Top Ten Reasons Why Butch Hartman Has Fallen from GraceModernSpongeBobSucks Well... 2018 certainly has been big for Butch Hartman... And not in a good way as of right now... Anyways, for those of you who don't know, Butch Hartman is an American animator, director, writer, producer, actor and voice actor best known for creating the Nickelodeon cartoons The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen Is a Beast. (Courtesy of "Best Butch Hartman YouTube Videos")
That, and Butch Hartman had made a pretty big transition to the Internet by joining YouTube on August 8, 2015, where his content consists of him drawing art pertaining to pop culture mainly in his own style. However, just recently, Butch Hartman doesn't seem to be quite the great guy we all thought he was in his YouTube videos...
Why? Because of his recent OAXIS streaming service controversy. Just when we thought Butch Hartman had a great legacy that would be preserved for generations when he left Nickelodeon on February 8, 2018, this whole kickstarter campaign for a new streaming service called OAXIS, which is supposedly aimed at creating kid-friendly content for all ages, came and essentially ruined everything, both for Butch Hartman himself and his fans who had faith and respect in him, myself included.
So for this list, I'm going to go into detail about the top ten reasons why Butch Hartman has fallen from grace. While I can predict some people are going to be petty and say reasons like it's because the newer episodes of The Fairly OddParents suck now, I'm mainly going to be focusing solely on the entire OAXIS streaming service controversy.
That said, feel free to vote and add to this list.
P.S. I want to give thanks to users on social media such as TRAFON and PIEGUYRULZ and any other users who are keeping up to date on the whole Butch Hartman Oaxis streaming service controversy and whatnot.
The Top Ten
Mock me and all the other fans disgusted by something seemingly as mundane as a suicide joke, but let's be honest here. It's clear that this deceitfully harmless joke was in bad taste. I mean, playfully joking at the very voice actress who's portrayed your most iconic character for many years by saying SHE'S the very reason her predecessor committed suicide? This is turning into One Coarse Meal, people! Moving on, Hartman clearly made an offensive joke that surely Tara Strong, the voice actress who portrays Timmy Turner, was appalled by. The context of her predecessor, Mary Kay Bergman, is that she died because she committed suicide since she was suffering bipolar disorder and whatnot. Yet, Hartman has the nerve to callously cast it off and basically say "Suicide and Depression didn't exist back in my day, it's because of media! " WHAT?! I guess if his notion is really like that, I can see why someone like HARTMAN would vote for Donald Trump. Say what you want about "mainstream media ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
That is so mean! I hope he gets fired soon
If anything didn't dissuade you from respecting Butch Hartman, this is what sets it in.
Accusing someone for something as dark and twisted as suicide is an absolute low for anybody, let alone Hartman. You have to understand that there's some topics that you can't just take lightly at all. I mean, suicide is among the darkest topics to come across and for good reason. Also, Tara must have felt incredibly revolted by a statement like that. - CrimsonShark
He didn't even say anything nice about Mary. All he said that she used to voice Timmy, Tara was probably the reason she killed herself, and that's it.
You know, I don't mind if some people are devout to their own religion and all that, especially those who are devout to Christianity in any quantity. However, what I do mind is committing wrong in the name of religion, especially Christianity. And from what's going on right now, Hartman is clearly falling into the latter. Apparently, this whole Oaxis controversy arose when Hartman out of nowhere declared that the Oaxis streaming service was Christian-based, despite the fact he never brought up anything of the sort in regards to Christianity during the fundraising period for Oaxis. While it doesn't sound like much to be fussing over a streaming service that was suddenly revealed to be for Christian purposes, keep in mind that the fact remains the same: Butch Hartman manipulated his own fans and audience into supporting a Christian-based service under false pretenses on the grounds that it was "meant to produce kid-friendly content for all ages". In other words, he lied to his own fans ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This is the kind of thing that you need to be upfront about immediately when you announce a project of this magnitude. Regardless of your belief system, you would not want to back a project that suddenly was announced as a religious company after you already pledged money to it. Hey Butch, if you're such a committed Christian, tell me what the ninth commandment says. Clearly that's something that you don't believe in. - phillysports
Personally, I don't mind if some people are devout to their own religion at all, but however, what I do mind is committing wrongly in the name of religion especially Christianity. He basically having an oaxis steaming service that was Christian based, despite the fact it has nothing to do with Christianity whatsoever. That controversy really did make him fall into the latter for sure, from what's going on now.
