History Main / AbominationAccusationAttack

30th Sep '17 8:55:33 AM ironballs16
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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way". Queue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "-ism" and "phobia" in the book, especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true. A particular incident of this came about on Website/{{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.

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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way". Queue Cue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "-ism" and "phobia" in the book, [[MortonsFork especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true.true]]. A particular incident of this came about on Website/{{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.
30th Sep '17 8:54:21 AM ironballs16
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* If a woman accuses a man of rape and cannot prove that he did it (and proving that is almost impossible, as there are usually no witnesses) she is branded a false accuser and hated by the general public, while the accused gets to be "innocent until proven guilty". There's some overlap with SlutShaming, as a woman's previous sexual experience is typically used against her, to "prove" that she must by default have consented because, hey, she had sex before. Of course, the reverse can happen, where the man is treated about like someone who is labeled a pedophile as above.

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* If a woman accuses a man of rape and cannot prove that he did it (and proving that is almost impossible, [[HeSaidSheSaid as there are usually no witnesses) witnesses]]) she is branded a false accuser and hated by the general public, while the accused gets to be "innocent until proven guilty". There's some overlap with SlutShaming, as a woman's previous sexual experience is typically used against her, to "prove" that she must by default have consented because, hey, she had sex before. Of course, the reverse can happen, where the man is treated about like someone who is labeled a pedophile as above.
30th Sep '17 8:53:22 AM ironballs16
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* When someone is accused of [[{{Paedohunt}} being a pedo]], they will usually be ConvictedByPublicOpinion and become a pariah for the rest of their lives ([[DoubleStandard particularly if they're a man]]). And if they're found not guilty, they've got a high chance of being despised even ''more'', because now they're considered a guilty person who got away with it.

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* When someone is accused of [[{{Paedohunt}} being a pedo]], they will usually be ConvictedByPublicOpinion and become a pariah for the rest of their lives ([[DoubleStandard particularly if they're a man]]). And if they're found not guilty, they've got a high chance of being despised even ''more'', because now they're considered a guilty person who got away with it.KarmaHoudini.
28th Aug '17 2:35:58 PM azul120
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Compare GodwinsLaw for similar accusations of being a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]], and HitlerAteSugar for a method often used in both kinds of accusations. If used consistently, this trope becomes a form of {{Demonization}}.

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Compare GodwinsLaw for similar accusations of being a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]], and HitlerAteSugar for a method often used in both kinds of accusations. If used consistently, this trope becomes a form of {{Demonization}}.
{{Demonization}}. Compare VanHelsingHateCrimes.
28th Aug '17 2:34:32 PM azul120
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'', the Paedofinder General is universally feared for his ability to call anyone a paedophile (and then get the randomly accused person killed.) For example, he kills the fiddler in ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' for fiddling on the roof, implying that it must be an euphemism for paedophilia.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust'', the Paedofinder General is universally feared for his ability to call anyone a paedophile (and then get the randomly accused person killed.) killed). For example, he kills the fiddler in ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' for fiddling on the roof, implying that it must be an euphemism for paedophilia.
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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way." Queue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "ism" and "phobia" in the book, especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true. A particular incident of this came about on Website/{{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.

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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way." way". Queue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "ism" "-ism" and "phobia" in the book, especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true. A particular incident of this came about on Website/{{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide. \n
16th May '17 2:24:12 PM nombretomado
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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way." Queue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "ism" and "phobia" in the book, especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true. A particular incident of this came about on {{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.

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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way." Queue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "ism" and "phobia" in the book, especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true. A particular incident of this came about on {{Tumblr}} Website/{{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.
3rd Mar '17 3:58:35 PM XFllo
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* The novel ''Literature/BeautifulAndCursed'' has people trying to do this to the gargoyles. It doesn't work, since the heroine is an EnglishRose, with a StiffUpperLip and completely unfazed by the fact that hideous stone beasts can turn into humans.

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* The novel ''Literature/BeautifulAndCursed'' has people trying to do this to the gargoyles. It doesn't work, since the heroine is an EnglishRose, a lady, with a StiffUpperLip and completely unfazed by the fact that hideous stone beasts can turn into humans.
31st Jan '17 12:29:38 PM Allronix
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* WAY too common in social media due to {{GIFT}}. One user has a grudge against another; maybe a political opinion, maybe they [[{{Shipping}} ship a pairing]] the accusing party finds distasteful, maybe they drew a character in fanart the "wrong way." Queue the grudge holder laying into the object of their grudge with accusations of every "ism" and "phobia" in the book, especially phrased in a way the accused can't debate without it being "proven" true. A particular incident of this came about on {{Tumblr}} due to a disagreement over WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse fan art, and ended with the artist attempting suicide.
21st Jan '17 7:08:37 PM baschapp
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* To get a bit more specific, there was a pedophile in YMCA Camp Kenan a few decades ago. Attendance dropped like a stone.
21st Jan '17 7:06:28 PM baschapp
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Accusing someone of being some kind of [[YouMonster monstrous predator]]--sexual or otherwise--can be a really efficient weapon. It can make people hate the accusee, maybe even [[InternalizedCategorism get him to hate himself]]. Or, simply use it as a particularly nasty ChewbaccaDefense to shut him up. In some cases, it may [[InsultBackfire backfire]] if the accusee decided to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become what he was accused for]] and [[TheDogBitesBack bites back the others]].

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Accusing someone of being some kind of [[YouMonster monstrous predator]]--sexual or otherwise--can be a really efficient weapon. It can make people hate the accusee, maybe even [[InternalizedCategorism get him them to hate himself]].themself]]. Or, simply use it as a particularly nasty ChewbaccaDefense to shut him up. In some cases, it may [[InsultBackfire backfire]] if the accusee decided to [[ThenLetMeBeEvil become what he was accused for]] and [[TheDogBitesBack bites back the others]].
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