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#1
In case y'all forgot that the world isn't great for about three seconds

Leslie Jones has used Twitter to great effect in the past, but the comedian has tonight faced the worst of the microblogging service, as hundreds of people bombarded her with racist and insulting tweets. The sheer number of virulently racist messages prompted Jones to reply, saying in her own series of tweets that it was not enough to simply ignore attacks online, and calling for Twitter to have stronger guidelines on hate speech

The root of the abuse is Jones' starring role in the rebooted Ghostbusters, a movie that angered certain corners of the internet by featuring an all-female cast, a decision that apparently "ruined the childhoods" of some individuals. While other female cast members faced their own attacks, the worst of the vitriol was saved for Jones, who is black. Some trolls co-opted existing memes to target the comedian, referring to slain gorilla Harambe and the infamous Donkey Kong Rap in their tweets, while others simply hurled racist slurs from behind memes and ubiquitous anime avatars.
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http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/19/12221452/ghostbusters-leslie-jones-twitter-abuse-racist

That shit was fucked up. People actually sent her everything from racial slurs to pictures of her with semen on them to images of anthropomorphic furry child porn drawings.

This dude called Milo Yiannopoulos, who was unfortunately introduced to me by the pit not too long ago, egged them on. Eventually Twitter banned his ass.

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, one of the main grievances among Twitter users has been the ability for anonymous trolls to send abusive comments to other people on the service.

But on Tuesday, Twitter barred one of the most egregious and consistent offenders of its terms of service, Milo Yiannopoulos, in an attempt to show that it is cracking down on abuse.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/technology/twitter-bars-milo-yiannopoulos-in-crackdown-on-abusive-comments.html?_r=0

But of course, Breitbart had this to say:

Triggered Leslie Jones Fans Call On Twitter to Suspend Milo

Cuz, yknow. It ain't nothing but professional victimhood... unless it's the PC police or immigrants. Then we truly are victims.


Honestly the saddest point for me was what Jones had to say towards the end:

Leslie Jones @Lesdoggg Jul 18
I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart. All this cause I did a movie. You can hate the movie but the shit I got today...wrong


Which made me pretty sad. Imagine working hard on a movie for months, your first one in fact, in a franchise that swathes of the public think they own or are owed a version that complies with their nostalgic shit.

Then this.


Discuss.
Last edited by ali.guitarkid7 at Jul 20, 2016,
#3
I'm glad that annoying Milo fucker has been blocked

Going on /r/kotakuinaction is a funny one right now

lots of people legitimately defending this abuse as some kind of victory for "free speech"

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#4
It's genuinely ironic that the guy supposedly calling out "professional victims" is in fact, a "victim" himself

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#5
The people that stop using Twitter whether by choice or banned are the real winners here imo.
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It's genuinely ironic that the guy supposedly calling out "professional victims" is in fact, a "victim" himself

That's frequently the case
#7
Quote by EndTheRapture51
I'm glad that annoying Milo fucker has been blocked

Going on /r/kotakuinaction is a funny one right now

lots of people legitimately defending this abuse as some kind of victory for "free speech"

You're confusing 'people' with 'racists'.
#8
some of them are saying that if they were arrested for following someone around a store calling the person "fat" then that'd be a violation for free speech lays smg why do we have to share a society with these people and why do they call themselves "rationalists" and "free thinkers"

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#9
ow my poor childhood how will i ever recover from this ghostbusters remake???? stupid pc society needs to stop trying to censor me!




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"With the cowardly suspension of my account, Twitter has confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and Black Lives Matter extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives," Yiannopoulos told Breitbart.


Quote by Breitbart

The statement also promises to tackle “hateful” conduct, in the wake of widespread media condemnation of racist tweets sent to Leslie Jones. However, it remains to be seen whether Twitter will take any action against Jones’ own racially hateful tweets, seen below and archived here.

Lord have mercy…white people shit

— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) February 9, 2015


Fucking hell.
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#11
"white people shit" = racist hate speech

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#12
unbelievably stupid.

well actually it's believably stupid, sad as that may be.
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"white people shit" = racist hate speech


I don't think I'll ever recover from being told that I, as a white person, do stuff that white people do.
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#15
why do people always refer to shit as cowardly? I've never understood why that's the go to insult and it's usually not true.
#16
Holy crap. I knew Breitbart is a conservative network but I never knew it was this shade of it.