How is this even Christian?
If he is such a devoted christian, why did he make a suicide joke as shown as the no. 1 item on this list? - PageEmperor
Reiterating back off of my first item on this list, Hartman manipulated his fans and audience into thinking they were funding a kid-friendly content streaming service for all ages when in reality it was all a lie just to get people to fund a Christian service that only cares about converting kids to Christianity no matter what. Not helping is the fact that Hartman literally ADVERTISED his Oaxis streaming service on a Christian T.V. program called "Marcus & Joni". As mundane as this simple shameless advertising is, it only further proves that Hartman is only doing this out of Christianity, NOT for the children or any other demographic. Believe it or not, everywhere from places like Know Your Meme and Twitter from users like TRAFON, it's all right there on the Internet. That said, TRAFON stated himself that Hartman even claimed that the reason people loved his shows was because "They had Jesus in them" and he is the one who will lead a new better future for kids, families, and America. ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This. How arrogant.
Basically tricking his audience into thinking they are funding a kid friendly steaming service for all ages, when really its obvious he is lying, just to get kids converted to Christianity no matter what, just doesn't convince me at all. Butch Hartman is nothing but a backstabbing liar
Ironic how the man who claims to be a Christian with values is the same person who would go out of his way to attack his own fans, go behind his own words and betray anyone who disagrees with his wrongdoings, and essentially dismiss and delete any evidence of him being wrong from the people criticizing him. Honestly, Hartman kind of reminds me of myself when it comes to my early days where I was sensitive to criticism, but while I had to deal with a bunch of jerks, Hartman here is basically stabbing his own loyal fans in the back despite them supporting him for many years and only wanting to point out when he's wrong and that he should stop what he's doing before it's too late! Then again, at this point, it's already too late for Hartman to redeem himself from one of the biggest celebrity falls from grace in recent times of this late decade. Ugh, I can't stand what Hartman has come to. Getting back to the meat of this item, Hartman is basically removing any evidence of his insults and ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
"Proving he can't take criticism" LOL. These days "criticism" is relentless online attacking like the hounds of hell, until you are fired by your employer, and estranged from all family and friends, even if you are totally innocent. Social media is now judge, jury, and vicious executioner.
I'll be honest with you. I can agree with you on some points that people misinterpret criticism as an excuse to attack and put down others for the most of petty reasons. And I do know how it feels to be attacked under the excuse of criticism since I've been through that many times. However, the criticism you're talking about is the type used by haters. The good type of criticism is the one by actual critics who want to either help others get better or call out one's wrongs so they don't fall further from grace. Really, I want Butch Hartman to turn things around and apologize for all his wrongs, but it's just that he refuses to acknowledge his criticisms nor apologize for them. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This just proves how much Butch Hartman really sucks truly. He cannot take criticism and deletes criticism videos, so he can get away with it. LOL! Just proves he is a hypocrite
Most people are like this, trying to hide every bad detail they do, just be honest man, you're making yourself a bigger fool than you were before - FallenBlaze
As if Hartman being rumored to be homophobic wasn't already bad enough, now there's concrete evidence that he made a transphobic tweet in the form of a joke poking fun at a male actor dressed as a female cheerleader, with the female cheerleader in question being a character from one of Hartman's shows on his Noog Network! Once again, TRAFON is the person to thank for this evidence, as he has a photographic screenshot showing evidence of what exactly Hartman said in regards to the female cheerleader character. It's not much, but while it seems mundane for Hartman to put quotation marks on the word "She" when referring to the female cheerleader character, the fact that Hartman himself deleted the tweet a moment too late after TRAFON took a screenshot of the tweet and that Hartman plugged his network afterwards only proves Hartman knew he did wrong in that tweet. I understand most people neutral or indifferent on this whole controversy would scoff and call this tweet "a harmless joke", ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Hartman Was Rude here. Then Watch, He'll Mock My (Male Only) Feminine Pokémon. - Rainbowkid38
Transphobic, huh? That's what happened in Westlake (my 7th grade school). And we have been taught all our lives that any kid of preference is okay! Guess we'll never learn...
