With the most recent tumblr update to mobile apparently completely decimating the tumblr careers of every artist and creator on this site, I figure this is as good a time as any to issue a reminder that reblogging the work of artists you admire on this website is arguably the best way you can support them.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again- I HATE celebrity culture.
Absolutely hate it.
I can’t stand the mentality that, as soon as somebody’s name and face is known to the public, they are just characters. And you can say/do whatever you want to them or about them just because everybody knows who they are.
If you wouldn’t do it to a person you know irl, don’t do it to a celebrity.
Let me clarify; I’m not talking about making silly little edits, or sharing photos from their public IG, or drawing fan art or anything like that. That stuff is just innocent fun and most of them probably get a kick out of it. It’s okay to be a fan.
What I’m referring to is stuff like this: making crude, revealing pictures of them. Insulting their appearance. Publicly calling them hateful names. Kissing or touching them without consent when you meet them. Invading their privacy on their social media. Hunting down and sharing private photos. Threatening them for saying something you didn’t like or agree with. Writing explicit stories about them having sex with you (or one of their friends/co-workers). Stalking them where they live or work. Etc. etc.
These things are not okay. No matter how much you like/dislike the person. Celebrities are PEOPLE, they are not FICTIONAL CHARACTERS.
And if you think they find what you’re doing funny or cute, you are wrong. They have boundaries like every other person, boundaries that should be respected. Before you do or say something about any celebrity, you should think about how you would feel in their shoes. How would you feel coming across hateful, private, or explicit content of yourself on the internet one day without your consent?… Violated? Hurt? Self-conscious? I’d imagine so.
It’s wrong to turn a person into a pawn for personal enjoyment. They are doing what they do because it’s what they love, not because they want to be exploited.
“Yeah, but they’ll probably never see it, anyway”. How do you know? You have no guarantee that they won’t see it, the internet is a vast and complicated place. They may see it as soon as you hit “Post”. And even if they don’t, that doesn’t make it okay. Doing something behind someone’s back is just as disrespectful and wrong as doing it to their face. If not more.
I repeat; If you wouldn’t do it to a person you know irl, DO NOT do it to a celebrity.
can someone please tell SM that their artists need to mourn and heal before going on ahead with their schedules? we’re not talking about some random worker there. he was their friend, he was their brother, he was their mentor……… it’s only respectful that we all, as a community and its artists, take time and reevaluate and ponder over everything
I’m not ready to let this go in a couple days like we do to everything on here, I’m not letting any of us sweep this under the rug. not when it’s jonghyun, not when it comes to mental health and stability