I know most of you guys are gamers, so this might have flown under your radar. This has been stalking through the grass of the comics scene for the last 24 hours. Spike Trotman has the best details on it, and I highly recommend following her on Twitter for the full story, but here's the short version.
A young woman, Paige, was drawing fanart of things like Steven Universe, and dressing up as a Homestuck character of Japanese origin, and posting it on her Tumblr. Members of the various fan communities that intersected with Social Justice and cultural communities found her art and fandom stuff to be insensitive or insulting. In particular, they found that she drew some of the characters too skinny, or when she drew them genderswapped she used standard gender tropes to convey their switched genders, and that the character she chose to dress up as was in poor taste because she is Filipino and the character is Japanese.
In response they started to harass her, creating upwards of 40 blogs that insulted her, tracked her online movements, and constantly spread hate about her to the tune of nearly a thousand notes on some of the insulting posts made about her.
After suffering through all of this for no short amount of time, Paige tried to kill herself. She posted on her tumblr that she was going to "sleep forever", which then received over a thousand "likes" from her haters. Luckily, the attempt failed and she is now in a facility where she is recovering and improving.
This is the other end of it, when blind devotion to the cause stops people from being good human beings. This poor woman wanted to die... I just don't have any words.
If you want to follow Paige, she can be found at http://zamii070.tumblr.com/
. Please, if you have a moment, find a way to send this young woman some love.