Al Stefanelli Is A Douchebag Because Of His Hat
October 15, 2012 13 Comments
After Al Stefanelli’s departure from Freethought Blogs, FtB boss PZ Myers posted a non-tribute to Al that spent more time calling Al’s friend Reap Paden a racist than it did remembering all the good things Al had done at Freethought Blogs.
A couple of Mr. Myers’ followers wasted no time in joining on what they saw as a Myers-sanctioned dogpile on Al, noting that you could tell the disabled author and journalist was “a douchebag” because of what he chose to wear on his head.
Karpad starts off the hat-bashing:
Having never read Al’s blog (indeed, rarely reading much of FTB that isn’t linked back here in the various roundups), I decided to investigate.
So, pulling his up, the first thing I’m greeted with is his photo. The way he chooses to represent himself to the world.
White fedora, black plastic framed tinted lens glasses.
I hesitate to say “everyone who wears a fedora is a complete douchebag.” I’m sure someone could find a counter example, if they looked hard enough. I’d like, if I could, to put a finger on why it seems such a surefire marker of awfulness, but I’m struggling with that.
[F]edoras have been ruined by shitty misogynist geeks.
Karpad “just says”:
I know in person 5 people who regularly wear fedoras. Like all the time. All are white males. They are all varying degrees of misogynist…
I don’t think this is a coincidence.
After getting called on this obvious bigotry by a number of other followers, Karpad doubles down:
Al has proven himself a racist, misogynist douchebag. He did so in less than 3 blog posts.
Sorry to have so offended you and your fedora…