Recently, one of my friends posted on Facebook a picture of an ABDL brony. They then proceeded to rag on another friend of mine for being a brony, this part I admit I don't care about, we tease each other all the time, and I am not a brony. But allow me to be clear, I don't judge bronies.
Fortunately, they seem not to notice the ABDL part, at least as a single element, or perhaps do not recognize what it is. They tended to take in the picture as a whole. However, it is quite obvious they think he is a freak, and spared no time and energy attacking him (the person in the meme).
While I would never consider coming out to anyone other than a hypothetical lover as an ABDL, I am still bothered by the fact that those who I like and associate with can be so obtuse and idiotic. And no matter how much I would like to say something, I can't for fear of exposure.
The other problem I am having is that people, randomly surfing the internet can discover our existence, and then we are collectively judged because of a few exhibitionists, who feel like advertising this to the world. And then due to the collective stupidity of my friends and the ignorance of the web, I feel deeply wounded by attacks that aren't even meant for me.
The worst part is, I don't even feel justified in having this emotion, as none of the objects are related to me, and I am not a part of any of this. So here I sit quietly and deeply offended about something I have nothing to do with. This also annoys me.