Thursday, August 25, 2016
Hell is other people - and trolls, mainly trolls
The internet is wonderful.
The internet is horrible.
This week has been a horrible week.
I've had to delete troll comments, again.
And I've had to fend off the most disgusting homophobic rant received by email from someone in Canada. This person mistook corrie.net for the official ITV Coronation Street site. Corrie.net has, and always will have, the words 'fan website' on it at the top, in large letters. This person ignored that and took out their vitriol on me, a fan.
I receive homophobic, sexist and racist emails from Coronation Street 'fans' almost every day of the week, almost always from Canada. I normally delete them without reply. This week I replied, fed up to the back teeth of emails from bigots.
I'm a Coronation Street fan. I keep corrie.net and the Coronation Street Blog going and growing because I love writing about my favourite TV show.
99.9% of fellow fans who leave comments or send message to me are great. It's that tiny percentage who really cut to the core with their bigotry and hatred.
I don't think I've felt so melancholy in a long time about doing something I love.
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