“As some of you may know, a prominent member of Reddit’s community, Violentacrez, deleted his account recently. This was as a result of a ‘journalist’ seeking out his personal information and threatening to publish it, which would have a significant impact on his life. You can read more about it here As moderators, we feel that this type of behavior is completely intolerable. We volunteer our time on Reddit to make it a better place for the users, and should not be harassed and threatened for that. We should all be afraid of the threat of having our personal information investigated and spread around the internet if someone disagrees with you. Reddit prides itself on having a subreddit for everything, and no matter how much anyone may disapprove of what another user subscribes to, that is never a reason to threaten them. As a result, the moderators of /r/politics have chosen to disallow links from the Gawker network until action is taken to correct this serious lack of ethics and integrity. We thank you for your understanding.”
— Reddit’s r/politics moderators ban Gakwer links for “serious lack of ethics and integrity.” (via alexjamesfitz)
Welcome to the world’s most pathetic, idiotic, horseshit “defense” of reprehensible human beings. Most especially Reddit celebrity violentacrez, proud defender of such websites like “/r/beatingwomen,” who’s self-admitted crimes against humanity are worthy of far harsher crimes than being “threatened” by Gawker.
The damage people like violentacrez has done to other people’s lives, without consequence, and being defended by Reddit and it’s members are inexcusable, and to come to his aid truly shows that Reddit and it’s community, and those who defend it would rather come to the aid of sexual assaulters and abusers than victims. It’s really telling that people come to the aid of those who would stand against victims of sexual assault and women who’s only crime was posting a photo of them with Gabe Newell.
There are plenty of good, legitimate reasons to threaten people if need be. You can be threatened with having your license taken away if you drink and drive. You can be threatened with violence if you’re caught committing a crime. Reddit has now become 4Chan, but more pathetic with it’s self-righteous demeanor, it’s rallying cry of sticking up to those “evil feminists,” and now you have rallied behind a martyr - that martyr being a man who has committed awful, horrid sex crimes, and proudly admitted it to Reddit’s community.
By “taking a stand” and banning all Gawker links, in a pathetic show of solidarity, Reddit’s community has shown they side with rapists, and sexual assaulters instead of honest, good people, some of them victims of sexual assault, some of them innocent of any real wrong doing, innocent of anything at all.
Congratulations, Reddit. You done fucked yourselves this time.