A Troll Asks: Why Do You Have to Look Like That?

Ask Addi Episode 7 transcript. Addi continues “making those who are arrogant in their ignorance uncomfortable” by answering a question from a troll.

Addison Smith

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For those who are unaware, I produce videos on LGBTQ+ topics and hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which I distribute on my YouTube channel.

For those who don’t have the time or ability to watch, you’ll find the script for the fifth episode of “Ask Addi” below. Since it is a teleprompter script, the format is probably a bit choppier than you’re used to. I’ve included some of the graphics I used in the video, but I left out the intro and end tag where I ask viewers to like and subscribe but feel free to go to YouTube and do so.

Hello Humans! Welcome back to Ask Addi. Nice to see you. There in your blue shirt. Again. There are other colors, you know.

Anyway, I’m Addi, Addison Smith, and today I’m paying tribute to the trolls.

Photo Illustration By The People Speak! / Flickr

These are people who write nasty comments below videos or essays or whatever, expressing their disgust for queer people, threatening our lives, telling us that we’re wrong about whatever we’re talking about, or telling us that we don’t exist.

The last time I checked the mirror, I’m here.

I’m not always sure what they think they’re accomplishing. Honestly, a lot of times, they seem delusional.

They say prove it, so you link them 20 articles from science journals where you got your information, and they refuse to even read it, or maybe they don’t understand it.

Trolls believe a lot of weird stuff. Science denying fantasy-level stuff. They refuse to listen because they just want to try to make queer people feel bad about being queer. To scare us. You know, bullying.

I know from a communication studies point of view, what they’re trying to do is a form of social sanctions.

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Addison Smith

I’m an LGBTQ+ DEI educator, activist, and writer living in the Midwest with my cat. Call me Addi. They/She. Booking and more info at https://addisonsagenda.com