Do You Engage In Social Media Arguments?
Yesterday, Rose McGowen lost her cool on Instagram when someone “accused” her of looking like Michael Jackson in a photo she posted. She full-on engaged with some jerk who felt it necessary to attack her from behind the digital shield.
(WARNING: Some pretty NSFW language here…no audio, but just so you know, there’s salty language.)
This hit particularly hard at home to me, because just yesterday, I shared the Derek Jeter #Re2pect post on my own, personal Facebook page.
A good friend unleashed a really long RANT about why he shouldn’t “HAVE” to show respect, calling Jeter “just a ball player” and saying that he’s never cured cancer, traveled to save a kitten and other feel-good fuzzy things.
Being the sarcastic one that I am, I simply replied that he HAD in fact done those things, he just doesn’t brag about it because he’s just that awesome.
Then MY OWN BROTHER jumped in and tossed in all of the great things Jeter HAS done through his Yankees career, including not doping, not being scandalous and having a successful foundation for kids.
To THAT, ANOTHER rant from the original friend, telling my brother to “crack a book” and be more educated about where HE was coming from…yada yada yada.
At that point, I deleted the whole damn thing. How ridiculous for two grown men to get into a stupid, back-biting argument about a 90-second commercial about one of baseball’s winningest players and his retirement. Honestly.
Have you ever lost a friend over a Facebook rant? Ever un-friended or been un-friended? And, why, oh why, if you feel so passionate about something, do you hide behind social media to start a legitimate fight?
It’s just social media, people. Can we just relax and get along???