Published on December 4th, 2014 | by IceCube
Alanah Pearce makes World Headlines!
Since then, the response has been retweeted over 42,000 times and received a crazy amount of positive online exposure. She was immediately contacted by several major TV networks for interviews, including Network 7’s Sunrise:
As well as Network 10’s The Project:
The TV interviews even went worldwide on Sky News HD:
Even several Youtubers around the globe were calling her out and praising her:
It also picked up the interests of several celebrities on Twitter, including Ian Hecox of Smosh and Xena Warrior Princess herself, Lucy Lawless:
Not only has this clever idea gone viral in a positive way but, at least in this case, it proved to be successful.
BBC reports that this particular mum was so shocked by her son’s behaviour that she has forced him to make a handwritten apology to Alanah. The mother has also spoken to other parents in the community and has gotten his school involved.
Alanah said she was surprised to receive a response from one of the parents she contacted and was expecting to maybe have a conversation about the message. However, she was happy to hear that the outcome will positively affect a community.
Alanah adds that these sorts of issues are only some 1% of the gaming community, pointing out that most men involved in the gaming community are extremely supportive of her and also want the harassment stopped.
We’re happy to see an online troll accountable for his own actions and hopefully this will inspire more women to take action in a similar fashion and ultimately put an end to online threats.
As for Alanah, all this coverage is probably just the beginning of much more to come.
Well done, Alanah!