The folks behind Barre’s Green Mountain Comic Expo and Vermont Comic Con have been out and about throughout central Vermont to promote the pair of upcoming shows (happening in April and September, respectively), and on a recent outing in Barre, one cosplayer found herself the target of ridicule online. The organizers have announced that they’ll be attending a city council meeting next week to take a “stand against harassment and bullying.”
The cosplayer noted in a Facebook post that she spent most of Easter “reading terrible messages directed at me.” She was reportedly captured in a video dressed as Harley Quinn, carrying a bat. The person who posted the video captioned the video “be careful picking up hitch hikers,” and racked up a number of comments before it was removed.
The organizers have announced their intentions to attend a Barre city council meeting next week:
The community has been bullied and shamed by video. We are bringing three shows to Barre and want your support! We will march down the sidewalk from Barre Civic Center at 6pm to City Hall for the 7pm meeting. This is a show of unity among the fans and those who are bullied and shamed. Join us!! You can come in cosplay or come as you are.
City Hall at 6 N. Main Street in Barre.