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Gamergaters claim credit for Hulk Hogan’s victory over Gawker, recommend suicide to Gawkerites

Hulk Hogan (Gamergate not pictured)
Hulk Hogan (Gamergate not pictured)

Gawker Media has long been one of Gamergate’s favorite villains, and so it’s hardly surprising to see Gamergaters celebrating Gawker’s legal defeat at the hands of former wrestler and very large human Hulk Hogan.

It was a doozy of a defeat, with Gawker Media ordered to pay $115 million to Hogan for posting a sex tape featuring the ex-wrestler and the wife of a friend whose legal name is Bubba the Love Sponge.

On Twitter, Gamergaters cackled like the cartoon villains they are, posting schadenfreude-laden photoshops, ridiculous gifs, rape jokes, and the occasional request that Gawker employees die.

https://twitter.com/x_schilling/status/710969380931248128

https://twitter.com/BobDude15/status/710965368068509696

https://twitter.com/Orlando_223_/status/710993022155100160

One Tweeter brought back this familiar face.

gawkerlost
Remember me?

While the celebration comes as no shock, what is a little surprising is how many Gamergaters have leapt up to claim some kind of credit for a legal victory they had absolutely nothing to do with.

https://twitter.com/Provaporous2/status/710978097135362048

 

https://twitter.com/RedbobBackup/status/711058483248893952

One Gamergate critic summed up the situation with a handy pic:

https://twitter.com/ZombieAteMySock/status/711100188249735168

There were, to be sure, some Gamergaters who were willing to share credit with Hogan, seeing Gamergate as part of a some sort of Media Ethics tag-team.

https://twitter.com/ZanbonSen/status/710989035460648961

Demonstrating the keen sense of ethics she has evidently learned from Gamergate, Minou took a moment off from her celebration to suggest to one games journalist and longtime Gamergate target that he kill himself.

One Gamergater and taco enthusiast offered a rather different take on the relationship between Hogan and the heroes of Gamergate.

https://twitter.com/TerrorTacos/status/711039324725374976

Obviously, there are numerous Gamergaters who are sufficiently connected with reality that they can see that, no, they had nothing whatsoever to do with Hogan’s lawsuit, or the verdict, or the massive judgement. But the victory-claimers had retorts ready for these unbelievers.

https://twitter.com/osc4x/status/711279565314891776

But wherever they stood on the issue of just who was responsible for this glorious victory, Gamergaters seemed to agree on one thing: Gawker employees deserve to suffer for the poor decisions of their bosses.

https://twitter.com/HereticOfEthics/status/711091450763563008

Other Gamergate ethicists suggested that Gawkerites just go ahead and kill themselves.

https://twitter.com/ramzaruglia/status/711026081776570369

https://twitter.com/AgoristArtist/status/711006031413837824

https://twitter.com/Bobcat665/status/711002301813510144

It’s about ethics in telling journalists to kill themselves.

I hardly need to point out some of the blatant hypocrisies here. Gamergate wants Gawker Media destroyed over a sex tape. Meanwhile, Gamergaters posted nude photos of Zoe Quinn all across the internet; they also sent them directly to Quinn’s relatives. Gamergate did much of its early organizing on 4chan, before moving on to 8chan; both sites have reputations as havens for the trading of child porn.

Reddit, which hosts gamergate hub Kotaku in Action, has also been used to distribute child porn and stolen celebrity nudes; the site’s admins were glacially slow in taking action against both problems. Yes, Gawker’s posting of Hulk Hogan’s sex tape was sleazy and wrong and damaging. But 4chan, 8chan, and Reddit have done far more damage to a much larger group of victims. If Gamergate were as concerned as they pretend to be about “revenge porn” — or any kind of porn that is made and/or distributed without the consent of those in it — why are they not trying to shut down — or radically reform — Reddit or 8chan?

That is of course a rhetorical question.

Let me leave you with the creepiest tweet I ran across while writing this post. Once again, here’s Milo:

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/710994606863872000

EDIT: I removed several tweets that turned out to be from a troll account.

EDIT 2: And one more.

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Josh
Josh
4 years ago

You know, given that the Hulkster is a lying, racist, self centered hypocrite, I’m REALLY not surprised he’s a hero to gamergaters.

