/r/IncelTears, more commonly known as IncelTears or incelorrhea and occasionally shortened to IT, was a subreddit devoted to bullying and screencapping trolls on incel forums. It got shut down in 2020 due to a lobbying effort by incels.co member FrailPaleStaleMale and others, and then moved to /r/IncelTear.
Because IncelTears was doing what involuntarily celibate trolls wanted inceltears to do… react… incels who were of the trolling variety often posted stuff for the sole purpose of it ending up on inceltears. The presence of inceltears and similar websites has therefore meant an increase in the amount of trolling activity and misogynistic content all over the incelosphere.
When trolls don’t provide enough shit for them to get triggered over, inceltears users literally created sockpuppets to post stuff gross shit on incel subreddits so that they can go back and re-post their fake crap on inceltears as genuine. The posts are often easy to identify as they will have the post history of an inceltears user or no post history at all. Because of this inceltears were accused of astroturfing incel sites to make them appear worse than they actually are. Usually for the purpose of shutting them down, or maybe just a super sophisticated version of virgin shaming.
Explanation of how the sub got banned
Inceltears frequently tried to get incel forums shut down. Inceltears member’s sex and personal lives were so busy and fulfilling, they spent every day trying to downvote posts on subreddit’s full of angry virgins. They playeded a role in getting r/incels shut down, leaving it’s members to create and move to incels.me. Surely, moving people to sites with no supervision will solve bigotry.
Inceltears found itself playing whack-a-mole, as incels re-emerged on Reddit stronger than they were before, as well as creating extremely active separate forums on external websites. Banning r/incels also re-affirmed the belief incels have about being persecuted, energizing them to create more content.
Inceltears tried for a few months to get a foreign domain host to remove incels.me from a foreign server or some shit. It didn’t work, cuz it was a retarded strategy. Much like the white nationalist forums that came back three months after they were supposedly cleansed by internet service providers, the same clearnet re-emergence would happen if incel forums were temporarily blacklisted from the clearnet (highly unlikely).
Inceltears was one of the least liked sites on Reddit’s platform, less liked by the general Reddit population than the incel forums.
Famous IncelTears users
- Dr. Pizza, aka Peter Bright, an ArsTechnica Journalist who got sentenced to prison for attempting to solicit sex from minors. His Reddit and Inceltears username was /u/DrPizza