Is Clownfish TV run by bigoted Republicans?

Clownfish TV is a YouTube channel hosted by a couple who call themselves Kneon and Geeky Sparkles. And they are extremely prolific, often putting out three or four videos a day, so clearly they make a living out of this, it’s not just their hobby.

https://www.youtube.com/@ClownfishTV/featured

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The description of their channel:

Hosted by Kneon and Geeky Sparkles, Clownfish TV is an independent, opinionated news and commentary channel that covers Pop Culture from a consumer’s point of view. We talk about Gaming, Comics, Anime, TV, Movies, Animation and more. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of our guests, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. Clownfish TV is an unofficial news source and has no connection to any company that we may cover.

They also say directly on their own website:

Clownfish TV is an independent, opinionated pop culture news site. We strive to be apolitical, balanced and based, and are fans who cover media for other fans. We talk about video games, comic books, anime, animation, movies, television, tabletop games and more.

You’d think that would make them trustworthy. However, look at some of the titles of their videos:

Media Worried a TikTok Ban Would Turn Young Voters Against Biden.

Is that really an issue? I haven’t heard of President Biden wanting to ban TikTok. Republicans have been pushing for it.

Silicon Valley Bank Collapses. Wokeness Blamed.

The commentary below the video says:

Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, and some on the right are blaming DEI, ESG, and ‘wokeness’ for that collapse. Leftwing media outlets deny this is the case, of course, but it is getting harder to deny that hiring people based on anything other than meritocracy may have disastrous financial consequences.

It’s always a red flag to me when someone uses “woke” as an insult against liberals. To me, that’s as bad as using the N-word as a racist attack. And here are more examples:

STAR WOKE: The High Republic REWRITES Star Wars History for Current Year

M&M’s Go Woke.

Disney is ‘WOKE’ as Coke? Disney’s REIMAGINE TOMORROW Employee ‘Anti-Racism’ Docs Leaked!

WWE ‘Woke’ Wrestler CANCELLED Days After Debut?!

Coke to Be Less ‘WOKE?’

Shopify SLAMS “Woke” Culture?! Shopify CEO Says Company is APOLITICAL!

Disney SLAMMED for its ‘Wokeness’ by Disney World Customer in Orlando Sentinel?!

They even have recently targeted NPR for attack. NPR is known for not being owned by a corporation pushing a right-wing agenda like FOX News is notorious for.

NPR Reports NPR is in Deep, Deep Sh*t.

NPR is in deep sh*t. Their revenue is drying up and they had to slash 10% of their staff and cancel a bunch of podcasts. They’re going to ramp up calls for donations, but who has the money to bankroll them now? They’d better not try to shake down gamers, as their reporters spent years demonizing them.

So far, I have NEVER seen them attack FOX News, or any other media outlet known to be leaning to the right.

So no, these people do NOT seem apolitical to me.

And consider this:

https://weeklysift.com/2012/09/10/the-distress-of-the-privileged/

As the culture evolves, people who benefitted from the old ways invariably see themselves as victims of change. The world used to fit them like a glove, but it no longer does. Increasingly, they find themselves in unfamiliar situations that feel unfair or even unsafe. Their concerns used to take center stage, but now they must compete with the formerly invisible concerns of others.

<snip>

But even as we accept the reality of George’s privileged-white-male distress, we need to hold on to the understanding that the less privileged citizens of Pleasantville are distressed in an entirely different way. (Margaret Atwood is supposed to have summed up the gender power-differential like this: “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them.”)

George deserves compassion, but his until-recently-ideal housewife Betty Parker (and the other characters assigned subservient roles) deserves justice. George and Betty’s claims are not equivalent, and if we treat them the same way, we do Betty an injustice.

<snip>

Once you grasp the concept of privileged distress, you’ll see it everywhere: the rich feel “punished” by taxeswhites believe they are the real victims of racism; employers’ religious freedom is threatened when they can’t deny contraception to their employees; English-speakers resent bilingualism — it goes on and on.

While I certainly appreciate the hosts’ slamming corporations like Disney for being WAY TOO BIG, I find their using political slurs in their videos to be offensive. Their eagerness to defend Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling, who is known to be a transphobe, is also disturbing. As rich and influential as she is, she needs no one else to defend her. The massive royalties she made off her books, the movies based on those books,  and other aspects of the franchise she started means she is set for life. Meanwhile, transgender people have been MURDERED around the world (along with other LGBT people, and racial minorities…..and women…..and atheists and other dissenters from dominant forms of religious bigotry), but do they even MENTION that? Nope! Doesn’t seem to concern them in the slightest. And assuming the drawings representing them are accurate, they are clearly white people and thus they may be completely blinded by their own white privilege.

So I reject them!

5 thoughts on “Is Clownfish TV run by bigoted Republicans?

  1. Feel free to reject them as you virtue signal your goodness. I doubt highly they are republican I reject your thesis on that. They appear to be more old style Democrats before the party lost it’s whole mind on sexuality issues.
    BTW using the term trans-“phobe” implies it’s a mental illness. I doubt highly that JKR has a mental illness, more she wants to protect women. (and you seem to not feel that’s appropriate

    • {{{They appear to be more old style Democrats before the party lost it’s whole mind on sexuality issues.}}}

      Those same Democrats were also racists and even supported slavery before the Civil War. Bigotries of various types tend to reinforce each other, because it is all about judging people not as individuals and by their deeds but by what class they belong to as opposed to the ruling class. That’s what history shows.

      {{{I doubt highly that JKR has a mental illness, more she wants to protect women. (and you seem to not feel that’s appropriate}}}

      Protect women from WHAT?! The idea that women are under any sort of threat from the movement defending transgender people’s rights is EXACTLY why we call her views transphobia, you idiot! Transgender people are still human beings and demonizing them for imagined threats that most of them are NOT known to ever do is EXACTLY the essence of anti-trans bigotry..

      But thank you for confirming my suspicions on how disgusting those two hosts of that show really are. I was wondering how bigots in politics would try to win back the younger generations…..now I know!

  2. You have never actually listened to Clown Fish TV for any length. Your post stinks of desiring attention by stirring fake controversy. If you watch CFT, you’d know how ridiculous your take is. I’ve listened to them for years. They’ve been pretty transparent the little they touch on politics… and they’re not Republicans.

    How about instead of trying to tear down folks who are successful, you, instead, work on producing content that is informative, ACCURATE, and people actually want to read. There’s enough garbage, controversy, inaccurate information, and hateful folks online. We don’t need 1 more.

    • Not only did I listen to them for a while, I subscribed to them for months because I liked their criticisms of Disney and other companies that have way too much power over popular culture. But over time I became increasingly suspicious of their motives. Then I decided I finally had enough of them and so I unsubscribed from their channel and blocked them for good. Enough was enough!

      People who want to be objective and fair in their criticism of others do not use “woke” as a slur, full stop! It smacks of being “edgy” for its own sake, which is immature.

      Consider that you (and they) may be at least as biased as I am. The fact that I linked directly to much of their content allows my own readers to judge for themselves what I have written above.

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