Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Mean comments have become unavoidable these days and that is just the unfortunate truth. Right now, go onto any celebrity Instagram photo and look through the comments. Actually, don’t because it’ll really bum you out. The weird thing about Instagram hate is that not only could someone think those mean things of another person, but they take the time to type the words out, and then they take even farther by pressing send.
There’s really no way for us to get rid of this but to work together. There is unfortunately no button that we can press to make it impossible to write mean things, because we value our freedom of speech. Have you ever heard the saying, ‘this is why we can’t have nice things’? This is one of those situations. It’s great that we have freedom on the Internet- to be ourselves, to meet new people, to discover new things, to create our own content (YouTubers wouldn’t exist without it!), but that freedom is abused every single day.
The next time that someone writes something mean on your Instagram account, take a note from celebs like Ariel Winter, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, and Zendaya and say NO. Stand up to them. You are just as strong and smart and powerful as any bully, honestly you are more so, and you can make a difference. We don’t mean say something mean back to them, but maybe be like Selena and kill ’em with kindness or write back, “hey this isn’t cool,” and just be direct. Do you think any of the gross haters that were called out by these celebs are ever going to write something nasty again? No way!
Get inspired by these celebs taking their power back on social media.