I awoke to some extremely disconcerting tweets from Alton Brown this morning. Apparently a low-life bunghole decided to create a Twitter account trying to pass itself (I’m using “it” because this scum is not worthy of being considered human) as AB’s wife. In his replies back to this frog-toed nutjob, it was very clear the event rattled AB. Since the offender’s account is now gone, there’s not a trace of what was tweeted.
Not really knowing what happened overnight I,too, was just saddened and upset by AB’s tweets to this creep. Immediately, my mothering instincts kicked in and I wanted to show AB support anyway I could. Right now, if he’s off Twitter for good, then he won’t see the good and supportive things many, many of his true and admiring fans have sent. I sent AB a virtual hug in one and this:
Although I’ve been disheartened by AB blocking the fansite’s account and my personal account, I’ve still never left nor stopped supporting him. Even through it all, when he asked us last night to promote the special, I did my part. While I still don’t understand his overall shift that lead him to even enter the Twitterverse, it hasn’t been pleasant for him at all.
Sadly, this latest event will only serve to harden AB toward social media and websites further. Speaking from someone who has experienced her overly fair share of slings and arrows in the cyberworld–yeah I’ve been called all sorts of names, had my mental health questioned and accused of criminal behavior–I know how it hurts and hurts a lot. It makes no never mind these words and dirty deeds come up from rabble, crap like that stings. No matter how tough, strong, hardened exterior we give; no matter how many times we quote, “sticks and stones,” the bottom line for those caring and beautiful souls like AB it will always carry some pain.
Back when the morons were attacking him over deleting his tweets, I promised AB a hug the next time I saw him. The offer is still, and has always been, there. I hope what unfolded last night/early this morning will not put him off to his true and adoring fans. Those of us in that group, love and admire him so very much and we are just as sickened by this pathetic scum’s deed.
I wish to offer AB two things, if he were to ever read this post.
First, my support and–hell, I’m going to say it–love. Love not in some crazed creepy way. But love for a good person who’s been battered with things he doesn’t deserve. Love for a man who protects and cherishes his family (and my hope to find a special man like than for myself someday). Love for a fellow child of God.
The second thing I would like to pass along to him is:
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
I wish him all the best with the three upcoming Good Eats specials. Remember “Right on Q” airs Saturday at 8 p.m. A safe flight back home from Hawaii. The best on the new book and a safe book tour. And whatever the new project is, MUCH MUCH success with it!
Peace, love, happiness Alton! God bless.
One of the true, loyal, adoring and good fans.