The first video I remember seeing from her was her video on The Greatest Showman. Definitely wouldn't have guessed from the video that she was a part of Lindsay's clique.I'm still really quite sad that Jenny Nicholson is part of Ellis's cult. I guess it was a tad inevitable since they're both obsessed with the Disney parks and YouTube criticism.
In my experience, this sort of thing isn't uncommon in friendly social media discussions. Every political discussion that I've ever had on the internet with friends has had phrases such as "I see your point" and "that's fair" used quite a bit. It's just a way of saying that you disagree while giving lipservice that you've tried to understand their viewpoint.I love how this Sarah Z person immediately folds when Lindsay disagrees with her. "I don't get how people can enjoy something because of toxic fans". "This is why". "Oh, you're right, I'm wrong, let's be friends".
I think that I first discovered Sarah Z because of her videos on the "Not So Awesome" document, in which she showed a clear affinity for Lindsay. Next I saw her video deconstructing the pilot of the awful Heathers tv show reboot, in which she revealed some SJW viewpoints but still did a good job overall. Her content is really enjoyable because SJW stuff is almost always a tangent to the main points of her videos. It does remind me of some of Lindsay's transitionary content, really.Sarah Z is an interesting case, she's a full on woke SJW, who constantly references Jenny Nicholson and Lindsay Ellis. Her content isn't bad though. You reference a feminist on a podcast talking about Spiderman, while obviously not knowing the character Lore, Sarah is at least is a consumer of the media she talks about. I think though she's removed/privated some of her videos, I remember watching parts of one which was essentially a love letter to Christian Slater in Heathers, that I can't find on her channel now.
Anyway Lindsay of course barely engages with her, if it was some activist hack at Vox tweeting at her (rather than a YouYuber with nearly 120K subscribers) Lindsay would be all over her. In Lindsay's eyes it's not about the quality of your content or the size of your audience, it's the pedigree of the platform you have.