Jim Sterling is one of my favorite Youtubers, and my favorite game journalist period. He said a really great quote in his latest video recently, and I thought it was worth sharing here.
“The thing about free speech…‘free speech’ does not mean its consequence-less. It doesn’t mean you get to say what you want and never feel the effects of it. Free speech comes with responsibility. You can say what you want, absolutely, you won’t get put in the prison for it. But, it can have an effect, a wide reaching effect…it can disrupt a lot of lives, whether you intend it to or not.”
Here’s the video, for those wanting context. Quote is at 13:04, takes place when he discusses PewDiePie dropping racial slurs on live streaming.
I hope I am not breaking any rules in this, as this sort of walks that political line, but I felt the quote was worth sharing.