William Shatner calls out Reddit for racism and hate mongering

From Pando Daily:

New redditor William Shatner has taken to the famously libertarian online community, calling it out for allowing racism and bigotry. Yesterday, Shatner posted a note saying he would like the ability to turn off private messages. In the comments below, a fellow redditor pointed out “there is a Dada aspect to this place with the absurd, weird, offensive and strange just chiming in from left field from time-to-time.”

The 81-year-old Captain James T. Kirk wasn’t buying that excuse. “I am apalled [sic] by some of the immature, horrifically racist, sexist, homophobic, ethnic… etc.. posts that are just ignored [on Reddit],” Shatner wrote in response.

“Why are these accounts still active? While Reddit has done well in getting interest from the mainstream I just wonder if by allowing these children to run rampant and post whatever they feel will cause the most collateral damage if Reddit is biting off it’s own nose in taking that step to become a mainstream community.”

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