Sunday, July 21, 2013

Celebrities are People too

      Lately I have been listening to podcasts of minor personalities . A common topic is whether or not they read comments on their websites , twitter or facebook pages. Often they do not because some people can be really obnoxious. Not that I never thought that people of celebrity or personality  status had feelings, but I just figured that they thought it was par for the course and did not take the haters seriously. After  reflecting about this issue I realized it made sense. Celebrities are just flesh and blood like you and me.
       I have noticed that  many bloggers have a short sentence about being polite or respectful above the comments section. I think that when things are online and anonymous people think that they can say anything that they want  even if it would torment the person they are sending the comment to. A few years ago I had a very rude commenter so now I have comment moderation. That got rid of the troll. I guess once you have comment moderation you know you have arrived. Until then I hadn't needed comment moderation because I didn't get that many comments anyway. It was kind of a shame  that I had to resort to moderating. Its just that some of the comments made me feel too bad or were inappropriate so I had to moderate. I publish most comments , its just that it helps keep the obnoxious people out .
       Your mother was right. If you don't have anything nice to say , don't say it.


tesyaa said...

If blog comments must always agree with the original poster, that will be a pretty dull blog. Rudeness is one thing, but you shouldn't be afraid to tell a blogger that you think he or she is dead wrong.

Wondering Minds said...

I have had conversations with one or two "celebrities" in recent years, and I have to agree with your title: "Celebrities really are people too".

They are no different than you or me...besides for the fact that I really don't care what people say about me. :)

And my mother was prone to say: "Be sure to clean your ears, don't want no potatoes growing out of them."
Not sure how it's applicable here, but I'm sure we can make it work!

frum single female said...

tesyaa- often people will just not stop the stupidity of their line of thought or are just plain mean in their comments. I prefer to print their comment once, respond and then end it. You do not have to agree with everything I write for me to post your comment but some people go a bit over the top. I write this blog so its my right to publish your comment or not . Some people don't even read the post, they just pull out the parts they want to grandstand about and get mean . And if they don't like my response they get meaner, so I delete their comments.

Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

> If you don't have anything nice to say...

Then at least be eloquent!