So I looked up the post where iheartastrid reveals they're still alive and frankly I'm really sickened after reading it all. He's no better than the hateful anons. He's calling people names, planning to publicly shame people, ect even though he claims people are forgiven. That doesn't seem like forgiveness. It seems like bitterness and childish antics to me.
You’re not alone there, anon. Everyone feels the exact same way and it’s no surprise that he’s lost friends, respect and trust over this.
Okay wait what is your stance on chris then and what he did?
Wow, that’s a really shitty thing to do. Joking about suicide is really terrible.
Exactly. But it gets better:
He wants to name and shame the people who sent him those nasty messages.
Which yeah okay they should not have said any of those things, especially when they thought it was to his family, but he knows what it’s like to get anon hate. Surely by naming and shaming them he’s going to cause them the same amount of distress?
And he’ll be thinking ‘well they deserved it telling my family i was right to end my life’ but what if those people then kill themselves because other people point fingers at them calling them awful names?
I’m not justifying what they did or saying that Chris is wrong to be upset/mad at them. I think this will be enough to scare them never to send hate again.
He is wrong to name and shame them. He was really wrong to fake suicide too. He’s now going to be more hate from the fandom for faking his own death.
Instead of going “hmm i get so much hate i’ll fake my death” he should have turned off his ask box. It’s a simple solution. Or at least anon, so that way he could just block/report the others.
The moral desert argument goes both ways. If you call Chris out for saying these people “deserve” shaming, then you should also be calling out on people that are now calling him an asshole.
That’s a good point. I don’t like that people are saying “I’m really disappointed” because it seems like they’re saying ‘you should have killed yourself’ (although I think they’re trying to get across their disappointment in him for faking suicide)
I'm really confused, what's going on??
10 days ago a member of the httyd fandom, “iheartastrid” aka chris, ‘committed suicide’. He was in the army (i don’t know how long ago) and suffered post traumatic stress disorder.
So when a post appeared on his blog from his brother saying he’d committed suicide, the entire fandom mourned. Mourned for days. When the trailer was released I saw posts saying “I was just so sad when i saw Astrid because of Chris.”
Now we get a post from him saying it was an experiment. He’d been getting anon hate for years about being in the army and he wanted to see what would happen, if they would apologise for everything they said I presume.
However, despite saying he was sorry to his friends on here he didn’t tell them what he was doing. Now he does say in his post some of the nasty messages saying “he should have killed himself” were from his friends. But quite a few people were legitimately upset for days. It was all I could think about. Some drew fanart for him, wrote eulogies, etc.
So although it’s good that he’s still alive, everyone is pissed off because suicide isn’t something to joke about.
So I allowed this experiment to last for exactly 10 days. And the statistics go as follows:
49 messages : Sorry, Sympathy, Well wishes, He was a great man Ect Ect..
577 messages EXACTLY : GOOD , IM GLAD HE’S DEAD, THATS WHAT A MURDERER GETS, SERVES HIM RIGHT, THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR GOING SOMEWHERE YOU DO NOT BELONG ECT. ECT.
My deepest apologies to all of my friend on this site who may have thought bad things happened to me. But when you get the amount of mail I do a day you get sick of it, and you eventually want to find a way to smoke the rats out of their hole and I did. This is Iheartastrid “Chris” letting you all know that I am alive and well. BETTER THEN EVER NOW. AND WHEN YOU FUCKERS GET TAGGED IN THE POST DONT TRY AND TALK YOUR WAY OUT OF IT CAUSE I GOT SCREEN SHOTS OF IT ALL. AND SOME OF YOU IN THE FANDOM WILL BE SHOCKED TO SEE WHO AMONGST US SENT SUCH HATEFUL MAIL TO A DEAD MAN. EXPOSED
screen shots are going up with it, some of them I thought were my fucking friends. trust no one.
Ladies and gentlemen, here we have the epitome of dickwadery: faking your death on the Internet and thinking that you are the king for doing it, even though you gave multiple people panic attacks and most likely mentally scarred many people. Well done. You managed to go to a whole new level of how much of an asshat someone can be.