Ridiculing and shunning is unacceptable. It is bullying. Gaslighting is also bullying.
Disagreement that is reasonable is ok imo but bullying and gaslighting is not.’
Ideology can be powerful. If I know somebody who aligns as a neo-Nazi, whatever the age, I will try to figure out if it’s for ironic haha funnies or for real.
More often than not, it’s for funnies and not real. If it’s not for real I try to figure what they really think.
I’ve come across plenty of reals in my travels online but more often it’s for shock funnies. It’s not always easy to split it apart and it’s not always worth it but sometimes it is.
I’m only talking about people I actually encounter. As far as celebrities / powerful folks / etc? Do what you will. I don’t think of it as shunning if it’s talking about a person who doesn’t even know you’re shunning them.