Jax Taylor isn’t exactly a favorite amongst Vanderpump Rules fans.
Taylor takes a lot of flak for his behavior on the show, and rightfully so — he’s pretty much effed up in every imaginable way over the course of the show’s six seasons.
After so many years of watching Jax cheat on Brittany Cartwright, stab his friends in the back, get way too close to his reiki therapist, and mix some of the worst cocktails in the West Hollywood area, it’s understandable that some folks might wish to give Jax a hard time on Twitter.
But while ragging on reality TV ne’er-do-wells is generally a pretty harmless way to pass the time on social media, viewers frequently go too far and wind up engaging in full-blown bullying.
Last week, Jax posted a photo (below) of himself and his two dogs.
In the caption, he encouraged fans to sign a petition as part of an effort to outlaw the annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival which is currently taking place in Yulin, China
As the name indicates, the festival is centered around the consumption of dog meat, and bringing an end to it has long been a passion project for Jax’s boss, Lisa Vanderpump.
“Everyone please take some time to go to @vanderpumpdogs and sign the petition against the Yulin dog meat festival,” Taylor wrote.
“Today the festival started up again even though many dogs are being saved many are still being sold and tortured. It’s extremely sad we can not let this continue. Please do what you can for our furry little friends. Hug your pets and have a blessed day.
Yes, contempt for Taylor is at such a high these days that even a post discouraging the consumption of dog meat elicits disdainful comments.
And this time, several users crossed the line in appalling fashion:
“I hope your dog gets hit by a car,” wrote one commenter.
Needless to say, Jax didn’t take too kindly to that remark:
“If you don’t like me on TV, that’s fine, I don’t care, but threatening harm or hate on other people or animals that don’t have a voice will not be accepted,” he replied.
“If you have the balls to cyberbully, threaten people or animals, I will blast you,” Taylor continued.
“This is your warning. That girl can not get away with stuff like this and it can’t be ignored or it will continue, the only way this will stop is if you report these awful human beings.”
Most fans who commented came to Jax’s defense, but astonishingly, there were others who sided with the original trash-talker.
“F-ck u and your dogs too,” wrote one follower.
“I hope they hit too and die a slow death.”
The hate mostly had to do with Jax’s behavior on the most recent season of Vanderpump, but some users took issue with the message of his post.
Many apparently felt that since Jax eats meat, it’s hypocritical of him to condemn others for eating dog meat.
We understand their thinking, but the argument that you’re wishing death on someone’s dog because of your love for animals is a bit shaky.
Plus, Jax’s dad just died, so how about we all just agree to behave a bit more civilly toward him for the time being, mmm-kay?
Watch Vanderpump Rules online to remind yourself that for his many faults, Jax is a pretty entertaining guy.