Tuesday, 11 August 2015


Iggy Azalea Quits Social Media After Body Bullying, Her Team Takes Over

This article talks about Iggy Azalea quitting social media due to the negative comments she had read online about her body. The Australian rapper and songwriter decided to take a break from social media platforms, such as Twitter and Instagram, shortly after she came back from a vacation in Hawaii. The reason for this was because people were shaming her body after photos of her in her bikini had surfaced and she was really frustrated and annoyed.

I do not think its appropriate to shame others for their looks or bodies, including celebrities. Nobody is perfect and everyone has their own flaws they like to get rid off. Just because celebrities are famous does not mean that they are flawless, gifted with good looks and a great personality. Even Iggy Azalea said in her tweet that 'everyone deserves peace'. They are humans too and have feelings like me and you. No one would want to be made fun of, right? So why are we not treating these stars with the same respect we want to be treated with? Although they might be rich and have millions of fans, it does not give anyone the right to make vicious and cruel remarks about them behind the veil of anonymity of the internet. Constructive criticism and harmful criticism are very different, and unfortunately, the latter seems to appear more on the internet. A reason for celebrities receiving so much hate might be due to the fact that they are put on a pedestal, so for example, when a ugly photo of them surfaces, a tidal wave of insults will come rushing at them. I feel sorry for these people. It should not be part of anyone's job to have to deal with people asking them daily to 'kill themselves'.

The most impactful part of article on me was the sentence 'She added, "The Internet is the ugliest reflection of man kind there is".' On this, I have to unfortunately agree with Iggy Azalea. Being an avid user of social media, I have seen my fair share of rude comments and insults about celebrities and content creators. It is very disheartening to see all these very unnecessary stuff posted for the whole world to see. I think that a lot of people feel safe expressing their hate behind their computer screens. This just seems to feed cowardice and encourages this kind of behaviour. I believe that many people need to learn to voice their opinions responsibly so as to not cause any harm or hurt to the receiving party. However, I have little to no faith that this change will actually happen.

From this article, I have gained a new whole insight of the uglier side of the internet. I think that everyone should be more polite and positive to one another online. People should express their criticism in a constructive way. Hate comments to be kept to a minimum or even better, non-existent. We all need to think before we act as whatever we type out and display on the internet can affect a person significantly.

Source: https://gma.yahoo.com/iggy-azalea-quits-social-medial-body-bullying-145612122--abc-news-music.html

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