I read and understand your concerns, recognize my inherent privilege, apologize for ignorance, and commit to learning. It’s natural instinct to resist criticism, especially when most on Tumblr comes from a vindictive or destructive place, but I am trying my hardest to appreciate when it’s well-intended - it means you expect more from me and know that I can be better. No person is a final product, as long as they still allow themselves to grow.
Tyler tweeted me this afternoon about my commentary on this post and to apologize for blowing off my initial outreach. Again, I realize that Tumblr can be intense. I have been called out a few times myself and it wasn’t fun. But we can’t always dismiss criticism and assume it’s “vindictive or destructive”. Like I said in my previous post, I’ve only met Tyler once, but yeah I do think he can be better. With that being said, this is a small step in the right direction.
I will say though, this is WORLDS better than Jenna Marbles’ response to the criticisms of her recent “Things I don’t understand about Girls: sluts edition” video. But that’s another post altogether… Reblogged from tyleroakley