Playing the victim card
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Playing the victim card is an act of manipulation where someone portrays an act of misfortune. This act is also infamously known for being extremely toxic.
Why It Sucks
- They are manipulating people (usually for abuse), only to end up crying wolf when their true motives get discovered.
- Many who do this only think about themselves.
- Many fandoms, hatedoms and people do this. Since whenever someone disagrees with them, they usually treat it like that person's bullying them.
- The MeToo Movement even does this. Do we really need to say anything?
- Most people who do this think that what's happening to them is worse than things like child abuse, rape, and even the Holocaust.
- An act of hypocrisy: They don't like it when someone blames on them, and yet they (falsely) blame others.
- Even governments do this. As the Chinese government tried this to avoid a lawsuit from other governments.
- This act mostly hurts the person doing the victim card rather than hurting others. So why are they doing this?
- They even go as far as to destroy a person's legacy such as Vic Mignogna, Michael Jackson and Johnny Depp.
- Religious Nut-jobs are no stranger to this. As they play the victim card whenever they discover someone with a different religion.
- SJWs use this as one of their methods to get the media to pander to them and ruin people's reputations. For example, Funimation.
- Thanks to their actions, they give actual victims of certain misfortunes (such as crimes) a bad name, even to the point where the real victims may not be taken seriously and end up being accused of playing the victim card.
Notable victim card players
- YandereDev is a perfect example for this. He always uses the "harassment" excuse to play the victim card and he even made a video where he portrayed himself as a young girl to play the victim card and get sympathy.
- TheTopTens Community does this whenever someone sees someone else having a different opinion. That's how several users such as Disney1994 had to leave the site for a while!
- Social Justice Warriors are among the most infamous example of this, they have their own page in this wiki to show examples.
- Strawberry Milk also uses this, she will play the victim card and cry harassment for easy sympathy points whenever she gets called out.
- That Vegan Teacher uses this frequently when criticized by other people (which happens a lot.)