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Andrea “JudgyBitch” Hardie, banned from Twitter for abuse, insists: I meant to do that!

Andrea Hardie: Definitely not "Becky with the good hair."
Andrea Hardie: Definitely not “Becky with the good hair.”

Last week, semi-professional internet instigator Andrea Hardie treated the world to a rather spectacular Twitter flameout, in which she hurled racist abuse against Beyonce’s allegedly “feral” and “animalistic” fans, and threatened to murder several of them, telling one that “I would love to bolt your ugly face to the roof of my car.”

I wrote about the incident, but amazingly things got even worse after I put up my post, with Hardie stepping up her racist rhetoric, calling blacks “monkeys” and “Jemimas” and, in one case, a “mud faced-f***ot,” as Hail to the Gynocracy reported; she warned one woman that if she did not “kiss my racist ass, bitch … I’ll have you lynched.”

As a result of these and many other blatant violations of Twitter’s rules against harassment and abuse, Hardie — aka Janet Bloomfield, aka JudgyBitch — found herself banned from Twitter.

In a blog post today, she took a page from Pee-wee of Pee-wee’s big adventure and told the world that she meant to do that.

peewee

Her explanation? Hey, she was just responding to the terrible Twitterers who decided to attack her en masse one fine day. Declaring that “[t]he only thing that surprise[d] me about [the Twitter suspension] is how long it took,” she explains that

feral Beyonce fans … showed up uninvited in my feed with all manner of death threats. I responded to those threats the same way I respond to every idiot who threatens me with violence: I don’t back down, I double down. I go medieval.

Apparently her notion of going medieval is this: when someone tells her they will “piss on u,” she responds with the most gruesomely and graphically violent threat she can come up with:

jbtww1

In her post today, Hardie complains that in my post about her Twitter tantrum I didn’t include the abusive tweets she was responding to. In fact, I discussed the abuse and quoted the worst threat I saw directed at her, a threat to “slice [Hardie] like a f**ing cheesecake,” which was sent from an account that seems to have vanished.

If she wants me to show other Tweets she was responding to, alas, I can’t, because most of the Tweets in question have been deleted (and in some cases Hardie didn’t even link to them herself).

I don’t know if the accounts themselves have been deleted or suspended or just the Tweets. Indeed, I don’t even know that the Tweets in question ever existed, but I will charitably assume that they did.

I was able to track down one Twitter exchange she responded to:

whitepr

Hardie responded to the exchange with this graphic threat:

Is this wee darling lad threatening me? He can’t be serious. He’ll look cute flayed and spitted on my lawn.

I’ll assume that Hardie’s tweet is aimed at @whtepwr4life, as the only thing in the original exchange that could reasonably be construed as a threat is his promise to  “say hi, next time I’m in town.” But his Tweet is clearly directed at @KingpinPush, not Hardie.

So she responded to an implied threat that wasn’t even directed at her with a graphic threat that was so over-the-top it sounds like it might have come from a serial killer — or perhaps a 14-year-old obsessed with serial killers.

This rather belies Hardie’s continued insistence that she was “responding to abuse in exact measure.”

As for Hardie’s bungled attempt at blackface — because yeah, she did that too — she says that she definitely meant to do a terrible job at it. “Unfortunately,” she writes,

the darkest shade I could find was more Trump than Sambo …

I did an absolutely wretched job applying it, too. I did a very splotchy layer and let it dry and then added another layer on top and did the world’s worst eyeliner and blush and contouring job, and I didn’t blend or use primer so my crow’s feet and all the fine lines on my face were highly visible. I dragged black mascara through my eyebrows, creating a clumpy, horrid mess I didn’t try to shape or frame at all.

Apparently she thinks the best way to look black is to … do your makeup very badly?

I posed to minimize my lips as much as possible and at the same time, try to look ratchet. I tied a do-rag around my hair. I then set the filter to deepen contrast, just to make everything look even worse, and voila! My blackface. 

I’ll spare you the visual, which you can find in my previous post in any case. Given her skill at applying orange makeup in an “absolutely wretched” manner, perhaps she could get a job in Donald Trump’s wardrobe and makeup department.

Amazingly, despite all of her racist provocations and abuse, and all her talk of flaying and mangling and bolting people’s heads to the roof of her car, Hardie still insists that she doesn’t “actually have any idea why” she was suspended.

I’m guessing it will be because I responded to 100K people showering my account with abuse with some abuse of my own. The 100K people, who are on the right side of Twitter politics, will not be held accountable. Tweeting me threats of violence and death and just casual abuse will be tolerated because they are attacking the right person, who asked for it, after, by tweeting a picture of herself wearing dark makeup.

