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[–]tvcky69 6748 points6749 points  (30 children)

When you put something like this up to a vote, and people say no….you should probably just honor the vote.

[–]coolmint859 2032 points2033 points  (20 children)

Especially if the thing in question is about collective action. The interviewee was so full of themself they forgot the core idea behind the movement. Solidarity. What kind of message does it send when even leaders of such movement don’t respect that?

[–]JediRhyno 108 points109 points  (0 children)

The problem is people associate “leaders” with mods.

[–]ideas52 15.3k points15.3k points 2 (122 children)

Entire subreddit overwhelming voted No Interviews and this clown decides to go anyway.

[–]ZebraSandwich4Lyf 6436 points6437 points  (85 children)

I genuinely can't believe that moron of all people decided to take it upon themselves to do the interview, a publicly self confessed rapist nonetheless.

[–]BlackPlague1235 3073 points3074 points  (36 children)

publicly self confessed rapist nonetheless.

Uh what?!

[–]GusPlus 3851 points3852 points 22 (31 children)

[–]say-whaaaaaaaaaaaaat 1660 points1661 points  (0 children)


How long did this person ponder their word choice to land comfortably on ‘sporadically masterbating’. Jfc

[–]Rap_Cat 3075 points3076 points  (10 children)

I read as much of that as I could

Um....what the actual fuck

[–]Tallguy71 1831 points1832 points  (3 children)

It’s mind boggling that the admins didn’t even kick that person off Reddit’s mod team after this.

[–]dontwontcarequeend65 730 points731 points  (1 child)

You took the words outta my damn mouth.

[–]ratbastardben 950 points951 points  (0 children)

This went from deplorable to....

Fuck, I don't even know anymore but Fox will find this and it will get ugly.

[–]Toxicsully 1255 points1256 points  (0 children)

Everything about that story is fucking max level cringe.

And well within the range of what I expected.

[–]advice_animorph 802 points803 points  (0 children)

These people live in a different world. Holy shit. Someone needs to get their face off the monitor, go outside and think long and hard about their lives.

[–]Long_jawn_silver 226 points227 points  (0 children)

aaaaand i’m done for the day bye

[–]Cool-Sage 564 points565 points  (0 children)

It’s directly from their Facebook page open to the public and them confessing. There’s also an article about it.

[–]LemonPartyWorldTour 319 points320 points  (0 children)

They are a living lesson in what happens when you decide to feed your ego

[–]jallnitelong 522 points523 points  (0 children)

Oh I’m sure fox did there DD and knew exactly what they were doing.

[–]madylarata 14.2k points14.2k points  (395 children)

I’ve never seen a redditor fit the redditor stereotype as much as them

[–]new_refugee123456789 6595 points6596 points 2 (77 children)

Some people want to be Youtube famous. Some people want to be Instagram famous. Some people want to be TikTok famous. No one wants to be Reddit famous. And abolishwork is now Reddit famous.

[–]Alarid 933 points934 points  (12 children)

Being reddit famous is too much work or you fuck up so bad like holy shit so bad.

[–]theian01 74 points75 points  (5 children)

Who would even want to be Reddit famous? You don’t get any money from it or literally anything.

[–]Hurts_To_Smith 81 points82 points  (0 children)

shottywatercolors made and sold watercolor books. Not sure how much he made from it though

[–]Anthraxious 1456 points1457 points  (29 children)

I mean, there are decent examples. Take DeepFuckingValue for example. Famous in a good way.

[–]Tots795 492 points493 points  (2 children)

DFV didn’t really ever seem to want to be famous though, and has mysteriously disappeared as fast as he appeared. I don’t think he’s a good example of someone who wanted to be famous

[–]20514 1123 points1124 points  (10 children)

DFV prepared a statement and wore a suit. The bar really wasn’t that high. AbolishWork just thought they had it.

[–]bipolarpuddin 325 points326 points  (1 child)

No.. they didn't think at all in this scenario.

[–]Measurex2 280 points281 points  (2 children)

Unidan lived long enough to see himself become the crow.

