yonosoyunaperra (yonosoyunaperra) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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The Internet’s Dangerous, Opportunistic Speculation on Conor Oberst’s Rape Accusations Needs to Stop


I wasn’t going to write about the Conor Oberst rape accusations, because the last thing the internet needs is more noise over allegations that no one has any way of knowing are true or false. But the way this whole thing is playing out is both depressing and mildly terrifying. Virtually as soon as the accusations were posted, the internet went crazy, and not in a great way. First it was the accusations going viral on Tumblr, and then it was irresponsible commentary pieces like this, in which a writer explains that she believes the accusations because she had a similar experience. Now, Tumblr discussion of Oberst has become a cesspool of unfounded assumptions and increasingly frightening attempts to out and/or discredit the accuser. People. We need to stop.

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ok i know i'm late but i had not heard about this allegation. what do y'all think?

Tags: music / musician (alternative and indie), scandal
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