LindsayIrene
4 years ago

Milo: “DADDIES”

Me:
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Also, I want to remain in complete denial that such a thing as a H*lk H*g*n s*x t*p* exists [censored for the sensitive, and those prone to getting vivid mental images]. Let’s just call it ‘Hulk Hogan’s crocheted pot-holder’ or something.

PanopticBlast
PanopticBlast
4 years ago

At least one of the accounts you linked to (the Gamergate Man Fort one) is a definite troll/”satire” account. But yeah, GG is having a big celebratory circle-you-know-what over this, which is just beyond inexplicable. I guess if you hate something, you get to claim credit when something bad happens to it? Does that mean I’m responsible for the Trump University fraud charges? I’d like to think so.

Tyra Lith
Tyra Lith
4 years ago

“Our ethics have won”

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“DADDIES”

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kale
kale
4 years ago

I stopped at the point where I said, “holy shit, that’s fuckin 9/11!” Nope. Nope. et NOPE.

Youtube: bring me some happy kittens, puppies, and babies playing peacefully together please, STAT!.

Cyberwulf
Cyberwulf
4 years ago

These pieces of shit are so fucking worthless. I can’t believe their goddamn temper tantrum is continuing nearly two years later.

Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
4 years ago

I used to work at a group home for troubled teens. The pay was terrible, not to mention having to deal with a whole bunch of angry, demanding teens. So staff members quit on a regular basis, as soon as they could line up something better.

Every time, without fail, every kid who’d ever had a problem with the person who quit would say, “I got so-and-so fired!”

Looks like some of those kids grew up to be GamerGoonz.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Jackie; currently using they/their, he/his, she/her pronouns)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Jackie; currently using they/their, he/his, she/her pronouns)
4 years ago

Please stop, Milo, I can’t even take this seriously as a joke anymore.

BritterSweet
4 years ago

At first I was thinking of Hulk Hogan calling out Gamergate, saying something like, “What the hell are you guys talking about?” Or saying it’s wrong to encourage suicide. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see such a testosterone idol they probably aspire to be like turn out to say something that (GASP) a feminazi would say?

Then I saw the last pic. Not the best sign.

ETA: Yeah, I wrote this knowing practically nothing about Hulk Hogan. Now that “I Am a Real American” song sounds even more like the anthem for every reason why the rest of the world loves to insult ‘Murica.

Geary
Geary
4 years ago

The one with all the different GG celebrity avatars mashed together is a joke, judging by their feed.

Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
4 years ago

On second thought, my previous comment was unfair to the group home kids: they’re teenagers, they’re supposed to act like teenagers, and given the problems in their lives, that bit of wishful thinking was probably the only way they felt they had any power at all.

syntax
syntax
4 years ago

As if the idea of a *ulk *ogan sex tape (censored for the case sensitive) wasn’t repulsive enough, that last Milo tweet is just the horrible icing on this terror cake.

Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
Tara the Antisocial Social Worker
4 years ago

Regardless of what I might think of Hogan personally, the verdict sets a good precedent for revenge porn victims. Make it a financial loss instead of profit, and other sites are going to decide it’s not worth the risk.

Would be interesting to see the GamerGoonz’ reaction if the precedent led to Jennifer Lawrence or any of the other victims effectively shutting down the sites that showed their stolen pictures.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
4 years ago

Any time something bad happens to someone you dislike it’s your doing? Got you. I look forward to personally taking taking down Donald Trump, even even though I don’t live or vote in the US.

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@syntax

censored for the case sensitive

http://peacebenwilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/OBAMA-WIDE-GRIN.jpg

As for this post, I’m starting to feel like we need content warning and maybe some ROT13 or something to hide Milo’s tweets from now on.

(No, not seriously, but just ewww.)

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

@Tara

I don’t know much about legal precedents, but I sincerely hope that will be at least a minor plus to this. After all, Hogan didn’t have to send naked pics of himself to Washington to copyright naked images of himself.

Social Justice Atheist
Social Justice Atheist
4 years ago

I think it’s wrong that they put up Hogan’s s*x t*pe, but it’s really hilarious how if it was their side putting up a sex tape/nude pics of someone they hate (which they have done before!) it would be totally morally fine. Do…do Gators think they are above morality or something? Or do they not care if they are moral, but for some reason care (or pretend to care to get people to think they aren’t total shitheads) if other people are, when it’s someone they don’t like doing whatever it is they think is wrong, but yet they themselves do on a more than regular basis? I guess morality is something that should apply to other people, when they are dealing with the precious Gamergaters’ feels, but they do not have to abide by their own rules. Hypocrisy at its finest. Or maybe, for some unknown and confusing reason, they think they are doing what is moral when they do the exact same bad things they accuse others of, but their enemies are immoral no matter what? Gah!

Man, I should really stop twisting my brain into a pretzel trying to figure out misogynist/bigot logic. It makes my head get a ow.

And EWEWEWEWEWEWEW at the “Daddies” tweet. What is wrong with Milo, for real?

katz
4 years ago

Is there anyone Milo doesn’t call Daddy?

dslucia
dslucia
4 years ago

Even in the realm of manospherians, GribbleGrots are some of the most despicable people I’ve ever had the misfortune of running across.
The endlessly parroted cry of “ethics” that even they can’t believe is true anymore;
the whiny, entitled way they demand that everything cater to them and nobody else (while also saying that “SJWs” should just go make their own games, and then getting incredibly angry whenever they do because holy fuck, why isn’t this game catering to my straight white maleness);
the way they openly combine the misogyny and toxic masculinity of the manosphere with video games so that everyone outside of the video game “culture” can go back to believing we’re all just children or angry basement-dwellers;
the never-ending harassment that comes from said misogyny and toxic masculinity;
the way they are just as intentionally dense as the manosphere when it comes to reading comprehension so that they can misconstrue everything you say and try to turn it into you somehow being the evil person;
the fact that they run on the exact same sort of form-letter-response thing that manospherians will do whenever they drive-by troll, so even attempting to actually engage in a conversation with them just ends up with you hearing the literal exact same thing you’ve heard five million times before…

Sorry for the rant, it’s just always incredibly frustrating to remember that my favorite hobby is so widely infested by such disgusting people.

Huggbees
Huggbees
4 years ago

I don’t consider myself a member of the Gawker fanclub but how many of these idiots cheering Hogan mocked Jennifer Lawrwnce when pictures of her were leaked online? The hypocrisy is just unbelievable I’m sure they were mocking Erin Andrews as well also no one wants to hear your masterbatory fantasies Milo and for gods sake stop calling people daddy.

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

@Josh and @Tara:

I’m in the same camp as you two on that. I really do want to see this set a precedence for revenge porn victims. (Of course, I could point out that Hulk being a cishet rich white dude might have helped him considerably in that regard).

Though, GGers celebrating this makes me doubly happy that he was effectively scrubbed from the WWE after that video of him dropping racial slurs. He’s not mentioned in broadcasts, they don’t sell his merchandise, and they don’t promo him. He doesn’t exist to them anymore.

ColeYote
ColeYote
4 years ago

Being another gay man, I feel qualified to say Milo Yiannopoulos has horrible taste in celebrity crushes.

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

@paradoxical intention

Ha, yeah, we FINALLY get to stop hearing about how Hogan is the greatest wrestler ever. I wonder if they’ll take him out of the next game’s wrestlemania mode? Just skip over the Andre match entirely?

ETA: And yeah, Hogan being a ‘white’ (he’s mixed, but his mother would be considered ‘white hispanic’ so it doesn’t really matter) male definitely helped his case. That and being a celebrity.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
4 years ago

I wonder what Mills father makes of his son’s Twitter account?

No. On second thoughts I’d rather not know.

PS Hulk Hogan’s real first name is Hulkington. True story.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

@katz

Is there anyone Milo doesn’t call Daddy?

Me. Milo doesn’t call me Daddy. But I might be unique.

Poor Milo. He’s a (cough, cough) grown-up? And still needs to call someone Daddy? And thinks that other people over the age of 10 do too?

Tragic.

Also, unintentionally hilarious.

Valentine
Valentine
4 years ago

Icing on the terror cake made me hungry. Lucky the Hulk n Milo are around to take away my appetite… -_-

RosaDeLava - Praying for Sexbots
RosaDeLava - Praying for Sexbots
4 years ago

I don’t understand people who are delighted over the possibility of people killing themselves. I never did, and I don’t think I ever will. It’s such an alien sentiment to me, that I barely know what to say about, besides that this is probably the only kind of person I will not engage in any way, because I just can’t bring myself to.

