Soapbox: If The Smash Community Wants To #SaveSmash, It Needs To Start From Within

The community needs to deal with the abuse scandals of 2020 first.

Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Alan Lopez discusses the recent online campaign to “save” Super Smash Bros., and why it’s papering over a far more insidious issue at the core of the community…

#SaveSmash. That’s the hashtag you may have seen proliferating on social media during last week’s American holiday break (along with its more specific cousin, #FreeMelee). What did the Smash Bros. series do this time to make headlines, you might be asking yourself?

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