A debut author allegedly was bullied on Goodreads. You can read the full article here. The accusations started with a negative review the author apparently commented on, and things went downhill from there.
Authors shouldn’t comment on negative reviews, or harrass reviewers, but that counts the other way as well. Reviewers shouldn’t threaten authors either.
Bullying needs to stop before it goes too far. In real life, people get bullied every day, and that’s horrible. To start bullying in online reading communities as well would be unfathomable.
We need to stop bullying and stand up for those being bullied. Threatening people in this way is wrong.