Last week, I blogged about a Justin Bieber fan who threatened to expose the identities of all Bieber haters by tracking their IP addresses and publishing them on a website. I figured this kid would post the one YouTube video and then retreat.
Boy, was I wrong.
Not only does Eric Douglace, 14, respond to all the feedback he’s gotten, but he drags some other kid, Jack, into the mix. Jack seems like a nice guy, until he utters the sentence “We are still going ahead with this war.”
Oh, so it’s a war now, is it? Apparently their love of Justin Bieber is so powerful that mere mockery cannot stop it alone. Though speaking of love, I need to remind people again that as idiotic as this kid is, using gay slurs isn’t helpful. I’ve seen people post things on both videos like “faggot” and “gay,” and that presents problems. Need I remind anyone that six teens committed suicide in the span of one month because they were bullied for being gay? Don’t drag yourself down to this kid’s level.
But here’s the key difference between Eric Douglace and someone like Chris Crocker or Jessi Slaughter: they cried. Chris Crocker was a looney, but he didn’t threaten people, he just asked them (and by “asked” I mean “bawled at”) to leave Britney Spears alone. Jessi Slaughter cried in that video when her dad was yelling in the background about the “cyberpolice” and such.
Eric Douglace is more worthy of people’s scorn and mockery because he doesn’t show contrition, he’s just a punk kid. In the video, he says that his parents were furious at him for releasing the first video and told him to stop, but apparently he didn’t listen. And based on the fact he has two new videos out (we’ll get to the second one later on), they don’t plan on grounding him anyway.
But now, as I did last time, we shall pair his words with my rebuttals.
“No other Belieber is preserving Justin’s talent.”
So is he implying no other Justin Bieber fan has joined him in this fight? Or does he think no one else has the same kind of “courage” as him to post such a blatantly provocative video?
“Something needs to be done about all the Justin Bieber haters. It’s taking a toll on his talent.”
Wait, WHAT? Okay, this is where I start justifying the usage of “delusions of grandeur” in the post title. I seriously doubt Justin Bieber cares about the haters. I mean, you’d have to be incredibly thin-skinned to respond to people who dislike you in an arrogant, pissant way, right?
u really made a YouTube channel just to hate on me? Who is the dumbass now? How does it feel living in your mother’s basement the rest of your life? Enjoy. HI HATERZ
Yes, that is Justin Bieber’s actual response to a hater. But even factoring that in, I don’t think it’s “taking a toll on his talent.” It’s nothing.
“By the way, to all you idiots posting hateful comments on my YouTube page, I know where you’re coming from and in case you want to be notified, you are being monitored on a federal, state, and international level. I have the Interpol on your back, all right?”
If that was actually happening, you idiot, that would be illegal. If anyone at any organization worldwide was actually doing any of this stuff, they would be brought up with abuse of power charges. Especially if Interpol was involved.
But we know they aren’t. We know these are empty threats.
“I have people threatening to kill me.”
Honestly, kid, I’m trying to sympathize with you, because I think even hollow death threats are wrong, but it’s hard to take sides with someone who would, if he could, abuse the international legal system just to enact personal vengeance on some boneheads.
“I’ve already got about 400 IP addresses I am now tracking and I’m going to, if you live outside of the United States and if you are threatening me, I’m going to make sure you are put to justice.”
Again, that’s illegal. It kind of undermines your case when you haven’t the faintest idea what is against the law.
“And to you 4chan people who are ‘Anonymous’ or whatever the f–k you call yourselves, you are on the verge of destruction… I can get your website blocked all throughout the United States.”
Oh, you’ve done it now, kid. Anyone who directly calls out 4chan immediately invites the worst of all worlds. These are the people who sent pizzas to Jessi Slaughter’s house, so imagine what they’ll do with your information (which they probably already have). But the idea that you and a few friends of yours who know how to hack can take on one of the biggest online communities is perhaps the biggest delusion of them all.
If only we had a voice of reason to lay waste to both Eric Douglace and people who obsessively hate Justin Bieber…
Thank you, crazy person in the Kanye sunglasses. Thank you very much.
Unfortunately, Mr. Douglace noticed this video, and posted the following on his video:
LifeInATent this video is getting you suspended and arrested
To which the LifeInATent guy responded:
this is a warning not a threat so youtube cant suspend me or i will sue
Yeah, again, that whole “legal” thing comes back to bite our poor, deluded friend in the ass.
Now, as I said earlier, since we last left him, Eric has posted two new videos. What’s the second one, you ask? Why, it’s a direct response to LifeInATent.
Which led to this response to the response.
Okay, that’s it. This is getting ridiculous. The whole reason I’m even talking about this in the first place is to highlight one of the internet’s key problems: flame wars. People starting fights for no reason other than they just feel like it.
Anyone who feels sorry for Eric needs to cut it out. He made a conscious decision to say what he said, and even after all the negative feedback and his parents asking him to stop, he kept going. He’s a kid who thinks metal sucks and Justin Bieber is the best thing ever. If that isn’t enough of a reason to resent him, I don’t know what is.