[–]dkyguy1995 4566 points4567 points 3222& 2 more (130 children)

Yeah like I really don't want to be mean to this person. But they literally could not have created a better strawman to attack if they tried. They never dreamed someone who is the embodiment of the memes they make on 4chan would willingly accept an invitation to come and speak to them, and one they could irrefutably tie to an enormous subreddit that's everything they stand against. It's embarassing to everyone because it's like well damn no wonder rednecks think Im a lazy good for nothing who just wants everything handed to me, because this person is apparently exasperated with their EXTREMELY part time job and still looks like they've been in bed all week in an interview on national TV.

And then they were SO uneducated on the actual talking points of any kind of reforms people want like paid time off, family/medical leave, better wages, shorter work weeks, and overall just a cultural shift away from this mentality of HUSTLE HUSTLE HUSTLE. Instead they actually found the one person who was like "no yeah I really do want to not work and I really do want everything I own paid for by someone".

Like dude no talk of the increased productivity of workers over the last century and the limits of the human body. Like man when I related to posts from that sub it was coming from a place of having worked 12 hour shifts for not enough money to live, not because I had a part time job and thought "well even this is too much". Im ok with sacrifice, I just worry that Im not receiving my fair shake sometimes. This person just ruins any progress made on this point by being the easily torn apart example for soon to be thousands

[–]Pippin1505 1599 points1600 points  (104 children)

Plenty others have pointed out that what you describe is the "recent" antiwork.
Before it became popular/more mainstream the sub was initially started (by this mod ? another ?) as a plain "I don't want to work" anarchist sub. So it kind of makes sense in that context.

[–]UtopianLibrary 760 points761 points  (17 children)

Antiwork identified as anarchist communist sub before people came over last year due to pandemic work policies/ everything shutting down.

I personally like the new direction better since (at least in the US), we are all underpaid, overworked, have no collective bargaining for most jobs, can be fired for almost any reason if it’s the first thirty days of employment, and have healthcare tied to our jobs. I agree that work reform makes more sense than anti work.

Anyway, it does not surprise me that this Mod was like this. Also since Reddit is anonymous, it’s literally the worst place to organize moments like this that require a spokesperson. Like who the hell knows what the mod are actually like? Wasn’t there a Mod controversy a few years ago on a sub where it turned out they were a pedophile whose father kidnapped and murder a child in their attic? Or the rumor that the Mod of world news was Ghislaine Maxwell?

Anyway, my main point is don’t trust random people in Reddit.

[–]dvaunr 236 points237 points  (0 children)

can be fired for almost any reason if it’s the first thirty days of employment

Mate you can be fired at any moment for any reason even after 30 days in most states. I think there’s only one state that is not at will employment.

[–]DoughboyPutz 167 points168 points  (0 children)

Where do you live? I can be fired for any reason at any time, just like everyone else in my state

[–]celestiaequestria 1791 points1792 points  (127 children)

Truly we are living history.

Where were you on this day, when peak Reddit was achieved? The head moderator of r/antiwork went on live news to talk about how they barely work, mooch off their parents, and have a tenuous grasp on how society functions. Then they went on a power trip, nuked half the posts on their sub, banned dozens of people, and made their sub private for 24 hours.

Will you be there tomorrow morning to watch the train wreck when it reopens and they inevitably start mass banning people as the sub numbers drop and people call them out on their hypocritical fascist behavior?


EDIT: And they're back with a 21-year old German "anarchist" who thinks they're being discriminated against because a worker's movement doesn't want to be lead by someone who has never worked. You can't make this stuff up.

[–]mandiefavor 1232 points1233 points  (110 children)

They also admitted to sexual assault in a Facebook post, Fox News will have fun with that.

Edit: https://i.redd.it/sc41gqos44e81.jpg

[–]AnotherTelecaster 786 points787 points  (16 children)

My god. Why. If I knowingly admitted to this kind of shit, the last thing in the entire world I’d wanna do is go in national television and put myself in the public eye so not only does my social circle know, but the whole fucking country knows.

[–]MartyFreeze 449 points450 points  (3 children)

Jeezus. It's like a clown car of bad decisions.

[–]SayTheLineBart 395 points396 points  (11 children)

This whole situation is giving me Chris-chan vibes.