That wasn’t transphobic. Watch Mrs doubgthfire.
In case you all don't know about the fundraiser's goal for Oaxis, Hartman wanted to raise a WHOPPING $250,000 bucks just to fund his so-called Oaxis streaming service! What a load of baloney! And that's not all. Hartman wasn't even specific about his Oaxis streaming service, yet he thinks innocent kids and teens are gullible enough to trust him with their money. Who does Hartman think he is? Mr. Krabs from the episode "Krabby Land" where he scammed innocent kids out of their money while not caring about their own health and safety? Because even TRAFON made a good comparison with this episode in the form of a meme tweet. Oh, and do I need to mention that Hartman foolishly thought he could get 10 people to fess up $10,000 dollars just to become their own animated characters voiced by themselves on a show they don't even remotely know anything about? Well, the last time I checked, there was probably FOUR donors who volunteered for this. Who would literally want to waste thousands of ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Anyone else find it sus that most of his donations come from the springs?
Rude, dirty, dishonest, and sellfish - FallenBlaze
What a scammer, he shouldn’t scam people like that
This is one of the most backhanded and condescending statements that I have ever heard. Regardless of what kind of relationship you have with a show or movie, it's completely ridiculous to assume that sitting in front of a screen was the most integral part of you growing up. You didn't make my childhood, Butch. Playing whiffle ball with my brother and cousins, eating spaghetti at my Grandma's house every Thursday, playing on soccer and baseball teams, and going to Ocean City, New Jersey for vacation every summer is what made my childhood. I don't care if you created some shows I liked when I was younger. I don't owe you a damn thing. - phillysports
It's his new personality that's making me lose interest in his shows at this point (with the exception of Johnny Bravo since he didn't actually create it).
My childhood sucked thanks Butch. - Bores
I used to like Fairly OddParents, but not anymore considering how most of the humor (even before its seasonal rot) is kinda crappy. I mean, who jokes about rabies?!? Rabies are NOT a laughing matter.
I remember when I was younger I read a book that had a rabies joke. - PageEmperor
Depends, but I mean he supports it - FallenBlaze
Really depends, but most suicide issues are from bullying, abuse, etc. Don't blame it all on the media. Not all people have depression cause of a game. This is getting stupid and we need to know why they are depressed or suicidal, and help them. Not assume it's the media all the time.
I knew a friend who committed suicide because of her parents abuse. Not all suicide is caused by technology.
