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I Was a Teenage Troll, and Other Stories of Hate

What an anti-Britney Spears website and a song about Barney taught me about hate

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TThe children’s television show Barney & Friends premiered on PBS in 1992, just after my fifth birthday. As an American child, I’d loved many TV shows before, but this was the first to really make an impression. At five and then six, I was gaining…

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