…and he’s spot on here:
As I have frequently observed, those who most noisily insist on ‘tolerance’ for their own behaviour, no matter how absurd or abhorrent, are usually the most intolerant of others who beg to differ. Anyone who raises an eyebrow at their antics must be shouted down, vilified and, ideally, prosecuted.
We see it with climate freaks, with gay rights advocates, and with abortion enthusiasts. It’s not enough to politely disagree while tolerating, you must do more than simply accept, you must actively celebrate, or else.
It’s absolutely right that there should be laws which prevent discrimination against people on the grounds of race and sex.
But when did people who like dressing as comic book characters suddenly become a ‘vulnerable minority’?
Given the propensity of politicians to pander to any self-defined ‘victim’ group, it can only be a matter of time before laughing at members of the Cosplay community becomes a ‘hate crime’. Cosphobia, anyone?
Given that there are people out there who campaign for those with red hair to have the full protection of the law, would anyone be surprised?
So, Sarah and the i-cosplay team, and anyone else who chose to take offence where none was intended, you have my reply: Grow up and get a life.