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Anne Wheaton Tricked a Bunch of Gamergate Trolls Into Donating Money to The People They Hate Most

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | April 23, 2015 | Comments ()

By Vivian Kane | Miscellaneous | April 23, 2015 |


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Last weekend, Anne Wheaton, lover of googly eyes and Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton is her husband), attended the Calgary Expo. Also in attendance at the Calgary Expo, if you hadn’t already heard, were a group of Gamergate trollspawn determined to ruin the convention for everyone who wasn’t a hate-fueled garbage person. Anne wrote a post on her blog this past Monday, talking about what a great experience she had at the expo, but also mentioning that this one particular group tried to ruin everyone’s fun.

As much as I enjoyed meeting and seeing all of these wonderful people, I also know there can be people out there who look for opportunities to try to be hurtful and harmful to people who just want to enjoy a convention experience. I know this happened at Calgary Expo this weekend, and the staff and local authorities handled the situation immediately. It’s an unfortunate world we live in where angry and unhappy people try to find ways to take the joy out of life for someone else, but it was obvious by the thousands of people at this convention that it wasn’t going to affect their enjoyment of the weekend.
And because this is the internet, that single paragraph in a blog post, in which she doesn’t name any people or groups, but instead stays positive and courteous, earned her a tidal wave of Twitter abuse.

So she came up with the most awesome response possible.

















Not everyone fully understood how this worked, apparently.
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In between all the hate, there was a lot of good stuff, too.

Which, of course, was the entire point of her original post: that there will always be angry idiots. And they are loud and can be hard to ignore, but there’s usually a lot more good going around than there is stupid jerkiness.


Via The Mary Sue.


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