Motherf**kin’ boss Laci Green took to Twitter this morning to call Amtrak out on blocking her website and sex positive discussion channel but not other YouTube videos, and ask what could be done about it. The train company was fairly unhelpful when responding, which is somewhat to be expected in Twitter customer service exchanges.
Even though Amtrak blocking Laci’s work is certainly curious, it was a harmless enough exchange.
And then, for some perplexing reason, Phil DeFranco decided to jump in.
And then, naturally:
Phil then accused Laci of deleting her “overreacting tweet.”
Don’t worry, Phil! Allow us to redirect your attention up to the very first tweet Laci sent to you:
Fortunately, we watched this conversation play out in real time and, as of this posting (and certainly as of the time Phil tweeted his outrage), that is the only tweet Laci has deleted in the conversation. And yes, how dare she calmly state how she’s feeling after someone else jumped into a conversation about her attempting to do work on a train and, y’know, trivialized her concerns.
Laci, being Laci, tried to smooth the whole thing over.
Guess some disagreements are just too important to be swept under the rug. Stand up for what you believe in, right? Or…something. What was the point of any of this? Well, it’s hard to say.
But what makes this whole thing even more interesting is that Discovery Digital Networks owns both SourceFed and The Philip DeFranco Show along with DNews, where Laci Green is a host. So Phil not only just publicly burned (or attempted to burn, really; it was more like throwing a sparkler that fizzles out before it reaches its destination) a fellow YouTuber, but a fellow employee. Wonder how that’ll play out for him.
We reached out to both DDN and Amtrak (which was what we were originally looking into before this whole DeFranco derailment occurred), but neither have commented.
(Disclaimer, our Editor-in-Chief, Logan Rapp, and staff writer Sara Parra are former SourceFed employees.)