Damn those McElroy boys are Woke as Fuck™ though
And honestly I’m super on board with it – they have a level of awareness and understanding, not only of their audience, but of the wider social and historical context in which they present their ideas, that I don’t think I’ve ever seen in any other content creators, and they are hyper-conscious of the impact they have on people and the responsibility they have to make that impact as positive as possible
They also show how goddamn easy it is to be diverse and inclusive and respectful if you just do your research and ask for input from the relevant folks
And yeah they’re not infallible and every so often maybe they don’t quite hit the mark for some people but it’s their willingness to apologise and learn and, most importantly, try again next time that makes me so full of joy and respect for these dudes
Griffin McElroy: To understand this next part, I need you to imagine the apocalypse. Imagine it happens… tomorrow. And that everyone you ever knew, every place you’ve ever been, every performer whose work you admired, every band who’s ever written a song that meant something to you- all of it was gone. And that you survived. Imagine that feeling of loss, image that guilt, the pressure it would put on you. How you would change beneath that pressure. Now imagine that apocalypse occurring annually, a hundred times over. What would you do to stop it? What would you do to protect the ones you loved, the ones who also felt that terrible weight? That is the reality of our heroes. That is what will lead them down the path to their destinies.
Also Griffin McElroy: My name is SPRITE PEPSI and I’m ABSTINENCE TILL I DIE