Combating One Direction trolls with rainbows, unicorns and candyfloss
The poor chaps at GQ have encountered a shit storm of alarmingly extreme abuse from teenage One Direction acolytes since deciding to commit the grave error of sticking the boys on their cover this month.
In the midst of their own battle against internet trolls, V Energy drink’s V-Hab ‘anti-trolling browser extension’ – downloadable on Chrome or Safari – which replaces abusive trolling language with positive, fluffy words like rainbow, unicorn and candyfloss – has jumped to GQ’s aid.
A V-Hab spokesperson said: “We love British GQ, but boy did those poor souls not know what they were getting themselves into! “Luckily for them, at V-Hab we’re all about countering trolls with a bit of positive energy so we’ve created humour and positivity into what has clearly been a rather large misunderstanding on all sides.”
Some hilarious examples of the anti-trolling device in action are posted below:
Until I’d read what I can only imagine is just a handful of the uncensored rantings (check the GQ link above) of an alarming number of very messed up young fans, I’d always thought that being in One Direction must be just about the greatest thing in the world if you’re a teenage lad: showered in constant, unwavering adulation from millions of girls across the globe. But now that GQ has shone a light on the truly disturbing dark side of their boy band fame, I can’t say I envy poor Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall or Zayn.
U MESSED WITH THE WRONG FANDOM PREPARE TO DIE WE WILL RIP UR BALLS OFF AND STAB UR VAGINAS SEE U IN PRISON bYE…