[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]
So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.
Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:
And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:
Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.
And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.
The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.
I’m already a MedievalPOC patron, but I made an extra donation today. Nobody should have to go through this shit, and it’s incredibly unfair that your amazing work has made you a target for these bigoted asswipes. You are absolutely a hero.
This is important. What has MedievalPOC done to deserve all this hate? All this Tumblr does is post ACTUAL HISTORY showing that people of color were around in the Middle Ages. That’s it.
It’s incredibly, incredibly important because the truth about this stuff gets lost otherwise. But it SHOULDN’T be controversial. And it shouldn’t be garnering the blogger death threats.
If you like history, or art, or, y’know, truth (or, for that matter, fantasy set in a medieval-ish world), you should be following this blog.
This is awful. MedievalPOC does amazing work and doesn’t deserve this fucking shit
Donating as soon as I’m out of debt