He's Worse Than Those Steven Universe Fans - JPK
He's turning into Derek Savage. (Unrelated but I love that the bully in CCSTK is named Butch even though I still hate the movie.) - Cesium
He really is. What's gonna happen next, is he going to try to pathetically take someone to court over a reviewer hating/disliking one of his projects? - SailorSedna
What is next this list? - XxembermasterxX
Heh, YouTube drama always manages to be infuriating. It's bad enough I see some of my favorite YouTubers like Saberspark having to always deal with copyright issues with their videos, but to see a professional animator-turned-YouTuber go down this path and go as far as to do everything in his power in desperation to take down a poor YouTuber's video showing proof of Hartman essentially bullying him is just downright inexcusable. For shame, Hartman. FOR SHAME! Anyways, to sum up the whole situation, Hartman basically insulted @DuelingDuelist for no good reason during a live stream. Not only that, but Hartman also went on to criticize people who opposed Oaxis by labeling them as "People who have done nothing with their lives" and "Can't do anything themselves". You know, I really got to thank TRAFON for recording all this evidence in his tweets for the greater good. I mean, TRAFON is almost like me. We both had utmost respect for Butch Hartman and his animated shows, but once he fell ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
So apparently, now that there's massive Internet Backdraft against the whole Oaxis fundraiser, Hartman is essentially at his breaking point. And what do I mean by breaking point? Well, it's pretty simple. Part of the Internet Backdraft involves all the actual fans who were supporting Oaxis now suddenly wanting to get refunds as a result of the whole controversy. And how exactly is Hartman reacting to this? By not only denying his fans their refunds, but deleting any and all negativity on his kickstarter campaign as an extra measure from all the backlash he's getting for his deplorable actions! In the words of Eddy from Ed, Edd n Eddy, "What a weasel! ". Might as well throw in Eddy's line "I want my money back! " in as well. Honestly, at this point, Hartman is practically a con artist that's on a worse level than Eddy, Mr. Krabs, and Wario COMBINED. It's one thing to not accept criticism, but to simultaneously refuse to give out refunds and deleting any criticisms of his fundraiser is ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Butch is a sensitive crybaby confirmed - DarkBoi-X
Fame took over him... He was a nice guy, I can't look up to him anymore. Why is he becoming greedy like the others? We got YandereDev, now him, what is going on?!
Foolish man - FallenBlaze
I say rumors because it's not 100% confirmed that Hartman is really homophobic, but with how he's acting right now on the grounds it's for Christianity, I wouldn't be surprised if Hartman really was against LGBTQ. I had my skepticism when I heard rumors that Butch Hartman was following Donald Trump on Twitter and is supposedly a Trump supporter with Christian conservative views, but now it's suddenly all coming to light. And to think this was the same person who was friends with Seth MacFarlane, who holds liberal views and opposes Trump. Oh, and Butch Hartman once talked with Chris Savino on a Nick Animation podcast, and we ALL KNOW what happened with Chris Savino once his sexual misconduct allegations surfaced. That said, according to TRAFON, while he's heard rumors that Hartman is homophobic, he's DEFINITELY caught wind of Hartman not answering any LGBTQ questions related to Oaxis. While I understand people have the freedom to choose if they don't want to answer certain questions ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
LGBTQ is fine! Why Hartman?
He's probably busy. - kcianciulli
While this isn't exactly what he said, based on how Hartman is acting right now, we might as well stand our ground and believe this is what he really believes in. Honestly, Hartman needs to realize there's a fine line between hate and criticism. To quote Tom 3.5 in his Haters speech, "Criticism serves a healthy function. Sometimes it can even help you get better. That's because it comes from a good place." Now I understand not a lot of people are being nice to Hartman about this whole Oaxis controversy, but to be honest, it's because we all trusted Hartman and respected him to a high degree as an animator and person. And now that Hartman's essentially gone behind his words and betrayed what we stood for, Hartman is in every sense of the word acting like a hypocritical bigot. Look, Hartman. I'm not the best artist around and I'm mostly that guy who's into video games and anime who just wants a career in Information Technology, but regardless of our interests and what our talents are, ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I'm not a writer; I can't criticize Stephanie Meyer. I'm not a president; I can't criticize Trump. I'm not a movie director; I can't criticize Michael Bay. Think about this line of reasoning, Butch. - aj2005
Yeah, that's a weak argument. That's like if I said, "You can't own a pet because you're not a veterinarian like me." Someone needs to get him off his high horse and bring him back down to earth for a reality check. - RoseRedFlower
I seen better art on deviantart.
