I am here to say no to online bullying are you? I am always amazed at how so many people can turn into trolls when they are hiding behind a screen. When I first started blogging, one of my biggest fears was that I would get the nasty hater comments but I soon realised that this only seems to happen to the really successful or really popular bloggers and YouTubers. Which is even sadder as do people now have to be scared of being successful?
Celebrities, bloggers, writers and anyone with an online presence are individuals, no one is the same and that is what makes the world an amazing place. People come from different cultures and backgrounds. Some people love animals, some people don’t. Some people like a full brow, some people don’t. Just because you don’t like or appreciate someone else’s opinion, it doesn’t give anyone the right to be prejudice against one person or a group of people. I see such cruel comments on YouTube videos, insulting someone’s looks or personality but if the people making these comments have such strong hatred towards the people they are insulting then why are they on their YouTube channel in the first place (upping their views and engagement by interacting and commenting may I add!)
Ever since I was young, I remember being told ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say nothing at all.’ I think the online community definitely needs to live by this rule. I always see such negative comments on brand pages or retailers social channels too, people insulting a particular product range or not agreeing with a certain celebrity collaboration. It is of course fine to have an opinion, but why set the negative tone just because you are behind a screen? Even brands and retailers big and small have real people behind them, reading the nasty comments and having to block them out.
In beauty there are no rules, of course there are a lot of tips and advice but what makes makeup and beauty so amazing is that there are so many individuals. This creates so many different looks, trends and technqiues! We should all be here to inspire one another not to put someone down. The Sophie Lancaster foundation does not tolerate hatred, prejudice or abuse of any kind. I strongly believe it is time to stand by and create a safe, respectful and positive online community, who’s with me? Are you ready to put a stop to online bullying? Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for instant updates that go beyond the blog. Also be sure to subscribe to the blog here, so you are the first to know about new posts ♥