Not so hidden away in the dark corners of the internet, countless instances of bigotry and bias are still alive and well.
On the subreddit r/EntitledB***h, artist jwall6110 shared an exchange she had with an online customer who had commissioned a mug from her.
She took a screenshot of the conversation, which is sure to infuriate anyone with an understanding of autism.
The photos were posted with the title Entitled B***h or Choosing Beggar? Either way, total b***h.
"Damn. That's one post I really hope to be fake. How low can you get?"
"What a horrible excuse for a human being."
Nukacolawaterfall knows opinions like these are ultimately harmful to the entire autistic community:
"This really pisses me off, people with autism and other conditions with a stigma attached don't deserve this. Life can be hard enough without ignorant people f***ing things up for people"
"This level of stupid seems unreal. Nobody could possibly be this ignorant."
"She's both. Its amazing most autistic kids have better morality and calmness than a majority of non-autistic people."
"So sorry you were hit with that s@#t! She'll never realize/understand that she is the one with some mental aberration. Please let us know how this ends up."
"Man forget that. If I had the money, I would buy all the mugs the crafter wanted to make me. Karma will get her."
On Twitter, people were equally outraged at the customer's behavior.
I cannot believe this woman who ordered the mug unbelievable!! We still have a long way to gooooo groan Woman dema… https://t.co/ktrMX66VTk— Anna Kennedy OBE (@Anna Kennedy OBE) 1563024960.0
The struggle is REAL peeps! Our fight for recognition and respect seems to be a Sisyphean task. Keep the faith! ✊… https://t.co/HgKIDz6OlY— Dave M ♿ (@Dave M ♿) 1563089682.0
Well, this is absolutely disgusting. https://t.co/jARjab7QKL— ѕαιѕσηѕ: Krull Maker Space (@ѕαιѕσηѕ: Krull Maker Space) 1563100178.0
The world's state of affairs is not great if people are still speaking about autistic individuals this way.
@ausdisltd That is sad— Melissa (@Melissa) 1563080313.0
The more I see it the more I'm disgusted by it, not just those who say this shit out of prejudice or ignorance, but… https://t.co/SoBwdxB97d— Gordon Shippey (@Gordon Shippey) 1563095213.0
This is real and this is beyond disgusting. There are no words... https://t.co/oVCVWbEITS— LRHMedia (@LRHMedia) 1563128427.0
No one wants to be like this customer.
Remember to practice tolerance and understanding every chance you get!