Google helpers claim there is no such thing as Negative SEO and that spam backlinks get ignored

Do you believe this to be true? everytime I look on the Webmaster central forums the google helpers not the employees but the ones who help answer the questions there, tell people there is no such thing as negative seo.

I recently saw I have 3 thousand backlinks all linking to my website from viagra, cooking, clothing, autosupplies stores, and over 135,000 links some of them even linking over 40 thousand times to my website

I checked it in webmaster tools, I strongly believe this is a…

Google helpers claim there is no such thing as Negative SEO and that spam backlinks get ignored