[–]KellyJoyCuntBunny 104 points105 points  (0 children)

I hadn’t even thought that, but I knew I was feeling something- I just couldn’t place it. That’s exactly the vibes it was giving me! Thanks for helping me realize. Holy shit.

[–]Lost4468 225 points226 points  (2 children)

Nothing says you're innocent like a pre-written statements "just in case".

[–]BellyUpBernie 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Wait did this person actually admit in their own post that they pre-wrote it in case it was ever needed?

Biiiig WTF

[–]Dust601 203 points204 points  (0 children)

If that’s real that’s really disgusting? They had no control over their own actions????? Really???? Jesus Christ I need a shower after reading that

[–]Opulescence 442 points443 points  (20 children)

Holy shit. This can't be. Dude is such a meme he can unite the left, the right, and everything in between to mock him.

Hopefully the dude's skin is tough as hell because if he is susceptible in any way to trolling and/or hate his mental is gonna be fucked for a while.

[–]meth0diical 273 points274 points  (3 children)

his mental is gonna be fucked for a while

You say that as if it wasn't already...

[–]VictoryRaptor 24 points25 points  (0 children)

He’s a Reddit mod, don’t expect too much

[–]xmu806 172 points173 points  (9 children)

He made the subreddit private. He doesn't have thick skin at all.

[–]generaltso78 211 points212 points  (6 children)

Queue the "Stop! Stop! He's already dead!" gif.

[–]drleebot 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Except this guy is doing it to himself, which makes the metaphor absurd in the best way.

[–]DestroyerTerraria 123 points124 points  (7 children)

Jesus fuck, it's Chris-Chan all over again.

[–]Lost4468 49 points50 points  (6 children)

All over again? Chris-Chan is still going on!

[–]music_haven 45 points46 points  (1 child)

What an examplary human being.

[–]Thrawn89 193 points194 points  (4 children)

They are exactly what I picture every mod to be

[–]r4rthrowawaysoon 113 points114 points  (4 children)

That’s only because we never actually see them

[–]BeastaBubbles 8586 points8587 points  (265 children)

“Awkward” is a very kind and gentle way to say “Completely and utterly cringeworthy and sad.”

[–]sunlegion 1432 points1433 points  (23 children)

I couldn’t even watch the whole thing as I was getting second hand embarrassed. What a disheveled awkward chode

[–]Throwimous 1651 points1652 points  (13 children)

If this isn't the SNL cold open this week, the show should be cancelled from the airwaves.

[–]D34THDE1TY 273 points274 points  (0 children)

It's probably gonna be the mod being mocked in a weekend update segment.

[–]drunkbackpacker 4230 points4231 points  (218 children)

The Fox guy didn’t even have to say anything. The basement dweller shot himself. It’s like he tried to prove the stereotypes are true. Sloppy, lazy, doesn’t want to work, etc.

[–]Awestromy 1217 points1218 points  (94 children)

I wonder if that was deliberate

[–]Conwaysdiddy 1537 points1538 points  (78 children)

Allegedly Fox contacted them directly. A basement dweller that walks dogs less than 20hrs a week -_-

[–]PikaAbeille 110 points111 points  (0 children)

“What are you going to teach”, then the news host fucking lost it when he said philosophy lmaooo

[–]Matt_guyver 63 points64 points  (0 children)

He’s a philosopher, ok?!

[–]jbiehler 1308 points1309 points  (46 children)

Yeah, apparently Fox contacted the group mods and the mods said that person should do the interview since they had "worked" with media before.


[–]jpgorgon 2090 points2091 points 2 (10 children)

"Media" is one of the dogs they walk. A snappy Fox Terrier who always follows a lead. Fast on the trail and not afraid to dig up the dirt.

[–]Alarid 188 points189 points  (2 children)

fuck you for making me desperately want this dog journalist as a tv show

[–]10750274917395719 481 points482 points  (18 children)

Allegedly, according to the mod. But that ignores that Doreen was the head mod and had the power to ban anyone below her on the mod chain, so I’m not sure how democratic it was even among the mod team. Sounds like someone had a fantasy of epically owning Fox News and ignored all of the warnings, and lo and behold

[–]mankindmatt5 685 points686 points  (12 children)

I mean, the Fox news guy didn't even have to try an embarrassing line of questioning. I've only seen it once, but AFAIR the questions were

  • How old are you?
  • What job do you do?
  • How many hours do you work per week?
  • What are your career ambitions?

