Hello! Where could I read the character assassination posts you wrote on Buzzfeed?? I'm very curious :)
Well certainly not on Buzzfeed, that’s for sure.
Now this is a story all about how my life got switch turned upside down…
Back in the ominous year of two-thousand and sixteen and Louis Tomlinson had just awkwardly announced on Twitter that he was a father whilst simultaneously out clubbing according to a couple sources in da club, so take that as you will. And I wrote this post about how incredibly bizarre the entire situation is. So I decided to write about it on Buzzfeed, since I was already building a portfolio there in anticipation of applying for their editorial fellowship.
I’d had some articles go viral before so the editor of Buzzfeed UK had told me to email him anything I wrote, so I sent him this and he replied:
Within two days it had over 64,000 views.
Then I wrote another article called, “Why is it so hard for people to believe that Louis Tomlinson has had a baby” where I showed some pictures that people had sent to me which highly insinuated that the photos on Louis’ IG had been photoshopped.
The original article was nearing the 100k mark
So I wrote another article about how Louis’ actions seemed to be mimicking how Simon Cowell acted when he had his son and I named it, “Is Louis Tomlinson’s bizarre behaviour just him mocking Simon Cowell?” in which I dug up a bunch of articles from a couple years ago about Simon which were buried deep in the internet and was like, “Look all of this was printed about him.”
Then, as I was making another Buzzfeed post about RBB and SBB I was logged out and couldn’t log back into my account. Then I realised that all of my articles were missing so I emailed the editor, who had previously been putting all my work on the homepage and he told me I’d have to talk to the Community Editor and basically never spoke to me again. The Community Editor said
Which is the exact opposite of how they’d treated me for almost two years. My original article that went viral was about my blog, so clearly using my “brand” had never been an issue before. Not only did they delete the article about Simon Cowell, but they deleted my entire 26 article portfolio aka my application to work for them. At this point I was like, “Fine. I don’t want to work for a bunch of a-holes like you anyway, I’ll publish them myself. I own a website.” So I put the articles on my website and an hour later I got this error message when I tried to look at it
Mind you this is a website that I pay for myself and which holds the entirety of my blogging catalogue since 2010, so when I thought it had all been deleted I was like
Luckily, it had not been deleted, but someone had flooded the server it’s hosted on with traffic to my site, causing it to crash. I spoke to the IT department and this had apparently never happened to one of their servers before, and it was indeed due to a targeted attack on my own website.
So for a hot minute I was like, “Well I can’t really risk my entire writing career just because I think Simon Cowell is a monster.” But then I thought, that is exactly how we get the media narrative we have today.
I then setup a mailing list (which anyone can subscribe to here) and basically copied and pasted the articles (which I had recovered through archive.org) and sent every single one of them to over 2,000 people. They can hack websites and threaten news outlets all they want, but they can hardly demand that thousands of people delete an email…at least that was my logic.
Short story long…here’s all the articles I wrote which resulted in my being personally victimised by
Regina Simon Cowell:
And bonus, the original thesis on Larry I wrote for Buzzfeed: