SSSniperWolf has released an apology statement regarding Jacksfilms doxxing incident. This comes following YouTube’s temporary monetization suspension on her recent content.
After almost a week of silence, SSSniperWolf has finally released an apology regarding the doxxing incident against Jacksfilms. This came after YouTube issued a statement, informing SSSniperWolf would receive a temporary monetization suspension. Many creators have come out to discuss the incident and question YouTube on its light punishment of SSSniperWolf.
SSSniperWolf and Jacksfilms have been engaged in a dispute regarding SSSniperWolf's content type, mostly reaction videos. Since October 2022, Jacksfilms has zeroed in on SSSniperWolf's videos. Over the last few months, Jackfilms created a parody channel focused around the female content creator, and accused her of stealing content and creating non-transformative commentary on the videos.
This ultimately led to a doxxing incident, where SSSniperWolf posted a recording of Jacksfilm' house on Instagram. She received a huge backlash from the online community, with demands YouTube take her off their platform.
Since then, YouTube and SSSniperWolf released their statements. However, there has still been no response from Jacksfilms.
YouTube puts SSSniperWolf under temporary monetization suspension
During the six days before YouTube's final response, the online community kept pressuring YouTube to take action against SSSniperWolf. On October 21, YouTube replied to Jacksfilms on X.
It stated how SSSniperWolf has received a temporary monetization suspension according to the Creator Responsibility policy. YouTube went on to explain how any actions outside of YouTube that put others' personal safety at risk are harmful to the community. The response ends with YouTube saying that "the behavior from both creators isn't what we want on YouTube".
SSSniperWolf said her doxxing incident was 'inexcusable'
SSSniperWolf had been silent on X, Instagram, and TikTok since the incident. However, she continued posting on YouTube. She posted six videos on her main channel and four videos on her alternative channel. None of her videos touches on the Jacksfilms doxxing incident.
Forty minutes after YouTube's statement, SSSniperWolf posted on X. She started off her apology piece by saying sorry to Jacksfilms, YouTube, the creator community, and her fans, saying her action was 'inexcusable'.
SSSniperWolf went on to express her regret for not resolving the conflict by 'communicating directly, respectfully, and privately'. She then said that she would reach out to Jacksfilms privately to solve their issues.
In the same post, she also thanked YouTube for keeping her accountable. "I deserve it, respect the decision, and appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow from a true lapse in judgment."
Sssniperwolf's apology statement is only available on SSSniperWolf's X page, which is a platform she is not particularly active on. She has not posted the apology statement on any of her other social media.
"Let me start by saying I’m sorry for my recent actions; it is inexcusable. I’m sorry to Jacksfilm, YouTube, the entire creator community, and my incredible fans for not being a better example for appropriate conflict resolution.
Jacksfilm, while we certainly don’t see eye to eye and have our differences, I am sorry for reacting the way I did when I should’ve taken the opportunity to show young creators how adults and professionals resolve conflict by communicating directly, respectfully, and privately; not for views or content, but a meaningful example of how conflict should be solved.
I will reach out directly and hope we can find some time to connect and communicate, respectfully. I’d also like to thank YouTube for holding me accountable. I deserve it, respect the decision and appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow from a true lapse in judgement."
Creators called YouTube's punishment a slap on the wrist
When YouTube's statement came out along with SSSniperWolf's apology, many creators came out and criticized YouTube's punishment as favoring SSSniperWolf. The temporary monetization suspension is considered to be just a slap on the wrist. The Act Man, a creator demonetized after making a satirical joke on doxxing YouTube's employees, has applauded YouTube's action although he said SSSniperWolf deserves at least a 'perma-ban'.
YouTube's statement also aroused anger over their decision to condemn both creators in the incident. It didn't elaborate more on what action YouTube would take against Jacksfilms if there were any.
Jacksepticeye replied to the statement on X, saying "Wait both sides? Criticism and parody are not the same as doxxing".
Philip DeFranco also expressed his dissatisfaction with the statement on X.
"How the f*ck are they “both sides” equating SSSniperWolf putting another creator’s life in danger by showing up in the middle of the night and broadcasting the outside of their home to their millions of followers with Jack posting a bunch of videos critiquing and parodying her?!"
moistcr1tikal also commented on YouTube's 'both sides' statement in his YouTube video. "I really can't wrap my head around how they could even make it seem like Jacksfilms is even remotely in the wrong here."
moistcr1tikal also called out SSSniperWolf's light punishment, saying how YouTube has a chance to prove that they don't play favorites. "But they didn't. They were extremely slow and very clearly extremely reluctant to take even the slightest bit of action against her."
Oompaville in his YouTube video commented on the unclear rules of punishment on the YouTube platform. "It is unbelievable there is no uniformity or logic at all to the application of the terms of service."
Can YouTube terminate accounts based on off-platform behaviors?
YouTube was known to be strict on its policies regarding content on its own platform. One of the concerns regarding the doxxing incident is how platforms were supposed to deal with behaviors that go against their policies on another platform.
It'sAGundam, known for his culture critic videos, said he lost monetization just because he uploaded multiple versions of his videos on other platforms. "YouTube operates like a caste system", he posted on X. Another YouTuber known for his gaming guide videos, Rowby, also claims that his whole channel was demonetized because of a seven-second copyrighted clip he posted eight years ago.
However, since the doxxing happened on Instagram and not on YouTube, the punishment for the action gets a little bit muddled. TheRealSullyG, a music artist YouTuber, contacted YouTube support about their policies on actions outside of their platform. The response stated that "YouTube is not allowed to meddle" if it is outside of their scope.
The response from YouTube support goes against their Creator Responsibility policies, which state that YouTube may take action to protect their community against creators who show harmful behavior on- and/or off-platform. There are a lot of cases where YouTube sentenced a temporary or permanent ban on creators for off-platform behaviors.
For instance, the family channels Channels 8 and ConneXions went through terminations following the arrest of Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt for charges of child abuse. Furthermore, R. Kelly's official YouTube channel was terminated following his conviction for sex trafficking. There's also a case of a series of tweets regarded as anti-Semitic by rapper Wiley, which resulted in the termination of his YouTube channel.
This precedence of actions taken against off-platform behaviors shows that YouTube has the right to terminate any channels based on behaviors they consider harmful.
Jackfilms has yet to comment or respond to Sssniperwolf's apology. This could be the last we hear of the doxxing incident but it's probable there will be further updates.
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