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Just to rant about online trolls

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Passmeagin Mon 18-Mar-19 21:13:43

Yes I know I'm bu about something I cannot control and I am definitely bu to be reading the daily mail but I'm just angry and don't want to post on the comments there as I doubt these people would have any remorse or any conscience.
The news about mike thalassitis has deeply saddened me. I suffer with mental health and the people closest to me have not understood it so may be I'm being sensitive.
My gripe is that the consensus online seems to be that he was not the person shown on tv. He was not muggy but felt he had to live up to that character. I to am guilty of judging some reality stars but in private not online. But with him especially after celebs go dating I never believed he was a wrong un.
My annoyance comes from people basically agreeing with what I've just said but then in the next story slating other reality personalities. Really nasty and spiteful comments which have no connection to the story printed.
Does it take someone dying for people to realise thier words have consequences. We're all entitled to our opinions but this tragic death has proven that these shows have an agenda and are heavily edited. Not saying all these people are all sunshine and rainbows. I'm positive a lot of them are not nice people but can you imagine reading these horrible personal comments about yourself everyday. It just really saddens me. Sorry that was so long I just despair that so many take joy out of making another person feel shit but are quick to jump on the grief bandwagon

Treaclesweet Mon 18-Mar-19 21:21:25

What is muggy? Where I'm from it means humid?

It is a real shame about this young man although I can't say that I had heard of him previously.

Passmeagin Mon 18-Mar-19 21:28:35

It means the same where I'm from to but in context with the show it meant he mugged girls off and didn't treat them well. I never thought he was that and and you could see on celebs go dating he was just bored of girls throwing themselves at him.
The tributes show he wasn't like he was portrayed which is why it annoys me that people say these things things about celebs that they don't actually know. I know I sound a bit to invested but this weekends news has really affected me

Passmeagin Mon 18-Mar-19 21:29:31

That bad that was supposed to say

LimeKiwi Mon 18-Mar-19 21:34:26

I'm with you, YANBU. Cannot stand online trolls.
Even on here, the celebrity and the Insta threads can be absolutely vile - you don't know these people, they could be struggling too, and just because they're in the public eye doesn't mean they're fair game to be nasty.
You don't know the real them and it costs nothing to be kind.

Justanotherlurker Mon 18-Mar-19 21:45:49

"Online trolls" has become so watered down.

People have different opinions, especially when it comes to 'celebs', you admit yourself you judge reality TV stars and then want others thinking differently to show some form of compassion on a vague triggering route.

If it's such a problem then don't get involved, people need to grasp that to protect the internet for our children we cannot sanitise it, especially with regards to celebs.

Just move on, it's not trolls, even if it is, think about the hill you are wanting to make a stand on. It's pointless..

Passmeagin Mon 18-Mar-19 22:19:09

I completely understand having different opinions. I have them to but the ones I'm talking about are vile and uncalled for. For example there'll be an article on an outfit someone has worn. Instead of commenting their opinion on the clothing it's very personal and nasty remarks on their looks or thier children etc. I might be weird but I just don't understand how people can spout so much venom at a person they don't know on an innocent article

LimeKiwi Mon 18-Mar-19 22:38:28

people need to grasp that to protect the internet for our children we cannot sanitise it, especially with regards to celebs

People also need to grasp that there's nothing wrong with having an opinion, but there's a lot wrong with pulling someone down and publicly picking on their looks or going out of their way to send them abusive or hurtful comments.

SquigglySquaw Mon 18-Mar-19 23:30:12

Having an opinion and verbally attacking someone are two totally different things. Yes they're in the public eye but that doesn't mean they are there for the taking. It's so sad that this has happened, he must've felt so alone. More needs to be done to help people who go on these shows, they have instant fame and it must be such a bizarre thing to go through. They probably think it'll be great but from what I've read, there's massive highs and even bigger lows. The shows need to do more to help as well. It's such a unique situation to be in, I'm not surprised they can't cope with it.

ShatnersWig Mon 18-Mar-19 23:35:10

The shows need to do more to help as well. It's such a unique situation to be in, I'm not surprised they can't cope with it

From what I've read he was depressed over his grandmother dying, a split with his gf of 7 months, a failing or failed business and a large tax demand, coupled with additional money problems due to a somewhat extravagant lifestyle he felt he needed to maintain. Not quite sure what all the people calling out the reality shows for not providing sufficient after show support expect the TV companies to do about people dying, relationships ending, tax demands....

MissionItsPossible Tue 19-Mar-19 10:15:27

I hate how the media have changed the meaning of trolling and trolls to mean "people posting nasty things on the internet" That's not what trolling means (well, I guess it does mean that now).

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