Perhaps Twitter takes a remark about “pissing on u” a little bit less seriously than repeated threats to flay people.

Perhaps some of those who sent her threats did have their accounts suspended; it’s hard to tell with all those missing Tweets.

But I will assume, at least for the purpose of argument, that some people sent her threats, that some of these threats were reported, and that some of the reported accounts weren’t suspended even though they genuinely deserved to be suspended.

That sucks. But “not responding to reports of threats and abuse” is pretty typical of Twitter.

Despite the hard work of countless anti-abuse activists, Twitter remains terrible at dealing with abuse and abusers. Hardie is well aware of this fact. Indeed, she took advantage of Twitter’s unwillingnss to rein in abuse for many months with impunity, not only returning to Twitter on a second account after her previous main account was permabanned for abuse, but also engaging in the same sort of abuse that had gotten her banned in the first place.

With more references to “flaying” this time around.

She’s no free speech martyr. She’s a bully whose Twitter account should have been shut down months ago.

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peaches
peaches
5 years ago

Sheesh. This woman needs something to do. Too bad she doesn’t believe women should work outside the home.

Also, if someone says they’ll ‘piss on u’, she missed a chance to say “not into that action, but thank you”. Much more fun.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

It’s ironic how, when alt-right racists get banned from Twitter, or lose their check marks, suddenly they “dindu nuffin”. Hm.

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
5 years ago

Yay, now if only they got the rest of the abusive assholes off the site.

Airee
Airee
5 years ago

she will pick someone’s teeth up with her… damaged eyesight??? and her sore throat???? someone please explain this to me it literally makes zero sense

kupo
kupo
5 years ago

@Airee
No, she’s saying the other twitterer will be picking up their teeth with their own mangled hands, I’m guessing because she’ll beat them up. And punch them in the throat? I dunno, I thought shooting people in the head with a crossbow was her thing, but unless they’re protecting their face with their hands I’m not sure how those injuries would be the result of a bolt to the face.

Edit: fixed auto correct. Shot ingredients? I guess android thinks I’m a drunk.

Lkeke35
Lkeke35
5 years ago

@Imaginary Petal: I was going to say the same thing. Initially I was a bit put out at the idea that some sh***ty people had created a brand new insult for black people.

I saw that word used in a Raw Story Article comment, but none of the other commenters knew what it meant. I know they didn’t know what it meant, because if they had, they would have handed that commenter their left hemorrhoid, on a stick. That’s how Raw the commenters are on that site.

I’m guessing that since extreme bigots the lost use of the *n* word, they’re trying to create a new one, but it’s not getting much traction outside of their little bubble. Your post made me realize all that really is is just more projection. Their the kind of people for whom the word “responsibility ” is only for other people, and never themselves.

So yeah! Good word usage!

Kereea
Kereea
5 years ago

Question: if she was attempting blackface, why intentionally minimize her lips? Aren’t black people usually represented in blackface with massively overlarge lips? Like, she wasn’t even doing it right, that’s just pathetic.

Orion
Orion
5 years ago

Although the alt-right has repurposed it as a racial slur, I’m pretty sure “dindu nuffin” has its roots in English classism, not American racism, and that’s why it sounds more like Oliver Twist than like 50 Cent. I always thought it was genuinely funny as dialogue for comedic “hapless criminal” archetypes in farce, before the alt-right ruined it.

calmdown
calmdown
5 years ago

She’s just awful. What a miserable, hateful person. It really saddens me knowing that she has children that she is possibly going to try to raise with these horrifying beliefs. That just serves to remind me that she is not the only MRA with kids and that is so depressing. I fear for them all, being raised by bullies with so little empathy for others. Hopefully most will get wise to it and, like Paul Elam’s daughter, get these toxic people out of their lives. 🙁

calmdown
calmdown
5 years ago

I need this now, so I’m bringing out the big cute guns, baby sloths:

http://www.enchanting-costarica.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Sloth-babies-two-toed-hugging-Credit-Sam-Trull-2014.jpg

The world is still a good place 🙂

dlouwe
dlouwe
5 years ago

Assuming that 100,000 people did send abuse to her, I think that the difference in logistics (and priorities) is quite clear between A) reporting and banning 100,000 users who sent abuse once or twice and B) reporting and banning a single person who sent out abusive messages to 100,000 different users.

Even if there was bias in the processing of reports, this doesn’t do a thing to prove it.

