crazyrandomtruthfulairhead asked: Should you ever attack someone in the same verse all because of age and false accusations? On Twitter I get bullied and harassed for being 40 and passionate about Pokemon. The ones that do not only attack me but my friends thinking it’s me.
Since this is 100% not alright in any form, I’m assuming it’s more about having a place of semi-power and maybe-authority respond and give you a firm answer to hand off to others.
No, it’s not. There’s no age limits on what we love and enjoy. If grandpa gets mad we’re listening to music from his era we tell him to go away. It’s not something to haze people for, and especially not in such a manner that you attack other people for it. Unless the person is predatory, and luring kids into doing things they probably shouldn’t, there is no way this is okay. And even then it’s more about staying away from them than causing shit. People have a right to like whatever they want. Whatever appeals to them, no matter the age group, is what appeals to them.
As long as they’re not hurting anyone, there’s literally no excuse for this behavior. Even then the only excuse is you feel like you have to retaliate, and that’s kind of just going to keep the cycle going. Never attack another person, never spread hate, never become a monster just because you don’t like a couple numbers attached to a name. Grow up, deal with the fact that there are differences in the fandom, and not everyone is going to be exactly like you and your friends. Accept them, and if you find something uncomfortable, leave them alone. Don’t hurt another living person just because you don’t like something. That is so horrible, how can you even bring yourself down to that level. Just step away, and remember that the reason that fandom even exists is because some 40-year-old man created Pokemon from scratch out of his own head for you to enjoy. Bet it’d be shitty if we told him that this kind of stuff isn’t for his age group huh?