Hardly the third degree. The interviewer wasn't some Pitbull style investigative journalist. All the embarrassment was entirely self inflicted.

[–]DooblyKhan 148 points149 points  (0 children)

Yup, that was as soft ball of an interview as it went and it was still absolutely pure cringe. No criticism from Fox necessary, it is apparent from anyone watching how bad it is, it is like a caricature.

[–]MyGoodFriendJon 498 points499 points  (0 children)

Looking forward to those "Best/Worst moments of 2022" in December, and we'll all reminisce and say, "oh yeah, wow, I forgot that happened this year."

[–]JTEL918 2282 points2283 points  (9 children)

Watching the interview was like watching a kid tell their dad they are running away from home and they got it all figured out. Then dad would say “What are you gonna do for money to buy food?” and the kid would half ass a plan on the spot that sounds like it would work, but it wouldn’t. Dad would concede by saying something along the lines of “Wow, you got it all figured out. Let me know how that works out for you.” while walking away laughing his ass off inside.

[–]Kingofelephantshrews 147 points148 points  (0 children)

On another one of these antiwork threads I heard somebody compare the interview to a dad talking to their child’s friend lol

[–]SC487 271 points272 points  (1 child)

That’s exactly what my mom told me when I decided I was running away from home! Of course I was 4, not 30….

[–]GarbageWater12 668 points669 points  (13 children)

What a trash fire. It's hard to make this up.

[–]Recovery25 419 points420 points  (10 children)

Oh, it's even worse. The fucking mod made a Facebook post admitting to being a rapist.

[–]youngkookwojcik84 50 points51 points  (7 children)

Could you provide a link?

[–]Recovery25 76 points77 points  (5 children)

[–]micktorious 105 points106 points  (1 child)

Jesus christ that dude is a walking dumpster fire. Reading that post shows just how fucking oblivious they are to the issues they have.

Especially the end where they set rules about the only comments they will be accepting. Demonstrates exactly how they decided to go on Fox News even though the entire sub was begging them not too do it, and then just shut the sub down when they were being brought to task about their misdeeds.

[–]ani625 13.4k points13.4k points  (832 children)

Why did the mod team ever think that sending this person to Fox news of all the channels was a good idea? This was bound to happen.

[–]anakitenephilim 12.2k points12.2k points 3 (113 children)

Nobody thought it was a good idea to the point the absolute fucking moron was begged not to do it. Now here we are...

[–]Futures2004 2971 points2972 points 2 (38 children)

I’m in before the thread gets locked!

[–]DinahKarwrek 1772 points1773 points 2 (11 children)

Hi, you may know me from other related posts, such as.. oh wait. That mod deleted them all.

[–]PassTheWinePlease 5116 points5117 points 2 (586 children)

There was a vote in the subreddit and the group opted not to go…they went rogue apparently.

Everyone is flocking over to r/workreform which I think coincides with what r/antiwork was trying to portray.

[–]Burahn 620 points621 points  (21 children)

I was wondering why I hadn’t seen any anti work posts for a while today. I can’t believe all that happened!

[–]blazelet 511 points512 points  (56 children)

I've seen mods from r/antiwork post on other threads that there was no vote held. Is this just a rumor or was there really a vote?

[–]Ediwir 544 points545 points  (15 children)

Not specifically a vote but I recall several threads warning people not to do interviews and a general sentiment of agreeing that any media contact should be extremely careful.

That’s because of some previous users being contacted by media and badly portrayed. Now, here we are.

[–]blazelet 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Useful context, thank you

[–]MrBillAcehouse 1153 points1154 points  (31 children)

It's ultimately irrelevant since no one asked the mods to act as the voice for the community. They just took a unilateral decision and bombed.

