Why the Internet is not as wonderful as it seems to be.
Are you thinking of how perfect a creator’s life is whenever they post a new video or a picture with the most captivating things surrounding them? Well you’re wrong, it has been with my great interest the dark side of a creator’s life and how it has affected their fandoms viewpoint. From the David Dobrik incident regarding sexual harassment on You tube and him choosing to ignore it and apologizing in a poor manner, Twitter becoming a toxic cancelled place that goes feral any time a creator says their opinion especially women, then the K pop idols being shown to wear racists outfits and getting criticized over what their designer chose for them to wear while the k pop stans defend them for such allegations. This can tell you how this world isn’t how it seems and how the internet can be a dangerous place, and how getting engrossed in these horrible dramas can affect your way of living in the worst way.
To begin with David has been ignoring these claims and can be proven from the Toms guide because, “These allegations began to surface, Dobrik has remained silent on the issue, allowing fellow Vlog Squad members to speak up on his behalf”. This can show how a creator as big as David Dobrik can be so sluggish and cocky regarding things that could have a major impact on their career and yet they choose to do nothing thinking they’ll be forgiven because of their elevated status. Additionally, “A post on the H3H3 subreddit by a survivor of sexual assault breaks down just how disingenuous Dobrik’s apology is in the context of recent events, as well his awareness of his own behavior as well as other Vlog Squad members’ which has been ignored. Dobrik seems to think his apology is sufficient, and has every intent of continuing to create content”. From this you can see the lack of empathy, especially cognitive empathy when he created that apology and saw his fans reaction to it, which also shows how people online can become greedy when it comes to their fame and will start recognizing the things they do as normal instead of addressing them. Which concludes how fanbases gain their toxiciscity and their trust issues.
In the start, the app twitter has been a well known app that consists of not just a group of people cancelling creators but multiple different communities cancelling people for voicing out their opinions on an app. This can be proven because of Renee Bracey Sherman’s experience, “ When I talked about BLM, it went to a deeper level. That’s the deep issue of how much white supremacy and misogyny is really embedded in our culture. And people are upset when marginalized folks, black folks, women of colour, trans women, trans folks — when they reclaim their narrative and are unapologetic — it makes people uncomfortable. And this primal level of attack comes out and they just say such disgusting things”. This generally suggests that the majority of the women on twitter have faced backlash and have also been threatened with many accusations and even have gotten exploited at some point. And this has been normalised in the twitter community instead of it being addressed to the twitter company.In my second piece of evidence from a Scottish Women’s right activist Talat Yaqoob “She explains how the sexist, racist and Islamophobic abuse she receives on Twitter is far worse than anything she has experienced offline. I, 100%, don’t experience the level of abuse offline that I do online”. This shows how aggressive and insensitive people are when they make rude comments to another person. Which is clearly not something we should change in the near future and how we should find ways to prevent these comments from finding the public’s eye. In conclusion, people online are ferocious and won’t let others catch a break only because of their post on twitter.
From people’s perspective Kpop idols in their eyes are talented women and men and yet are racists because of the outfits they so-called “choose” to wear and hate on them through the internet while Kpop stans allow these things to happen instead of finding ways to make their idols apologise. From the dazed digital article it states, “All in all this goes to show how dysfunctional the internet can be and how it creates an emotionally unbalanced society lurking in the web to bring others down with them. These phenomenons occur whenever someone speaks in an appalling way although it usually never means to criticize them in such a rude way, and yet it catches the eyes of others only to be ridiculed for it”. From reading, I know that most of these cultural appropriation things happened only because designers and the lyricists of some kpop companies choose to not educate themselves and dismiss the idea of the idol’s choosing their outfits and the public’s ideal taste in clothes and lyrics. Second from that article is that, “.“I can’t stand when fans make up excuses for these idols. They’re grown adults that should be held accountable. And no, I do not believe that they have no say. If they have hurt their fans in any way, they should speak up, no matter what.” This is influential to others because it goes to show how fans consider the things creators do ok and instead of pointing them out they choose to hide these inacceptable things in idols. This is proof that not only is the internet bad through creators but are also bad from the fans that choose to ignore these red flags.
All in all this goes to show how dysfunctional the internet can be and how it creates an emotionally unbalanced society lurking in the web to bring others down with them. These phenomenons occur whenever someone speaks in an appalling way although it usually never means to criticize them in such a rude way, and yet it catches the eyes of others only to be ridiculed for the truth they seem to hide. Therefore we must establish as a sodality to be conscious of the things we say to not further bring in the negativeness in our community and to prevent any more hate amongst ourselves and provide more love and care for others.