Don’t Make Me Turn This Internet Around!
When you log onto the internet you can pretty much become whoever you want. You don’t have to post your real name or location, or give your age. Heck, you can grab a photo of someone else and pretend it’s you.
I’m sure we’ve all been warned about internet predators who use this anonymity to find their prey, those innocent young girls and boys, but there’s another kind of problem that results from the anonymity of the internet: the internet asshole.
It’s very easy to type “fuck you!” or “go die in a fire” or “your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries” when on a forum or whatever. You don’t have to see the person on the other end. You don’t have to think about what they think of your comments.
Some choice gems:
“i bet her parents threw her on her head. LOL pause it at 0:02 and look at her mug”
“brush your hair? or your dad is going to rape you again”
“oh my god, get the fuck over it little girl.? shouldn’t you be outside playing jumprope and making friends? you’re a dyke”
It was bad enough to attack Tweenteacher and say she doesn’t know what real love is, but this? This is insane.
LEELAwhereareyou is twelve, people. Your profiles say you are 28 and 37 and all sorts of ages. You should know better, you should know how to behave yourselves.
Shame on you.
Many thanks to Penny Arcade for the image.