- Oct 16, 2016
Absolutely agree with both these points. I mean, I saw it go down in real time on Twitter and nobody especially looked good, as per usual for dumb Distwitter drama. I thought what Craig tweeted was petty and a little uncalled for at a time when CMs are really feeling the brunt of guest negativity, but it was very obvious to me that he wasn’t having a great day and was kinda done to begin with, and everybody’s allowed to have those, especially given the stressors we are all subject to nowadays. We have all made offhanded comments that didn’t land well. So I rolled my eyes and kept scrolling, as I often do when I see takes on Twitter I don’t agree with from people I otherwise like. But Distwitter is the very definition of petty and so many people rarely care about whatever it is they’re actually arguing about most of the time, so much as getting into dumb fights for clout. Even people I normally agree with (like the specific disgruntled ex-parks vlogger who pretty much started the dragging of Craig that day) get out of pocket because they want attention. Distwitter culture is toxic like that, bitter and cynical while simultaneously being shocked at its own negativity.1. Basically all podcasters, instagrammers, influencers draw trolls. Truly best to just ignore and move on. Even acknowledging them fuels the fire. Anybody with a large social media following knows this. The Dis is no exception. If this is about YouTube comments/live chat, I personally think a better approach for Pete would be to completely ignore it. Acknowledging it fuels the trolls even more. Bizarre and pointless that Pete ranted about this but didn’t really specify what it was about.
2. I find it interesting that people will make blatant statements that none of the crew deserves criticism. No one is infallible. Everyone has their flaws. It is okay to disagree with someone you also respect. Craig sometimes posts some pretty “hot takes” on Twitter. I often disagree, but I respect his opinion.
But I get the impulse to defend an employee, especially one who works as hard as Craig, and I don’t knock Pete at all for it. What I don’t get is ranting about old Twitter drama days after the fact...the truth of Distwitter is these spats burn out as quick as they start, and everybody’s on to the next petty nonsense within a matter of hours. This is ancient news as Twitter drama goes. All it did was potentially feed trolls and stir up a bunch of posts on the boards by confused people who only engage with the parks fandom through the Dis shows and said boards, maybe FB at most, understandably jumping to defend Craig because Pete said people were mean to him, and having no idea what happened. While I’m sure it was cathartic, all of this is ultimately over some nonsense that doesn’t even matter in the scheme of things. 30+ years of witnessing & getting caught up in dumb internet fights by turns has taught me that sometimes we need to all be a little more like Elsa and let it go. It’s just not that deep.