Hi zephyralexxx, hope you're okay!
Wanted to write you this in a private message, but apparently it's deactivated, so I'm posting this here instead
I was just reading through the Out and About Thread and saw the discussion you were having yesterday with some members re: MJ (if we can call it a discussion at all, since it was mostly a barrage of personal attacks and ad hominem). Just wanted to tell you, don't let these ppl get you down and keep up your posts! I noticed before how crazily aggressive some people get when other forumers don't agree with them, throwing all sorts of insults against others - simply because they can't accept others' point of view.
I had those type of discussions before with these members - for them, it's all black and white (no pun intended ), either you must condemn MJ as a monster or if you don't, you're automatically a pedophile enabler.
Pay no attention to it, there's no use to understand these people or reason with them. It's sad because Madonna herself has been the object of attack and ridicule so many times, so you'd think we as M fans would be more sensitized...yet some members have no problem doing the very same thing with other artists (not just MJ). I think you said something similar a couple of times, I totally agree with you on this.
Unfortunately, it's this kind of thing (among other reasons) that reduced my interest in posting here...but I do still enjoy reading through some threads from time to time, mostly also because of members like you who still show a balanced point of view regarding M and state their opinion in a civilized way, without picking fights with other members and coming up with insults.
TL;DR, I appreciate your postings and hope you don't let the stuff some of the ppl said to you get you down.
Cu dragoste from another (half)-Romanian member!
Thank you for your kind words and thoughts.
Yes, I am facing these attacks since 2019 when I dared to say her that M's Eurovision performance was a disaster. Recently I've been a communist homophobic and pedophile endorser. I honestly tell you that if I felt down in the beginning because of these attacks, now I've learned the lesson that if you don't agree with them, you are reduced to their insults. So I'm not bothering anymore, but in the future, I will express my point of view even if the same situation is repeating. I don't care.
On the other hand, being a Madonna fan for 30 years, I am more balanced now and I can express my admiration for her or simply criticize her when I feel to.
I think this is the first private message I got from another fan on this forum, since 2007 when I became a member.
I like the ending: cu dragoste, asemenea, from me, as well
It's good that you learnt not to care anymore about what those members say - I am glad there are still people around here who stick to their opinion and do not care about conforming to others' points of view (and after all, isn't that what M always taught in her art? )
I didn't realize you've been a member for so long! I've been here since 2011, and even in this time, the forum has changed a lot - and, unfortunately, mostly not for the better IMO..but let's stay positive
Looking forward to your future posts!