It's not news to hear that Twitter is filled with problems and I really think that it's time for the company to finally address it and impose some rules regarding it.
Cancel Culture used to be good for calling out horrible people and making them realize that they've done something terrible but nowadays, people just want to 'cancel' others for petty and ridiculous reasons.
Just this week, a woman on Twitter was harassed by multiple people across the platform just because of a single tweet of her showing off her Animal Crossing avatar to the point where they doxed
and even threatened to attack her dog on one of her previous tweets.
In her defense, it doesn't matter how they're called; space buns, afro puffs or even odango, they're still just hair buns. Nintendo wouldn't release them to the public if it's just exclusive to one skin color. Plus, anyone can have extremely textured and curly hair just like this one dude
said. Gatekeeping hair is truly just stupid. Jacksepticeye
received so much backlash after joking about people not having PS5, with many people completely taking the joke too seriously.
got harassed on Twitter over accusations (which are also posted as tweets) and are still getting malicious tweets until today.
Also this week, the famous animator TheOdd1sOut
also got attacked just because of an '/s' joke that he made on his timeline.
YouTuber That Star Wars Girl
got harassed because she didn't like the new designs of the cast of She-Ra. Sebastian Stan
got harassed because of what his girlfriend did, even though he had absolutely no part in her actions. Gal Gadot
received multiple death threats and online harassment when she announced that she would be playing Cleopatra because of her skin color (because many people thought that Cleopatra was black or African) and her background in the army. Chris Pratt
received so many hateful backlash for being a Conservative and even other Marvel actors who are defending him are being extremely hated. Gina Carano
is also being attacked for being a Conservative, for not wanting to say ACAB
and post about BLM, and for not putting pronouns
in her bio. Jodie Comer
received backlash when the people found out about her boyfriend, James Burke, was a Trump supporter.
Voice Actor James Arnold Taylor
is being attacked for having a Parler account. George RR Martin
got attacked for praising white male authors. JJ Abrams
and the rest of the Star Wars crew got attacked because of Kylo Ren's death. Kurt Russel
got attacked simply because he thinks that celebrities should always remain politically neutral. Joji
got attacked when people found out that he was Filthy Frank. International Men's Day
got backlash simply for being a day dedicated to men's mental health.
And even archeologists
got immense backlash when they featured a video of them opening up a 2,500 year-old sarcophagus, saying that it's 'racist' and 'disrespectful to people of color', while completely ignoring the fact that the archeologists themselves are Egyptians and not white people.
These are only few examples of people on Twitter going absolutely bonkers over things that don't concern them nor will make any difference in their own lives.
The fact that Twitter tolerates the overflowing level of hatred and bullying in their platform is very concerning, especially nowadays where social media seems to have more power than the law itself (considering how many people blindly believe what they read).
Twitter needs to take action because the people there are out of control and are now garnering the ability to ruin an innocent person's life online.
You can argue about 'freedom of speech', but that's not an excuse to send threats
, wanting to incite violence and sexually harass anyone whom you think is worthy of being 'cancelled' or have opinions that are different from yours.
Criticism is different from hate speech. I don't care if you criticize JK Rowling, Ellen Degeneres, Jimmy Fallon or Lana Del Ray for their actions and their words, but it's different when you actually want someone or be that certain someone to do bad things towards them.
And last, but not the least...
The large number of Pedophiles (who call themselves MAPs
or Minor Attracted People
) hiding in plain sight in that website is absolutely disgusting, along with zoophiles
distributors who proudly create their own community through Twitter.
Don't give predators and potential predators a platform or they'll think that they're accepted.
Twitter needs to speak up about this or else these people would continue to think that there's nothing wrong with them.