Copied and pasted this from my original post on tumblr. I'm bothering to put it here as well since I have a lot of "Nostalgia Critic" fanart posted here and wanted to make things clear as well as give people a head's up. (Fyi, I will not judge any mutuals/followers who still wish to watch videos on the Channel Awesome site nor Doug Walker's videos on CA or YT, some people are further removed from this than others and some are still processing it/formulating their own opinions. I'm posting this simply to let others know where I stand since I've so outwardly supported Doug/CA in the past.)
" A lot of stuff has come up involving Channel Awesome, Doug and Rob Walker, and the company’s CEO Mike Michaud, where a lot of former producers are coming forward with their stories and evidence, wherein CA has had a long history of dismissing the needs of their creators, being extremely unprofessional, and giving out false promises, all of which ultimately and negatively effected peoples’ lives. As a long time fan of the “Nostalgia Critic” show and Doug Walker, I’m disappointed but not shocked (I saw hints before but didn’t know it was as bad as it was).
I have a lot of Nostalgia Critic posts/reblogs and I’m not going to delete them, since I feel like that’s almost like trying to pretend they don’t exist. I’m grateful for the inspiration the show has given me, but please note that my support for Channel Awesome and Doug Walker are severed (I have nothing against Malcolm & Tamara, though, & will continue to follow them as well as other producers on their own individual YouTube channels).
Normally, I wouldn’t feel the need to make a post about this, but the Nostalgia Critic has been such a big part of my life for the past few years that I felt it was necessary to say something & hopefully inform others.
I’m not interested in supporting a person and/or company that seems so ok with treating people that were supposed to be their friends and colleagues like dirt and then not even acknowledging or apologizing for their behavior.
Links to evidence of Channel Awesome’s poor management have been compiled here; supposedly there is another, more organized, list in the making from former CA producers: www.resetera.com/threads/the-l…
"Not So Awesome": the 60+ page document detailing the ex-producer's grievances with the company/managementdocs.google.com/document/d/1WZ…