Okay, I have to go off.

There is NO WAY Cherry is faking any of their disabilities. I’ve known them for over 5 years now, I have chatted with them about their pain, I have heard their stories and seen their photos of everything they’ve been through.

This is a disgusting rumour.
Cherry has been my main champion and support as I’ve navigated my own disabilities, hospital visits, and injuries. I’m appalled that people could sink to this level, to question their disabilities because of what? Their success? Their talent?

Jealousy makes people into monsters.
I’m so enraged by this I can’t even find the words to describe how wrong this is. Cherry is the sweetest, most gentle and kind soul I’ve ever met and the fact this toxicity is even remotely close to them ignites the most virulent anger I’ve felt in a long time.
Questioning someone else’s disability is so ableist and bigoted, and knowing that the person targeted is a nonbinary, feminine presenting individual leads me to believe the bigotry runs beyond classic ableism, and ventures into other intersections of their identity.
Cherry is the last person in the world that deserves this kind of bullshit, so I’m going invoke my role as nôtinitomâkan and say if you want to pick a fight and pull this crap, do it with me. Leave them alone and keep their name out of your mouth. They don’t need your crap.

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