the record straight. Austan Jones is upside down with all these very serious situations, he's being hit from all sides and at the end of June 2015, he decided to do the smart thing and post a video response.
No, that's too honest to be an official answer. No, we are going to talk about this one, that is, to set the record straight. Now there is much to say. about this video and i will try to cover it all without getting caught up in the two minor things but once again what you are witnessing is the success of manipulating a situation that you really had no right to now it is fair to say that now the video has received overwhelmingly no positive feedback many people from all communities rallied together to make sure it showed up but at the same time looking at the previous ratings it was doing well and austin wasn't really appealing to any of the people who really care about the rates incentive. but more to his loyalists who were going to stick around no matter what and judging by some stats we'll get to later I've just worked so let's talk about how Austin Jones set the record straight he's in this situation he's up against the wall . he has to hold on to the fans he has and he has the main platform to do it he knows what he's done is pretty terrible and regardless of installment he's going to be criticized so the first thing he does here is introduce himself as reasonable. mediator and I want to show you this opening clip because there are a lot of techniques that you can break down just on it. and why do you do it, but I ask you to put those opinions aside for a few minutes and listen to everything I have to say and if at the end of the video you still have the same opinion, so be it, but at least you.
He will have his opinion based on the full story and the truth. I recently got criticized on social media for mistakes I've made in the past. he understands that people hate him and have those negative opinions and all he asks is to listen to him but in his presentation he will be able to break down some very slight techniques, first of all it implies that people will receive the truth from this video. when of course when there is only one truth and no one is going to see the whole truth there are only testimonials the closest you are going to get to the truth is not the screenshots and yes you are not going to bring them out it is you another great word he uses is the word mistak is because although it is an admission of misconduct, error is a pretty lenient word as it implies that the person was not necessarily acting with bad intentions when they behaved in that way, even though they were not actually He has said nothing of substance to respond to the criticism. he has already used some rhetorical devices to provoke the sympathy of the viewers who are more easily influenced.
Now I want to show you these excerpts. I used to ask fans for twerking videos, just work the dance move. It's not something I'm proud of. Is not something. which i think is right and i shouldn't have, this really blew up online when a youtuber and someone who is very popular on social media somehow found out and decided to blow it up. I am not going to say any names because I have been attacked on social media because my knee is extended and I don't want to blame anyone else here, we can see a similar mechanism, he apologizes but at the same time minimizes his crime so that people are more lenient , he asked his fans for twerking videos, you know, Dan Smith twerking like dental floss or the Macarena.
It obviously doesn't mention that many of these fans were underage and the additional details that we've been and will be indulged in as later, but there's still more to the segment, so it's talking about the youtuber who caught the eye of people. I'm assuming he's referring to D fizzy or daemon fizzy, which was one of the few people to actually call it back in 2015, but he's not. I'm going to name how courteous of you because you know what it's like to be mercilessly attacked and you don't want to do that, but in this case this is not a courtesy, it's a tactic to make sure people aren't seeing any other perspective and I don't know where they come from except your own, which is also why you have comments disabled.
Also notice how he uses aggressive verbs when he describes how these people have treated him. here he makes the people he's talking about sound more instigating and we see a lot of drama where people have felt the need to play the victim. Austin isn't exactly doing that, but he's implicitly leading people who might be sympathetic to his cause to it. exact conclusion: all these people are after poor austin because of the old mistakes of his and he has learned from them, he is embarrassed and now they are just exploiting him on the internet since they started online, there are a lot of rumors and a lot of lies. it's just not true, nothing,
everyoneelse now, this is a blatant lie, but also one that you could get away with at the time because at the time the evidence had not been widespread and affirmative enough to lead the people to different conclusions so this allowed him to sustain that narrative would you think once i felt like he was admitting to something it wasn't like i could deny it so it wasn't exactly reasonable on his behalf there's a lot more between talking about how he was on tour how this hit him and then he plays a victim card, but not in the way he would expect.
Many people ask why the initial statement took so long to get up. I put out a text statement and an apology for addressing the situation but it took me about a week to do it, people thought I was being a wimp, people thought I didn't want to face the situation, they thought I was just going through it tall, that's not true as i said it was on the path i was on. We were in Boston on the tour, so we had to make the return trip from Boston to Chicago. On that trip, all I did was look at my phone and see all the hate and death threats.
I got lost in it. I read every little comment every little person telling me to kill myself every person telling me that the light life was not worth living for me anymore and I am also quite an insecure person where negative comments like that really hit me is not something I can ignore and that until your trip home I read those comments andi started researching different methods of suicide when we got back i didn't even set foot in my house my family rushed me to the hospital and i was admitted for my suicidal tendencies so no i wasn't chickening out i wasn't avoiding the situation i was in a hospital i had no internet connection i had no social media connection so i couldn't post a statement i wanted i wanted to apologize i wanted to face him right away but i couldn't as soon as he left the hospital the next day that's when i put it up for that the initial statement took so long to get out there and this is the thing in some respects it's a really obvious victim card to the critical audience but what you've done here is you cleverly played the point as a really not so critical viewer you see If we respond to criticism by pointing out the hate we have received, we are often called out for changing the conversation and not confronting criticism in this setting, however.
However Austin has used the The Hate He Received as a direct response to criticism that he couldn't do something because of the hate he received, which is still somewhat awkward as a plot, but not as much as it could have been and serves as a way to convey their victimhood without necessarily being an invalid response. The video purports to be a response to a lively criticism it has received and it does in some ways, but it constantly veers down the path of the difficult times it is having in response, this can be found particularly in the anecdote spread throughout. the final part of his video where he talks about his life and the struggles he's experienced and how that created the mindset that led him to do these funny and silly things the biggest question I get is why why why what did this happen, why did i order those things to find out why you have to look. the reasons and reasons why in my past and what i have experienced throughout life and how i got to that point i experienced death and loss at a very young age i had an older sister who passed away when i was 10 years old s years old I was 6 years old at the time when I went through a series of funerals when I was very young, most of them were distant relatives that I didn't even know or had only seen on a few occasions, but I was so young that I didn't really know who they were hardly I saw my father my parents divorced very very young and the last time I saw him was when I was 8 years old my father was an alcoholic and a drug addict and he couldn't control his life so when I was 16 a few months before my family passed away and i had a house fire we were visiting relatives and someone broke into our house stole some things and burned down the whole house about a month after my father passed away my grandfather passed away and i was very close to my grandfather after that happened that's when i started self harming i used to slit my wrists and it's been over three years without it now all these life events all these deaths this loss left me with a deep deep depression and i was a depressed guy and insecure and started seeking attention the wrong way asking fans for those things it was because i was desperate for attention i was desperate for reassurance i wanted to feel good about myself the moment i thought it was funny and silly like i said no excuse my actions no It justifies it that's not why I told you all that I told you so you would understand why I was so desperate why I was even asking for those things it was that depression building up inside me for attention.
A lot of his evidence for his experiences are things that are completely unverifiable that, while plausible, still inspire skepticism in the context of what we now know he's done, for example, one other thing I want to talk about is that the people say you're just sorry you got caught you know you apologize you got caught you don't really feel sorry that's so far from the truth and there are some facts l examples showing that before i went on tour and he presents them as real dating examples but they are impossible to fully prove and yet you present them as the counter narrative that you clearly regret what you did, every piece of evidence is circumstantial but I guess that's good enough for some people.
Finally, I want to bring to your attention this clip from my last tour a few months ago. I started going back into therapy for this specific reason because I was so sorry and couldn't. I couldn't stop thinking about it. I couldn't stop feeling absolute for what I had done, so I went back to therapy before I went on tour. Also a few months before this went public I spoke to a couple of my coworkers if you want to call them one of which is very popular online if you are part of this specific music scene you would know exactly who it is if I told you who is so this is pretty big and I would like to consider the reputable man I went to him with.
I told him this all my past I told him that I felt so guilty about this and that I regret it and that I wanted to confess all this in the video clean it up just get it off my chest so I can stop living with the guilt and officially apologize to everyone he told me not doing it he told me it would only hurt my career and what i did wasn't even that bad and i should think about it just i shouldn't do it in the first place he goes to the roots of donald trump by talking about how he talked to a man who had a great reputation of course he never mentioned any names but he is appealing to his authority in this case and then it follows that it would be a fact that this person of great reputation really said who demanded in fan twerking videos that is not bad and it is leaning on that authority to justify why he hasn't spoken about it is embarrassingly transparent and it's a real shame this actually worked this screenshot is the one taken in the 2017 allegations just h There was a screenshot earlier but it was shortly after he uploaded what the classic 301B mechanism was and as you can see the light to disgust ratio speaks for itself, people wanted to believe him and he gave them enough to let you know. believed, so we can assume the flood. of dislikes came later and this received negligible coverage the first time people who saw it tended to defend him so with the people he cared about on his side he was ready to fight I guess it would turn things around.
Answer, but let's find out anyway. After this video, it's clear that he had salvaged enough of his reputation to appease the masses he cares about despite significant evidence suggesting he was a less than likable individual. He paused. He waited for many people to forget him. like them you know you know wait until people's memory suppresses the severity of what he did you want to know how long it took people to forget keep guessing stab in the dark half a year a year not 1 month and these were the ratings in his first real video which clearly had some symbolism omg what a poor soul it is clear in this video that he is trying to use the music to convey his victimhood and in this case it looks like he is the victim of his own twisted impulses press 1 on the chat if you want to shed a tear over the trials and tribulations of austin jones the man who's been through enough after this he decided he was going to release more musical and original covers another of his comeback videos was a collaboration with his friends who I'm sure they're very grateful to be associated with this specimen or maybe they knew and the applause was worth it I don't know the video was done well but that all changed when he decided to shoot acapella videos, he would do these 3040 second shorts of him singing about himself and it was pretty awesome and got a decent four views so with that in mind Austin thought well what if I turn these into full songs? he did and the views were insane all the acapella videos racked up over a million views as you can see what he did was cover songs and albums by bands that had real cult followings and therefore benefited from a fanbase that was probably so invested in their idols that I didn't really think about the possible background of this suspicious individual and to be honest I wouldn't expect that YouTube would probably recommend it if it investigated all the people I've watched and whose videos I've enjoyed .
I'm probably pretty dissatisfied with what I find and the sad thing is these videos are really good and it's clear why they did so well Jones is clearly a very committed Creator who puts a lot of effort into his work and in this period he experienced some of his more impressive growth, so it makes sense, but it was still disturbing that so many people subscribed to this guy without knowing who they were supporting and how they may have been in their In addition, the evidence that people initially presented was considered insufficient and the people who ignored him similarly dismissed him and many people started making excuses as to why his behavior was acceptable, well he apologized, well no big deal. it's really worth the drama why can't we get along really this is the problem when people deny their idol they make up these very questionable explanations to rationalize what they want to like and that's the most dangerous thing because you're handing him back the power that he desperately doesn't deserve the power it allowed him in the first place when he first went cold in 2015 they took him off the tours he was on.
This was a huge push and pull in which a lot of people who wanted to stop him had to try really hard to get him taken off the two tours in question at the time, the grow wild tour and the Warped tour, which he was definitely on as well. and, once again, companies only want to do so much. intervene with enough public pressure, certain places may relent, but at the same time, if Austin has enough support or at least lack of criticism from his circle, he will be welcomed with open arms and, more importantly, if there are people willing to do it. he buys his records, he tends to be an amoral record executive willing to sign and distribute his content because they can make huge amounts too, and after all, what's mercy when there's money involved?
The next clip is from Deep Izzy's video in which he reads aloud. company emails are three cool austin jones so what i was doing here is one of them my name is blank and i own and operate the white and white for 30 years i'm not kidding besides being a concert promoter step my spare time being a part of many organizations aimed at stopping internet bullies has led to many more suicides than most people realize and more than is recorded in the news. I am aware of the Austin Jones situation that he has handled. ed to the trend since yesterday and I know this boy personally.
I will put aside his problems, since he will have to deal with them and the consequences of it. What I want to address is the credible need for him to continue posting on this issue. I think you made your point at this point you have become an internet troll what is your ultimate goal for this kid to commit suicide is what you want you are a bully the worst guy an internet bully you say you just want to take care of other people and warn them You've got me begging Blank to kick you off tour for being an internet stalker I've counted 46 posts you've made on Twitter in the last 19 hours with thousands and thousands of comments labeling him just bashing Austin Jones unless you want a dead man . body at your feet, I would ask Blank to tell you to stop and ask him to take you off the tour as you are an embarrassment to his organization and that is what allegedly happened profoundly when he brought this up with Austin Jone.
The s manager, Brian, stars and decided that it was actually worth changing the conversation because when someone questions the behavior of their customers, they also question their association with them. money so far not to mention he emailed tour manager Kevin Lyman who said he would look into it and we all know what that means and what this led to he will upload a ping-pong of who was on tour who was out the tour and deep down is they kicked him out for a while and then he came back and Austin was going to come back and it was completely exhausting and then the tour owner replied Damon I think you were starting to get thin. ice, be careful, unfortunately this is what happens when the possibility of removing someone arises that could affect the sale of their tickets and only when another result arises, the actual controversy can affect the sale of tickets and the intentions of others guests come into play.
Keep in mind these people really paid attention, however at least I was off the tour, unfortunately Austin left and had more success and more influence and more power to release because of a growing fan base. one of the biggest problems when you make a terrible person succeed even if you and 95% of the industry refused to work with them the 5% who decide they can work with them are normally the worst people and then they make a lot of money and then before you know it they could be the ones with influence in the industry it's a very cycledangerous in case jones brian starr claimed he was here but dvz claimed he actually has the opposite and he wouldn't necessarily doubt what that shows is money talks austin jones was selling his own tools selling his own music and no one i could stop it in 2015 the comment was not really a significant shanwa and the calling jones videos didn't have the impact it could have today and the comments are important for this reason because we are not attached to that industry and as shown in the physical situation from D, the fact that Austin and Damon were in that circle. calling often can affect your career.
Having an independent voice is important on those stages and unfortunately it's clear they were nowhere to be found and then fast forward the tour owner said he would still be on the tour and he wouldn't go on tour. get kicked out but then i guess he randomly changed his mind because then he kicked me out of the lineup and i had a contact and he said why i had to go to his office and beg to get back on tour and he had told me he said i should I apologized to Austin and he made a phone call, but can we go back to him having so much potential and in his music career?
I guess people constantly wanted to protect him, people above wanted to protect him and this is how they treated me this is the email I got says Damon are you ready for that Monday call with Austin? I talked to him and he would like this, so they basically wanted me to set up a call with Austin and apologize and make up, but I didn't. it obviously the only reason i even went to the meeting to talk to him and try to get back to toei is because i had already announced to my viewers that i was meeting them and i was so excited because i went the year. before and it literally changed my life and we can talk about the constant manipulation he was doing to his fans for years and it was constantly justified but the fact that no one took it seriously because it was illegal content was just working. i have this level this is recent this is from may when i called him all like oh these screenshots are from two years ago he has changed not the fact that people justified and defended him and believed his stupid apology he just got comfortable again and it kept doing it when you have a strong addiction like this to child pornography it doesn't change overnight you know what I mean continued Tory and her career continued to grow and she was able to have continuous access to girls under the age of age and now we're stuck here what you have now is a situation where austin is doing well he destroys he's
almostimmune to criticism he becomes incredibly successful and his detractors have been silenced but he supposedly vowed to improve and explained his mental situation I mean, if he's really sorry. he wouldn't do it again would he ladies and gentlemen I have a surprise for you people tell me Jane some of his videos get really really long don't they?
And you know what they do. each video I submitted usually took me about four parts maybe thirty minutes and my videos that had done better the click-through rate would usually end around that time but sometimes you just find more and more and more to talk about and Austin Jones is Pandora's box that, once opened, released all hell upon the world. What is this hell? Well, we got our warning. He said that he would find out. He was in a dark place and all of a sudden he was at the height of his success. set the scene was in August 2016 about a month after Jones released his acapella version of I write sins not tragedies from Panic at the Disco, this video was doing fine and his other video prior to that welcome to The Black Parade was also incredibly successful and of course, even if he succeeds, he may be in a dark place.
I fully understand, but at the same time this should prove that certain circumstances that he cited as being present in his earlier explanation were no longer there and he knows better at this point. he had denounced her actions and this continued until May 2017 when she was achieving continued success with her acapella performances there is no excuse and this is what we need to note next the following details not only show how selfish she was in the past how he was just doing it for himself but it opened up a whole new dimension of this cruel and messy sadistic person, this is the guy who apologized and got over it and let me make this clear.
These court cases feature two new victims, Victim A in May 2017 and Victim B in August 2016, the previous two scenarios that I was explaining, so let's talk about the details that are very concerning, which really highlights its incredibly nature. Kinky is the fact that he always seemed obsessed with his fans being 14 to the point of making sure they said his age would wear more suggestive clothes and even encouraged people to stay up even if they had school the next day after all. , who cares about school? when, in this case, the victim was tired, Jones pressed her, she said she was going to pass out, and Jose demanded that she take it seriously.
After all, Austin needs the kicks from him, but alas, no damn underwear to clap for now. ignoring this person's real life and placing his own desires above all else, this is his priority, a complete disregard for anyone else's humanity to pursue the goal or For his own twisted fulfillment, he can't even wait one night, However, what happens next is unbelievably bad and I would recommend that you buckle up for this part. Jones moves the conversation into explicit Barry territory by creating a discussion about boners and if this girl has the ability to deliver this I won't dwell on this for long but it needs to be acknowledged so now I can comment on what a horrible person she really is.
I can't stress that enough because even when the conversation moves in this direction, sadly he's still manipulating the environment and using his dissatisfaction as cause to take the conversation down a more graphic path, it's basically not provocative enough that he can't have a boner if the old video of him talking about how horny he was was not enough to admit that his intent to collect these videos is pretty clear this person was 14 14 is a pervert he is a mess he is in Rajon in victims case there were several videos in which people revealed their private parts and declared their age due to the constant nagging fear that they were somewhat obligated to do so in case he went and found someone else because he inadvertently demeaned people by maintaining his power over them, which basically made them feel like they had to.
Have these things pleased you, and does continued self-reference to age show that this was where Austin's preferences lay? he looks a lot like the victim at 14 but austin doesn't want you to think he's once again dancing on the DMS acting like he's a buck this person has been blessed by his presence we shouldn't be doing this you know the bum . Jones tells her how lucky she is she says how much her fanciest Jones tells her because she's going to have to keep proving she's his biggest fan if she wants to win the Austin Jones lottery and get a chance to suck his dick apparently sucking dick correlates to being a fan of the people So I'm a fan of a lot of people and this usual stick was produced she didn't want to do it Jones questioned her official status as her biggest fan and used it as blackmail for this mine to oppose themselves and perform acts to satisfy the rocket in her pockets and that's the most awkward thing is how he continues to talk to her in this boyish way acknowledging that she's a girl through this condescending tone go ahead you can do shake that ass Wow you get ten gold stars that's so funny and crazy you can see it all here.
I'll link to it in the pinned comment if you're still interested. Jones continually pushes this person because she can't see her ass and I feel dirty just saying it's that continuous cycle and I mean some of the quotes speak for themselves apparently that's a sign that they care how lucky she is and the additional reports to speak for themselves is legitimately repulsive and it's pretty sensational that someone would actually waste all that talent for a few predatory kicks and let's be clear Austin Jones positioned himself in a place where he could do this but it's clearly coming from a place where he lacks self-control because no one has The level of restraint, regardless of his twisted desires, throws an incredibly successful career overboard to go to jail Clearly had the worst combination of determination and arrogance Not necessarily stupid Clearly good at manipulating his environment at the time but equally values the protection provided by your industry as much as e This kind of get out of jail card, but when you become a drag, they'll be the first to throw you on the bus, and honestly, I wouldn't mind if the bus backed up on you. after what you have done to these poor people he should have made it clear he couldn't control himself from the series of exposed content when i first heard about this instance i thought to myself what an absolute tool imagine having all that influence and going after 14 year olds but it should be made clear that his age was part of the appeal and he thought his power could negate anything that got in his way, thankfully it wasn't and justice was finally served. served, it's hard to look into a person's mind and understand exactly what they were thinking during the instant, however, Jones' borderline sociopathic exploitation of power should say more than enough about the sentence he deserves, this was cold, cruel and calculated and needs to take a good long drive to the slammer and with that in mind i would like to get this all over with finally some people have to go and austin jones is one of them he showed he is not capable of handling power and people he even gave it a second chance where he actually knew it or not and threw it away.
He was a nasty person who had dangerous desires and clearly chose not to control them and the second time around he couldn't hide behind the date. imes argument he knew what he was doing he may be a jerk in a way but clearly its not a gel and hide situation eventually youtube removed his channel at first they refused to do so saying he wasn't connected enough to the instance and while in some cases I feel strongly to separate the art from the artists and I want to make it clear that I don't believe that some criminals who have YouTube channels are inherently destroyed, in fact I'm sure that YouTubers helped some people to to stay away from certain dangerous activities, but the problem here is that his crimes are inextricably linked to the power he has gained through YouTube and if his sentence is shorter than we expected for whatever reason and he returns to YouTube, he may not have that opportunity.
Much of the imagery I have found today can be found elsewhere if you find a unique delight in his music. I can't take that away from you. I'd be a hypocrite if I tried: there are a lot of bad people who have made songs. who I have an emotional connection to and people could never take away from me, but at the same time as talented as he is, I feel like he's shown that he's not capable of personally handling that power, so it's pretty clear that he doesn't deserve his channel or his fan base or anything associated with him hopefully a sentence will prevent that but you can never give any guarantees and that's the thing with talented people even if they provide something that could be considered irreplaceable in some respects it certainly doesn't outshine the lives they could ruin through their rather selfish actions and that's one of the most daunting things about the industry, especially when it comes to music.
He had done a terrible thing and the people welcomed him. They looked at the evidence. The 2015 hours they watched. in the eye and they were like that okay, I have no doubt that many people were aware of his behavior because they received some kind of benefit from his presence. To say that there wasn't really much more worth addressing, it's just easy to sweep it under the rug on top of this, this led to the people who actually yelled being attacked and threatened by people who clearly had a stake in Austin's success, withdrawing from the victims and denying the severity of these scenarios themselves by telling them that he had chosen them to talk to everyone and making them feel special Quote Jones tended to make people feel that their moment with him was isolated and therefore, many people would perhaps dismiss it as him. having a fun five minutes or he's reluctant to come forward as the sole witness to what he was doing and that's why it initially took so long to corroborate the accounts and he actively took someone else with no respect from the community to come forward and even then he was doubted and attacked by an industry that wanted to forgive someone who should have known better and even if he was sorry he shouldn't have been doing any tours a andmeet and greets with minors, it was amazing how many people felt it was appropriate to place someone who clearly had a knee-jerk attraction to a certain demographic in control of members of that demographic, it would be like hiring a beginner as a babysitter. it doesn't matter if they are remorseful you shouldn't let them near something that triggers their instincts a vast majority of young people are vulnerable whether they are 4 or 14 because they haven't reached the top of decision making i am far from the person who it was when I was 14 and I'm thankful I'm not really involved with the internet in the same way I am today because honestly I'm not really sure how I would have done it. dealt with it its hard to put these types of crimes on a spectrum because anything involving child exploitation is absolutely horrible but as the list of such photos says this is definitely one of the worst cases predominantly because he completely plays that being able to i In an absolutely obscene way easily ruining these people's lives over a quick pick, you have to make sure you don't get attached to the likes of Austin Jones; however unlike the friend Austin Jones could be considered attractive in some ways and besides the fact that he was talented too this gave him immense power over his fans as a fan it is very important to realize that having your own identity it's more important than indoctrinating yourself without thinking about an idol.
Am I saying you shouldn't have idols? go and love who you want to love especially if it's me what i'm saying is you have to be judgmental and that's dangerous when you look at some of these posts they will give up their organs some of the people they support and when you tie yourself to something so wholeheartedly that you open yourself up to exploitation because they know they can do anything and you will remain loyal. It's always about being able to step back and cool them down. about being able to see the actions of someone like Austin for what they are, finally, people saw it, not in this case, and thanks to social media and actual records, people managed to bring these cases properly and hopefully , it won't be long and he is doing jail time and not a danger to anyone else, sadly this could and should have been fixed. before and there are people responsible for the story of Austin Jones being a story of manipulation in many ways.
I want to make it very clear that many of the techniques that you used in your videos are the exact same techniques that could be used by people with a genuine intent to convey a message, there are many people who sit down and explain their actions honestly, however , in the context of the situation, it becomes quite clear that what he said was not the truth and even if it was. clearly he consciously used it as an excuse instead of really believing it as a candid retrospective analysis of his actions he does not have the ability to be candid you have to pay close attention and extract the fact s in these situations dealing with serious allegations there is no here room for influence and people should have identified that when the DMS originally came out it was transparently taking advantage of people who suggested they weren't their biggest fans for not working for them that's no fun and gaming people he seems to miss how genuinely disgusting much of his language was and how that should have indicated he was a nasty nasty even with what he demanded.
I hope he's gone for a long time. It is clear that he has. he couldn't learn what he likes to call his mistakes what are his thoughts on the situation? I'd love to hear them in the comments section below. I have to give a huge shout out to my editors. This was long, the longest. for a while, I guess I really hope this hasn't been the most fun to write and record, but we did, we got there. I also have my patreon on the ball to thank at the moment. I work and also I have to thank especially Colin my lovely $50.00 patreon thank you very much Colin I have some riots to thank for another great $50 patreon thank you very much much love too much thanks to the evening steel another $50 patreon donated pretty late in the last month so i had to cut this little section out thanks so much after you.
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