Change Your Profile Pick for Pedophilia

Nothing big can happen on Facebook without someone starting a ridiculous rumor. The rumors themselves don’t both me much. When people blindly pass them along, though, that’s an entirely different thing.

Recently, a campaign to support victims of child abuse encouraged Facebook members to change their profile pics to images of their favorite cartoon characters. In my opinion, that’s a pretty worthless way to support victims of abuse. If you want to support child abuse victims, then try donating to a good cause or support laws that protect children from their abusers. Changing your Facebook picture’s not going to help anyone.

In the wake of the cartoon pic craze, someone started a rumor that it was actually about pedophilia. According to the rumor, pedophiles were using cartoon pictures to attract young children to their profiles. This rumor had been going around for a little while, but it wasn’t very popular until the child abuse awareness campaign kicked off.

Now we seriously have people on Facebook thinking that the social network is being overrun by pedophiles. What started out as a little rumor with no impact has now turned into this ridiculous hysteria.

Looking over my Facebook friends, I can see that about 25 percent currently use cartoon characters as their profile pics. These are people that I know pretty well, and I can guarantee that they’re not pedophiles. Rather than pedophiles, they are what has been termed slacktists. They change their profile pics to support child safety rather than take actions against abuse. They might be ineffective, but they’re not freaking pedophiles, people!

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~ by facebookhoaxes on December 9, 2010.

3 Responses to “Change Your Profile Pick for Pedophilia”

  1. […] December 10, 2010 by dreadmunro Nothing big can happen on Facebook without someone starting a ridiculous rumor. The rumors themselves don't both me much. When people blindly pass them along, though, that's an entirely different thing. Recently, a campaign to support victims of child abuse encouraged Facebook members to change their profile pics to images of their favorite cartoon characters. In my opinion, that's a pretty worthless way to support victims of abuse. If you want t … Read More […]

  2. known pedophile, help get him banned

    http://www.facebook.com/Combatfighter1

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