I'm more of an introvert myself and have trouble socializing with others, and I have to say, that it's very ironic and hypocritical that you try to claim people like me are "selfish and self-centered" when the only person who is being just like that is YOU, Hartman. - SaintSheepy
That's completely untrue. I'm sure there's a lot of introverted people out there who are selfish and do not care about others, but assuming that every single one of them is selfish is just childish and ignorant. I'm an introverted person, and I'm fine with that. I don't need some holier-than-thou has-been cartoonist to tell me that I'm a bad person just because I have some self-confidence issues and I'm a little socially awkward. We're all different and it's our slight differences that make us our own individual people. Butch Hartman, you truly are a piece of garbage. - phillysports
I'm a introvert myself trying to become an extrovert, and when I heard Mr. Heartless Butch here say that, I lost all hope from him and I was so angry that I could punch a wall! I've helped lots of people and I'm an introvert! I've also seen extroverts that are selfish! Why did he assume that all are there? So that means I'm selfish?! The only one I'm going to be selfish to is YOU Hartman.
Look, I am an introvert and I am selfless.
This is probably the LEAST worst thing about him. - SailorSedna
SO?! - s646451
What he's doing is going to bite him in the butt and catch up to him one day, probably leading to a sticky end to his career, I guarantee it. - SailorSedna
Well... Funny thing, guys. I had a little bit of a Critical Research Failure here. While Daystar has had its fair share of controversies such as with the FCC investigation, Israel, and lawsuits, I was unable to find any concrete evidence of Daystar actually being anti-LGBT. I guess me and TRAFON just assumed the worst when he found out Daystar was backing Butch Hartman. He was right about Daystar being controversial, but the whole "anti-LGBT" thing was entirely a misconception from what I know. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Okay...so how is that a bad thing?
Says that he wants to make a streaming network that's family friendly, yet he made a cartoon where a male fairy got pregnant.
Here's one tweet Butch Hartman made: "I don't care how talented you are: be nice to the people you work with. The person you're rude to today could be your boss tomorrow." Honestly, there's quite a few major flaws with that tweet. First of all, I've said it again and again, but this quote is just one of many quotes that prove Hartman can't take criticism since he thinks "people who critique are weak". Second, can't he look himself in the mirror? Why can't he be nice to the people he's being funded and supported by too? Oh wait, it's because he doesn't care about the children! He cares about their money! Yep, this guy is the Mr. Krabs of the animation industry. And finally, he's basically putting down anyone regardless of talent even though he once stated people shouldn't criticize him if they haven't created any art. In other words, his own words contradict themselves. Cat got your tongue, Hartman? - ModernSpongeBobSucks
He IS a hypocrite
YES BEST ONE ON THE LIST should be top 5 - FallenBlaze
... Worse than the narrator's voice - Ikura
To be honest id do soemthing like that but he's a grown man so he shouldn't act like me >:( - EliHbk
According to a Google Docs form, if I recall correctly, the Church of Bethel essentially supports a right-wing Christian cult that wants to take over the world and convert everyone to Christianity by force and domination... Yeah, connect the dots and you can pretty much see the horrible implications of what Butch Hartman had in mind for Oaxis. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Sorry, Hartman. I'm not putting up with your clickbait thumbnails no more. And even if you didn't have them, you still deserved to have more disliked than likes on your YouTube videos for a week or two since you couldn't even properly address and express your apologies for your controversy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I think we should just flag Butch's channel for misleading content, harassment and hate speech, anyone with me? - SailorSedna
So? Everyone does. - kcianciulli
Sorry Butch, but I think it’s too late - SmolOtaku
YandereDev is just as disgusting, he's a pedophile.
