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Jidion slams Hasan for ‘patronizing’ reaction to viral YouTube video: ‘I know what racism is’

Popular YouTuber Jidion hits back at Twitch streamer and political commentator Hasan after the broadcaster reacted to his video of him visiting “the most racist city in America”.

Jidion is a YouTuber with a total of 6.6 million subscribers across multiple channels. While he’s been creating content for a while, he made headlines earlier this year after falling out with Twitch streamer Pokimane.

Though the two squashed their beef in an internet-shattering mukbang video, Jidion has since found himself in another spat with another high-profile influencer: Hasan.

The trouble started when Hasan responded to one of Jidion’s videos of him visiting “America’s Most Racist City” — Harrison, Arkansas.

Jidion interviews the Mayor of Harrison Arkansas
YouTube: Jidion

Jidion interviewed the mayor of Harrison, Arkansas — popularly dubbed “the most racist city in America” due to a viral YouTube video.

Jidion claimed that his experiences in the city went against his original expectations.

The creator said in an interview with Harrison’s Mayor Jerry Jackson that he received “a lot of love” from the townspeople, but admitted he “got a few looks.”

His video has garnered over 6 million views since its release on May 6, 2022.

Hasan reacted to Jidion’s video a short time later. In his response, Hasan pointed out that “just because a town is racist doesn’t mean they’re going to literally go around committing hate crimes,” before claiming that Jidion “don’t give anything” and was primarily “concerned about doing clickbait stuff and doing comedy”.

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Jidion hits back at Hasan’s “patronizing” comments

Jidion hit back at those statements in a stream the next day, where he addressed Hasan “patronizing” him on the issue of racism.

“I to do give it your all,” Jidion argued. “First, I am a black man. It doesn’t matter how many followers I have or what influence I have. First things first, I’m a black man… it matters to me.”

“I don’t have a distorted perception of what racism is,” he continued. “I’ve been black for 21 years of my life. I know what racism is. I know the different forms it comes in.”

“I could have died while I was out there. I risked my life because I wanted to see it for myself instead of letting a video dictate my opinion. I won’t let a two-minute video dictate my opinion of an entire city.”

Towards the end of his stream, Jidion Hasan called “all talk” and claimed he “just didn’t have the balls” to “go into the trenches and do what I do” when speaking to the city’s locals about racism.

Hasan has not commented further on the situation at the time of writing.

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Emma Bowman

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