More specifically, the SourceFed fanbase in question didn’t like the editorializing of Steve Zaragoza and Lee Newton in regards to Reddit trying to give charity money in the Fappening’s name. After SourceFed released a video shaming people for their desperate attempt to not feel guilty, the trolls came out en masse.
In addition to calling Steve & Lee out (and SourceFed for “hypocrisy”), over 20,000 fans supposedly unsubscribed from the SourceFed YouTube channel in favor of whatever those perverts do when they’re not ogling the hosts. This image, taken from StatSheep and uploaded to the SourceFed subreddit, purports to show what damage was done:
Allegedly SourceFed took a particularly strong stance against the theft of the images because A. it is wrong to steal and B. because Trish Hershberger (a SourceFed co-anchor and the object of our recent WCW posting) might be amongst those who got hacked. Or so some are claiming.
The fuss has gotten so out of hand, Steve has since gone on Reddit’s r/Sourcefed to clarify his stance on the issue:
See? It was just a coincidental statistical anomaly and the numbers have already bounced back. So yes, SourceFed saw a brief disrupt, no they did not lose 20,000 fans for good. But those 20,000 statistical anomalies are still f**king perverts. So there.