If you’re a social media troll, stop reading because I’m about to roast you alive. Not really but seriously, everyone get your popcorn out and get comfy. I’ve noticed recently how bad people can be online. It’s getting to a point where enough is enough. I, for one, am sick of it.
Last night I watched the X-Factor live shows and one contestant had been bombarded with negative comments on his socials. First of all, how disrespectful. Just because he’s good-looking and young, you call him a Justin Bieber wannabe? Pretty sure he’s the one chasing his dreams and doing what he loves while you sit behind your phone at home.
Secondly, if you don’t have anything nice to say just don’t say it. Simple. Words can hurt more than you realise and you have to consider other people’s feelings. People do read through their feeds and seeing something negative about them can seriously affect them.
Use me as an example. When I first started making YouTube videos, I got my fair share of negative comments, “Are you a boy or girl?” “Faggot” “lol you’re gay” etc. In the beginning, it seriously affected me and I went through and deleted every single one. Now, just try me. Leave me a mean comment, and I’ll destroy you in five seconds.
Another example I’d like to point out is that girl who survived cancer but committed suicide because people made fun of her smile. That is so disgusting and to do that to somebody is pathetic. People don’t realise the impact a few comments can have. You may think it’s harmless, but it clearly isn’t. Grow up.
Remember Little Mix’s ‘Shout Out to my Ex’ performance on X-Factor UK? The girls got slammed on social media for what they were wearing. Half those trolls were probably jealous they just couldn’t pull it off themselves. Twats. It’s easy to hide behind a computer and post mean things, however, if it was face-to-face, they’d probably run for the hills.
And you know what the funny thing is? If someone said something bad to these people on their socials, they’d act all offended. It’s a two-way street dude. Don’t dish it if you can’t take it. Take note.
It sucks that people purposely got out of their ways to make someone’s else lives miserable. Is your life really that sad? Things need to change. Instead of tearing each other down, we should be building each other up. Because life’s too short and you waste so much energy. Focus on yourself.
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