Let’s Talk About It: When Pushing the Envelope Goes Wrong

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Hello and welcome back, Beauties!! Today we’re going to talk about an incident that took place on YouTube yesterday that has me completely in my feelings. This post is gonna be ranty, so be advised. 

So, I’m just gonna get right into it, folks. Yesterday, the internet was abuzz due to one of the biggest YouTubers out there, Logan Paul, posting a video that showed a suicide victim. Like, he showed the victim in their entirety, with the exception of their face, which he blurred out. Then, Logan posted some bs apology video on YouTube and Twitter like that was supposed to make everything okay.

Here’s my thing. First of all, what kind of sick ‘human being’, and I use that term loosely in this conversation, would film something like that and think it’s okay to share that with their 15 million subscribers and the world, since YouTube threw the video on the trending page? Now, I don’t do YouTube or anything, but I have the knowledge of how it works that people that make any kind of videos typically edit things before posting. Why wouldn’t this guy edit something like that out? Especially since most of his subscribers and fans are young kids?! Like, what has the world come to?! When I saw some of the people I subscribe to talking about this, I was instantly enraged. I mean, seriously, WHAT PART OF THE GAME IS THIS?!!! Have we as a society become so insensitive that something like this is deemed acceptable?

My second issue is with YouTube. We’ve all heard about YouTube demonitizing people’s videos when they discuss sensitive topics, use foul language, or whenever they choose. Why would YouTube not only think this was okay to keep online, but post it to the Trending Page?! I don’t care about this guy’s millions of subscribers. Where is the company’s humanity and sensibility?

My final issue is with Logan Paul’s fake apologies. The first one he posted was irritating because he didn’t even mention the victim or anything about suicide prevention. He glazed over it, saying that he posted the video in hopes that it would bring suicide to the forefront or some trash like that, but didn’t put any information or resources about suicide in the original video that he, obviously, took down. His second apology was full of fake remorse and regret, and this video was #1 on the Trending Page.

I am discussing all of this because this just shows me that the need to gain and maintain internet relevance has officially gotten out of control. I mean, wtf, y’all? If you find any of the things Logan Paul did acceptable, I have zero respect for you. Period, point blank.

Also, let me address something else. If you are having suicidal thoughts or suffering from depression, please know that there are people around you that love you. No one knows about hard times like I do, and I’ve definitely had those kinds of feelings and thoughts myself, so I get it. Please reach out to someone, anyone. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day or visit them online HERE for resources to help. The world needs you and all you have to offer. You are worthy and deserving of everything this world has to offer, regardless of how you may be feeling right now. Having attempted suicide myself, I know how those feelings of depression and worthlessness can make you think it will never end, but I promise you that it gets better. Please don’t make a permanent decision based on temporary circumstances. I love you all, and am always around if you need someone to talk to.

I’m sorry for the ranty nature of this post, but I’m pissed off about this, y’all. The comment section is open if you guys want to add anything to the conversation. I will close with this: Be mindful of what you put online, because you never know how it will impact those exposed to it.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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