YouTube can turn anyone into a overnight celebrity (peace to Twista), but at what cost?
Recently, a viral video of two teen girls has been making the rounds, and once again, it proves that people will say anything from the comfort of their own homes.
While their rant is your typical “why are black people so _______” jazz, what I’m more concerned about is how young people are taking to the web to air out their views without thinking about the long term effects it may have on their lives.
While I don’t know if these girls are actually racist (ignorant? certainly), they have already been ousted by their classmates and school, and I’m sure their future employers, lovers, and friends will have A LOT to say about their 15 minutes of YouTube fame.
Nothing on the web ever dies. And even if these girls regretted their words and took down their video, sites like World Star Hip Hop (and their local news affilate), make sure that their rant will live on forever.
So, what’s the moral of the story, kids?
If you have a little brother, sister, cousin, or child….please…keep them off the web spewing dumb ish that they will surely regret in the future.
And if you’re thinking about making your own, “I hate _____” video, don’t.