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– by Stephon White

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. The creed of the ’90s. Growing up, my generation and the ones before it’s parents would enforce this ideal onto their children. Why? Because the world is frightening, full of misfits, bullies, and good people who are seriously flawed. So, in preparation, one needed to know that at any time some a-hole could try to dampen your good spirits by saying some seriously unjustified crap all to be a dick. But at least they had the courage to look you in the eye and be a dick. Nowadays the anonymity offered by the internet has allowed an entire generation to voice their opinions right from the comfort of their couches. Lazy d**ks.

We have all seen many people shut down their social media accounts due to harassment. The cup of hate doth overflow, waiting to douse some unsuspecting civilian. Just last month Ruby Rose tasted it when fans poured their anger out on her Twitter. Why all the hate? Because folks thought she wasn’t lesbian enough to play a lesbian character. Yes, folks, all this social connectivity has truly brought the A-holes closer than you might have wanted.

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Former DC head Diane Nelson took to Twitter and expressed her support for the recent Joker set footage saying:

“LOVE IT! Great story, great actor, specific and strong vision from talented director. What DC should have been doing since Nolan. Even if diehard fans struggle with his vision.”

Oh, boy did the floodgates of hate pour their fury upon her forcing Nelson to abandon her Twitter account. As a fan, I really dig the new cinematic take on Joker. His story’s been told differently, his motivations have varied, and the character was depicted differently in the comics where it all boils down to telling a great story. So, I am not sure who these diehard fans are that dislike Phoenix’s Joker, but I’d sure like to meet them. We can look each other in the eye and laugh about the glory of the internet before retreating to our PC’s and slinging anonymous dirt at one another.

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SOURCE: Screen Rant