What I learned from the recent “rus///ame fic to putin” scandal:
Not only is sending anon hate bullying, but expressing any form of opposition towards a teenager’s actions within the space of your blog is also “bullying”, even if you left them unidentified….
Or at least according to tumblr user anothercolor-2ptalia.
Yeah, I agree that hate definitely shouldn’t have been sent over it and anyone who did send hate is a piece of trash, but I don’t agree with how this user aggressively went around yelling at literally everybody who dared to express anything along the lines of “Wow, no. Stop.” calling them “bullies” for it.
Even posts that were as simple as “why would you do that” “wtf don’t do that” or just reaction images this user would comment like “JACKASS THEY’RE 15!!1!1 YOU’RE BULLYING THEM!!111!1 YOU’RE STILL BITCHING STFU” when in reality, most people who posted about it moved on from the situation pretty quickly and the only reason it was still being spoken about is because this user kept messaging. I’ve seen at least 2 users they replied to call them out on that point.
I feel sorry that the kid was sent hate and I’m sorry for anyone who actually got heat over daring to think “No. That’s not a good idea.”
Expressing disagreement towards a 15 year old’s actions within the space of your blog while concealing their identity isn’t fucking “bullying”. The only people who are bullies are the ones who went out of their way to send hate.