When young online trolls sent her vile threats, she told their mothers
Dec. 2, 2014 at 12:29 PM ET
As a video game reviewer with a big presence on social media, Alanah Pearce is used to all sorts of comments from her fans.
But when some of her followers began leaving vile, disturbing online messages a�� including threats of sexual assault a�� she complained to a higher authority: their mothers.
Pearce, who lives in Brisbane, Australia, always assumed adult men were the ones leaving the sexually explicit comments on her Facebook page. But when she took a closer look at the offendersa�� profile pictures and ages listed on their social media accounts, she realized that they were all actually young boys.
a�?I suppose it’s a little sad in a way, but I’ve become quite desensitized to it all, where things like rape threats tend to make me feel a little ill or disgusted, but I learned a long time ago not to let these things affect me as soon as I step away from the computer,a�? Pearce, 21, told TODAY Parents.
She receives about five such sickening messages a month, a tiny fraction of all the comment……. (follow link below for full article)