dairydead wrote:At the end of the day, what made me mad is that they really took this opportunity to embarrass Zechs and put him in a place where he felt completely uncomfortable. Its dirty as hell, and pretty despicable. It makes me think of a hypothetical where a kid would go over to a friend's house and the kid would get a spanking from, or a lecture from another parent. Its completely inappropriate to put a child in that situation, as its inappropriate to put Zechs in a situation where he would have to answer to the actions of this site as a whole. Zechs approached this situation as a fan looking to talk to some of his favorite writers, but got insulted and humiliated instead. The worst thing about this is that we aren't talking about sarcastic Jude or Ru here, this is Zechs who is as harmless and well-meaning as journalists can get.
All of this comes across as DC seeing an easy target (knowing Zechs wasn't about to fight them about this) and taking advantage of it. Again, I'm just glad I wasn't there at the moment, or else we might be talking about something else.
Couldn't agree more. They took the humiliate the person in front of them. There is no excuse to treat someone like they did Zechs.
They don't deserve the OH's respect or anyone else's.