JonTron Slams Women’s March, Says Supporting Women Is ‘Sexist’ In Twitter Rant
24 January 2017, 16:28 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:39
Twitter was taken by surprise when Jon launched into a Twitter storm attacking the Women's March and women's movements in general
JonTron, one of YouTube's funniest and most entertaining gamers took the Twitterverse by surprise today, when he started posting a series of tweets that protested against the recent Women's March and women's support movements in general.
He asserted that supporting women is 'sexist':
Guys, hate to break it to you, supporting an entire gender on virtue of its gender is something called "SEXIST".— JonTron (@JonTronShow) January 24, 2017
Many of his followers were confused by this, pointing out that supporting women doesn't inherently harm men or somehow mean that men are worse.
I think you've grossly missed the point. It's more about supporting a group of people on virtue of their being people.— M. Bulteau (@MBulteau) January 24, 2017
I really don't think you're understanding the purpose of the Women's March...— Joey Ferris (@FerrisWheelPro) January 24, 2017
Jon, who has 1.6 million Twitter followers. went on to state that he wasn't necessarily talking about the march only, but the general idea of 'blindly' supporting women:
I'm not even talking about women's March specially btw, just when people allude to the idea that women should be blindly supported— JonTron (@JonTronShow) January 24, 2017
Jon then went on to say that you can't support women because one of them might be 'a murderer'; which misses the entire point of pro-women movements. Most are about emphasising that someone shouldn't be denied equality just because they're born a woman, as opposed to saying that every woman who is ever born is great.
What if she were a murderer? Or even worse, a CONSERVATIVE woman?! You guys hate those!— JonTron (@JonTronShow) January 24, 2017
Jon also stated that he refused to believe that women were in any way oppressed in the West, because they're not forced to wear a hijab.
So if there are any women out there who are worrying about female health services being defunded, Roe v Wade being overturned, the amount of rape cases that go uninvestigated, shockingly lenient sentencing for rapists when they get caught and a President who is on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women - then have no fear! You don't have to wear an item of Arabic cultural clothing so everything is actually fine for you.
OPPRESSION TEST: Can you drive to McDonalds not in hijab and get biggest Big Mac value meal? If yes: Not oppressed— JonTron (@JonTronShow) January 24, 2017
As you can imagine, this opinion was not received warmly by the Twitter community:
JonTron's opinions read like a guy who found Reddit a month ago and has gone from easy-going liberal to calling his Nan a cuck— Paul Tamburro (@PaulTamburro) January 24, 2017
This is possibly the dumbest tweet I've seen today. Holy shit. Jontron has no idea what oppression actually is. Disgusting https://t.co/iIZTPnGpA3— Matt (@m_m_myers) January 24, 2017
His mini-rant came after Jon voiced his support for Piers Morgan, the journalist-turned-Twitter troll who recently tweeted out against the Women's March and tried to make it somehow to do with men being oppressed (which, among other things, ignores the huge number of men who took part in the Women's March).
Actor Ewan McGregor had declined to appear on TV show because Piers would be hosting; which was the moment Jon first spoke up in defence of Piers:
All in all it's a very surprising turn of events, seeing as Jon tends to be a pretty happy-go-lucky guy. The response from his followers appears to be a mix of people supporting him and more people just being confused and disappointed.
you can enjoy someone's content despite their political opinio-— Spin (@BlueSpinosaurus) January 24, 2017
jontron: "you're not oppressed if you can buy a big mac"
ok maybe not
> wakes up— Jomni Joestar (@InfernoOmni) January 24, 2017
Hey guys what I miss?
> reads JonTron's twitter pic.twitter.com/VAryCITs9R
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