Hyde’s comedy style could be compared to Tom Green in that it’s over-the-top offensive, borderline-cringe male humor that makes teen boys snort and giggle. His troupe, Million Dollar Extreme describes itself as “misandrous comedioterrorists” and besides the “Sam Hyde As Shooter” meme, the troupe’s main claim to fame is terrorizing game developer Brianna Wu with various videos involving guns, knives, and death threats. Hyde’s humor finding an audience could be attributed as a backlash to feminist ideals, or “PC culture run amok,” becoming more mainstream — like the rise of MRAs online, for example.
When I first saw his name being thrown about it was on 4chan about what an idiot he is. The long and short of it is that there is a whole class of people who make a living poking the bear. That bear may be 4chan, or Tumblr, or Twitter, or hell even Organized Religion. The reality is that if you are an "offend-a-tron" you can generate interest, use that interest to generate an audience, then milk that audience for a while until a better "offend-a-tron" pops up and makes you irrelevant. There are a few atheists, many Christians, a bunch of feminists and of course the anti-feminists who all follow this business model.
The moral of the story, and rule number freaking one for the internet age, is DO NOT FEEL THE TROLLS. Guys like this are low poly-count bait that anyone who has been online for more than a month or two should be able to see a mile away, yet people keep falling for their schtick.