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YMMV: The Amazing Atheist
  • Acceptable Targets:
    • He has made quite a few videos targeting white supremacists. Those were likely among his least controversial videos.
    • Ditto for homophobes, especially the Westboro Baptist Church.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • The Distressed Watcher steers into this territory from time to time. In episode 13 of 'Trailer Failure' he said that the bombing of Pearl Harbor, starving children, and 9/11 combined were not as bad as Sex and the City 2. Though those who think this is bad are obviously not acquainted with The Distressed Watcher's YouTube work as The Amazing Atheist.
    • Remember that time that your dad molested you?
    • Seemingly the entire point of The Wrong Advices.
  • Dude, Not Funny!:
    • Three examples have been pointed out by viewers in his Distressed Watcher material: wanting to round up people that enjoyed Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen into concentration camps, wishing Jake Lloyd a heroin addict for playing Anakin Skywalker, and calling Cop Out even worse than the death of his father.
    • His video "Nigggots" received such a level of Internet Backlash and accusations of racism that he eventually took it down.
    • A lot of people found his his video Babies Are Idiots to be offensive,note  and it costed him quite a few subscribers.
  • Ear Worm:
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: At the beginning of his "Top 10 Anti-Heroes" video, someone comes up to him and asks "Aren't you the Distressed Watcher?" He answers "That was a long time ago. In another life." Then came his removal from That Guy with the Glasses.
  • Ho Yay: The Amazing Atheist has made out with Case (aka FakeSagan aka HardCaseOwnsYou) during a fundraising BlogTV session. It was interesting to say the least.
    • His admitted bisexuality has done nothing to stop this.
  • Internet Backdraft: The Distressed Watcher gets this a lot. The most prominent examples would be his video about why Scott Pilgrim flopped (His #1 reason? "All the general moviegoers are stupid.") and his joke about Cop Out being worse than his father's death.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Many many people believe him to be a loud, obnoxious jerk, and many of the people who believe that also think he has a good sense of rationality when it comes to serious issues.
  • Memetic Badass: Cletus!
  • Moment Of Awesome: This video, in which he calls out a radical feminist who writes down a list of things that make a man a rape supporter note . The best part? He calls it out more for its misogyny than its misandry.
  • Never Live It Down: Even diehard fans thought "Bananagate" would become this, but his calm response to the incident resulted in most of his critics backing off.
  • The Scrappy: His That Guy with the Glasses alter-ego The Distressed Watcher. TGWTG fans had (unsuccessfully) petitioned for him to be removed from the site and apparently he was also less-than-popular with some contributors on the site. Lindsay has mentioned how she doesn't like how he revels in pissing people off, site artist Marobot made fanart of him being killed, JesuOtaku mentioned on Twitter that he found him to be childish in his arguments, and Film Brain said she doesn't really talk to the other contributors much, the exception being Benzaie, who Lindsay said defends him to 'the bitter end'.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: In his non-comedic 666th video, TJ talks mainly about some hypocrisies of society, such as double standards in racism and people being concerned more with his use of dark subject matter as comedy than with the matter itself.
  • Tainted by the Preview: Trailer Failure.
  • Tear Jerker:
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: His surreal yet provocative "Cognitive Dissonance" video.

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