Have you ever deleted a "friend" because of their views?

February 4, 2007 10:41am CST
I deleted one for the first time because i didn't agree with their extreme views. They suggested that the rest of the world owed America and i resented that comment. It changed the way i viewed the user and i no longer wanted to participate in their discussions. What made you delete one of your "friends".
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• United States
4 Feb 07
Unless someone is trying to offend you, you should not stop being friends with them simply because their opinions are different. Everyone has different views. :)
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4 Feb 07
I know but what if their views offend you without them meaning to?
• United States
4 Feb 07
Then I believe it is wrong to unfriend them. People are always going to have different opinions. I guess if they have a view that makes you uneasy, you should ask them not to speak about that particular topic with you. I'm sure not ALL of their views offend you?
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4 Feb 07
I don't think so but surely it would be even ruder to ask them to stop speaking about something just because you don't like it?
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@adnan82 (673)
• Pakistan
5 Feb 07
nAah. never everr.
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5 Feb 07
Ok!
@rosie_123 (6118)
4 Feb 07
Well, I have never done so yet, but if I discovered one of my "friends" was psting racist, sexist, or homophobic posts, then I would definately delete them.
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5 Feb 07
Good on you! :]
@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
4 Feb 07
Yep I did the same...because in the beginning I added friends who requested...but after awhile, I realised they were just scammers or they had radical views....so I deleted them again. One must be careful in adding friends just blindly, nowadays I check out their profile first!
5 Feb 07
That is exactly what i did!
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I usually look through their posts before accepting them as friends but I have had to go back and delete a few that just plain broke the rules. So for me it wasn't their beliefs or opinions it was going against the rules that got them deleted.
4 Feb 07
That's great that your sticking to the rules. :]
@zonaib (259)
4 Feb 07
ya many times thats y my freinds ratings are very low.
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4 Feb 07
You have 26 friends, that's not bad! :]
• India
5 Feb 07
No i haven't deleted any of my friends for mylot friends circle, i added those who are requested as friends.
5 Feb 07
:]
@crud3w4re (155)
• United States
4 Feb 07
After reading this, I think I would delete you.
4 Feb 07
Cheers. :]