- May 4, 2021
A lot of people are calling it damage control but interestingly enough, Wilbur doesn’t use Twitter and a lot of times it does show. It’s possible he was just up and wanted to stream because he reportedly “had coffee late” (probably at said pub)Also, why the fuck was Wilbur trying to damage control right after the shit blew up? Doesn't he have the "privilege" to log off for a day or two, unlike Tommy the "privileged" child (I still can't get over those "privilege" comments Wilbur made.), you've also got that idiot using the george emotes despite george also being at the party, because Dream's groupies get away with everything in this fanbase.
If the VOD is still up, it might be possible to see what was happening at the beginning and see if the topic of the mask and party kept coming up so he just had those terms on automod because he’s a grown adult who doesn’t need to explain himself to kids.
Plus not to mention that mr Activist-in-his-youth WilburSoot would be one of the first to get the vaccine once it was available and multiple people he was with have definitely already been vaxxed, if not all of them since they’re all adults. It’s supposed to be fine and dandy once you get pricked, so there’s no need for Twitter to bitch about it because technically they all are following COVID laws.
The stream, from what I hear, was just another one of his react/geoguesser streams like he usually does. And it’s not uncommon for Wilbur to have people on his stream either as for the most part, even in his own YouTube content, he seems to prefer working and doing things with others rather than on his own.
Plus, at least from what I’ve seen, from chill Wilbur streams, it’s not uncommon for him to talk about projects he has coming up, which would include his “dsmp lore” stuff. He also reportedly mentioned wanting to do another “Minecraft but ___” which was his series with Schlatt. Which is….not exactly a good thing to bring up if you’re trying to damage control for the stans.
Lowkey, I think it’s not really certain if this is a damage control stream as it might be just something the stans are saying to pin on Wilbur, even tho when Dream’s stream was rightfully called a “Damage Control stream” they got mad and called it “taking accountability” when it was just a bunch of excuses.
Honestly feel like this was just a poorly timed stream. Wilbur has bad takes at times, but he isn’t stupid. Going live and trying to smooth things over or make people forget has proven time and time again that it never works and it’s honestly a stupid decision, which is why people like Dream and Karl Jacobs both have done this because they don’t think in those situations.
Last time Wilbur was being blasted by Twitter and his twitch chat, he simply logged off his stream and never touched Twitter again. For good reason honestly, they were sending him multiple graphic death threats over an AmongUs color. He’s been in this exact same position before and his strategy was far more effective than Dream and Karl Jacobs.
In this case, it would come as no surprise to me if the stans only started calling it a “damage control stream” because they wanted his attention. Unlike most CC’s, Wilbur is the one with a more healthy relationship with his stans as he just ignores them all together and doesn’t give them any means to connect with him other than one comment in a flood of thousands.
They’re desperate for his attention and so they have to find a reason to drag this practically non offensive guy because negative attention is still attention, especially if that attention is big streamer man saying they’re right.
That’s probably why you don’t see anyone dragging Niki, JackManifold, GeorgeNotFound and etc. Because they actually interact with their stanbases while Wilbur simply does not.