I'd think the reason for the backlash might be that it happened in such a familiar place. Collective guilt?
Originally Posted by Darkroom317
The bystander effect suggests that the more people, the less likely someone will intervene, but doesn't really imply that this might be because they become, in effect, an 'audience' like I suggested. There is the 'audience effect', which is something quite different. But, I've strayed well out of my depth quite quickly here.
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