Dude, seriously. People are telling you to get over things, because it's the mature thing to do. It isn't because anyone is necessarily taking his side. It's this way. If a grown man is in the store, and a baby talks up and calls you a poopy face. You don't look at the child and say, "Your a poopy face", you walk away. Because, your the adult. In this situation, people were telling you to get over it, because A. You definitely got upset by something that was clearly a childish joke. B. When you responded to the video, you were inviting hate from the other guys fans, because they could see that you were clearly upset by a childish joke, and you were also then making fun of him by talking about how fat he was, so they were hitting an equally low blow by making fun of you for your love of Transformers. It was just a tit for tat situation.
As a side to the issue, I didn't ever say anything with the intention of demeaning you. I was saying it because I wanted to try to help you avoid further complications. So I know you weren't referring to me in the response video, but I feel that it's important to lay out my own reasoning behind my own advice. And when watching this response video, you went out of your way to hit him with your own low blow by making fun of him being fat. That was one of those generic blasts that spreads out to include other people. I myself am fat, and don't really see how it helped the situation to go ahead and spit on fat people in general if for no other reason than to find something to attack him with. And as far as calling him insane or mentally ill, that one can offend someone who is clearly suffering from mental illness or insanity, because if anything, he isn't insane, he's just crude, so the joke just seems to be hitting at or making fun of people with mental issues.
As for the apology, dude, seriously, he apologized. Even if he did so and then continued to keep things in a joking mood, that was because he isn't going to stop his "character" to do a video where he acts completely straight face and say "I'm sorry", because if anything, that would literally come back and make your case look even worse. I know you may not feel that way, but think about it, again, use the poopy face analogy, if that baby were required by his or her parent to walk up to you, as the adult and deliver a serious apology, that alone makes the adult look even more childish because anything less would leave them feeling hurt. But worse, once you acknowledge that sending fans to his video page to attack him was probably the worst decision in the entire group of decisions, you continued to bash him as being mental. That now comes off as being even more childish. The challenge was in my opinion, nothing more than a way of trying to smooth things over in a way that fits the character, because it wouldn't work to switch to a straight face "anything".
But the saddest part, for myself, is that you've decided to label this guy a degenerate. What that says, to me, is that if someone isn't an extremely straight lace, no foul language, no crude humor sort of person, you label them a degenerate. The idea of calling this guy a degenerate is that you've now labeled a "type" as being a degenerate, which means that other people that fit into that type are also a degenerate in your views. The problem there is that in those broad terms, I would also be a degenerate. I curse, I'm nearly forty years old, and I have only once in my life had someone younger than myself try to tell me that I need to clean up my mouth. Now, while I know that you've clearly let the emotion get the better of you in this case, others may feel that what you've done here is to belittle anyone who acts in the way that this guy does. Now, I can guarantee you that not only do some of your fans behave in a way similar to this guy, but there may actually be a large amount of your fans that act like this guy, so when you attack him and label his persona and behavior as that of a degenerate, your also by default labeling anyone else that does the same a degenerate. This may end up loosing you some of your fans.
Now please, please understand that I am not trying to scold you. I am not trying to chastise you. I am very simply trying to help you because I don't want to see you go through any of this awful crap. From someone that knows, because I have people do the exact same thing to me, because I myself respond to people all the time, where I make broad generalized statements about people, because I am an atheist, and I make statements that are very loose and broad that attack people's viewpoints when they are christians. I can't tell you how many times I hear something like, "So you said that that person is dumb, Are you saying that I'm dumb?" To which I often time have to take the time to respond and say, Absolutely, Yes, I do think your dumb. I had a girl, one of my best classmate friends from elementary school ask this very question when I said something to the effect of, "Anyone that believes that the bible is correct in everything and has no faults clearly hasn't read it, because a smart person would know the area's in the bible where it clearly says things that either contradict itself, or simply make no sense, and if that's your position, your dumb. To which she just had to ask, "So what your saying is that you think that my family is dumb? As if that was going to back me up and force me to take some separate position, or where I would have to retract my statement for fear of saying anything negative about her "family". So I cleared it up by telling her, "Yes, I think your family is dumb, and retarded as well." Just to be sure that she knew, if she thought that my response would change for fear of hurting her feelings on her family, she was wrong. I mention this, because in the way that this girl thought I was belittling her family with my broad statement, which I absolutely was, in your case, your absolutely not, but there will be those who think you are. Trust me, I get heat from this position all the time, and I defend it, because at the end of the day, I would rather that people know the truth, than think something that is wrong. In your case, I want to help you avoid heat for what you said in the video's, because while "I" know what you meant, there may be those that don't understand it, and yet others who don't care how you meant it, and are going to feel that you were taking a swipe at them when they had nothing to do with the situation.
Trust me, Optibotimus, I absolutely love your video's. I had never seen one of that other guys video's. And while I understand that you may feel that I am trying to attack you for your actions, I am definitely not trying to do that. I am simply trying to help you see the mistake or misunderstanding in what the video's are doing or saying about you. While the adult is supposed to take the high road, You abandoned the high road the instant you made the first video, because for you to do that first reply, you had to sink to that level to respond to it. Worse, you followed it up with a second video that looks just as bad, if not much worse because while the other guy saw that his fans defended him, and he decided to do what he does, which is to make a video in his style to reply to yours, you continued your attack and did so in an equally poor taste, by including the attacks on his mental health, and then followed that up with attacking him for being overweight, which there are just too many of us out here that fit that bill. Look at Boogie2988 as an example, he makes video's with serious messages, and does an alternate character he calls "Francis". His Francis character is obnoxious and horrible, but it's done in a humorous way, with humor intended in the character, even though it is an obnoxious personality. I think that is the intention of that guy as well, his character may not reflect on who he is at all, but since it's his character, and that character is popular enough to get him all of those followers, he continues that character. It is simply not practical and seemingly entitled to think that this person is going to clean up his character to fit a mold that you would consider to be acceptable. People were trying to get that point across, when they said that you needed to get over it, but they didn't explain it in a way that made the point in a non confrontational way.
So at the end of it all, I am just trying to explain it so you can understand what it is that they are saying, or were saying. I am not trying to scold you. I hope that you understand it, and for my own mental health, I am going to drop it at this point, because I am not trying to beat a dead horse. I'm not trying to offend you or upset you. I was only trying to help you to see what was happening, so that you didn't end up with egg on your face. I seriously hope you understand, because regardless, I am your fan, and the reason behind that is that I like your character. Your goal, which is to review something you love, which is Transformers, is something that I also love. I have loved them since I was a kid, and I still love them at 39. I don't care if people think that I'm a grown up and need to dump my toys, because if they don't like Transformers, they aren't forced to buy them. I do love them, and I continue to buy them, as long as they aren't combiner wars figures, because I seriously hate how cheap and awful they designed these figures, with hollow arms and hollow legs, horrible attachment pegs clearly visible on the chest with terrible hands and feet:) Sorry, I just seriously hate these new figures, wow, did they go overboard with the cheap factor there.lol I have been in awe that you've managed to acclimate to them, while I know you must secretly hate them at your innermost core.lol