Continuing the discussion from Game of the year 2013, not for girls:
You’re kinda only looking at it from one angle here. He’s repeatedly said “this is why I am an asshole” but I don’t recall him promising that he’ll never be an asshole again. It’s not exactly like saying “welp, I just won’t call people homos anymore!” Or are you suggesting that overcoming a lifetime of psychological conditioning is easy? I’ll assume not.
When he’s done shit that has been actually troublesome, he’s learned from it each time. It’s not like he’s been specifically beating on one minority group over and over, he’s had separate incidents with separate minority groups. To suggest that he should have learned from the Dickwolves controversy all the intricacies of the trans community is unrealistic. Hell, if you asked the average person on the street to explain the difference between gender, sex and sexual identity, I doubt they’d respond any different. He was corrected on the issue, understood it, but can’t move past it while people continue dogpiling on.
Ultimately, I think a little empathy is needed here. He’s a straight, white male who hasn’t had much, if any, exposure to the sort of thought that would be required to realise why what he is saying and doing is problematic (it’s not like progressive thinking is particularly commonplace outside very progressive circles of society). Expecting people to know shit, then being SUPER MAD when they don’t is a dick move. Societal change doesn’t take place overnight, so maybe crucifying people who make mistakes because they don’t know any better isn’t the best idea. Especially when those people make huge donations to charities supporting women and children, have personally donated large sums to trans-positive organisations AND have the potential to influence the views of others and encourage them to take similar actions. (Note: What I just said doesn’t exculpate Krahulik, but it should at least be considered before he’s internet-lynched some more)
EDIT: FFS I didn’t want to create a new thread or whatever. This comment system is infuriating.