Karma doing it’s thing…

Screenshots have been posted online of someone I once knew having hideous conversations with his friends via text message. There’s 32 different screenshots (that I’ve seen) of him basically attacking people. I’m talking callous, uncalled for, completely vile things being said. These things said, about people he knew, people he only knew-of but has never met, completely random photos he came across of people on the internet, just kind of make you want to throw up when you read them. He also admits to a drug addiction and that he’s sleeping with the wife of one of his friends (not in the conversation) and goes on to say some pretty nasty things about her, too.

He made an apology, of course…

His apology says that he’s sorry to anyone he’s offended and that this conversation isn’t a reflection of who he is, it’s just ‘locker room talk’ that was never meant to be made public. Anyone heard that excuse before?

42 thoughts on “Karma doing it’s thing…

  1. Out of everything I learned in rehab, what an apology is supposed to be and how to properly give it has been the most important.

    And really, why not use that excuse? You can get promoted from your TV game show gig on one channel to a much more popular show on many channels.

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    1. When you’ve dug yourself a hole as deep as he has, trying to excuse it away, with any excuse, isn’t going to get too far in the court of public opinion… unless you’re running for President of the United States. Which, thank goodness, he is not.

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    1. I agree. I think where he went wrong was implying that there could be an excuse for this type of behaviour. From my perspective, keep the public apology to ‘I’m sorry’ and that’s it. And, if he wants to apology to each of the people he targeted, he can keep that private. Any of those, though, there’s no excuse for.

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    1. Oh, I’m just sitting back and laughing at how he’s blowing this up in his own face rather than dealing with it properly. Each time he tries to talk it away, he’s making it worse for himself in the court of public opinion. That, in itself is a form of justice, I think.

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    1. Oh, these conversations look as though they’re from several different occasions over a period of a few months. People are speculating that he pissed off one of his friends who was in the group chat and that’s why the friend leaked the screenshots.

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  2. I wonder about people such as this guy, what would happen if a potential employer did a search and came upon all these things. Needless to say, I think it would be a strike against him.
    From what I understand employers do search on potential employees. Gives them some background. I could be wrong, maybe it is not allowed!

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    1. His employers have made a public statement about it. I think it depends on the employers. A lot of people get away with a lot of stuff in this world. It all depends on where you work, I guess.

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  3. Geez, that’s awful. I guess he kinda deserves it for being so mean about people. You’re right. He should just say that he is sorry and end it there. Anything else would seem like excuses or contradictory to what his personality appears to be in the texts. Would not seem sincere. I wonder what happened that the messages got leaked.

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    1. A couple of people I know are speculating as to how these came out.

      One person suggested that he said something nasty about one of the friends in the chat and that particular friend got pissed and shared screenshots.

      Another person suggested ‘bro code’ caused one of the people in the chat to show the friend who’s wife he was sleeping with a screenshot of him boasting about it.

      However it happened, he certainly pissed someone off. No one feels the need to keep screenshots when you’re a good person…

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  4. “Sorry to anyone he has offended” is such a non-apology. It puts it on the other person/people and how they’re reacting to his shittiness instead of talking ownership. Adding weak excuses for it instead of a succinct “I’m sorry for my behavior.” grates my nerves. I’ll leave my opinions of societal acceptance of “boys being boys” out of this because. IHP.

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    1. His friend’s are also getting ramifications now because of the conversation leaking. But, he’s getting the brunt of it. Which is fuuuuuuuuunnny. He deserves it.

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  5. “Sorry to anyone he has offended”. In other words, “I don”t give a shit about the people who I’ve hurt.” An apology is nothing more than a bandage to cover up his mistake. There is a cost for acting reckless and stupid, and now he is paying the price.

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    1. When people say ‘Sorry to anyone I’ve offended’ they’re not actually even apologizing for their actions, they’re just like… ‘oh, sorry you didn’t like it’. Which… like at that point why bother spitting the word ‘Sorry’ out, man? It’s insincere as fuck.

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      1. To mean, the word “sorry” means nothing without action or a changed behaviour. Sorry is is tossed around so much that it seems to have lost meaning, which is sad.

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    1. HAHAHA
      Sometimes I think I’d be better off without it. Sometimes I think you’re write that life is simpler without it. But sometimes a jackass from your past who treated you like shit gets just rewards and it’s like… rubbernecking. You don’t want to watch it but you can’t help but watch and see what happens next.

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      1. I always like to dare folks to take a month off of it. You totally find out who your friends are and can focus on what’s more important than others. Don’t worry, there’s ways of cyberstalking outside of using a website that profits off of user data and was part of the election interference 🙂 I got off of it years ago after a ‘friend’ chewed me out (virtually, of course) for not wishing her happy birthday online (even though I’d actually called her) and another didn’t understand why I wanted to catch up 1:1 because she ‘posted everything on FB’. Oy vey. Fuck ’em.

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