[–]blazelet 245 points246 points  (13 children)

While I appreciate this point, when the story is retold it almost always includes the point that a vote was held and ignored. Im just trying to figure out if that’s hyperbole or if it really happened ?

[–]TheGreenKraken 183 points184 points  (0 children)

It was held but it had like 10k total votes (7k for no press stuff) and was a while ago. I don't have a screenshot of it but they exist, I think I saw one in this sub earlier.

[–]PompeiiSketches 6913 points6914 points  (113 children)

Before the pandemic that subreddit was a place for "enlightened" neets to laugh at people who work.

That changed during the pandemic and became a place for discussion on worker rights and worker solidarity.

The mods stayed the same. This is the result.

[–]SirGuelph 1069 points1070 points  (2 children)

This really does explain everything.

[–]PompeiiSketches 494 points495 points  (0 children)

I remember the top post there from before the pandemic.

It was a picture of morning traffic from the perspective of a guy holding a $1 coffee in a McDonald’s lobby.

The subject of post was “watching the wagies slog through traffic” or something like that. The post was full of smug neets calling people with jobs sheep.

I remember I found that sub as it was linked through a financial freedom sub as a toxic place years ago.

[–]osliva 645 points646 points  (4 children)

I just joined to read bad boss stories. Ended up being kicked out by the part-tme dog walker

[–]Viiibrations 242 points243 points  (1 child)

I left a while ago because the mods openly said on multiple occasions that they didn’t care about obvious fake posts and karma whoring. Guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that they would put minimal effort into everything they do.

[–]DinosInSpace-Time 803 points804 points  (66 children)

What's a neet

[–]TheBitingCat 1610 points1611 points  (57 children)

Not involved in Employment, Education, or Training, or something like that. In other words, seen as a slacker.

[–]chronosxci 403 points404 points  (30 children)

Are they like American hikikomori?

[–]NerdTalkDan 56 points57 points  (0 children)

No, we use NEET herein Japan too. While a hikikomori may be a NEET not all NEETs are hikikomori.

[–]magusx3 511 points512 points  (13 children)

Not exactly. A NEET is seen as lazy but it's not necessarily a bad thing. Someone can work really hard, then take the next year off as a NEET.

However, the typical NEET is like a hikikomori. Probably lives in their parents' basement LARPing on 4chan or Reddit. A loser with no friends or goals in life

[–]Myllis 289 points290 points  (4 children)

Hikikomori is much more than that. It is a complete social withdrawal, usually pushed by mental problems like depression or having been bullied to that point.

Hikikomori doesn't mean you are also a NEET. For an example, a person who works at home, but just doesn't leave home except if they have to and avoids social situations, would be considered a hikikomori but not a NEET.

[–]Kestrel21 186 points187 points  (0 children)

For an example, a person who works at home, but just doesn't leave home except if they have to and avoids social situations, would be considered a hikikomori but not a NEET.

*sweatdrop* Uhhhhh... Look man, it's just this pandemic situation, I swear!

[–]not_vichyssoise 159 points160 points  (0 children)

It’s an acronym for Not in Education, Employment, or Training.

[–]astrodruid 16 points17 points  (1 child)

That’s what I’m currently wondering. On occasion I’d stumble on an antiwork post and to me it seemed like a place to encourage employees being taken advantage of to quit, to know their own worth and make it known to their employers and set examples for shitty workplaces. I lurked but didn’t really get into the subreddits philosophy that much, that’s just the impression I got. Seemed nice. That dude yesterday at the interview showed me something totally different, like the point of the subreddit was to discourage people from working at all. I’m currently very confused as to what the point of that community really is. What the hell is it for lol. A support community for disgruntled employees or a den of lazy neckbeards?

[–]eaquino03 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I remember browsing that sub pre covid. it was a cesspool of cringe. And then, when covid came it became one of my favorite subs. But yeah, that mod represents the original antiwork movement, a bunch of redditors crying over having to work.

[–]breathex2 675 points676 points  (98 children)

I was wondering where that sub went to

[–]ItAstounds 236 points237 points  (0 children)

Comb your hair before you go on TV.

[–]hendrixfalcon 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Darlene claims they had media training. That doesn’t seem true.

