How to Talk to People
Who Hate You

What Dylan Marron has learned from talking
to his online haters

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Dylan Marron made his name with a series of barbed, satirical videos tackling social justice issues on YouTube. These pieces attracted a big audience and, predictably, a bounty of fairly sulfurous hate mail. Around 2016, the New York–based performer and writer started to question his approach. “Is my goal to joke about these issues with people who already understand the nuances of these issues?” he wondered.

Dylan Marron made his name with a series of barbed, satirical videos tackling social justice issues on YouTube.These pieces attracted a big audience and, predictably, a bounty of fairly sulfurous hate mail.
Around 2016, the New York–based performer and writer started to question his approach. “Is my goal to joke about these issues with people who already understand the nuances of these issues?” he wondered.

“Somehow, seeing their three-dimensionality actually made me feel better. It made me feel like I have an in.”

Dylan Marron made his name with a series of barbed, satirical videos tackling social justice issues on YouTube.These pieces attracted a big audience and, predictably, a bounty of fairly sulfurous hate mail.
Around 2016, the New York–based performer and writer started to question his approach. “Is my goal to joke about these issues with people who already understand the nuances of these issues?” he wondered.