[NecoleBitchie] On any given day, you can log on to social media or hit up one of your favorite blogs and see celebs being torn to pieces for a few extra clicks. And if you think it was bad before, it’s gotten even worse over the past year as websites started to put the spotlight on cyber bullies by highlighting every time a celeb is attacked on social media.
Daily headlines use words like ‘Dragged,” “Exposed,” and “Stans Go HAM” as they post up the top nasty tweets each and every time Twitter goes in on someone. To some readers it’s entertaining, to others, it has become disturbing. Social media bullies are now being rewarded and getting their life off of being featured in these type of posts and it only provokes more negative behavior — but what can you do?
Positive doesn’t exactly bring clicks and those site owners got bills — forget morality — so they choose to stay on the dark side.
In the meantime some people boycott by not going to certain sites, while others have decided to give up blogs altogether.
One celeb that has given up blogs and has decided to speak out, is rumored mommy-to-be Ciara. Yesterday, she posted a blog on her website revealing chastising the content creators of negative blogs while asking, “What Is Social Media Coming To?”
I used to sometimes like visiting some of the blog sites to see what new things are happening in the world! Things like cool photos, current events, etc. But nowadays it seems like there’s a competition with sites on “Who Can Tear Someone Down the Most.” The stories are going from cool and creative to pure drama. Even the comment sections are beginning to get out of control and people are using the platforms to exercise a false sense of power.
My questions to people creating slander about people are:
What stops you from thinking twice about trying to defame someone? What are you trying to gain?
Words are powerful. You could say the wrong thing about someone, famous or not, on the wrong day and that could cost them their life because they’re at a weak point. Believe it it or not, you could also be encouraging them to give up on their life or whatever the situation is, when they shouldn’t. Or what about a story that causes unnecessary drama stemming from completely false information? It’s just flat out wrong and sad. I say to myself, I thank God for making me strong, because I’ve always been able to use the negativity as motivation, and it makes me stronger.
But I don’t just think about myself in this, I think about others that I see getting thrashed and think it’s just so wrong. It’s very sad that people just want to tear people down so bad just to see them unhappy. It’s unbelievable how far people are willing to go to get people to come to their site.
She also took a moment to directly address the bloggers out there who spend time trashing folks for a “quick dollar” :
Dear Blogger, It’s never worth it in the end when you sell your soul for a quick dollar, by creating bad stories about people. At some point, it will all reverse on you and you’ll end up regretting all the trash you wrote or said about people.
The universal friend “Karma” has demonstrated this over and over again. I strongly encourage you to project more positivity into the universe. If Social Media is a world that’s growing more massive by the day, why not use it to shed light?? Otherwise, you are merely contaminating our universe.
What about your family and kids?? Do you think about them?? You’re definitely creating a harmful and volatile environment where they must learn to live. It’s almost like you are cursing future generations with your bad energy.
Not to mention…Your “Personal Karma”??… Forget about it!
You better start doing some serious praying and rebuking, cause only The Lord knows!…:)
I sure do miss the good ol days when the focus was about the pure creativity of being an artist. Back then there was still some mystery. Social Media Is Beginning To Take Away The Specialness of What That Was, and Is.
Now, Off Blogs. Peaceful Mind. Living In My Happiness. Creativity Only.
What do you think of Ciara’s open letter?