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Stefan Etienne: The Verge PC Build Guy Controversy

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It was September 2018 when the verge uploaded a video titled ‘How to build a gaming PC in $ 2000’. No doubt it was great content to work on as there are millions of people who play games with their maximum potential. They Take Care of each and everything about games. Millions of people are in love with games. But Verge Pc build video took the wrong turn.  The video got too much hatred just after its release. Stefan Etienne did almost everything wrong.

As a result, the Internet destroyed him. Many big YouTubers roasted him; people slanged him on Twitter, Reddit, and other social media platforms and many bullied him. Today we are going to talk about what really happened and what now?  

A small introduction to Stefan Etienne:

As per his own profile, Stefan Etienne is a writer, tech journalist, entrepreneur, and student. Currently, he is working in Tech Crunch as a writer. He covers the latest gadgets and reviews them. He now lives in New York City

He was only 12 when he opened an independent vlog channel on you-tube for tech related videos. The name of that channel is ‘Laptopmemo’. He worked hard and focused for 7 years for that and he got views; too many views. Plus he started a WordPress website for his blogs.

Later on, he worked for ‘The Verge’ which is the child company of ‘Vox Media.’

You can follow Stefan twitter @StefanEtienne.

And also find Stefan Etienne reddit.

You can also visit his own tech blog website ‘’ for a better look at his work.

How The Shit Started?

In 2018, The Verge released a video on YouTube titled ‘How to make a gaming pc with $ 2000’. Stefan Etienne was the host of this video. The Verge Stefan was building a gaming PC and he was doing everything in a wrong way better if I say to you that he was doing it in an awful way. 

Stefan took the unnecessary tools, pronounced the wrong names, removing and throwing important parts of the CPU. He put the motherboard wrongly that only made his work inappropriate and dangerous. He out the memory cards wrongly. Stefan even did a mistake with Thermal Paste. He applied it so little and in an uneven manner that it put a mark of shame on him. Stefan put the PSU fan towards inside that has no meaning at all. It can damage the whole system. He even did the most stupid things that even a non-tech person would not do. He put large size screws that could damage the heat sink and he put on a rubber hand band to keep himself safe from electric shocks. Shock resistance bands are different.   

Internet doesn’t forgive and the same happened with Stefan Etienne. Many YouTubers came in the frontline. They reviewed the video better they roasted the video and the stupidity. As expected no one left Stefan. He was overloaded with hate comments, memes and he was bullied too.

How this became more than just a mistake?

After the video went viral; there was a big community that made fun of Stefan Etienne. People crushed him. People sent him emails, use his name in memes, and pointing out his most stupid video. The verge immediately understood the situation and deleted that video. The company somehow claimed copyright on the review channels and tried to get rid of the videos. 

Till this point everything was okay. It was just a mistake of a 19-20 years old kid. People could have forgotten it. But situations went out of control when Stefan Etienne said that his PC building was absolutely correct. There was something wrong and the verge has taken down the video and uploaded a new one with the right steps. But Stefan told something that sparkled salt on wounds. He said that people troll him because he is black and if any white guy would have done the same thing, people would not even care this much. He brought racism into the whole controversy. And then the internet again took it seriously. 

Stefan Etienne, a person whom the internet is not ready to forgive. People make fun of him till today. You can check out his Twitter and comments on his posts. 

Is Stefan Etienne an arrogant immature and egoistic person?

When it comes to Stefan Etienne, there are two groups that keep their point of view. One those have forgiven him for his mistakes and want to forget whatever happened. The other ones are those who still bully him and make fun of him not because of his mistake but for his behavior towards other people. 

People complain that Stefan is not even a mature person. He does not realize who are his allies and against whom he is fighting. He cannot take positive criticism. He speaks against everyone who gives him rightful advice or says or wishes good for him. He blocks every person on Twitter who says anything about his work. 

In his recent post on Twitter, he apologized for his mistake. I have personally read the whole post. I personally felt like it was not an apologizing message but just an excuse for his fault. Many people were saying the same thing in the comment section. Although there were people who were taking Stefan’s side and supporting him. 

Although I am here not to judge just to give information. The above statement is my own feeling and I have no personal grudges with this person. 

Final Thoughts

Stefan Etienne is no doubt a very hard-working person. He has been working since he was just 12. He is a tech lover and no doubt an intelligent person. He is quite successful too. But whatever happened was not good. It is not only about the video and worst PC building but also Stefan Etienne’s actions after the whole incident. 

So my question to you all is very simple. What’s next? Should we continue to mock him, bully him and teach him a lesson for his whole life or should we now forgive and forget whatever happened? 

The choice is yours.

Read also: Fast Four Media

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