I think all the people saying that it isn’t Mike Lombardo’s fault should Google “rape culture”
I found out about this as soon as I woke up this morning and have spent all day just sitting in one spot, trying to grasp the entirety of what has happened. I feel sick and upset and worried and scared.
For me and so many others, nerdfighteria and the wizard rock community is a safe place. I…
…just because he isn’t a nerdfighter doesn’t mean it doesn’t affect nerdfighteria.
the majority of his audience was nerdfighters, and it made them change the way they see the internet. it does affect nerdfighteria.
don’t fucking kid yourselves.
Nerdfightaria is more than a sum of its parts.
to all the people saying “oh i just can’t believe it i won’t believe that mike lombardo did that, the smoking gun is lying blahblah blah”
grow a fucking spine
yes, you idolized him, and yes, you liked his music
but you can’t sit there in denial when there’s a sworn affidavit from the FBI right under your nose
think of how your dismissal is hurting the victims
think of them
stop thinking about yourself and how believing this might impact YOU
because it’s not about you
So there’s this thing online now about Mike Lombardo. You can read about it here.
I want to echo the main things being said:
A) Anyone who tries to blame the (at this point still alleged) victims should check themselves, redirect themselves, and never talk to me ever. It does not matter…
That there are people out there on tumblr who have the gall to tell people to stop victimizing the involved girls.
How can you even say that? We have no idea of the situation - if they refused and he coerced them, if they made the choice, if he pressured them, etc. I just. No. I am…
TW: Sexual Assault, Coercion
Victim Blaming is starting up in the Mike Lomabardo tag. I want to make this very, very clear.
When someone manipulates people whom they are in a position of power over, THAT IS NOT OKAY!
Blaming the victims of this manipulation and coercion, who were under the age of consent, for sexual abuse committed against them IS NOT OKAY!
What happened was not okay and the victims of this deserve the communities full support. STOP VICTIM BLAMING! IT IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!
Newsflash: Mike Lombardo is not the one who deserves your support right now. If you have support to give, give it to the multiple underage girls who he coerced into performing sexual acts with/for him. He did not just make one mistake. Three girls made the initial accusation, and more have come…
GUYS, PLEASE UNDERSTAND. THE GIRLS ARE NOT TO BE BLAMED. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? COMPARE YOUNG IMPRESSIONABLE GIRLS TO A PUBLIC FIGURE AND IDOL. WHO HAS THE POWER THERE? NOT THE GIRLS.
Stop. Just stop. It is true. I wish it wasn’t true. It is true.
Don’t you dare defend him. He is a manipulative person and he has had everyone wrapped around his fingers. People have loved him and his music. I know. I was a huge fan. We didn’t have a street team for nothing. We all trusted…
Anonymous asked: "There were 10 of them"; do you mean you met with a group which had the girls who were victims in it? wat
No, I meant that I met 10 Mike Lombardo fans that night.