On a lighter note, I’m convinced that the only difference between every statement Milo makes and Miley Cyrus twerking against Robin Thicke’s crotch is that Miley’s hair is less atrocious.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Jackie; currently using they/their, he/his, she/her pronouns)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Jackie; currently using they/their, he/his, she/her pronouns)
4 years ago

Poor Milo. He’s a (cough, cough) grown-up? And still needs to call someone Daddy? And thinks that other people over the age of 10 do too?

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
4 years ago

Ack, the poor jury that had to watch Hogan’s sex tape. I hope they didn’t make them sit through the whole thing.

Seems like Gamergaters are spiking the ball a bit prematurely here. Gawker is planning to appeal this case to the Florida Second Court of Appeals, which has overturned a lot of this particular judge’s rulings. She sealed quite a bit of evidence that could have tipped the verdict in Gawker’s favor. Gawker’s defense relied heavily on the fact that Hogan deliberately made his sex life a matter of public record for several years running, so publishing the sex tape could arguably be protected under the First Amendment. (How you like them frozen peaches, GGers?)

In unrelated vomit news, Hulk Hogan announced back in September he’d like to be Donald Trump’s running mate. That’s probably where Milo’s “Daddies” photo op came from.

These are daddies that should not have custody of a country. Ever.

Michael Brew
Michael Brew
4 years ago

no one wants to hear your masterbatory fantasies Milo and for gods sake stop calling people daddy.

I’m pretty sure there’s a corollary to Rule 34 in that if there’s anything that exists there’s someone who wants there to be porn of it. That being said, I want to call this slash pairing Hogrump.

Wwaxwork
Wwaxwork
4 years ago

So as someone that doesn’t actually know what’s going on & doesn’t read Gawker (or any of it’s family of sites) will this actually cause them to close or anything? Or just cost them some money?

Also I was always under the impression that what you got awarded & what you ended up with weren’t always the same amounts what with appeals etc, or is that just on TV shows.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
4 years ago

DADDIES

What the ever-loving fuck.

Sissy
Sissy
4 years ago

Ugh. Of course they want to take credit for stuff that they’ve never done.

And I find it even more disgusting that they actually want Gawker employees to kill themselves. I swear, they just have a voice that’s the equivalent of those darned vuvuzelas buzzing in tandem for like fifty hours. Criminy.

And on a petty note, about that tweet with the “Hallelujah, brother!” pic? Yeah, um… hey, Goobers? Kusanagi doesn’t care about Gawker or your little nonsense temper tantrums. Get outta here with that.

(Yes, I admit, he’s actually one of my favorite characters in KOF, so I just had to gripe. Heh.)

Valentine
Valentine
4 years ago

Update: I now have real cake with real icing. And it’s delicious. Now as long as no one mention ‘daddies’ I should be able to keep it down…oh…shit…

Number Sequence
Number Sequence
4 years ago

@SJA @Huggbees

See, you gotta think about this as a gater would. Think of Jennifer Lawrence, or any other similar person, only as a successful woman who will never have sex with you. Any other qualities she has or contexts she exists in can be dismissed by repeating how she will not have sex with you. Under this thought process, she is clearly deserving of any punishment she may receive. Hulk Hogan, on the other hand, is a total bro. What punishment could a bro possibly deserve ever? Thus, it’s all internally consistent.

If you find yourself incapable of thinking like this, it’s likely you are a decent human being and not cut out for this hashtag pretending to be a “movement” or whatever the hell gaters think they’re doing.

@Michael

Should I be reading that as “hoe grump” as in a miffed farm implement or “hog rump” as in a pig’s ass? I’m leaning towards the latter given the people in question.

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

RosaDeLava – Praying for Sexbots | March 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm
I don’t understand people who are delighted over the possibility of people killing themselves. I never did, and I don’t think I ever will. It’s such an alien sentiment to me, that I barely know what to say about, besides that this is probably the only kind of person I will not engage in any way, because I just can’t bring myself to.

I’ve survived ten years of telling myself to kill myself.

These little shits are fucking adorable in comparison.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

@Paradoxical Intention
So every day you reach down inside yourself and find the courage to go on living. That’s what counts.

Stay strong.

