There’s a huge social media trend that’s well and truly out-stayed its welcome and I’m here to tell it to PISS OFF!
This trend I speak of is more of a social idiot experiment. I realise it’s been going on for ages now, possibly years but it’s never been so in my face as it is right now.
Negative, uneducated and frankly stupid comments on social media posts. This is what I’m talking about. Who are these people that have the time to respond to what seems, EVERY social media post EVER with something simply ridiculous.
Before we go any further I know there are many posts, too many posts across social media that do need to be looked at, investigated and taken down. But, a pug wearing a jumper isn’t one of them.
It’s literally every day that I’m scrolling through Facebook in particular, although Twitter isn’t far behind with a plethora of keyboard warriors and internet gimps, and I see something that’s clearly a joke, a snippet of a much bigger story or someones opinion, followed by hundreds of outrageously stupid comments.
Someone has a steak for tea, it sends vegetarians and vegans into over-drive and paragraphs upon paragraphs of reasons and explanations of why meat-eaters are nothing but murderers drowned the comments section.
Vice-versa, god forbid a veggie or vegan should post a little tips video on their favourite organic meals. Murderous meat-eaters come out in full force smashing away at their BBQ sauce stained keyboards, still with half a chicken leg hanging out their mouths. ‘But we’re born to eat meat you animal loving veggie bastards!’
Every picture of every animal… ANIMAL ABUSE. It’s just not, is it. We’ve put a little coat on our dog before, you know why, it was raining and she wanted to go for a walk. I’ve even come across a post that was just lovely, a load of pugs together playing. Apparently it’s abuse the breed pugs, they’re known for having certain issues etc and continuing to breed them is abuse. Really? Many humans are born with certain problems and/or disabilities, should we stop breeding humans and kill them off too?!
Actually it’s not the worst idea after reading some of the utter nonsense a lot of humans spout.
A baby cries because Dad has had a shave. Jesus, someone ring social services! Or not, babies cry sometimes and at many different things. People shouting child abuse and then hurling actual verbal (typed) abuse at the parents in the comments based on a 9 second video clip. It’s just massively out of context.
A couple of young lads decide to film a skit video, messing around in the gym for example. ‘This isn’t even funny’, ‘This is pathetic they need to get a life, losers’. Ironic, the lads are clearly having a laugh and after a little investigation are really successful making funny skit videos and they need to get a life, as opposed to the mug sat in coffee stained boxer shorts commenting on all the posts he doesn’t like because everyone else are losers…
Do these people not understand social media. Clearly not. If you keep commenting on certain posts, ie: animal videos, vegan dishes, funny baby clips, then facebook will think you like these types of posts as you’re always commenting on them, thus meaning they will keep dishing out this content for you to moan over and you’ll never get away from it.
Shut up and scroll on!
The bit that blows my mind is that the internet is full of EVERYTHING. There’s literally something for everyone. If you’re into Labradors wearing hats, there’s something out there. Chances are if their owners are buying them little hats, they’re well looked after too. If you’re not into vegetarianism then guess what, you don’t have to look at it, eat your KFC and shut the fuck up.
If I don’t like something, I scroll past it and interact with all the things I do like. It’s actually rare that there are posts on social media that are genuine abuse, whether that be towards animals, children or anything else. Most videos are very short meaning they can be taken out of context and completely over-exaggerated. A kid falls over and the dad happened to be filming. It’s funny, the dad stops filming checks the kid and everyone’s laughing. The internet see’s dad filming their kid ‘hurt’ themselves and is immediately an abusive parent. Idiotic.
Sadly it goes up a level too.
Not only are there what seems, millions of over-dramatic idiots online that target the types of content mentioned above, they attack individuals who have opinions that they don’t agree with too.
I’m always up for a good healthy adult debate. I think X should start upfront for England, you think Y should. Let’s talk, explain our opinions and either come to a mutual agreement or agree to disagree. It’s something adults really should be able to do.
You tell me the last time you witnessed a difference of opinion between two people on social media that didn’t turn into an abusive personal attack on each other.
It’s just childish. Full grown adult people turning to playground tactics because Zoe’s favourite make-up is from Primark. A couple of comments in and already Zoe is a slag who uses a shovel to apply make-up.
Its all just stupid.
Those people that say it’s all social media’s fault too, get a grip. Social media isn’t making you cheat on your wife or send anonymous abusive messages to people that are doing well and you’re jealous of. Social media is simply exposing people that are just bad.
So please, next time you see something you don’t like or agree with, either have a healthy adult conversation with an open mind, you might even learn something, or shut up and scroll past. Go find something you’re interested in and get on with your life.
I want to hear about the most ridiculous things you’ve experienced or seen online in the comments…