I'm the lightning rod because my belly is the highest point around?I think it just annoyed people that you seemed to gave a smart ass answer to blame him by saying he should have replied before people went nuts instead of people being responsible for their own nutiness. And agreeing worth Kortana, I got no clue how you became the lighting rod here. Its amazed me that the real antagonist of the thread has gotten off relatively cleanly, unless people are mistaking Ripples for Ripley at a quick glance.
I didn't blame him, I said this could have been avoided if he had addressed it when it was asked. I think that's a pretty non-inflammatory view? I'm not sure if you know about VeryFatWomen and the problems many of our posters have had with it, or with the recent troll invasion where pictures were stolen to post on another forum and make fun of. I'm all for men posting pics of them out on the town with their fat women friends/gfs. I'd just hate to see these two girls who look like nice young women to face that. Maybe that makes me open to "Weight Board police" cracks and whatnot, but I'm okay with that...if it saves a fat girl from seeing her pics used in those ways. He said he had permission, so I'm good with it.
I think people asking if he had permission is totally a separate issue from RubyRipples post (which I thought was harsh and uncalled for, and with which I did not agree), but as usual it's all getting lumped together so people can get mad and fight, all while crying about how dims is just always fights and people getting mad. It's hypocrisy at it's finest, and when it's not frustrating it can be a little funny.