I just had to rant, I apologize in advance.
It was just brought to my attention that a picture of my Black Widow cosplay was being displayed on a blog site and publicly bashed by an idiot of an author with no brain and no spine.
Here's the article: [link]
I'm infuriated by this piece of shit, but I'm not going to let it bother me more than it already has. He did pull his head out of his ass long enough to supply a cheap shot at an apology article, which, while still being a patronizing, half assed 'I'm sorry', is better than nothing.
This can be found here: [link]
Frankly, I'm disgusted. I cosplay because I enjoy it. I don't need idiots like this ruining a hobby I enjoy. I never claimed to be the best at it, or demand any kind of recognition for it.
This was my response to his 'apology': I would just like to say, as one of the Black Widow cosplayers you decided it okay to shame on your previous post, that I do not appreciate your stupidity. No, I'm not going to go off into a rage induced bitch fit about how you are a substantial piece of shit for what you've written (plenty of others have done this for me, as I can see), but I will tell you this: your article was terrible, rude, and disgusting. I cosplay because it's something I enjoy. I'm not model thin nor extremely flexible, wealthy, or whatever else, and I do not appreciate your comments. It is shit like this that can destroy people, and there is no way to sugar coat it. I'm going to continue cosplaying, and your petty words are not going to ruin one of my favorite hobbies. I do appreciate your effort at an apology and understand that you have the freedom to write whatever you want, it is the internet after all, but being a piece of shit is highly frowned upon. You might wish to take that into consideration in the future.
I do believe that about sums it up. I was as kind as I could manage, given the situation, and it took a lot of restraint not to verbally bitch slap this moron. I'm not surprised that there are people like this out there, but it is this kind of hurtful shit that can cause people to react in unfortunate ways, and should never be tolerated.
I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone out there who took the time to message me or send me a comment to show support. I appreciate every one of them, and thank you all for looking out for a fellow cosplayer. I hope this shit doesn't happen again, and I'm not going to lie, I'd love to find this guy and give him a swift kick in the nuts for his display of doucebaggery.
Dear Chris Spagnuolo, do the world a favor and kindly pull your head out of your ass. And guess what? I'll be back at Super-con this year, as BLACK WIDOW. Put that in your asshole pipe and smoke it.