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Writer and comic Steve Hyden, like many of us, has had enough of the basket of deplorables on the internet.
Yes, that's the official collective noun.
For Hyden, exchanges with hostile, unprovoked strangers sum up the internet.
The Internet: A One-Act Play. https://t.co/DWbj5XRUG7 — Steven Hyden (@Steven Hyden)
Here are the original exchanges between Amos Posner and his would be detractor.
I actively avoided movies about loss and grieving for two years, and I feel like Manchester By the Sea caught me up in two hours. — Amos Posner (@Amos Posner)
@AmosPosner You sound like a real emotional candy-ass. A little pussy who regards sadness & downerism as the same kind of must-to-avoid. — Hollywood Elsewhere (@Hollywood Elsewhere)
@wellshwood I've avoided movies specifically about death and grieving ever since my girlfriend died of cancer. What a snowflake I am! — Amos Posner (@Amos Posner)
@AmosPosner Uhm, that's new information. Very sorry that happened. — Hollywood Elsewhere (@Hollywood Elsewhere)
Oh well then, your a-holery is absolved.
Their exchange continued, and, if anything, escalated.
@AmosPosner There's a whole
moviegoing culture out there that only wants fantasy & fun, and recoils from any artful depiction of reality. — Hollywood Elsewhere (@Hollywood Elsewhere)
Your point being?
@wellshwood 1) I sought out Jeanne Dielman on the big screen recently, so I'm clearly not that. 2) That's not how you fucking talk to people — Amos Posner (@Amos Posner)
@AmosPosner You sought out "Jeanne Dielman" but you felt over-walloped by "Manchester." Yeah, that's consistent, makes sense. — Hollywood Elsewhere (@Hollywood Elsewhere)
@wellshwood I truly can't tell whether you're trolling or just that dumb, but I'm positive I'm uninterested in ever hearing from you again. — Amos Posner (@Amos Posner)
@AmosPosner Okay! — Hollywood Elsewhere (@Hollywood Elsewhere)
That appears to have been the end of their exchange.
Posner continued to Tweet about it in response to contact from other strangers, some sympathetic, others less so.
In addition is Posner's reaction to the online responses he's received since Hyden and others brought him to public attention.
Trolls make fun of people who are "triggered," but triggers happen after TRAUMA. Even to straight working class men, like in Manchester. — Amos Posner (@Amos Posner)
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