Apparently, Tosh has some rabid fans, because within hours Elson received a number of pretty nasty responses. An example? “@KarenElson_ Needs to be raped, she might lighten up after getting some for once.” (To this person we say, what is wrong with you?!) Understandably, Elson expressed shock at the responses she was getting, but refused to back down from what she called a “bunch of misogynists.”
“Until you have walked in a woman’s shoes and have to walk in a world where being sexually harassed is common you may understand my point,” she tweeted today.
While Tosh has since (sort of) apologized for the incident, we’re still pretty appalled by the way Elson was treated for taking a principled stand. And we’re not alone: fashion friends like like Mickey Boardman and Coco Rocha quickly came to the model’s defense on Twitter. Rocha tweeted today, “There’s some truly horrible and disappointing human beings hiding anonymously behind computers. Sorry you had to deal with that.”
It’s true, the internet can be a scary place at times, but we, for one, are glad that Elson was brave enough to take a stand.