FunnyJunk’s lawyer, Charles Carreon, in regards to Matthew Inman’s BearLove Good. Cancer Bad. campaign and the onslaught of negative press and hate mail they’ve received since the creator of The Oatmeal responded to their legal threat.

“I really did not expect that he would marshal an army of people who would besiege my website and send me a string of obscene emails,” he says.

“I’m completely unfamiliar really with this style of responding to a legal threat — I’ve never really seen it before,” Carreon explains. “I don’t like seeing anyone referring to my mother as a sexual deviant,” he added, referencing the drawing Inman posted.

“It’s an education in the power of mob psychology and the Internet,” Carreon told me.

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