Chubbles wrote:It may be bullshit but in today's society with cameras everywhere and the threat of being sued hanging over your head, you absolutely MUST refrain from such things. Now if you call them a douchebag while he's out eating with his family then yes you are 100% wrong, but on a message board which is built for people to express opinions it should be below her to respond and validate the poster.
and on a public message board designed for people to express their opinions, it should be fine for her to come in and express hers.
At the end of the day, we don't respect anything anymore. We want the creators to participate in the threads, but we don't want them to say "Hey that's fucked up!" when we do something fucked up. When Punchy does something fucked up and someone calls him on it there will be hundreds of posters on both sides of the argument... it is no different. The only difference is you know for sure who Gail Simone is (you think) as opposed to anonymous young brit poster dubbed punchy.
And when we didn't allow it at any level... it didn't encroach into their private lives, because I promise you Jeter has been out to dinner with his family and been called a douche. All celebrities are chased around by paparazzi... there is no more private time and the people who would defend such actions say that is the decision the celebrity made by becoming a celebrity... bullshit.
Of course, when Simone comes into a thread and says something you don't like, you are free to respond in kind, either stepping into the middle of it yourself and becoming one of the multiple people making asses of themselves or you can choose not to buy any more of her work or you can choose to ignore or even better you can choose to say "hey I might have done the same thing" and realize that she is a person too. With feelings and who on any given day might want to respond to bullshit that is said about her. She's a comic fan too, she might just want to join in the fun.
But again, to dislike her for that is valid. I have no problem with it, but to act like MoTA or the paparazzi or the guy who gets his face smashed by Jeter is a victim is bullshit, pure and simple.