Mozilla’s feedback website has been flooded with death threats and homophobic abuse, following the resignation of its CEO over his anti-gay marriage stance.
Brendan Eich resigned as CEO on Thursday, following outrage after it emerged he had donated $1000 (£600) to help pass California’s ‘Proposition 8′ gay marriage ban in 2008
Following his resignation, feedback site Firefox Input has been the subject of a torrent of homophobic abuse, with 59,749 negative comments left in three days.
Some of the ‘feedback’ left on the website includes:
“God hates fags, you sick, twisted freaks. Maybe you should all pour gasoline on yourselves and light a match.”
“What sadistic, freedom crushing asshats you are. What hypocrites. The gay gestapo…how does that moniker suit you? It is accurate, rest assured. Again, you suck.”
“My computer won’t function on a Gay Liberal Web site. Sorry I had to remove you from my computer!”
“You made your CEO take a hike, so I’m takin’ a hike too. Take you belief & stick it up your ass, right next to the fag’s cock.”
“drop dead nazi fags”
“Just un-intalled mozilla from 4 computers. FU assholes. Can’t stand you gay pricks.”
“If you think the citizens of this country are going to keep putting up with a bunch of fags pushing us around, you are a fool”
“the fags need to get back in the closet and you need to join them you hypocrites i have uninstalled all instances of firefox on my machines and encouraged all my friends to do the same tell the homos i will say and do as i please as is my god given right”
The.feedback is coming in at over ten times the rate of a normal period last month.
At 86% negative, the proportion of negative feedback is just a few percentage points higher than recorded for Firefox usually on the site.