Limits must indeed be tested, but for the moment I’ve had enough. In light of recent events, I will be temporarily removing myself from tumblr and the environment it breeds until I have the head for it again. I will probably be around on weekends, but my job is bad enough on its own, I don’t need to add this toxic trash heap to it.
Let me part with this: you people, who reblog endless amounts of ‘be nice to others,’ ‘don’t judge people,’ ‘raise your hand if you’ve been a victim of bullying,’ ‘it’s okay to make mistakes and change your mind and learn and grow as a person’ etc posts– the very same people are now patting themselves on the back for bullying a public figure off an online platform with absolutely vile behaviour. It doesn’t matter why he left. It might be entirely unrelated. The point is that I see post after post of people congratulating themselves and others for being so über nasty that someone literally could not take the abuse anymore and left. That is what you’re celebrating.
If ever anyone needed proof of what tumblr really is, this is it. You don’t want equality. You wan’t to be the biggest bully– and congratulations, you’ve succeeded. I hope you’re proud of yourselves. You proved nothing except that you are exactly the kind of people you claim to hate, and that you’re capable of exhibiting absolutely disgusting behaviour and a complete disregard of a person’s feelings. Famous people are people too. It’s time you guys remembered that.
And bullying is never ever ever okay, for whatever reason. If you don’t like it happening to yourself, don’t do it to others. And on the same note, how would you feel if someone clapped for your abusers in the hallway while they shoved you into a locker? Would you be the ones clapping? How has it become acceptable to celebrate and applaud such an absolute vile act?
Yeah, all y’all are champs. You won. You are the biggest bully. Tell your mom, I bet she’s proud.