Epic Twitter Troll Encounter Shows Us Just How Fragile Masculinity Can Be
ou might want a tub of popcorn for this one, folks.
Once upon a time, there was a Twitter user, @markiplayer, who innocently commented on a tweet, or so she thought. Little did she know she’d unleash a troll of epic proportions, a giant lemony man whose attitude was quite tart.
The Lemon Man saga is an epic tale with twists and turns and citrus emojis. Lemon Man’s issues perfectly exemplify the idea of fragile masculinity. The Internet is a wild place.
The story is so nuanced and complex that JJ had to recap the whole thing in its own Twitter thread.
“Here is the story of the lemon man.”
The Start of It All
It started with a tweet that went viral. JJ posted screenshots from a thread by @that1mum that began with the tweet, “Starting a girls only gym that plays early 2000’s pop music& we can all compliment each others butts & not get catcalled/started at by dudes.”
JJ posted responses to some of thesuper clever replies with, “i can’t believe they obliterated straight men like that.”
This is where it gets hairy.
Men came out of the woodwork to tell JJ how offended they were by her tweet.
One of those people was this guy with lemon emojis in his username who responded with the sexist comment that “business would flop if women were in charge, get a male CEO to oversee it and this could be a big success.”
In case you thought that was bad, this guy kept the sexist comments coming. It’s really appalling.