The alt-right genuinely creeps me out. I can't help but think of a rich kid in a suit with a pyro obsession.
#17
Really disgusting.
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#18
If you've ever seen those Purge movies that's basically the alt right to a tee.
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ooh look at me i'm ERIKLENSHERR and i work at fancy pants desk jobs and wear ties and ply barely legal girls with weed and booze i'm such a classy motherfucker.
#19
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If you've ever seen those Purge movies that's basically the alt right to a tee.


I CAN NEVER READ YOU, WTFUH

On another note, Yiannopoulis has always been a slimy fuck. It's like taking the worst forms of narcissism, the self-ingrained expectancy of being a 'gay iconoclast' and objectivist hogwash then forcing it into a sparkling condom with a $1000 toupe.
o()o

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#20
TWITTER BANS MILO

GAY BREITBART EDITOR PURGED FOR THOUGHTCRIMES

BUZZFEED ♥♥♥ SILENCING DISSENT

UPDATE — MILO RESPONDS: TOTALITARIAN TWITTER ‘OVER’…


I love how they're all against identity politics until precious Milo takes some fire and then he's GAY EDITOR

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#21
Fight the PC POLICE Brothers do not let THE MAN take away your god given micro-blogging rights
#23
Milo is gone? Oh no!



whatever will FREEDOM do now?! i know you've all seen this before but it's truly great art
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#24
the text "truth" written on his sword to represent that one of his weapons is "truth" is really subtle and a great little touch i don't think most people will notice

it also says "milo" on his belt in case you didn't get who he was, another subtle touch.

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#26
if I ever end up as any kind of political comic artist or spin photographer I want one of you guys to sneak up on me in my sleep and slaughter me
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who pays five hundred fucking dollars for a burger
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the text "truth" written on his sword to represent that one of his weapons is "truth" is really subtle and a great little touch i don't think most people will notice

it also says "milo" on his belt in case you didn't get who he was, another subtle touch.
I'll be honest, without it, I'd have thought it was 'botoxed to fuck' Trump.
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#28
i just noticed the "gaytriarchy" illuminati pyramid in the background what's a gaytriarchy

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if I ever end up as any kind of political comic artist or spin photographer I want one of you guys to sneak up on me in my sleep and slaughter me


Ditto for me, only replace political cartoonist with song parody writer.
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Yeah that cartoon is fantastic. That artist's entire site is full of these:

http://grrrgraphics.com/index.html


these are so fucking bad


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I CAN NEVER READ YOU, WTFUH


Renew your Telegraph subscription.
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ooh look at me i'm ERIKLENSHERR and i work at fancy pants desk jobs and wear ties and ply barely legal girls with weed and booze i'm such a classy motherfucker.
#32
Quote by EndTheRapture51
who pays five hundred fucking dollars for a burger
#33
Ok wait, holy shit. I thought these were all satirical. As in the villainization of non-masculine features and overtly heroic masculine portrayal. Like that shit screams satire.


Also political cartoonists are awesome. Even if you don't agree with these, they are very powerful works.
#34
theyre absolutely terrible, if you have to make your point by literally writing words all over your drawing then you should find a new medium to express your opinions through

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like is it not obvious the point being made here why does it have to say NRA and ISIS on it i mean it probably took great restraint not to write "OBAMA" on the black blokes jacket

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Quote by EndTheRapture51
theyre absolutely terrible, if you have to make your point by literally writing words all over your drawing then you should find a new medium to express your opinions through

Remove the words from that hydra drawing and you get fairly similar results. It's no different to dialogue in cartoons. Sure, how visual your storytelling is goes a long way, but generally words flatter rather than describe.

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political cartoons are the original memes

No pls no.


Political cartoons may very well be a contributing factor to why democracy even exists. They really, really helped lower classes get involved in politics way back when they were 'beneath' them or something.
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Quote by EndTheRapture51
these are so fucking bad



'Diversity' being akin to shooting holes in your own ship is particularly laughable.
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#40
so let me get this straight these trolls are essentially abusing their right to free speech to make racist and abusive comments and now their accounts have been closed by twitter they are complaining about censorship... wow

i suppose it comes down to where you draw the line with freedom of speech but yeah these people are cunts