Julie Plec isn’t having any of this cyberbullying anymore — and JJJ totally agrees with her!
The Vampire Diaries and The Originals executive producer took to Twitter to tackle the issue after one of the stars on her shows was the target of some disgusting bullying from fans of the series.
“Today, when I tweeted about an actress on my show getting bullied on Twitter, some people responded with outrage and solidarity and support. Thank you. You are good, normal, functional and kind people. Others responded with: people are mean on the Internet. She should get the fuck over it and stop whining and looking for attention,” Julie wrote.
She added, “To those people, I say YOU are all that is wrong with the world. You represent Hate. Anger. Intolerance and Cruelty. You are the opposite of all that I wish the world could be. So no more of you. Today I celebrate those who represent themselves on soc. media in a way that reflects the part of us who want to be good. The real world is hard enough. Don’t be the problem. Be the change.”
“I just read a series of tweets directed at an actress that are so reprehensible I want to cry, then vomit, then cry some more. I repeat: this is not okay. Shipping and fandoms are supposed to be about celebrating what you love. Not trying to destroy each other. This isn’t about who likes what, wants what, hates what. This is about basic human decency. Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves. The rest of you, please continue to be beautiful. The Internet needs you,” Julie concluded.
Pull it together, you guys. Police each other. Hate, in any form, to anyone in this day & age is NOT OKAY. https://t.co/1FrrodQV0T
— julieplec (@julieplec) December 11, 2015
It's fun to have different opinions about ships, but I just woke up to my entire feed filled with someone saying they hope I die of cancer.
— Leah Pipes (@leahmariepipes) December 11, 2015
Posted to: Julie Plec