I'm sure by now you've heard about that asshole who put up a "Homophobic and Proud of it" stamp- if not, go on and read about it here.[link]
Now then, I was a bit annoyed like most anybody else. The fact that this hasn't been taken down yet is, quite frankly, bullshit. You won't see me swear a lot on this journal, but this is the definition of bullshit. Why hasn't this been taken down yet? Because apparently this sort of hate isn't necessarily bad enough to warrant the mighty DA Banhammer. Ugh.
And the creator of course stands by the fact that it's not hate, because the definition of homophobia doesn't involve hate. Great. Instead, it involves an intense, irrational fear of a group of people. You wanna tell me that's not just as bad? Bullshit.
Now, then, here's the thing you all should be paying attention to. This guy is a masterclass troll. You wanna know why he posted this stamp? BECAUSE HE WAS BORED AND WANTED TO PISS PEOPLE OFF. Don't believe me? Here's a copy of the first selection of comments on the stamp page itself:
"*Danium Feb 23, 2010
Cant wait for the dArama
rosaix Feb 23, 2010
Neither can I!! I don't really know how to start it except by posting the stamp in clubs where there are members from the grievances group... Hope it won't take long, I'm so bored right now...
*Danium Feb 23, 2010
Dude you only make this stampts to cause dArama to get populair
rosaix Feb 23, 2010
Not to be popular, only some dArama, some comments etc when I'm totally bored like this.
My aim was to get at least 10 000 pvs, so now I have it I don't really care aboutthose anymore.
...See, there's all kinds of screwed up logic here. From what it looks like, the dude doesn't even really care if he gets banned, he's just doing it for the pageviews. Pageviews can be a nice thing for an artist- it means that more people are wanting to see their work. This clown, however, is just wanting views so that people can see how much of an ass he is. They read about it in a journal like I did, and they all come to gawk and stare and leave rude comments, which is exactly what this troll wants. In the end, the pageviews mean nothing except for their value to your own ego, and that's exactly why this jerk decided to post the stamp. I'm not even sure where I'm going with this, I feel like I'm venting a bit.
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