Bazia
5 years ago

Drunk. As. A. Skunk. Later – “I don’t know what I did. I’m not responsible for all this wreckage around me. I just woke up and it was there. Who knows why all those people got so mad at me. I’m not a racist -see how bad I was at it when I called people racist names and talked up my whiteness? I’m the victim here. Other people say bad things on twitter and get away with it, why not me? Anyway, it’s all a misunderstanding.”

kupo
kupo
5 years ago

Baby animals! So cute. Let me add to the brain bleach. 🙂

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Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
5 years ago

I like how she thinks that Bey’s fans showed up uninvited on her feed. Like, her feed is somehow public, but also invitation-only, so that she can say whatever racist shit she likes and everyone can see it, but people are only allowed to respond by invitation.

That’s … not how Twitter works, needless to say.

Also, “I posed to minimize my lips as much as possible and at the same time, try to look ratchet” is how we’re describing duckface these days, apparently.

Boogerghost
Boogerghost
5 years ago

Sigh, now I’m actually nostalgic for the time when Janet would frame her ENEMIES for overt, unapologetic bigotry. But I suppose as #NotYourShield dies, proud racism rises.

Ash
Ash
5 years ago

Is she an alcoholic? No disrespect to those with addiction, but I just sometimes really wonder about her.

Mrs. B
Mrs. B
5 years ago

“Mission Accomplished!”

Sure thing, Judgy. We all believe that was your intent.

Well, that, and possibly getting somebody’s head to bolt to your car hood as a festive new decorative ornament.

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
5 years ago

I wish Twitter reacted quickly to banworthy users.

Any guesses as to how long it’ll take her to return under yet another handle?

Saphira
Saphira
5 years ago

Her relatives must be so proud of her.

Bina
5 years ago

Aaaand I think more brain bleach is in order, because this woman is just too obnoxiously and self-righteously stupid to even bother with anymore:

calmdown
calmdown
5 years ago

And, since Game of Thrones is back, I have excuse to post one of my favorite Sloth videos:

K
K
5 years ago

Now she’s NEVER going to contribute to the economy, because now she’s rendered herself even more unemployable.

Many lols.

If her apparent bottom-feeding wretch of a husband ever becomes unemployed/disabled/etc., her family, such as it is, is fucked.

Eyes on the Right
5 years ago

Based on my screencaps most of those original threats directed at her were already deleted. I didn’t check to see if the accounts themselves were deleted. Everyone can agree that actual threats directed at her are wrong, but responding by being a million times more graphic and disturbing is, at a minimum, counterproductive.

numerobis
numerobis
5 years ago

K: they’re in Canada, so they won’t be nearly as screwed as they would in the US. We’re not monsters. We take care of our unemployably racist assholes.

Eyes on the Right
5 years ago

@Ash

I won’t try guessing about substance abuse since I don’t feel that it’s productive to diagnose people I’ve never met. I see a metamorphosis from an anti-feminist/traditionalist into a full-fledged Alt-Right supporter. She sometimes uses the hashtag, her arguments are starting to mirror those from white nationalist circles, she’s a diehard Trump fan, etc. She’s drifting to the point of no return ideologically speaking.

Scildfreja
Scildfreja
5 years ago

Game of Thromes?

they finally released the lyrics to the song!

Lkeke35
Lkeke35
5 years ago

@numerobis: Am I bad for feeling a slight tremor of relief at knowing she is not on American soil? Of course, that relief was immediately canceled out by the realization, that there are others like her, still living here. So, there’s that I guess.

@calmdown: Okay, I’m not too sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t singing sloths!😂😂😂😂

calmdown
calmdown
5 years ago

I know! They are cute but they have some sweet harmony going on too! 🙂

Ray of Rays
Ray of Rays
5 years ago

Well, she was right about one thing.

“[t]he only thing that surprise[d] me about [the Twitter suspension] is how long it took,”

I’m not on Twitter, but I take it it really is bad at catching this sort of thing? I usually only hear about the bad stuff.

@Orion :

Although the alt-right has repurposed it as a racial slur, I’m pretty sure “dindu nuffin” has its roots in English classism, not American racism, and that’s why it sounds more like Oliver Twist than like 50 Cent.

I hope this is true, because it will make Discworld trolls a lot easier to listen to. I love the City Watch stories, and Detritus is one of my favorite characters ever, but I still instinctively cringe the first time I reach Street Troll dialogue in any given readthrough.

hugseverycat
hugseverycat
5 years ago

The 100K people, who are on the right side of Twitter politics, will not be held accountable. Tweeting me threats of violence and death and just casual abuse will be tolerated because they are attacking the right person, who asked for it, after, by tweeting a picture of herself wearing dark makeup.