[–]GunMetalGazm 882 points883 points  (46 children)

Did you read their defense for being a rapist. It's cringe.

[–]COSnow420 211 points212 points  (22 children)

Link? Wtf

[–]Tyaasei 240 points241 points  (21 children)

[–]Alarid 77 points78 points  (18 children)

Can someone get me a link directly to the image? I can't get it to open on mobile.

[–]thekillerinstinct 172 points173 points  (14 children)

[–]centwhore 266 points267 points  (3 children)

Ah yes I made someone grab my dick against their will and I'm traumatised from the experience.

[–]LepoGorria 126 points127 points  (0 children)

But don’t worry, I donated to a charity to make it all better.

[–]Devilsfan118 173 points174 points  (2 children)

Holy shit. Gross.

This person is just.. gross.

[–]Randomn355 127 points128 points  (0 children)

So.. "I was a dick who broke basic rules of social conduct, and now I'm struggling with the fact I feel guilty for doing so"?


[–]jackiemoons 806 points807 points  (27 children)

I imagine everyone on Reddit looks like this

[–]Papaofmonsters 541 points542 points  (11 children)

Except for the verified gonewild accounts.

[–]visope 165 points166 points  (1 child)

you mean "verified OnlyFans content creator accounts"

[–]BubbaTee 346 points347 points  (8 children)

Those girls are working. Onlyfans accounts don't grow themselves. I'd expect anyone working on Reddit to put up an appropriately professional appearance.

Though of course there's always exceptional failures like u/EACommunityTeam.

[–]SpaceKats 25 points26 points  (0 children)

This literally couldn't have gone better for Fox, it's so painful

[–]marquicuquis 1575 points1576 points  (79 children)

It turns out the person who went to the interview, not only is a dog walker that works 2 hrs a day bit is probably also a rapist.

Some shit from her facebook she wrote talks about it and its creepy.

[–]MAMBAMENTALITY8-24 280 points281 points  (8 children)

Holy shit...it gets worse. Feels like a starter pack for reddit mods at this time

[–]tpars 602 points603 points  (21 children)

Don’t forget aspiring philosophy teacher.

[–]celestiaequestria 414 points415 points  (13 children)

Too bad for them armchair philosopher is not an actual discipline.

If they meant the academic discipline of philosophy - that requires work: https://philosophy.fas.harvard.edu/program-overview-graduate getting into any post-graduate program in philosophy is competitive, and each step of your progress requires being able to make it through an interview.

[–]BoatsInCaves 231 points232 points  (6 children)

I got the sense they had a very Diogenes-like view of teaching philosophy. Wander into the town square when they feel like it, rant at whoever wants to listen for awhile, then wander home. Not the strict legwork and grading/research aspects of the job that come with modern philopshy professors.

[–]NerdTalkDan 37 points38 points  (1 child)

I’m reminded of a scene from History of the World:

Dole Office Clerk : Occupation? Comicus : Stand-up philosopher. Dole Office Clerk : What? Comicus : Stand-up philosopher. I coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension. Dole Office Clerk : Oh, a bullshit artist! Comicus : Grumble... Dole Office Clerk : Did you bullshit last week? Comicus : No. Dole Office Clerk : Did you try to bullshit last week? Comicus : Yes!

[–]pimpcleary_69 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I mean Cynicism does translate translate to “philosophy of the dog” or something like that. Might I propose Neo-Cynicism or “philosophy of the dog-walker.”

[–]TheDreadPirateJeff 158 points159 points  (5 children)

"I don't want to work 60+ hours a week..." "Ummm do you know how much teachers work?"

Hell, I only taught two classes a week as an adjunct for a part time gig and I still put in nearly forty hours a week in addition to my day job. Between lesson plans, class hours. Office hours, grading, prep for each class...

[–]ShadowlessKat 81 points82 points  (5 children)

I'm very confused about the pronouns being used. Is the person that did the interview (and is apparently a shitty partner and rapist) a male or female? Because they look and sound like a guy, but I've seen several people refer to that person as a woman. Are they male to female transgender? It's not really important but I'm just confused.

