I can't believe what's been going on in the world of Tumblr, but I feel like I have to say this, so here it is.
When you spread hatred and negativity, you will get back the same amount of hatred and negativity sooner or later. You call people names, and you will be called names, as well. If you can't handle that, then don't spread hatred and negativity in the first place.
It is absolutely not right for anyone to turn this into a personal attack on anyone.
Over the years, I have disagreed and even disliked the attitudes or opinions of some people, online and offline.
But I have NEVER ever disliked these people as individual persons. In fact, I have a feeling that if I ever got to know these people in person, I'd probably like them quite well. I really do.
When I say I don't like someone's opinions, I never say I dislike or hate them, because I really don't.
Opinions are just opinions, people. Not the individuals themselves.
I realize that opinions and attitudes are all that we ever get to see online of one another, but remember that these opinions only make up a very small fraction of the individuals as a whole.
We are ALL very complex beings, with so many different backgrounds and personal issues. And behind any negative or hateful comments, there are real people with real feelings who do feel pain and hurt (unless they are real trolls and enjoy every minute of the negative attention).
So, if you want to criticize someone's opinions, criticize the opinions, not the individuals by calling them names or saying everybody hates them. If you do, you certainly don't speak for me.
I love this fandom so frigging much, but in the end, it's just a fandom, OK? Where we're supposed to unite with common love and just have fun, spread the love around, exchange opinions.
Having someone feel personally cornered and horrible as a person, no matter what they may have said, is totally out of line and shouldn't be tolerated.
My GACKTish Days
and some other days
- Dear Fandom