>Doxing, trolling and harassment
One of Plagued Moth's earliest public detractors was Jimmy J, a former fan, who would make callout videos about him on his channels and then flood his comment sections with alt accounts supporting the video. Jimmy J has been accused of being a pedophile, and he would use alt accounts to send Plagued Moth photoshopped porn of his young daughter who was diabetic. Jimmy J on his own is a massive rabbit hole, involving KiwiFarms doxing Jimmy J. I recommend watching this video by Smithy McSmith, explaining the situation in-depth here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9HdLGBe8kI
In August of 2022, Plagued Moth posted a video discussing the ethics of a channel about putting animals in the same room as a predator. He deemed the video safe for YouTube and should stay up since it isn't gore. However, he spoke of another channel called Medic7 Christian Videos, a channel still up to this day that previously posted Christian songs spliced with gore videos such as the aforementioned Ronnie McNutt suicide video, as well as the Christchurch mosque shooting. Medic7 is a troll who is 15-16 years old. He often trolls a livestreamer named Bill Jensen, who in himself is a Christian trollsona put on for livestream. Bill Jensen is a subsection of the larger TriHard Legion, a community devoted to trolling Twitch and YouTube streamers with racist videos. Most notable streamers they've targeted are Bathrobe_Dwane, the Oddkast Podcast, Bill Jensen, and Ghost Politics.
Plagued Moth was doxxed by what he claimed was a group of pedophiles. Certain trolls and detractors would harass him with his dox. One of these trolls was Medic7.
In November 2022, Plagued Moth streamed and later uploaded a video coming out as gender-fluid, using He/They pronouns to his audience. Although he faced scrutiny for his identity, he was mostly accepted with open arms by his larger audience.
With the content he reviews and with how thoroughly he does so sometimes, it's no surprise Moth has mental issues caused by being exposed to said content. Other than that, Moth has childhood trauma from an abusive
parent and has been diagnosed with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. He is also a massive liar.
>Criticisms and his responses
Plagued Moth has been often critized for facilitating gore content on his channel, even if it is censored. Many have found it unethical and immoral for Plagued Moth to react to people literally die on camera in gruesome ways. One example brought up often is when he watched 1 Girl 99 Stomps, where a CCTV camera shows a man stomping a woman numerous times to death. Due to it being very obvious the number in the title was exaggerated, Plagued Moth thought it would be a funny bit to count how many times the perpetrator of this horrific murder. This often has happened to the point where Moth has been compared to the YouTuber "Jinx RELOAD" for his lackluster reaction videos. Instead of reacting to My Name is Jeff Vine Compilation #5, he could be reacting to a man getting part of his lung removed and eaten by a member of the CJNG cartel. Plagued Moth has been known to do this or even make edits of the person dying, for example in his Run the Gauntlet video, he reacts to a man get hit by a subway train and his legs are sticking out rolling as the body is dragged under the moving train. Plagued Moth thought it would be quirky to put "Green Hill Zone Act 1" from the Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack over this man losing his life. Seen here: https://youtu.be/1brInLGD4OM?t=1273
Some of his most common responses:
Calling them transphobic
Calling them a hater
Calling them a pedophile
Bragging about how much money he's made from Patreon
There's many cases of this, can be seen in text on his Reddit, where his responses often get downvoted heavily: https://www.reddit.com/user/PlaguedMoth/comments/
>The End of his Patreon
Due to a terms of service change on Patreon, gore was not allowed as paywalled content. Unfortunately for Plagued Moth, a lot of his catalog, his uncensored catalog at least, had to be removed. However, maybe in a moment of obliviousness, Moth's Patreon-exclusive Discord still had gore. He had a VIP chat for links to gore and gore mixtapes.
That Creepy Reading (TCR) is a YouTuber who started YouTube by reading Creepypasta, and eventually countdown videos. He decided to subscribe to Plagued Moth's Patreon and discovered than not only were there gore links in the server but there were also minors in the server. He decided to take this to Patreon themselves, to let them know that Plagued Moth still had paywalled gore, just not on his Patreon, but on his paywalled Discord server. This ultimately resulted in the freezing of Moth's Patreon and his unprocessed funds. This was explained in detail on a live stream by TCR here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAYePc-_P4
Plagued Moth initially released a video calling out Patreon and claimed that Patreon not only banned him for being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but was also harboring pedophiles and child pornography on their platform. The fact of the matter is, Moth was facilitating gore on his Discord, that was until he wiped all of his chats and banned anyone who pointed out the purge and any suspected detractors.
Patreon eventually backed down and unfroze his Patreon, but Plagued Moth has other plans in mind. He deleted his Patreon and moved to Subscribestar, an alternative platform in the vain of Patreon, but had lighter rules. Despite the fact that his Patreon was deleted by his own volition, he continued to blame TCR for "taking food out of his children's mouths" when not nearly as many people would subscribe to this alternate platform not many had heard of.
>Critics from the same platform
Apart from TCR, there have been other critics, namely Slimebeast. Plagued Moth has accused both of bigotry meanwhile the latter of pedophilia, because Slimebeast back in 2005 liked a post on deviantart of woman, who moth claimed was actually 13 years old, as well as accusing him of liking lolicon, because he liked nude artwork of a small-built character who was actually a persona based on the adult creator of the art piece.
The TCR exposé: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqCtys25VpI
The Slimebeast exposé: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P63ToS2M-Zs
Slimebeast's response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgNzG8Nfk6Q
That's all for now, thought I'd make a thread about Plagued Moth.