Internet's 'Biggest Troll' Fired After Gawker Exposé
Michael Brutsch, aka Reddit's Violentacrez, loses his job
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2012 4:25 PM CDT
Updated Oct 15, 2012 4:50 PM CDT
A screenshot of Reddit's NSFW warning.   (Reddit)

(Newser) – Michael Brutsch, aka notoriously controversial Reddit user Violentacrez, was worried about his job when Gawker revealed his true identity last week—and for good reason, it turns out. "I got fired Saturday morning, by phone," Brutsch wrote on Reddit in a post noticed by Daily Dot. In the comment thread that followed, Brutsch admitted, "I really have no one to blame but myself," though he did add that he has a problem "with the lies, innuendos, distortions, and half-truths" in the Gawker article, which he went on to explain in more detail. Click to read the full thread, or to see more on the Gawker exposé.

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Lucky1
Oct 16, 2012 2:06 PM CDT
This story has nothing to do with free speech. It has everything to do with act like an ass hat, get treated like an ass hat.
apocalypso
Oct 16, 2012 11:42 AM CDT
Anyone stupid enough to think this is a Free Speech issue deserves to have a pervert follow them around with a camera in real life and post their pictures online. You can SAY/TYPE whatever the hell you want, but when you start following little girls around in real life looking for jerk-off material , that makes you a real-life pedophile and real-life stalker, and you deserve nothing less than a real-life ass-kicking that leaves you in a real-life wheelchair, or preferably just REAL-DEAD . I only wish I were surprised to see how many people are either stupid enough or malicious enough to defend this shitbag as though pedophile stalkers and aspiring rapists are just "victims of political correctness". But, people being stupid and malicious is nothing new. I could only be surprised by it if I'd believed people were anything more than talking monkeys to begin with.
Winston_Smith
Oct 16, 2012 2:39 AM CDT
For the last 20 years, I have been careful not to post anything with the slightest potential for controversy under my real name. But I suppose it is only a matter of time before somebody with Mr. Chen's mindset decides to trace my screen names and "expose" me as somebody with (he thinks) horribly anti-American politics, or cult-like religious beliefs, or an untrustworthy personality, or whatever. The data mining tools to link me to all my handles probably already exist, and if they don't they will shortly. Be careful. He is watching.