So Alex recently tweeted something that was fat shaming another person.
how the human body would have to be built to survive a catastrophic car crash pic.twitter.com/i43YcKPzcK— D.VAblast (@alex_navarro) July 21, 2016
This was done in reference to a concept of a human that could survive a catastrophic car crash which came out recently.
Now while I do agree that the person he was making fun of has some absolutely awful opinions, but is it OK to make fun of someone in this way just because you strongly disagree with them? Shouldn't any attack on Matt Forney be on his arguments rather than his weight?
Personally I think it isn't OK because that opens the door to a lot of shitty behavior when someone says hate speech is only OK when they agree with it. Alex has since made a tweet saying hes OK with being awful to this person.
@PauklSchmaukl i recognize what i said was awful and i am honestly ok with being awful to a rancid asshole like this.— D.VAblast (@alex_navarro) July 21, 2016
I was actually kind of afraid to make this thread because I was worried about people assuming I agree with this jerk since I was calling Alex out on being a piece of shit in the name of equality but it is difficult to keep silent since he is making people who share my viewpoint look like hypocrites.
What do you guys think? Is this OK because Matt Forney has awful opinions or should we hold ourselves to higher standards than the people we disagree with?