The Great Internet Law of Reciprocity: as long as one person anywhere does anything bad, you are allowed, nay, you are obligated, to be as horrible as possible to as many people as possible in order to point out the hypocrisy of The System.

Chiomara
Chiomara
5 years ago

Can anyone explain me why would she do a very bad black face on purpose? What does she win with that? Why would someone MINIMIZE lips while doing blackface? If she wanted to offend people, why would she do a terrible job at it on purpose? I am so confuse. Go figure.

MissEB47
MissEB47
5 years ago

calmdown and Scildfreja-Both of those versions are better than original. The sloth on is so ADORABLE!! The original one is kinda meh in my opinion. Only the visuals are cool. Now the theme song for Ripper Street. THAT is a theme song. They packed more passion in 30 seconds than they did in the 1 minute and 40 seconds of the Game of Thrones theme.

https://youtu.be/Llx5mjrSVH0

Now on topic. I am so glad she finally got susbended from Twitter. But it is shit that it took her plunging to those depths for them to do it. The stuff she posted is just vile! And are they ever going to ban her?

LindsayIrene
5 years ago

She is a very silly woman if she thinks her experience proves that Beyonce fans are especially terrible. If she’d tweeted nasty things about Taylor Swift or Harry Styles, she would also get a shit shower. That’s what happens when you go after someone with a fan base of millions.

As for brain bleach, have a finger monkey.

http://i.imgur.com/ynpG7gW.png

Tosca
Tosca
5 years ago

I hope this is true, because it will make Discworld trolls a lot easier to listen to.

I’m pretty sure it is true. Pratchett was very British and Ankh-Morpork is a clear analog for pre-industrial London.

Snowberry
Snowberry
5 years ago

Honestly, if she hadn’t said that it was blackface, I would have thought she was mocking white people.

Assuming that she actually meant to do that (seems unlikely) I don’t get it either. It’s one thing to “get it wrong” in a way that looks like an obvious caricature, even if only to people who don’t know what the real thing is like. That’s extremely rude, and somewhat questionable even if you’re mocking a specific person who deserves to be mocked, but at least it makes sense. It’s quite another to get it wrong in a way that almost no one would have any idea unless you told them what it’s supposed to be. That’s just… baffling, and shows that you are too clueless to even know what the stereotypes are.

brian
brian
5 years ago

I continue to be bewildered by this woman. Aside from her ostensible views, isn’t she the opposite of how she claims women should be? I mean, if she were espousing feminist beliefs, but otherwise behaving in the exact same way, wouldn’t she be the epitome of the feminist strawwoman they regularly rail against?

guest
guest
5 years ago

Question for those familiar with gamer culture–I find her graphically violent rhetoric disgusting and disturbing, but am I right that this kind of language is common in live multiperson games? (used to date a guy who played these, and he gave me that impression, but I don’t actually know)

fractal greys
fractal greys
5 years ago

She didn’t mean to flop, she’s clearly backpedaling from the fact that she couldn’t think of smth as easy as chucking on some shoe polish and going for a minstrel look. you’d think for someone who’s gone all otto von Bismarck recently that she’d be the type to go hard. quelle surprise, these 1488 morons might actually be aware of how unrealistic and – dare I say … degenerate – their steel-toed, come-down-to-your-neighborhood-anytime shit is. So much for their stoic warrior front.

@brian

JB: The only way all you (conveniently made cishet) women should be is docile, sweet, charming and subservient to your man. If you’re not exactly what I want you to be you’re automatically trash.
JB: Psych, you’re all pretending to be this way because somehow, I just know half the human race won’t ever need to use morality or people skills in life other than attention-seeking!

She lives in quite the alternate reality.

Mortarius
Mortarius
5 years ago

@guest: I play a lot of multiplayer games, the supposed worst games for this kind of language: League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Source, Call of Dutys 4, 5, 6 and 7.

I would say that graphically violent rhetoric is very rare (I mean out of context of course, in a game about guns a lot of people talk about shooting). I can think of maybe a couple times in 10 years that people in a game have been violently threatening, even as a joke.

Sexism, homophobia and racism are much more common though, but like 4 out of 5 of those are young lads trying too hard to be “edgy” or provoke, they grow out of it.

Even people who use live mics are on the whole pretty good.

JB’s rhetoric strikes me as unusual and disturbing.