Is this true? Is Toonzone a reliable source? - AliciaMae
I can't say for sure if Toonzone is a legitimate source, but the thread where it was revealed Hartman overspent on Danny Phantom is over 10 years old, dating all the way back to 2007. So chances are it's not a fabricated lie made specifically to jump on the Butch Hartman controversy. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This is probably one of the least concerning things about him, though I'm never watching Fairly OddParents ever again after seeing the crap he's pulled. - SailorSedna
Hey, Butch, Instead of uploading clickbait videos, why don't you upload actual full episodes of The Fairly OddParents. - kcianciulli
This is true, he is acting pretty mean to his dislikers. And if anybody even insults him, he just deletes that comment! I'm so mad I fight him! Now watch this clip and pretend that iam deadpool and spiderman is butch hartman. https://makeagif.com/gif/marvel-vs-capcom-3-deadpool-hyper-combos-M0mUhy
South Park is still doing amazingly and that's run for longer. Surely if Trey Parker and Matt Stone could do it Butch could, but since he never really put forth any effort and therefore had no idea how to improve or keep his writing fresh it became stale as a result.
Unlike Family Guy and SpongeBob, whose creators were barely involved at all during their worst seasons (Seth MacFarlane only stuck around because he voiced half the cast, and Stephen Hillenburg outright left his show before coming back to improve it), Butch Hartman was still definitely in control and created all of those terrible characters. In fact, he seemed to love Sparky.
Although this doesn't really have anything to do with the Oaxis controversy, this is obviously true. The writing has gotten lazy, the jokes are more immature than funny, the main characters have become both stupid and unlikable, and the new characters they've constantly added (sans Poof) were completely pointless. I don't care if Chloe is nicer than Trixie. She's still a terrible character.
Cyma forced him to work on it. - kcianciulli
Hartman, tell me. Other than that lousy "apology" letter you posted on Twitter with subliminal messages hidden in the text trying to get people to sympathize with you, when are you really going to acknowledge and apologize for your actions? Dude, you have a YouTube channel and other several social media accounts other than Twitter. You ought to make a humble and sincere apology video on all of them instead of beating around the bush. Seriously, Hartman just went from being the guy lots of people may look up to to being the guy no one wants to be like now. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Everyone: Genndy Tartakovsky's movies deserve AniMat's Seal of Approval, NOT his movies aka the Hotel Transylvania trilogy.
Butch Hartman: I'LL MURDER YOU FOR SAYING THAT! PRINCESS ELISE III IS BETTER THAN CACKLETTA AND IF YOU THINK OTHERWISE, I WILL BEAT YOU UP!
And this is how you go from being a dead horse to being a resurrected horse that must be beat down again. I haven't talked much about Butch Hartman once the controversy died down in interest, but hearing this from my man TRAFON on Twitter only makes it clear that Hartman is still at large with his scandalous behavior. Seriously, he needs to take a reality check and stop pulling these stunts on the Internet. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I love comming back to this thread every once in a while - PageEmperor
Just for the record, come on, people. There's better reasons to hate Butch Hartman other than him creating a show you don't like. Really, the only thing bad thing about Bunsen is a Beast related to Oaxis is that it was rumored to have Christian undertones. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
There's nothing wrong with Christian roots, messages, or undertones. Not defending Butch, just saying. - LordDovahkiin
I think what MSBS meant to say was Butch probably could have used Bunsen is a Beast possibly to manipulate kids into converting to Christianity, similar to OAXIS. - SailorSedna
So what? - 445956
The way he introduces himself in that clip wasn't even a joke, that's just what he says whenever he enters a room.
You're kidding me, right? Of all the legitimate reasons to hate Butch Hartman right now in the heat of his controversy, the only thing the person who submitted this item (no offense) could think of when coming up with said reasons is Hartman getting a sub-par GoAnimate! Grounded series? I'm sorry, but THIS is not a good reason to hate Butch Hartman right now. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Grounded Videos are already outdated and irrelevant, so 2011 and all just the same. - SailorSedna
Is this true? - AliciaMae
Well I guess it is true then. I looked it up, and found the tweet. I also found out that only the Oh Yeah! Cartoons episodes of Fairly Oddparents were the only episodes to use cel animation. The rest of the series (from 2001-2018) was animated using digital ink and paint, and then Flash animation (2017-2018). - AliciaMae
I feel so bad for anyone who donated, they don’t even get a refund - SmolOtaku