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So now apparently some people are being abusive to others about their choice to use emoticons or emoji?
Every time some new group of assholes comes up with something like this they try to shame people about, I’m reminded of that series of stupid commercials for Progresso Soup they used to show decades ago, where some smarmy dick would try to shame another person because they were eating condensed soup, and somehow this made them immature.
It was a vile set of advertisements that we all hated, and it’s pretty much the same shit I see going on here. Cut it out. Text is a tricky medium to read tone from, and emoticons help that. Trying to shame people for using emoticons is pretty much just as stupid and makes you look like as much of an asshole as the douchebags in the soup commercial telling someone that their choice of soup is unacceptable.
It’s nothing more than using a flimsy excuse to try and justify your assholery. And it makes you look immature, not the people using emoticons.
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This is so true, and there’s no reason to feel obligated to put it behind a read more cut: there is never any excuse to belittle someone for using a certain style, as long as they feel suited by it and feel they can express themselves through it. Every artist is influenced by some style, and as an artist develops, they incorporate elements of style that they feel can express their creative vision.
There is never any valid reason to denigrate someone for expressing themselves through a style, and most especially if someone inaccurately assumes something is a ‘style’ in the first place.
If you dislike a particular movement or predominant style in art, that’s fine and everything, but recognise that it’s just your own opinion and keep it that way.