Overall in multiplayer most people are too busy playing to start dumb chat arguments. Most common abuse: Calling “Bullshit” on a player with a string of expletives. Most of the Racism/Sexism I see comes from player names in game, people give themselves shitty offensive names.

fractal greys
fractal greys
5 years ago

I just love her insistence on making “go medieval” stick – fitting, since she prob does such a cringe job at today’s vernacular anyway. like you actually wasted your time responding to every bit of hate you got. you didn’t go medieval on their asses, you went overzealously 2edgy4u 14-year-old in the fucking youtube comment section

I think I’ve seen some people crying about “Becky” being a “slur” on fb too, im cackling. This stunning lack of awareness. while the name Jemima indicates the long-standing stereotype of the mammy, reinforcing black servility that still runs its legacy to this very day, what crippling racism does Becky stem from, JB? Starbucks? Hot yoga? Wanting to go out for sushi way too much? Get yourself a smoked butterscotch venti and go cry some more, Beckface.

Diptych
Diptych
5 years ago

@guest

Certainly more prevalent than it should be, but by no means universal. Some games, and/or some servers within games, are polite, civil, even charming. Others are awful. That said, I’ve been out of the scene for a while, so most of the games I’d recommend as having friendly cultures have since shut down (City of Heroes, may it rest in peace), or, at least, likely changed enough that I can no longer vouch for them.

On topic: she’s so consistently inept at representing her side that I’d suspect it was an elaborate long prank, except that it’s been such an extended dedication to reputation- and career-ruining dreadfulness that I can’t imagine anyone coming back from that.

Rainbear
Rainbear
5 years ago

Wow… she is like a five-layer dip of dreadful; racism, sexism, homophobia, nonsensical preaching and virulent hate

Oh, and she leaves one with a feeling of regret and indigestion in large doses

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

I just noticed something. In Hardie’s blog post, she links to an old post she wrote about blackface, years ago, as evidence that she’s not racist.

And, guess what? She’s changed a LOT since 2012/13. The current Hardie would never ever ever ever write anything like this. I’m surprised she’d even link to it, considering the views of her fans.

Sorry for the direct link, but for some reason I can’t make donotlink work right now. :/

http://judgybitch.com/2012/12/03/blackface-nope-its-not-okay-ever/

Kat
Kat
5 years ago

And here’s something else from Andrea Hardie’s blog post of 2012:

You only have to look at Chris Brown to see how close black men live to being defined as animals.

Compare that with her assertion that Beyonce looks like an animal in “Lemonade.”

Devolution! It’s apparently a thing.

Diptych
Diptych
5 years ago

So the turnaround from “leftists are the real racists” to “yep, I’m definitely the real racist” is about three years?

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

Did Janet get replaced by her even more evil twin?

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

On topic: Weren’t all her other accounts banned, and then she had this one that she didn’t use, so she started to use that one, even though Twitter was like “No, you can’t have another account!”?

So, the only reason she was still on this one was because it was, in a way, under a grandfather clause, right?

SO, I think that means she can’t get another one because Twitter permabanned her before, right? Or am I thinking of someone else who gets frequently banned from twitter for being a boiling puddle of pus?

Off topic: I clicked the next article on HttG’s blog, and holy butternut squash, I’m dying of laughter.

Roosh: “Punish women who don’t want to vote for Trump by not sleeping with them! That’ll show ’em!”

Miss Andry, you owe me a new keyboard. Or does Roosh owe me the keyboard, for saying something so inadvertently hilarious?

guest | May 3, 2016 at 1:15 am
Question for those familiar with gamer culture–I find her graphically violent rhetoric disgusting and disturbing, but am I right that this kind of language is common in live multiperson games? (used to date a guy who played these, and he gave me that impression, but I don’t actually know)

I’m going to second Mortarius. The more violent the game, the more aggressive the online chats tend to be.

However, it all depends on who you get in a room with, I find. There are a lot of people out there who don’t tolerate that shit, and for good reason, thankfully.

Of course, it still makes me leery as fuck to get into multiplayer lobbies with people I don’t know.

Pol
Pol
5 years ago

Yep, she is desperate and she’s finished. Her actions admit it.

So, I guess that Hardie is not so hardy now, eh? I took all me brainpowers to come up with that one so don’t tease me.

Goodnight foul princess. You will not be missed.

Bonelady
Bonelady
5 years ago

Hardie must be a real fun guest at faculty parties. I wonder if she brings her crossbow?

Also, does she know what “feral” means? Does not make much sense as she uses it.