Have you ever read or even made comment yourself like ,” You are going to hell!”, “Jesus is coming so change”, “You disgust me!”, “You are a shame to womanhood”, “It’s best you were not alive” , “Stupid fool!” , “God have mercy on your soul” these and many other similar comments are all because someone posted a picture or video of THEMSELVES these people do not agree with. These comments makes these social media personalities being attacked feel hurt, afraid, hated and less of themselves. Do the cyber bullies know this? I’m sure they do. And you still wonder whom the real monsters are?
It is indeed a big shame that despite the murder that was committed without justice and the suicides that are happening because people choose to live their own lives the way they choose , