In a video that’s currently sitting as unlisted on his declining YouTube channel, Jon “JonTron” Jafari has taken the time to tell us why he’s not racist. Following some highly controversial (and kinda scary) opinions he shared on a Twitch stream with Steve Bonnell, Jon has uploaded a statement to his channel to try and set the record straight.
“I said lots of stuff that could be misconstrued in all sorts of ways”, he states in reference to his recent interview. He passed comments on how immigrants need to be suited to a country they’re travelling to because America doesn’t “need immigrants from incompatible places” in addition to pointing out that he doesn’t “think a pure society is possible” but that “a nation can exist” with “a demographic majority”.
You can see his second attempt at being not racist in the video below:
Some fans have appreciated the effort Jon has gone to to rephrase his thoughts better, judging that people have been unsubscribing to his channel in their thousands after recent comments left people feeling uncomfortable in their support for him. He tries to defend his unexpected opinions by ensuring viewers that he was “trying to speak to the increasing trivialisation of our culture” and that he is not in fact an “explicit ethno-nationalist”.
Some of the major points from his video surround the idea that there is a double-standard when it comes to preventing people from recognising “discrimination” against white people, and how he believes it “goes all ways”. Jon also made it clear that he doesn’t think white Americans are better than everyone else by acknowledging that they have written themselves “a terrible history of dealing with race”.
But what do you think – is JonTron not racist or is it too late to listen to the defence of someone who recently said that “wealthy blacks commit more crimes than poor whites”? Let us know in the comments below.