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Let me clarify. I feel in love with Taylor Hicks during his run on American Idol. His spaztastic bravery captured my heart and soul. I feel in love with the gray haired boy's ability to go where no one else had ever taken that cheesy show before. Hicks came on and broke the mold so to speak and this show has never recovered. I think that's why Simon Cowell and 19E seem to pack such a grudge against the man.
I am not one of the fans who ever entertained thoughts of any romance toward the guy. I admire Taylor for his street fighting smarts and determination. He's a force to be reckoned with and I am a sucker for folks like that. I happen to live with one.
I've been reading on one of the new sites how they want to have sex with him one moment and slap him the next and that sounds completely ridiculous to me. They sell the man so short to not relate to and discuss his musical talents, his drive.
Yesterday it came to my attention a new site called, The View to Your Ass. I followed a link to get there and was appalled at what I saw and read. I was rendered speechless and felt my IQ plummet 30 points for reading what was on that site. Many fans in the Taylor Hicks fan world may have thought that notorious MFOYA was behind that site.
Contrary to their beliefs - MFOYA was integral to shutting that site up and encouraging the site personnel to remove the pictures and disturbing posts accompanying them. Certainly MFOYA may have brought about conflict and issues with their website concerning Mr. Hicks and Ms. Caroline Lyders, but they would never have so brutally attacked someone in the fan base like this site did. It was like something I'd never witnessed before and certainly something lawsuit worthy.
Then there's the site called, 15 Minutes of Fame. It is operated by someone who has been stalking me on-line since last Fall when they saw my posts on MFOYA. I'm not really concerned about their behavior but Darling Man is. He's of the opinion that someone who spends their time writing about folks who, in their estimation, have insulted or decried their Idol, in this case, Taylor Hicks, they might be dangerous.
There have been many news worthy instances in which fans of someone have committed murder and crimes against other folks who they consider an 'enemy' of their object of desire and loyalty. For those who are linking to the 15 Minutes site and in communication with them, such as The View From the Inside, I'd be careful in your promoting of this person, lest you be considered part of their intent.
On this site is a review on stalking and cyberstalking. They are falling into the categories listed on this legal page.
Cyberstalking involves using the Internet or other electronic means to harass.
Either type of action may or may not be accompanied by a credible threat of serious harm. But both types can cause psychological damage, and each can potentially lead to an assault or even murder.
All states have anti-stalking laws, but the legal definitions vary. Some state laws require that the perpetrator, to qualify as a stalker, make a credible threat of violence against the victim. Others require only that the stalker’s conduct constitute an implied threat. The model anti-stalking code developed by the National Institute of Justice doesn’t require stalkers to make a credible threat, but it does require victims to feel a high level of fear.
Now, to be honest, I'm not feeling any level of fear, but Darling Man is getting concerned. I wonder if any of my readers would be concerned should this happen to them? The individual running that site has posted under "Reader" and can be found on RADAR and SPLASH. They use to post my entire blog on SPLASH but got bored with that after a while.
In recent years stalkers have seized on the anonymity of the Internet to commit their crimes. This has added a new dimension because many victims of cyberstalking don’t know the identity of the stalkers. That can make the fear more palpable and prosecution more unlikely.
The fact that cyberstalking doesn’t involve physical contact doesn’t mean it is any less dangerous than “real life” stalking. It’s not difficult for an experienced Internet user to find enough of the victim’s personal information, such as phone number or place of business, to establish his or her physical location.
The reality is that any type of stalking can lead to a physical attack if the situation is not properly dealt with as soon as possible.
In any event this is what is recommended to do regarding steps to report this activity. I see that since I warned the site operator, they published my warning and laughed at it.
17. If you are a victim of cyberstalking, act promptly and firmly to defuse the situation. Take potential threats seriously. Very clearly tell that person to stop, saying something like, “Do not contact me in any way in the future.” Sometimes it is helpful to copy your “stop” message to the abuse department of the harasser’s Internet service provider. (If you have trouble determining that ISP, contact www.Cyberangels.org or www.Haltabuse.org .)
That said, Darling Man has reported this individual to a few sources including Cyber Angels.
He's also reporting them to Wordpress with the CyberAngels report. Frankly I think he's being silly, but then what do I know. Any thoughts? Does anyone think what this individual is doing in the name of Taylor Hicks would be condoned by the man? I'm somewhat interested in that to see really how truly mentally unbalanced are we as people who follow Taylor - and what does that say about Mr. Hicks?