I find it quite hypocritical for JLE to talk about unpaid JW volunteers when he himself used and abused so many people to do his work also unpaid.
Completely agree with you. As one of those people I can talk about this. It was never anything spoken however I always got the impression that Lloyd is on a basic wage. I always thought this was fair enough as he doesn't do any other work other than activism. I certainly had no idea that he is on a six figure (USD) salary.
I wouldn't go so far as to say that he couldn't work in a normal job and do his activism work. He films most of his videos for the month in one day, and leaves the recorded work to Tibor to edit. The work that his volunteers do also saves him a lot of time.
Yes he has every right to run a business and what days and time he works isn't relevant. I do however raise an eyebrow at his statement that he is a 'full-time activist". Do those who financially support and work voluntarily know that he is running a business or do they think they are supporting him to do activism work. I strongly believe there is a difference.
To make my point simple (sorry this subject does my head in): Youtubers call themselves 'youtubers'. Youtubers have patrons who receive agreed goods/services, bonuses and benefits. Youtubers create content, generally in relation to something they are skilled/talented in or are interested in. Its a financial entity, a business, their job.
No problem. Youtubers can be called out for 'shit' behaviour (https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/movies-tv/g18753797/youtube-scandals-controversies/). Youtubers who display shit behaviour suffer the same consequences as every other business in the world when this occurs.
Food for thought....Is Lloyd an activist or a youtuber? Would people financially support Lloyd to the extent they do if he was a Youtuber and not an activist? Would patrons still support him following his admitted behaviour if he was any other business in the world? Would people volunteer to work for a youtuber who is running a business and earning a six figure sum?