Are you suggesting that someone would be wrong to respond to a negative tweet? That to do so would somehow inhibiting free speech?
Q2) LOL! Never! Absolutely not.
I'm saying, not suggesting, that if you knowingly and in advance use a tool that invites public opinion
, and then bristle when an opinion you don't like comes your way, don't be surprised or, worse, take it so damned seriously. I mean...it's TWITTER for gods sakes X-D And it's ONE opinion in a sea of many.Not everybody is going to like everything. So, should the people who don't like a thing duct tape their mouths for the sake of.....what?
I know that is a lot of assuming. X-D And I say this as someone who is actually fiercely protective of people I like. X-D
Yeah...I guess if I were going to make any assumptions it would be that someone in the limelight for decades would have a little thicker skin by now or take such comments in stride. I'd rather assume and potentially err on the side of someones intelligence and sincerity, than assume a fragility that would be sort of stunning, all things considered.
Protective? I'm protective too but they were just an opinion expressed by one man. AND, a man who had already said on his site that he thought he was a genius. So the reaction to some trivial opinion on something not exactly earth-shattering, strikes me as beyond protective and pushing a public execution. Seriously, the guy was scathingly villified and I can kind of understand the fans doing that...but not the head honcho jumping in....
Maybe you're right...maybe he said something horrible, disgusting, made some threat...but as it stands? The reaction to an OPINION and a few WORDS just seemed horribly out of proportion, particularly in context not in spite of it....and probably a sychophant or two exacberated that reaction...
the ironic thing is when I noticed it, 'The trials of oscar wilde' were on and at that part of the movie where Oscar is now being hated on by everyone...it reminded of the backlash against this one twitterererer....i don't feel sorry for the guy, but he seems to understand the difference between speech encouraged and speech shut down better than all the many who say they 'love language' X-D