Jokes hell, they were flat out calling her a racist bitch. lmao
And I don't feel bad for her because she has engendered that type of response with her bigoted, hateful writing & speech. I felt bad for Pete! Dead parent jokes? Murdered parent jokes? I thought those were in poor taste more than the shots at the scarecrow.
I feel sorry for the kids that have been bullied; I was bullied, but I fought back (usually being the ONLY one getting in trouble, too, BECAUSE I fought back). It took a few conversations about 'sticks & stones ... words can't hurt you' to sink in, but my bullying issues back when I was a pre & early teen were a lot more physical because I was so small (think being chased and physically assaulted by 4 or more at once typically), so I had to resort to violence to let them know I wasn't gonna put up with anyone putting their hands on me any more. It finally sunk in when I went off of a guy almost 2 feet taller than me because he had elbowed the top of my head for the last fucking time. Multiple people had to pull me away as I was jumping up and swinging at his head pretty ferociously. After that, it became a joke, but no one fucked with me again. They saw the look. The look of "I'll fucking kill you if you touch me again".
All that being said, I think our nation is getting more and more pussified by the minute with its collective inability to just simply brush off words as meaningless drivel from douchebags. Insults? Doesn't rate in my opinion. Threats? That's different. I get your point, Eddie, but kids need to toughen up when it comes to being ragged on. I'm not claiming it's a rite of passage, but trash talk will always be and you either get good at it or ignore it if you know what's best for your well being.