This is taken from an interview of Bryan Fuller about Hannibal. At one point he is talking about Will and Hannibal and from there it goes into how people react. You can read it yourself here.
We are all, as human beings, capable of doing beautiful things and we’re all capable of doing horrible things, and those elements exist side by side, and it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff in those moral quandaries. So you do have to forgive a little bit, particularly when we’re living in an age of outrage, where it is so easy to be offended and everybody gets to feel that rush of ‘How dare you!’“
Oh God, don’t get me started on internet outrage…
"It’s so dull, and entitled, and actually adolescent in its knee-jerk reactionary quality, whereas if you just stop and say 'OK, this person made a mistake’ as opposed to 'Burn them! Burn them all!’ A person that you like can do something incredibly shitty and heartless, and they also can save a puppy, and love that puppy, and it’s hard to separate those things. It really is kind of that hormonal adolescence run rampant on the internet, because I remember as a kid going off to college, when your eyes are opened to so many things, and if somebody said 'Merry Christmas’ to me, I would go 'Well, what if I was Jewish? You should say Happy Holidays!’
"It’s strictly hormonal, that kind of response, it’s adolescent, it’s peaks and valleys as you’re going through this crazy hormonal flux that makes it impossible for you to stop and go, 'Well, you could just say thank you, and accept Merry Christmas for what it is’. Instead we choose to get upset, because there’s an adrenal rush from being offended, and I think that’s why there is so much of it.
"And because it’s on the internet, you have no social parameters to curtail big reactions into something that’s more motivated by the intent of the statement – instead we break things down into semantics and say 'Well, you said this specifically which means that you are a bad person and you should burn in hell’. I could go on. I’m sorry, I’m ranting!”
If you were to ask almost any American Jewish person on this site about their feeling towards Christmas that amount of frustration and outrage you would hear would be enough to fill the ocean.
Many times American-Jews have talked within Jumblr and on our blogs about having Christianity showed down our throats.
When somebody tells me “Merry Christmas’ I do get upset and I do say something. I’m not being hormonal as Fuller puts it. I’m valid in my frustration. I should not have your religion pushed on me.
The fact that Fuller choose of all the examples to talk about ‘Internet outrage’ Jews being upset over having to hear Merry Christmas is absolutely disgusting.
It invalidates a minorities struggle. Also this whole backlash against ‘Internet Outrage’ is just that. It is all about shutting down minorities discussions of injustice and invalidating all struggles.
Bryan Fuller, I can no longer deny the facts sitting in front of me this plus your incredibly problematic choices, behaviors, and actions as seen within your show Hannibal proves that you are both a racist and an antisemite.