Well, guess what? It looks like there is now some question as to whether or not that stupid Facebook anti-child-abuse campaign was even legit. Hah, I knew it. And guess what? Now some people are posting this: “Change your profile picture back! This cartoon character thing was organized by pedophiles so they could find children to stalk!” Oh, for fuck’s sake…make up your mind already. Personally I think they were both hoaxes and people bought into them without much thought.
Next week: update your status in binary to fight hunger!
The messages themselves read something like, “In support of anti-child violence, change your Facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. Until Monday Dec. 6, there should be no human faces on Facebook, but an invasion of memories. Join the fight against CHILD ABUSE. Invite your friends to do the same.”
The catch is that nobody can really seem to pinpoint the origin of the campaign and that no non-profit organization is laying claim to the movement itself.
Now it appears that there is a counter-movement afoot attempting to stop the cartoon characters in their animated tracks. The new messages that have started to appear claim, “ATTENTION! Just reported that the group that started the post about changing your profile picture to a cartoon character is actually a pedophiles group that is doing this because its easier to get accepted friend requests! Please re-post.”