One person in particular who had a lot of thoughts about the episode was equally as controversial YouTuber, PewDiePie.
Making his own video about it, he addresses the issue. “I think some topics, you do them right, or you don’t touch them,” he says.
He also criticises the way Kati Morton, the therapist Shane goes to, speaks. “I understand not liking [sociopathy],” he says. “I don’t either, but for a therapist to describe a mental disorder as ‘really icky, really gross,’ that’s kind of weird to me.”
In the end, he also criticised the way Shane apologised.
“Shane if you need help with apology videos, just reach out,” says PewDiePie. “I’m really good at them.”
“I understand Shane wants to make things creepy… He does a great job of that… and I also think Kati took off her therapist hat to make things more interesting… and maybe it wasn’t deliberate, but these two things playing into each other made it into, in my opinion, a really bad video, unfortunately,” he concludes. “Some topics you just have to be more careful when you cover them… and I think they realize that now.”
Shane has himself apologised for the episode.
“i understand why people are upset. i definetly [sic] went overboard with the horror movie editing but that’s cause i got excited & love editing horror. but i’m going to be more sensitive with the editing going forward. the last thing i want it to hurt anyone. :(its never my intention.”
But don't expect Shane to ease up AT ALL. In the next episode, it's going to get even more hectic.
“You know what. F*ck it. For part 4, i’m going full tea. no censoring. no holding back. no worrying about pissed off people texting me. You guys wanted tea and I’m gonna bring the whole damn kettle. Grab on to your f*ckin mops.”