HEY. YOU TWO. THIS IS NOT OKAY.
I’m a professional writer myself. I get the whole idea that you can’t accept pitches. Legal liability. What worries me more is that you have also said anyone who gives you a hard time will be blocked. So I don’t expect this will actually reach you, but just in case, I need to tell you — this is not okay.
I was with you until that last tweet. Figured you were making fun of yourselves. But then you had to go and throw in that tag, and that tag is the most disrespectful, insulting piece of crap I’ve ever seen. So we’re all just crybabies, huh? And we’re being mean for expressing our opinion? Poor babies. You’re getting paid for this. You’re in the public eye, like it or not. And that means taking some flak. Deal with it.
The fact is, what you’re doing is not just disrespectful, it’s bullying. You could lock your twitter down for these private conversations. But what you’re doing is using a public forum to demean and belittle a huge group of people. You see your follower counts, you know people are listening to what you say. And what you’ve said is “Fuck you.” What you’ve said is “I’m going to treat you as the butt of a joke because all you are is a pain in my ass, and your opinions and feelings mean nothing.”
Do you have to answer us when we say things that annoy you? No, of course not. But just because you’re not listening to us doesn’t mean we’re not listening to you. And that’s unfair, and it’s using a position of privilege to abuse others, and it is not okay, gentlemen. Stop it.