I agree. Of course when the behaviour is repeated multiple times and when calling it out immediately results in being dehumanized, called the standard epithets like keyboard warrior and the like, sometimes one really must call a shovel a pointy digging instrument.
Except that there's quite a bit missing from this particular recollection...enough that screenshots of the conversation show that the glaring omission could be construed as being untruthful. An argument was made that wasn't taken at face value and the individual in question ascribed all sorts of motives and assumptions to what was being said (those words were said by someone, I forget who...interesting that this particular person is guilty of the very same thing they accuse others of). The individual in question then made a pretty libelous accusation, and it escalated from there. What's so funny about all of this is that the individual in question made these accusations, and when asked to provide proof, they blocked the person they accused instead of calmly discussing it and coming to an understanding. Then again, calling someone any of the 'ist terms because you don't agree with their argument is also dehumanizing as well. It is also toxic as all hell to think oneself as morally superior to another person because of a personal stance, and yet partake in the same (if not worse) activities that they condemn.
The screenshots are pretty telling, to be honest. It's quite humorous that this particular person gets all bent out of shape when it's pointed out that they are just as guilty as those they accuse. Which, interestingly, falls under the toxicity umbrella.
What's sad about all of this is that these two individuals considered each other friends at one point. Too bad that the accuser blocked the other person instead of discussing the situation to come to an understanding. Which is also toxic.
A simple apology would do so much...