Why You Should Sign
Why should you sign even if you know nothing about Smosh and have never seen the show (some videos have been captioned by volunteers)? You should sign the Caption Smosh petition because:
- Top YouTube shows need to somehow get the message that they need to caption!
- Deaf and hard of hearing children and teenagers are missing out on the ability to participate in teens' chatter about Smosh on social media. If you are not a kid, sign the petition so that today's deaf and hard of hearing kids don't have to miss out! Do it for the deaf or hard of hearing kid that you used to be.
Why We Are Petitioning Smosh
Why are we petitioning Smosh? We are petitioning because it is a last resort. Nothing else we have tried has worked to get their attention! Smosh has never responded to all the people who have been asking for captions.We have tried:
- Personal email. Failed. There's been no response to private email sent to the Smosh "contact us" emails - firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Tweeting. Failed.
- Facebook comments. Failed. (There's no ability to send a private message or post to the Smosh Facebook page)
- Instagram. Failed.
- Tumblr. Failed.
Petitioning is the only tool left for us to try! We are on the cusp of 2015, and the vast majority of the top YouTube channels are not captioning. A petition, if it has enough signatures, can get the attention of the media. A petition can go viral. A petition can be used to tell people about Smosh and the need for captions on Smosh, even if people are not on social media.
Help us get more signatures on the Caption Smosh petition - we HAVE to do something to get the top YouTube channels to closed caption! We don't know what else to do!