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As with most philosophies, this can’t really be proven or disproven; there’s no sense trying to argue someone out of the opinion that Phil is an asshole for not acting the way famous people are supposed to act – or, crucially, for not acting the way *we* would act in his place. This is a popular argument because it’s an argument you can’t lose – no one can empirically prove whether Phil is or isn’t an asshole. What gets elided in this argument is the assumption that famous assholes – people who don’t act the way famous people are *supposed* to act – deserve to be *punished*.

- "This Is Phil Fish", Innuendo Studios, youtube.com/watch?v=PmTUW-owa2

(Content warnings on the full video for discussion of harassment, insults framed in terms of sexual assault, and bigotry.)

parenthetical elaboration, further discourse 

callouts and accuracy (public redraft) (500 words, subtoots, pedophilia and harassment mentions, a bit of second-person at the end) 

typo re: callouts and accuracy 

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