Except most of this, especially the stuff near the beginning is fucking false. Did this guy even actually do research before he started making stuff up? He didn't do an interview and he doesn't know what he's talking about. I'd be surprised if he was old enough to drink from the sound of it.
The hiring of anyone from tumblr was likely Pen and Nat going after good artists and breaking traditional hiring policies for the industry. Like, tumblr artists are sometimes people who can't afford college or can't afford to break their way in and are still good at what they do. If anything, hiring tumblr artists was an attempt at destroying the incestuous nature of the professional art industry. It was an attempt. It got worse afterward, but only because no one coming after him actually bothered to hire outside their comfort zone. If that story this guy tells can even be believed.
Let me also point out, for those of you clearly too young to remember, Pen and the rest of the AT staff used to come here, too. They stopped after awhile, but they used to show up and people would ask for critique and opinions on pieces they did from the staff members and the staff would help people understand the modern rubber-hose style better. AND THEY OFFERED PEOPLE ON HERE JOBS, TOO. That's right, they offered people on 4chan jobs! You cluster fucks. Even if they offered jobs to tumblr, they did it here, too. It balanced out.
It's pretty obvious to me, but videos like this must honestly be made by people who think they have an axe to grind. It's usually people who want to hate tumblr, not realizing that tumblr doesn't have one hive mind and there's all sorts of shit on there. Or people who want to hate Sugar for all the wrong reasons and think it's amoral to have two girls kissing on TV and think they can blame her for the decline of AT. It's fucking ridiculous. Yes, there are problems with the animation industry, but hiring amateur artists off the internet is not the problem!