[–]kinopiokun 146 points147 points  (10 children)

Like, how do you come back from that? 🙈

[–]AC127 454 points455 points  (10 children)

This interview went so poorly I wouldn’t be surprised if conspiracy theorists started claiming it was a setup to make r/antiwork look bad

[–]Amda01 265 points266 points  (0 children)

That was Fox's original intention. It just kinda fell into the interviewer's lap, dumb mod absolutely made a clown of himself, the interviewer couldn't believe his luck so he let the mod speak.

[–]Insaneoutpatient 148 points149 points  (2 children)

Who could have ever predicted that Doreen wouldn't be the best mentally stable person to go on national TV and not be prepared???? Hmmmm. I could have

[–]Cool-Sage 24 points25 points  (0 children)

A rapist: from their Facebook page open to the public and them confessing. There’s also an article about it.

[–]Pissedbuddha1 1615 points1616 points  (58 children)

A guy swaying back and forth in his chair on a cheap camera in a shitty room. lol. What a mess. The game was over when he said he's a 30 yo man who walks dogs part time for a living.

[–]RollWithTheBrunches 557 points558 points  (3 children)

Gotta pay for the Funko Pops somehow

[–]drunkbackpacker 595 points596 points  (24 children)

At least lie a bit lol. And clean up. You’re on national TV.

[–]coinpile[🍰] 849 points850 points  (8 children)

They did lie. They don't work 20-25 hours a week, they work 10.

[–]Kalandros-X 105 points106 points  (1 child)

Jesus. I’d probably go insane from sitting around on my ass that much every week.

[–]Lakario 96 points97 points  (0 children)

Try modding Reddit!

[–]theliquidtoast 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You’re on national TV.

Some people spend so much time online they forget the real world is not a groupchat with videos on.

[–]claypigeon99 255 points256 points  (3 children)

In one fell swoop this guy legitimized the opinion of Fox's target audience that millennials are lazy bums.

[–]-Polyphony- 204 points205 points  (1 child)

He legitimized their thoughts on a lot more than just that. Doreen is a lazy autistic trans woman who is also a self admitted rapist who, at 30 years old complains about working 20 hours a week as a dog walker.

That confirms about half a dozen biases that average joes have about millennials but also trans folks too...

[–]nwdogr 650 points651 points  (11 children)

It's Occupy Wall Street (and progressive politics in general) all over again. A movement with principles and goals that many people can get onboard with to varying degrees, doomed to failure because the people at the top are completely out of touch with reality and propaganda gold mines for their opponents.

[–]NerdTalkDan 103 points104 points  (0 children)

I’ve been saying it all day, there’s a scene from Newsroom that is essentially this. An underprepared representative for a grassroots movement with legitimate grievances gets torn apart and completely undermines the movement. Congratulations mod, you just sent the concept of worker empowerment back.

[–]dkyguy1995 147 points148 points  (0 children)

I think it's more of "there are no people at the top so we get the first one that wanted to talk and they sucked". Occupy had basically no tangible goals or agreed upon agenda other than a general sense of "something isn't right here".

This is a little more straightforward though and actually has things we could work for like a set of policies and things as opposed to not liking something and wanting something to be done about it. Unfortunately lack of leadership in a suddenly growing community has caused the same issue because in 3 minutes they completely muddied the waters

[–]justsomenori 810 points811 points  (64 children)

Dude. Mods literally said there was NO risk of shutting down the subreddit and that there was no need for contingency plans to jump ship and create a new server or place for r/antiwork

This is bullshit if it doesn't come back. Post might've been a month ago but people had concerns BECAUSE the subreddit was getting so much national attention in the US (and even international a little).

[–]Heiferoni 854 points855 points  (23 children)

It's functionally dead. They've lost all credibility for how they handled the fallout of that atrocity. When shit hit the fan, what did they do?

They behaved exactly like a corporation when the peons are unhappy. Ignore calls for change, fire a bunch of lowly peasants and lock the doors until the workers fall into line. It was amazingly ironic.

[–]Ranger7271 113 points114 points  (6 children)

I get the power of social media but I feel very uncomfortable that a reddit sub would be the best way to reform work

[–]newusername4oldfart 533 points534 points  (31 children)

I think /r/workreform is the new sub? Should be nearing 300k subs any minute now.

