It got me thinking. When did this become okay? Has it always been this way, but with the internet we are more aware of it? Much like crime, we think it's gotten worse but it could just be because we are more knowledgeable and there are movies and TV shows that play on our fears?
I don't think I am a very nice person. I think I am okay, but I don't think I am sugar and spice and all that jazz. If you know me, nice is not how you would describe me. Just how I am. But I am not mean. I am not a bad person, I would never knowingly hurt someone, or do something that I would not like done to myself.
If I was a celebrity, I would read things that were written about me. And it would break my heart, I am sure. I know they say you get used to it, get a thicker skin, or just don't read it but, I know me. I know I would read, I would cry, and it would hurt me like a personal attack. How can people not think about these things before lashing out at someone they don't know? Did you see what happened with Zelda, his daughter? You can read it here, so sad how cruel people can be.
Now I'm not saying we all start sugar coating what we're saying and never say a bad word about another person again, because controversy and conflict interest people. I don't like Tom Cruise, I read articles where they talk shit about him and it makes me laugh. So I'm not perfect. It just got the wheels in my rusty brain moving, that's all.
Another example. I like Taylor Swift. So sue me. I don't care about her love life. She's like 3 years younger than me, but I am certain if I was writing songs at her age, when she started, they'd all be about boys and heartbreak as well. So what? It was a joke to most people, oh there's a Taylor Swift song for that. But then she started dating that kid from One Direction, Harry Styles. I'm not a One Direction fan, I don't hate them, it's just not my style. I'm sure I would have been in love with them when I was a tween, much like I was with Hanson or BSB. But damn I don't think I would have ever been as mean as some of these kids were to Taylor. Yeah, it was on the internet, but still. What gives you the right to talk shit about someone you don't know, just because she's dating a singer you like? That you'll probably never meet? Do you think you invented the boy band craze? Do you think you are special, you are the first to hang posters on your walls and dream about marrying one of them? You're not. Hello, Beatle Mania. Now I'm sure most One Direction fans are excluded from this, but seriously, some of the things I read. Saying they wanted her to die, she was a slut, a horrible person, a manipulative bitch etc. Seriously, why?
On one hand, we are giving out 'participation awards' to every Tom, Dick and Harry so we don't hurt anyone's feelings, and everything is censored and politically incorrect to say this or that. On the other hand, people are just so... mean.
I apologise for my rambly post, I am not a good writer like my buddy Alyssa and when something bugs me it comes out like word vomit. I don't know what the point of today's post is really, off the chest it just had to go.
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I wrote this post before Taylor's new song came out, which I totally love by the way, but it seems she doesn't need me to stick up for her (wha??) but I'm gonna anyway. Shake it off, shake shake shake it off!