Did I ever tell you about the time I was on The Dirty? I know I haven't because I try and forget the website exists.
This photo was posted on the Dirty. The website's creator, Nik Richie, posted a mean headline and then basically captioned the picture with some really horrible things about my friend.
People then have a chance to post their own comments.
People are ruthless, mean and spiteful. They speculate stuff they have no clue about and post it for the world to see. It makes me sad.
It makes my heart hurt.
The worst comment I saw about me was that someone said we looked like the Fanta Twins and should shop somewhere other than Forever21.
My dress is from Victoria's Secret!
My friend did not get out quite so lucky.
She was in a tough dating situation and people posted all kinds of mean and hurtful things. People perpetuated the rumors that were going around the nightclub industry and making comments about her and her boyfriend. And most of them weren't true!
But if they were? Why did these people care so much?! Why speculate about something that doesn't affect you in your daily life?
What would happen if we didn't give in to the negativity that are these two websites and treat people with love and respect instead?
Would you get love and respect in return?
What would happen if we built people up rather than tore them down?
It got so bad that people in Seattle didn't want their picture taken in case it ended up on The Dirty. What fun is going out if you don't have photographic
proof e vidence momentos?
You don't have to like these people, but bashing them in a public forum does not make you look like a good person.
What if you found yourself on The Dirty or GOMI? How would you feel? Don't forget there are real people behind these posts that are getting publicly bashed without asking for it. Please don't tell me that if they blog, or go out in public they're asking to be bashed, I don't believe it. What if they are hurt by the things that you post? Would you feel bad?
I think before we post anything online, you should ask yourself how you would feel if that same thing was posted about you or your friend?
I refuse to give into the negativity that is The Dirty and GOMI. I refuse to try and treat people with anything less than love and respect, which is the way I would hope people treat me. I'm not perfect, and hope I'm not coming across like I think I am, I make mistakes but I'm trying to be very conscientious in how I treat people.
I strongly believe that your thoughts make your reality so putting negativity out there only draws it back to you whereas putting positivity out there draws positivity to you. Who can't use more good things in their life? I know I can!
That's not to say that I don't have my days where I need to vent, but I do it to my friends in private.