The Life and Career of Marie Osmond
When celebrity biographer Randy Jernigan announced that he would be publishing a series of 粉丝 图书 celebrating stars that had positive reputations, he had no inkling of the tidal wave of hateful, mean spirited 评论 about to come his way.
Shortly after his publishing company's announcement, several online tabloids wrote negative pieces about Randy's book series. Even 流行的 blogger Perez Hilton wrote a story, attributing 语录 to Randy that proved false and misleading. When these reports began to surface, online trolls began to flock to Randy's social media pages leaving 评论 after 评论 taking aim at everything from his 写作 talents to his looks and age.
“I was absolutely dumbfounded—I wanted to just crawl under a rock and hide,” Randy recently told Chicago's KSCR Indie Radio in an early morning interview.
“My project was a very positive one yet I was receiving all this hate from people that didn't even know me.”
When Randy released his first 粉丝 book, The Life and Career of Marie Osmond, six of his most prolific haters 发布 negative 评论 on his 亚马逊 page. "Which didn't surprise me--they actually told me they would..."
Unfortunately, it wasn't the first time the 作者 had to face off against the cruel taunts of online trolls. Last 年 when Randy was asked 由 a conservative radio host (in his 首页 state of Utah) about his public support of Hillary Clinton for office, he found himself once again subjected to the public's very harsh, critical rantings—this time on air.
“These types of hateful 评论 can rattle a person just a bit. Makes 你 think twice about the guy walking just behind 你 in the mall,” he added.
But this time around, Randy decided to take matters into his own hands and addressed the radio hater on air. While his language may have shocked some listeners, the writer says he has no regrets about using “extreme” language for an extreme situation.
“Sometimes you've just gotta stand up for your rights—even if a lot of people are listening,” Randy explained on air.
Now, Randy is 更多 determined than ever to stand up for his rights to share his opinions and be heard and is urging others not to stay silent when they see bullying of any kind taking place.
“We just can't allow bullies to win. If we fight the good fight, we can effect a positive change,” the 作者 said.
Author Randy Jernigan