Technology allows people to comment and respond and interact. This can positively or negatively impact certain people.
While it is acceptable to have self-esteem, in todays day and age, being too into yourself makes you seem snobby.
This is evident with Samantha Bricks who wrote an article about how women hate her because she’s so beautiful. She also wrote another article on how women need to diet everyday to beautiful (like her!). Que eye roll and immediate judgement worldwide. Fair enough if you are Miranda Kerr.
These articles caused a flood of reactions. The daily mail wrote an article on the situation saying that in the days after the piece, Samantha received thousands of messages, many of them cruel, and was on the wrong end of scores of Twitter taunts, including one from Dragons’ Den star, Duncan Bannatyne.
These are just a few of the comments in reaction to the ‘i’m so beautiful’ article:
Most people thought it was an April fools joke and the site disabled comments due to the flood of responses.
This highlights how audiences are able to instantly respond and react to a situation on the internet.
The question is, should there be some moderation to these harsh comments? or does that take away the so-called ‘freedom’ of the internet?