The fact that they think we're all young and clueless makes it even more disgusting to me in the sense that they're not only seeking to profit off other people's labor, but off CHILD labor at that, and they see nothing exploitative or wrong about it. All the more satisfying when they suddenly realize what they're actually dealing with.
That he's firmly in the camp of Stupid White Boy doesn't surprise me a bit. There's that certain colonialism to his actions that I cannot forgive. He's invading our space, trying to use us locals as free labor for his profit and about to wreck up everything about our society that made it work. The rest of us don't matter beyond how we can benefit him. Even with fandom tearing him a new one, I still kind of want the Tolkien Estate to nail his ass to the grass. Send a message to the rest of them since clearly they don't respect us enough to listen to fandom itself.