It is not okay to propagate ignorance. No matter how popular something becomes among the simplest minds, it does not justify its prominence over things that actually matter.
Explain why people think he's awesome. You said it, so the burden is on you to back up the idea. From what I have seen, he is an obnoxious buffoon that makes faces and clumsy comments while playing old video games. Worthy of awe and adoration? Bullshit.
You know what dude? Everyone has their own opinions and preferences.
"Oh look, there's a Pewdiepie picture on the Featured page. People must have liked it that's why it has many views and favorites!"
Change the word "Pewdiepie" word into something else like Batman/Loki/HomeStuck/Photograph/Digital Art/etc. It's the same thing for everything. It's not because it's Featured means it's prominent. You're not the fucking DeviantArt Police, alright.
"No matter how popular something becomes among the simplest minds, it does not justify its prominence over things that actually matter."
Some preferences are wrong, and they're easy to tell. Simply compare the concept of the piece to something you know is great. What does Pewdiepie screen captures have in common with the greatest works of all time? Nothing. Not only that, but it is completely contradictory to everything any great artist has ever made. If The Baptism of Christ was born of brilliance, Pewdiepie art is born of pure stupidity.
Yes, most of the art on the front page is trash. Look at my favorites for what people should be appreciating instead of this garbage.
No preferences are wrong. No opinions are EVER WRONG. Except when you shove those opinions down other people's throats. "If The Baptism of Christ was born of brilliance, Pewdiepie art is born of pure stupidity." There, that's an example. That's hypocrisy. Which you are 100% made out of.
You're the one that said "What does Pewdiepie screen captures have in common with the greatest works of all time? Nothing."
Ex-fucking-catly. Why would you compare a screenshot to some "greatest works of all time"? Are you monstrously retarded?
You're a tumor in this society. Following what you think is right for you and tries to get people into your shit. That's not how the society works. You're not a fucking religion, you're just like anyone else.
No, I'm not going to look at your favorites. Because I know that I won't appreciate all the things that YOU like. Quit trying to make people like your shit. And quit critiquing like a total dumbass. You're not even any better than most artists here. In the end you're just making an ass out of yourself.
I'm not sure you know what the word 'hypocrite' means. You keep calling me that, but have not provided an example of how I have contradicted myself.
Your preferences can be wrong. Some people prefer Jersey Shore to the news, and that is a wrong preference. It is wrong because Jersey Shore rots your brain and the news is the most important thing you can watch. Some people prefer Justin Bieber to The Beatles, and that is wrong because Justin Bieber is not one iota as talented as the Beatles. These facts are based on analysis of professional critics. Professional critics know good art better than you or me, and they unanimously agree that Pewdiepie art is trash.
So, you see, preferences CAN be wrong, you CAN'T like whatever you want without justification, and your opinion IS wrong.
You are the parasite, taking a dump on everything good in the world without a thought in your head.
As I've said earlier, you're shoving your opinions down on other people's throats, and tries to get people to like what you think is right. From the things you've said above, those are the things which YOU think is right, and you're trying to drag people away from what they like and leave nasty remarks. THAT. IS BEING. A HYPOCRITE.
"Professionals" unanimously agrees that Pewdiepie's art is trash (and by "art" I mean his whole video gaming gig)? Oh please, tell that to all of his 1 million+ subscribers on Youtube. Even the Swedish Newscasters featured him on Television and newspapers. Aren't these your so called "Professionals"?
In a way, you're referring yourself as a professional. You're like one of those people that marches on streets with cardboard sign that says "THE END IS NIGH, REDEEM YOURSELVES". You think you know everything. You think you and your so called "professional critiques" know better than each and everyone of us.
There's my justification you were everly wanting. And this is only MY opinion. And I'm not trying to shove it down on anyone else's throat because MY NAME ISN'T PLAYCIRCUS, I'M NOT A HYPOCRITE, AND I'M NOT A PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUE.
Sir, this statement on behalf of everyone who has a free-will on liking whatever the fuck they want to like.
You're not us.
Give me a good reason why we should alter our perception over things just because you think it's bad. Until then, shut up and keep sucking on your own dick.