Julia responds to the allegations that she’s behind the shuttering of Tumblrs, via Gawker:
I haven’t asked David to take down any sites in a long time, so I don’t know where the impetus for this particular purge came from, but I’m thrilled that he has. I am absolutely in favor of ridding the Tumblr community – and the internet in general – of what one of my readers once called “mind cancer.” That sort of nastiness is insidious and it will rot communities unless someone says, “This simply isn’t an acceptable way to treat other human beings.”
There is no reason the internet should remain in its current Hobbesian state of nature. Someone needs to begin the long process of setting basic standards of decency online, and I’m proud of David – as a businessman, but also as a friend – that he and his company have the balls to do so.”
Oh, it is ON, woman. It is fucking on.
(Also, Gawker, Ryan Tate, et al: “Web startup” is being generous.)