General Hux, Authoritarian Mastermind
General Hux, Authoritarian Mastermind
4 years ago

To be perfectly honest, I think that this is a great thing to happen for the internet. While it’s most certainly wrong to call this #GamerGates victory, I believe that Gawker’s possible end is something I could get behind. These guys practice the worst form of journalism and I think this is a good fight back against the tabloids.

Jamesworkshop
Jamesworkshop
4 years ago

Hacker who leaked Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrity nude photos pleads guilty

Ryan Collins, 36, faces jail time of between 18 months and five years

Read more at http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/hacker-who-leaked-jennifer-lawrence-and-other-cele/402388#ucf48ambsAVyvwGi.99

The tides are turning against people/companies that reveal private information they don’t have a right too.

‘Revenge porn’ nets Miami Beach man 30 days jail, 5 years’ probation

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article66871647.html#storylink=cpy

As for #GG appropriation, it’s understandable considering it really doesn’t have anything to claim victory for, that’s why this is so transparently weak as a position.

Broken Butterfly
Broken Butterfly
4 years ago

This is all horrific and disgusting, and like… I don’t even know what to say about any of this (except EWWW and what others have said about stopping revenge porn). But — having become numb to the scumbucket that is these people from so much time on this site — what offends me the most isn’t them (they’re just sort of in a default state of being offensive) but that they used a Fire Emblem picture for that tweet.

Get your grubby hands off Ike, you bastards! *protectively holds Fates close*

Saphira
Saphira
4 years ago

Also I was always under the impression that what you got awarded & what you ended up with weren’t always the same amounts what with appeals etc, or is that just on TV shows.

It’s true. Gawker can and will probably appeal the decision, so these clowns might very well be celebrating a little too early. Appeals processes can sometimes take a long time, so it’s not like Gawker is going to shut its doors tomorrow because of this judgment like Gaters seem to think.

Saphira
Saphira
4 years ago

I thought I’d add that I don’t know anything about how long it takes the appeals process in Florida to come to its conclusion. Most states, including Florida, have a pretty straight forward way of appealing. You basically climb the ladder from a lower court to a higher one — trial court of court of appeals to state supreme court to federal supreme court if you’re feeling lucky.

My state’s weird. If you appeal, it goes directly to the state supreme court which chooses the cases it wants to hear and sends the rest to the court of appeals. So, if your case gets chosen by the supreme court, your appeals process is going to be a bit more truncated than if your case goes to the court of appeals.

I Forget What Name I Use Here
I Forget What Name I Use Here
4 years ago

I’m seriously a bit confused here. Aren’t gators generally in favor of revenge porn and whatnot? As David pointed out, they certainly went nuts over Zoe Quinn’s nudes. Shouldn’t they be worried for themselves if this sets a legal precedent?

sevenofmine
sevenofmine
4 years ago

I absolutely love that these shitwits think Gawker and Jezebel are the epicenter of modern feminism as opposed to online rags which occasionally publish some more or less feminist leaning content.

ryohji
ryohji
4 years ago

So… a person that appears to be a gay man who is openly homophobic doesn’t have any qualms at pretending that two men are his fathers.
You see… this is exactly why I will never be able to see Milo as someone even remotely intelligent. Every single one of his attempts at trolling/appeal to GG are showing how poorly articulated and consistent his mind is.

sevenofmine
sevenofmine
4 years ago

I’m seriously a bit confused here. Aren’t gators generally in favor of revenge porn and whatnot? As David pointed out, they certainly went nuts over Zoe Quinn’s nudes. Shouldn’t they be worried for themselves if this sets a legal precedent?

They don’t give it any thought at all beyond “a bad thing happened to a person/organization I consider an enemy”.

Pol
Pol
4 years ago

Yes, sevenofmine. I think that they are quite “tribal like” black and white thinkers. But I also think that they, to a degree, know this and play on this.

Ghost Robot
Ghost Robot
4 years ago

Having tangled with a few Gators online, it’s unsurprising that so many would think Gawker (of all things) is somehow representative of all feminism. If it’s not Gawker or Jezebel, it’s Tumblr, the very word being shorthand for left-wing identity politics for some alt-right nimrods. They really don’t do nuance, these folks.

Ghost Robot
Ghost Robot
4 years ago

I’m still 100% convinced we’ll all be reading about Milo going to jail for major fraud in a few years, based on what I keep reading about his business acumen. I don’t think I’ve seen such a blatantly sleazy, transparently shifty figure in ages.

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