Artist are vicious,
cause they are creative, so it gives them creative ways to do MANY things.
Fighting being one of them.
In real life, though, the jerk who made fun of the artist would grow up to inherit the publishing company from his father and blacklist the manuscript.
Also, by calling him gay, he meant that the artist was the passive/receptive in a homosexual relationship and by extension he was a weak, emasculated, beta-class male. Hope that clears it up a little.
Also they rarely (of not) go that deep into the meaning of an insult, often even using insults wrong.
Therefore I doubt they'd mean that. They're just hoping to sting. Probably copying the insult from someone else too.
Reality has a habit of denying the childish fantasies of "mad hatter" artists who get insulted rather than otherwise. For every Taylor Swift, there are millions of ignominious dreamers who never get the satisfaction of loosing millions of minions upon those who sneered at them in middleschool and just have to learn to live with the hurt. This piece does a wonderful job indulging those whose artistic career highlight will be a score of favorites and comments online by attributing fantastically destructive power of retribution to the practice of effigy burning where it doesn't practically exist.
If someone I insulted twelve years ago published a best-selling book in which my literary likeness was villainized, it wouldn't bother me at all; it would most likely give me a sense enjoyment of the undeserved limelight...and then grounds to sue for libel and character defamation, because no matter how badly someone hurts your feelings, retaliation via libel is prohibited by law.
also that, if you'd be able to get some kind of retribution, to better don't,
as it would probably indeed just give some kind of satisfaction.
I'm just saying the odds that, they're going to bother you as your
boss for the rest of your lives, are pretty small. Those are worst case scenarios,
where the author of this poem probably is giving some best case scenario.
I admit that life can be harsh and there will (always) be haters, but it should be nuanced.
There are in most cases those who'll love it too. So, it's better to ignore those who don't.
I've learned through observation, that of the 'haters', most don't even truly dislike someone/something,
most of the time it is jealousy fueled.
Hmmm. I may have to work on a better structure for my opinions.
My teacher would probably fail me on the layout of this one
This could function as a first-draft to be further developed and improved, but at the moment, it's yet another example of the tired "intelligent geek vs. brain-dead bully" cliché.