Over the years Twitter has been an amazing tool to connect with others, organize movements like #BlackLivesMatter, and have a little fun. But often times, the site also has a dark side, especially for women.
On Friday, Twitter user @EricaaRaynee learned just how terrible some people on the social network can be after she shared a picture of her first black eye.
Apparently niggas get in they feelings when a bitch don't wanna give out they nimber. First black eye smh pic.twitter.com/0iYFeY0sNF
— erica (@ericaaraynee) February 5, 2016
While the majority of people chimed in to offer support and call Erica’s attacker a coward, “lame AF,” and a punk, unfortunately several men decided to use her experience as an opportunity to show the world how terrible they really are.
Some of the men accused Erica of lying.
— Seitz (@KanyesTherapist) February 5, 2016
One guy said he needed the attacker’s take.
— Jim Halpert (@KriegLaFlare) February 5, 2016
Others took the far too predictable route of blaming Erica for her attack.
— Plex Thief (@PlexThief) February 5, 2016
— Delon Smith (@DJ_4_Smith) February 5, 2016
And then there was this:
LETS BE HONEST….YOU EITHER DISRESPECTED HIM OR YOU HIT HIM FIRST….NO WAY SOMEBODY HITS YOU RANDOMLY…WHO U FOOLIN @ericaaraynee
— OSN (@OprahSideNigga) February 5, 2016
I guess he didn’t hear about the Pittsburgh woman who was shot and killed last month for turning down a man’s advances, or the countless other women who’ve been harassed and attacked for doing the same.
While there have been some folks questioning Erica’s version of events, the responses from men either accusing her of asking to be hit or arguing that things like this never actually happen is downright frightening.