Reddit.com user Michael Brutsch, who goes by the Reddit handle 'Violentacrez,' said he regretted setting up hundreds of Reddit sub-forums such as bestiality, sexy pictures of teens, rape jokes, images of beaten women and incest, reports RawStory.com.
Brutsch, who fits the creepy stereotype of an online predator, told 'Anderson 360' on CNN: “We did our best to maintain the anonymity of these people," referring to subjects (many underage) whose pictures were posted without permission.
Brutsch said: "I am sorry, I have made mistakes. I understand that, you know, Reddit encouraged and enabled this sort of behavior and I shouldn’t have been a part of it. Nobody on Reddit really had anything to say about it at all, and since then, I have come to understand that there are, you know, there are situations where things are inappropriate.”
Brutsch, who was fired from his job as computer programmer after being outed on Gawker.com, said he enjoyed “enraging” people on Reddit.
The Texan, who is married and has kids, said: “I was playing to an audience of college kids. And you know, when two years ago, when all of this was at its height, the audience was appreciative and supportive of the sort of gallows humor that I put out there."