When I first ran across this story I thought to myself, “There’s no way this can be real, can it?” Being in this business, I see first hand how horrible many people can be. If it’s not the stories I run across depicting numberous horrific acts, it’s the disgusting comments that are left on my Twitter account, my Facebook page or on the Forward Progressives Twitter account.
It’s a seemingly endless barrage of hate, ignorance and repulsive behavior.
But I can’t say I’ve ever seen an instance where a 5-year-old little girl was receiving death threats.
Which is exactly what’s happened to young Disney actress Mia Talerico. Mia is the young star of the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie.
Now you might be asking yourself, “Why the hell did a 5-year-old receive death threats because of that?” Well, you see, this show happens to be the first of its kind on the Disney Channel to feature a same-sex couple.
Mind you, it doesn’t prominently feature a same-sex couple – apparently it was a one-time appearance on the show, which is in its final season. But in this episode, Mia Talerico’s character has a friend who happens to have two moms.
The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that they are indeed investigating death threats aimed at the 5-year-old – you know, because a 5-year-old has a lot of creative input over what’s going on.
What I’m about to report is unedited and extremely disturbing.
According to a report by TMZ one threat said, “Die Mia, Fucking Die in hell! Kill yourself, you deserve to die,” while another one apparently had an image of Talerico’s head with a bloody fist coming through it with the caption that read “Yes, kill you stupid bitch.”
Again, this is toward a 5-year-old girl.
This is disgusting on a level I honestly can’t even wrap my mind around.
Do people really care this much about being against homosexuality? Do these idiots not realize that homosexuality has been around for thousands of years and the world hasn’t been destroyed by a giant fireball because of it?
I just don’t get why people care so much about what two consenting adults are doing in their bedrooms. Let alone become so bothered by it that you would send death threats to a 5-year-old girl. A 5-year-old girl.
Now granted, those who would send a death threat to anyone at all are probably not mentally stable to begin with. Then for someone to send one to a child – well, that’s a whole other level of sick.
And while this is clearly an extreme case, I see vile hatred toward homosexuals all the time. When you have Republican politicians who openly refer to homosexuality as a “disease” and talk about how homosexuals are incapable of having decent moral values – it’s not shocking to see those sentiments get taken to another level of sick hatred toward homosexuality.
Because if mainstream conservatives are so openly vile and ignorant toward homosexuals, just imagine how brazenly radical those on the far end of the “I hate gays” spectrum are going to start acting when they know they have mainstream support for their ignorance.
All I can say is I hope that every single person who sent this little girl a death threat is located, caught and serves time behind bars. There’s just absolutely no excuse for sending a death threat to anyone, let alone a small child.