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Adult Swim cuts ties with Justin Roiland following domestic abuse allegations Use /r/Entertainment



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u/WowThatsRelevant Jan 25 '23

Replace him with Joel Haver. Joel has been included in some recent projects and even voiced some lines in High on Life


u/steveosek Jan 25 '23

He's also a pretty wholesome guy.


u/Hotshot2k4 Jan 25 '23

After Gus Johnson, I don't know if I'm ready to put my faith in "wholesome innocent midwestern comedy guy" again just yet. Maybe it'll be okay as long as he doesn't move to L.A.


u/InternationalRub3559 Jan 25 '23

He’s a Canadian that grew up in Massachusetts! Definitely nice, but fortunately not a masshole


u/wildtabeast Jan 25 '23

what happened with Gus?


u/[deleted] Jan 25 '23

He was apparently a dick to his ex GF (she was in a lot of his skits) when she had a very dangerous miscarriage.

That whole deal is a mess. A bunch of he said/she said, and both of them look worse off for it. She said that he wouldn't go to couples therapy, he showed texts that proved he was fine and that she could pick out the therapist, etc etc.

It was something that should've been done in private, but they aired it out for all to see.


u/boostedb1mmer Jan 25 '23

So he didn't really do anything unusually wrong and this is just the typical break up drama that happens in every relationship that should have ended years before it did?


u/MidnightOakCorps Jan 25 '23

No, he definitely didn't act appropriately and deserved criticism but nowhere near the amount he received considering how grey the situation was.

His ex also behaved questionably to the point where I have a hard time taking her word at face value, especially when you hear both sides of the story.

If he hadn't been a prolific youtuber at the time the situation wouldn't have been anything worse than small town gossip fodder.


u/EkkoGold Jan 25 '23

He was potentially a bad boyfriend.

The internet pulled pitchforks and simped for his ex.

New details came to light showing he was most likely just a bad boyfriend and not the monster he was being painted as.

Anchoring bias has most people saying he's still a piece of shit in order to not have to admit they jumped to conclusions and judged him unfairly.

So, basically yes. Something that should have been none of anyone's business was made public (by her) and the court of public opinion sentenced him.


u/CampaignSpoilers Jan 25 '23

No, not really. He was a complete ass and deserves the criticism he received. But nothing is ever completely black and white, or 1 sided either.


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u/BeerNES Jan 25 '23

Check out paymoneywubby on twitch and his Gus interview, gives you perspective on the two sides of this story


u/Jackalopalen Jan 25 '23

Well if it isn't Gus "The Abuser" Johnson!


u/Chansharp Jan 25 '23

His ex released a video about her ectopic pregnancy (I think thats what it was about). In it she talked about how her boyfriend was kinda a piece of shit and was mean to her over it and super unsupprtive. She never said it was Gus but people were able to piece timelines together and figured out it was him.


u/WowThatsRelevant Jan 25 '23 edited Jan 25 '23

His ex reported a bunch of really abusive behavior I believe

Edit: oops I was mistaken. It's far more nuanced, see replies below.


u/3_50 Jan 25 '23

IIRC; he knows he should have been more understanding about the ectopic pregnancy, but 'really abusive' is wholly unwarranted. Someone else mentioned the paymoneywubby interview. That's worth watching. Gus is an ok dude, it turns out.


u/Leaking_Soup Jan 25 '23

Turns out, pregnancy is stressful, relationships are difficult, and smear campaigns when things don't work out are bad for everyone's image.


u/AyeAyeLtd Jan 25 '23

For the commenters: Gus's ex Sabrina spoke about a longterm ex-boyfriend regularly neglecting her in favor of his YouTube career. She was dealing with an ectopic pregnancy and he told her he was too busy working on a YouTube video.


u/MidnightOakCorps Jan 25 '23

Neither of them knew it was an ectopic pregnancy until they were both at the hospital together when she got her diagnosis.

He had been with her to a ton of doctors appointments before then and was her primary caretaker for almost a year after she got out of surgery.


u/BuffJohnsonSf Jan 25 '23

That’s really shitty but I don’t think that’s a reason to cancel a guy. Sounds like he needs help.


u/JessicaLain Jan 25 '23

tl;dr is that she was misrepresenting information and some things were outright lies. Very messy and unfortunate that she wanted to take him down with her.


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u/bad-acid Jan 25 '23

Single mindset


u/keyblade_crafter Jan 25 '23

Yeah but Joel shows more empathy in his more artistic projects like that movie I cant remember the name of off the top of my head


u/ThenAnAnimalFact Jan 25 '23

What happened to Gus?


u/RKRagan Jan 25 '23

I don’t know. After that whole sandwich incident I can’t trust him.


u/Fr0gm4n Jan 25 '23

Once someone has been resurrected after being blown up by a landmine, can we really be sure it's even the same person and not some demon in disguise?!


u/Spoon_Elemental Jan 25 '23

As far as we know at least, and I hope it stays that way forever because I love Joel Haver.