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Jonathan Jafari

Aliases JonTron
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Jonathan Aryan "Jon" Jafari, also known JonTron, is an American YouTuber. He is known for his reviews of video games and movies, that are retro, odd, or bad.[1]

Role in Gamergate

JonTron is neutral towards Gamergate, but he does not like SJW at all [2]

Sometime around late fall, JonTron made a Tweet in October 24, 2014, stating that was doxxed.[3] According to the suspect, the Youtuber is misusing his fame to harass women and advocate ableism.[4]


Yooka-Laylee Controversy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIFf7qwlnSc

Instead of handling the controversy with care, Playtonic banned those who demand refunds from Steam forums , even went further to .[5][6]

Within twenty-four hours, Yooka-Laylee was then hit with massive requests for refunds after Playtonic remove JonTron's speaking part from the game. [7] Playtonic released a statement stating that the cause of this was because of JonTron's personal viewpoints, even stating that they, Playtonic, does not endorse or support his politics. They are a studio that celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy.[8][9][10]

In response, 8chan started up Operation Nuke-a Laylee was made with the goal of getting a refund from Kickstarter and Playtonic, also to point out the company's unprofessional handling of the controversy.

It has been implied that Lewie Procter, a game journalist, pressured Playtonic to do this, so "to keep politics out of gaming."[11][12][13]

Trivia

JonTron Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/JonTron

The JonTron Steam group also does curating.


JonTron Subreddit: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/9525492-JonTron-Subreddit/?appid=375510

The fans of his reddit community made a Steam curator for him.

See Also

Operation Nuke-a Laylee

Yooka-Laylee

References

  1. JonTron(YouTube wikia) - [1]
  2. JonTron on Regressives' Strategy (JonTron Tweet) - [2]
  3. I have been doxxed (JonTron Tweet/Archived) - [3]
  4. Exclusive: Milo, Boogie, JonTron, and Baldwin Apparently Doxxed (The Ralph Retort/archived) -[4]
  5. Banned from Yooka-Laylee Discussions (Steam/Archive) - [5]
  6. Playtonic Banning Those Who Want Refunds - [6]
  7. YL Got Refund Requests (Heatstreet/archive)-[7]
  8. JT Looses Speaking Role Over Political Statements- [8]
  9. Playtonic Removes Controversial Youtuber - [9]
  10. Playtonic Removes Controversial Youtuber (KiA/Archive) - [10]
  11. Seeing JonTron in the Credits (Lewie Procter Tweet/archive) - [11]
  12. Laughing at the "Keep Politics out of Gaming" Crowd (Lewie Procter Tweet/archive) - [12]
  13. You Really Have to Wonder Who Put Playtonic Up to This (KiA/Archive) - [13]