The word cyberbully makes me think of an online pwet. My dad used to call his butt buli and I guess this visual is perfect because cyberbullies are, if not assholes, PWETS.
Not the cute kind like the pwets below
I think the reason why I’ve got a lot of people reading my blog is because they had little blog variety back in 2003. I was a silly, self-centered little brat who complained about my high school classmates and published mean girl stuff about people I didn’t like. Did I have haters? Are you kidding? I was so annoying, I was surprised the haterade didn’t come sooner. That’s why my archives are for my eyes only. In other words: I’m sorry you ever read that, kakahiya. Haha!
Yes, the negative comments were hurtful. Yes, some were foul. But it wasn’t all bad. I came to my senses and stopped acting like a poor little girl who felt like the world was out to get me. I minimized the unnecessary rants and I became mindful of what I published. It also helped me become a better person in real life. Now when an “evil” thought comes across my mind I think about it and process everything before I come to a conclusion. For example, if someone is wearing a baduy outfit on TV, you have to consider that the people behind the production may have hired poorly skilled stylists and it may not be the celebrity’s choice. Of course, that’s such a petty example but you get what I mean. You also have to consider that not everything online are facts – not everybody is a credible journalist. Thinking before you click or speak is not about censorship or being plastic. It’s about being mindful of and responsible for the things that come out of your mouth and/or online account.
I get that some anonymous Twitter accounts solely made to hate are sometimes entertaining but there’s a huge difference between a mock Twitter account that pokes good, clean fun at a celebrity (@superstarmarian) and those that are just plain bastos. I won’t even name them at the risk of them growing even more popular. Appalling. Some people live for attention and will come up with “shocking” tweets just to gain followers.
I suggest we boycott the haters. Think about it. Why do you even follow them? Are you so boring that you can’t make yourself laugh and you have to giggle at mean stuff thrown at famous people? Do you laugh because bringing celebrities down makes you feel better about your sad life? Although I don’t love them, I don’t care enough to sue them either.
I still get hate tweets here and there. The most recent one saying (yes, in all caps) “P*TANGINA MO ANG PANGET MO MUKHA KANG POKPOK DI KA MAGANDA GUSTO KITANG PATAYIN!!” or something like that. My reaction? Kebs. I wouldn’t want that person to get thrown in jail. I think that person needs a hug. Or a lesson in distinguishing real life from TV shows.
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So with this cybercrime hullabaloo, I can’t help but ask – are celebrities tougher than politicians? If we can handle our haters, hindi ba dapat mas kaya nila? Given the fact that we’re just here to entertain, not even to serve… Shouldn’t politicians welcome criticism? Eh kung jeje naman yung “critic” obvious bang hindi na dapat patulan yun?
Maybe we should focus on the values parents teach their children para kumonti yung mga walang modo na tweet lang nang tweet ng kung anu-anong ka-jologan. Kung respetadong tao ang nagbibigay ng criticism nila on you, baka naman it’s time to consider that you MAY actually be an asshole.
I get that it hurts sometimes but jeez, don’t real-life bully the public by threatening to silence them just because some people cyberbullied you. Someone called you a plagiarist, Mr. Sotto? 1) It’s true; 2) You’re a grown man. Get over it.
To everyone else: kapag tinawag kang pikon at ipakulong mo yung tumawag sayong pikon, anong napatunayan mo dun? Hindi ba mas mabuti pang ipakitang nagkakamali sila sayo?
P.S. In a long distance relationship? Don’t show your boner thru Skype or you might have to pay a fine of PhP200,000-PhP1,000,000!
P.P.S. I bet Serena and Blair wish they were in the Philippines. Oplan Catch Gossip Girl.