A few years ago I discovered a youtube account of a young girl named Katie. She was probably around 13 years old in her videos. Her channel was like mine, one for covers of popular songs and whatnot. She was not the best singer, but then again nor am I, I mean listen to my voice from years ago, it was unpolished and messy. Though me, being a 12 year old girl, thought it was pretty good. Anyways, she didn’t put on make up and doll herself up in the videos, nor did I considering I had absolutley no sense of style at all, and I still don’t ^-^ hehe.
So I watched her video, a cover of tik tok, and when I scrolled down to the comments section, what I saw appauled me. Horrible, nasty, hateful things all scrawled across the page, and a few messages of hope and defense against the horrible comments but it wasn’t enough. It broke my heart completely. They attacked her calling her fat, ugly, untalented, and telling her to end her life.
How can any human being tell a person to end their lives? The worst part of this, I think, is that a majority of this hate came from older kids and adults. They’re supposed to be mature, they could have just ignored the girl if they did not like her. But instead they all decided to hurt her, a 13 year old girl.
I hate cyberbullying, I hate bullying in general. If you don’t like someone or something you can rant, but not to hurt them, not to their faces, and not to the point where you are spreading rumours. You don’t need to use their names even.
This took place a few years ago, people have made videos, parodies, memes, and pictures. And it is all up online forever, for everyone to see. Honestly she could have taken her videos down from her account once all the drama began, and her parents should have been involved with this incident but now all of that hate is up there forever because of the cruelty, thoughtlessness, and lack of compassion from other people.
The reason I write about this today is because I found her video again while browsing youtube. I wanted to talk about the importance of being kind to people, have compassion. The girl hasn’t been heard from online for about 2 years now, I have no idea what happened to her. I hope she is ok.
Words hurt, things you don’t think are a big deal can be life changing to someone else. So think before you post and speak. Think of the impact it will have on another person and think in a new perspective that’s not your own. It’s up to you to decide if the words you say to someone are going to be ones that have a positive or a negative impact on them.
On a side note: She really isn’t bad, she needs some practice, and she is not ugly.