My beginnings as an Internet Person started on Youtube when I first became invested in the daily lives of a pretty eclectic group of vloggers. I haven’t watched any youtuber religiously in a few years now, but I’m still involved in some of those communities. In the past few months, two very popular vloggers from those circles have been accused of sexual and emotional abuse, and it’s just made me think a lot about hero-worship and the way we dehumanize our idols by putting them on pedestals of superiority. The first man admitted his guilt and removed his online presence pretty effectively and has only returned in the form of a twitter account with about 200 followers. The second doesn’t seem to be dealing with it as graciously.
I don’t really believe in capital g Good People. I think everyone makes mistakes and is capable of change and self-betterment. For this particular reason, I think it’s extremely important to hold people accountable for their actions, whether they be your friends or your family, your heroes or authority figures.
It’s very difficult to look at people you respect and revere and to be able to define their faults and the points at which they failed to uphold the standards you respect them for. But if you deny the shortcomings of your idols, you deny not only their human nature, but also that their actions are problematic, and accordingly you allow them to continue that behavior unchecked (think justin bieber in that cringe worthy interview tape released yesterday, how unapologetically horrid he is to everyone involved, from the age of fourteen nobody ever told him “no”) (ALSO: this is especially important to consider when the person’s actions have victims, because you allow for either the continued suffering of or a greater number of them). When these people refuse to even consider the fault they may possess, when they refuse to look inward or to acknowledge that they are self possessed adults who can and should be held accountable for their actions, then they no longer deserve your respect.
this entire post really got away from me
anyway. I guess anybody can abuse their power - fame or money or otherwise. crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.
15 year old Berkin Elvan who had been in a coma for 269 days after sustaining an injury to the head during the Gezi Park protests died this morning (Tuesday, March 11, 2014). His doctor says his weight had dropped to 16 kilos (35 lbs).
Berkin is the eighth victim of the Gezi protests, which were anti-government protests that spread through Turkey last summer.
Turkey is tired of losing young, bright minds under the dictatorial rule of PM Erdogan. Please read and spread the word and help the Turkish public voice being heard.
Guys this is really important. It’ll only take you two minutes to read the article and hit reblog, please.
This Could Be Us But You Playing
Abandoned 123 year old school
WIZARD SCHOOL. CHARMED TO REPEL MUGGLES.
this fucks me up everytime i see it. like this is literally five minutes from my highschool and it has like half a million notes . ive been inside there
if youve manipulated my friends you are not my pal. if youve assaulted people you are not my buddy. if you are consistently abusive we are not cool. if youre an adult man who has any interest in sleeping with underage people especially in situations that take advantage of any power or influence…
LOOK AT THIS BABY
LOOK AT HER
babies with adult facial expressions are among my top ten favourite things.
when people you dont like start hitting on you