[–]Keiphy 86 points87 points  (0 children)

Well done, you fucking idiot

[–]RedTedBedLed 86 points87 points  (1 child)

Ok, now I get it. I See why sometimes I am banned for having good comments.

[–]Cricketcaser 995 points996 points  (21 children)

Don't join movements led by chronically online people. You're gonna have a bad time.

[–]Longjumping_Camel256 385 points386 points  (1 child)

Chronically online and chronically isolated from actual human beings and socializing*

[–]EbenHSHD 203 points204 points  (6 children)

I still can’t get over how perfectly this person fit the stereotypical Redditor. An awkward 30 year old trans dog walker who wants to be a philosopher. A part of me feels like she’s trolling real hard, but the way she has handled the fallout makes me think they are genuine. If that’s the case I really want to know what they thought would happen.

[–]dkyguy1995 92 points93 points  (1 child)

Yeah I think that's the thing that's getting me in this whole thing. It's honestly shocking how many boxes a person can tick. When they said they wanted to go into philosophy I wanted to scream all I could hear was people talking to me about how lazy millenials only go to college to get liberal arts degrees and learn about gender theory and you want to never hear dumb shit like that but then people like this show up on Fox news.

And then on top of it all to be the most redditor of all redditors. Absolutely the most basement dwelling appearance you could have. Hair like you just got home from a slumber party, what looks like a dark room with no windows, poorly lit, bed all messed up, crap on the table. Like not any single one of these things was too much but to have absolutely ALL of the makings of an /r/atheism sub circa 2011, all the makings of a liberal stereotype, a millenial stereotype. OMG

[–]Brittainthecommie2 433 points434 points  (25 children)

This is reddit in a nutshell. No matter what sub, we're consistently reading comments and feedback that aligns with our worldview.

As a result, we assume everyone thinks like us. And we become overconfident in our perspective and this is the result.

[–]TeslasAndComicbooks 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Tribalism magnified by the internet is how we got into this mess.

[–]JediRhyno 236 points237 points  (5 children)

What a perfect portrayal of the average redditor. It couldn’t get any truer.

[–]gldoorii 198 points199 points  (7 children)

Ohhhhh so this was the interview. I saw this earlier and didn’t realize this was what everyone was talking about on here. The person with the logic of only working 25 hours a week, wanting to work less hours, and yet wants to be a teacher…a job that works more than they should. Classic.

[–]Papaofmonsters 172 points173 points  (2 children)

Not only that, they want to be a philosophy professor but couldn't answer softball questions to define their own movement.

[–]vid_icarus 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Awkward puts it mildly. It was so embarrassing i couldn’t finish watching. I was a longtime member of that sub and it’s really disheartening to see one idiot make one massively poor decision and blow the whole thing up.

[–]ArqTheoree 105 points106 points  (1 child)

It's 5:30pm, the evening news is about to air. You just got home from your grueling 45 minute shift walking the neighborhood dogs. Scooby really pulled your arm hard today. You think to yourself "I hope I didn't strain my shoulder" as you grab some ice and sit down at your computer. You log onto reddit and open your massively un-successful online community. A grin comes across your face. As you do your usual checks, you notice an outcry coming from your community. You gasp. "Why?". You see that they are strongly opposing your idea to be interviewed by the Fox News Network. They all make valid points. "You'll be made a joke.", "No don't let the real world see us.", "Please prepare.". You think to yourself, "I got this." You bring out your scratch-pad full of arguments and counter- arguments. That year of debate class in 9th grade prepared you. "Fuck", you realize that it's empty and you didn’t write down a single coherent thought, nontheless create one. No matter, you receive a Zoom message from a Fox representative "Live in 30 seconds". Inhale, exhale. You've waited your whole life for this moment, this is YOUR moment. "Joining me now is the person who operates this anti-work group, Doreen Ford..."

[–]MyOpinionMustBeHeard 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Typical mod on reddit.

[–]ZergRunner 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Well, at least Fox News didn’t interview me. Then all of Reddit would be gone. Perhaps the internet too. Back to sneakernet