I mean, if you answered, “No,” then, clearly, you’re an idiot. Everyone has feelings, except for psychopaths... but even THEY have feelings, just not the same as you or I.
Of course celebrities have feelings but, for some reason, we casually make hurtful online statements about celebrities, as if they’re not human beings. We say things about them that most of us would never say about a friend, or a coworker, or ANYONE we know personally. Yes, we may speak privately about what a jackass so-and-so is or what a whore our friends’ cheating wife is, but, rarely do we scream it out over the Internets or send a “direct Tweet” declaring as much.
Unless they are a celebrity.
Well, they put themselves out there Six. They make themselves fair game!
Come on, that’s like saying its okay to rape a girl because she wears hoochie shorts and once had a threesome with your best friend!
Look, there’s no need to get defensive. I’m guilty of this behavior as well. In fact, just yesterday I wrote a post in which I called the Kardashian family AND the Lohan family the “gonorrhea of current popular culture.”
While that’s not SO bad, I took to Twitter (in an effort to shamelessly market my post) and basically CALLED @LindsayLohan “gonorrhea” in a direct Tweet.
Dude, you will NEVER be a successful humorist if you don’t have the stomach to rip apart a celebrity, especially one as gross as Lindsay Lohan.
I’m not saying that I’m gonna stop. I mean, the Academy Awards are right around the corner and my Oscar live-blog from last year did WONDERS for my Klout score... but, still, I called Lindsay Lohan “gonorrhea” and I actually FELT BAD after I did it and I DID IT even after I saw two recent Tweets that had some pretty harsh words for a couple of celebrities, which made ME uncomfortable.
The first was directed toward Frankie Muniz.
@frankiemuniz ur acting is just, awful. sorry but, it is.
I thought, “Wow! Why bother?” I mean, it wasn’t even in any context. It was just, basically, “Hey man, you suck!”
I thought Frankie’s response was classic.
@iHeartMtnDEW Yeah, but being retired with $40,000,000.00 at 19 has not been awful. Good luck moving out of your moms house before youre 35.
Perhaps an even more poignant Twitter moment for me involved Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. (“Poignant” “Twitter” and “Snooki” - That’s like some sort of a oxymoron trifecta right there, No?)
Someone actually sent a direct Tweet to Snooki and told her that they felt bad for her baby.
Now look, personally? I can’t STAND Snooki (though, her tits look great since she gave birth) but, good for her! Hell, maybe I’m being sympathetic because so many people have been trying to hurt MY feelings lately.
I mean Lindsay Lohan IS pretty vile, but she’s not “gonorrhea.”
I mean, I totally used to want to fuck her (like, spend an extra ten minutes in the shower “want to fuck her”) but, now?
I wouldn’t touch her with a ten foot poll.
Okay, so she’s LIKE gonorrhea.
I promise to be more careful choosing my words next time.
What are your thoughts?
Is it okay to say mean things about celebrities online or does that just make you a hateful person?