For a year, Shelby and Matt, on the Girlfriend Reviews gaming channel, have been the subject of posts criticizing them for the hate subreddit The Last Of Us Part 2, after they made a positive video about the game that the creative Neil Druckmann retweeted. They chose not to publicly draw attention to the fact that they were called fakes, misrepresentation of their content and misogynistic insults, until a subreddit user claimed to have received death threats from Girlfriend Reviews fans. These death threats turned out to be falsified.
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In a video uploaded to Girlfriend Reviews, the couple explained that they initially thought it was a (funny) joke, as the initial threat was to be hit by a club, a subreddit joke. As the user continued to post more threats citing more threats, they encouraged the Reddit community to investigate the channel's Twitter account ("I'd like them to see the courtesy of their followers") while threatening in private. Matt and Shelby with legal action.
The couple discovered that the threats were sent instead of sockpuppet gathering background information that was shared between them, as well as a unique written idiolect of using a password as an apostrophe. When they shared on Twitter that the death threats sent by "their fans" were fake, the rest of the hate community of The Last Of Us Part 2 doubled down, accusing they of counterfeiting counterfeiting.
Although, apparently, "Girlfriend Reviews" is now blocked by the subreddit automaton, several modifications still publish their own posts on how the couple was preparing the situation, which is a common argument about the victims of dating campaigns. harassment.
In a fixed moderator post responding to the video, one of the moderators, who has since deleted his account, points out that Matt and Shelby could have contacted them and asked them to withdraw the posts. Matt’s response (via a DM screenshot) was that they chose not to moderate the situation and left the fake threats on the subreddit cover for days.