16 Female TV Characters Who Were Cyberbullied In 2013
It's hard to be a woman on television without the internet saying horrible and disgusting things about you. From Skyler White to Dana Brody to Hannah Horvath, let's look at how these female characters were disparaged this year.
1. Skyler White, Breaking Bad
And we've got to do better than this.
2. Dana Brody, Homeland
3. Quinn Perkins, Scandal
Another tough one. Scandal hasn't really known what to do with Quinn since it cleared up the mystery of her importance in the show's arc in the first half of Season 2. After that, Scandal's creator Shonda Rhimes has used Quinn to advance some interesting, disturbing ideas about violence-as-addiction, with Quinn (Katie Lowes) and Huck (Guillermo Díaz) mirroring each other. Quinn's part in that hasn't been successful for me, but I see what Rhimes is doing.
From what I gather, though, a lot of fans have grown to hate her. And therefore, in the Dec. 5 episode, when Huck tortured Quinn for betraying Olivia, Quinn haters had some things to cheer.
I mean, they literally cheered.
It's troubling to me.
4. Megan Draper, Mad Men
It's also pretty awful that if you try to Google Jessica Paré, "teeth" is the first suggestion.
5. Betty Francis, Mad Men
6. Jasmine Trussell, Parenthood
Like, here's a typical message board comment:
I'm with you, Jasmine.
7. Juliette Silverton, Grimm
And how awful are Google's suggestions for those searching for information about Bitsie Tulloch?
8. Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones
In other words...
9. Andrea, The Walking Dead
If I do hate Andrea, I hope I express it differently from this GIF, which is called "What I think Andrea has turned into on The Walking Dead."
And this one, too, which was named "My reaction when Andrea from The Walking Dead died."
10. Debra Morgan, Dexter
Not every meme was unsympathetic to poor Deb's sad decline. Like this one.
But most of them made fun of her derp face.
11. April Kepner, Grey's Anatomy
Though she's not my favorite, I don't choose to mock her face or voice. And I'm glad that there are viewers who feel this way.
12. Laurel Lance, Arrow
Because most Laurel haters seem to fixate on Cassidy's looks. In particular, on the question of whether she's gotten plastic surgery.
13. Norrie Calvert-Hill, Under the Dome
What I'm saying is: Stop this sort of thing immediately.
14. Emma Hill, The Following
15. Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke/"Fauxmanda," Revenge
Fauxmanda ended up dead, a victim of the meandering Revenge plot. Which is fine; it happens.
But headlines such as TV.com's "The B*tch Had It Coming" are emblematic of misplaced blame. It wasn't Fauxmanda's fault, internet!