writerqueenofjewels' comment: I believe one of the reasons people tend to latch onto executive meddling as an excuse because it’s a much easier reality to except than the fact that some creators, including themselves, are not as great as art and stories as they like to think and the idea that there are some tropes people need to chill out on is still an uncomfortable idea for many people, especially on this hellsite
Its really hard to argue with any of this. Sure, executive meddling does and has existed, but the especially big problem with this era is that the creators hired are ultimately too stupid and too compliant to actually make any strides, or even anything good.
I'm of the belief that the industry both does and doesn't want progressive elements in their properties; they want the attention, but they either don't care about or even don't want those pesky details that actually matter. Of course basically none of the creators fought for better rep in their shows; they're mostly too dumb and spineless to realize they need to. That's probably WHY they were hired
In regards to those specific people; usually, though some will prefer their opponents get really angry so that said scumbags can look like the better person.
Some other people also just want their opponents to be 'the bigger person' because they genuinely don't want angry arguments full of insults, as they see those generally going nowhere
I'm kind of two minds about this;
On the one hand, the observation about it being mostly nobodies who go after Peet with long vids, because easy targets like Peet and MrEnter get the clicks, still holds true.
On the other, I have noticed a consistent tendency for Peet to not actually look into almost any of the videos talking about him [the exception being Sarah Z] and thus he makes assumptions about such videos and their respective creators and might get the details wrong.
In an ironic sort of way, its like how Josh will agree certain pieces of MLP media are bad; but get the why completely wrong in the process [although at least Peet has the excuse of having not actually seen said content, while Josh has a sponge for a brain]