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JIDION SLAMS HASAN FOR “PATRONIZING” REACTION TO VIRAL YOUTUBE VIDEO: “I KNOW WHAT RACISM IS”

WHAT HAPPENED?

Jidion is hitting back at Twitch streamer and political commentator Hasan after the broadcaster reacted to his video visiting “the most racist town in America.”

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

In his reaction, Hasan pointed out that “just because a town is racist doesn’t mean that they’re going to be literally running around and doing hate crimes.”

He also claimed that Jidion “doesn’t give a s**t” and was primarily “worried about making clickbait stuff and doing comedy.”

Jidion hit back at these statements in a stream the next day, where he took issue with Hasan “patronizing” him regarding the topic of racism.

- JIDION

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I do give a s**t. First, I’m 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.… I do care.

- JIDION

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I don’t have a skewed perception of what racism is. I’ve been Black 21 years of my life. I know what racism is. I know the different forms that it comes in. I could have died while I was out there.

- JIDION

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I risked my life because I wanted to actually see it for myself, instead of letting a video dictate my opinion. I’m not going to let a two-minute video dictate my opinion of an entire town.

Jidion called Hasan “all talk,” claiming he “just doesn’t have the balls” to “get down in the trenches and do what I do” in speaking to the town’s locals about racism.