A note to our followers
It has come to our attention that cyber bullying within the Glee RP community has hit a head again. People seem to think it’s funny to point out flaws and imperfections in other people. They think that because they’re just typing words into a screen without giving away their real identity, that they’re not doing any harm. It’s easy to vent out your opinions of someone when you don’t have to face the consequences.
The fact of the matter is, bullying is real. Even if it seems fun, or comical to some. You might look at a comment someone’s made and enjoy the sweet trainwreck that is seeing someone else demolished in words. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and people do get hurt. We all play characters here. But just because you’re looking at someone who identifies themselves as Finn Hudson, or Rachel Berry, or Blaine Anderson - that doesn’t mean there’s not a real human being behind the screen.
What seems like comic relief to you, or a vent of something you feel needed to be said, could be world shattering to someone else. Come on guys, we all work hard on our personas. There isn’t a single person here who half asses their characters. We’re all trying and doing our best, and if we fail we deserve help and responsible critique, not flat out hate. The internet is by no means a safe place, but roleplaying is a safe haven for a lot people. We come here to have fun, to embrace being someone we’re not for a little while, to make friends. We’re all real people, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect. I know this long message might sound silly to you, but think about it. Think about your friends, and think about your loved ones, and think about yourself - How would it feel if it was someone you cared about being bullied? All it takes is one comment. One comment can shatter a life, and I don’t think people realize that.
We all roleplay characters from a show that’s trying to teach us about diversity and acceptance, come on guys. Our suggestion here is, the next time you see someone who doesn’t portray their character correctly, or does something you don’t like, tell them. Be kind, and respect their rights as a fellow human being. Even if you have to do it anonymously. Submit them how to guides that might assist in bettering their writing. Try to make it better, not mock them for their faults. Nobody can improve if they aren’t given guidance. If all else fails, the unfollow button is really useful for making sure you don’t have to see what they’re up to again. They don’t have to affect your world, and you don’t have to affect theirs.
This was all written out for a specific reason, for asks we’ve been getting recently. We’re not going to blacklist. We’re not going to signal boost all the reasons that hate blogs should be reported and unfollowed. We’re not going to put a name on anything. Just know, we got your asks, and if you want something to signal boost about the topic… then signal boost this.
When did roleplay become so centered around mocking other people and shoving hate down people’s throats? Is that really what we’re here for?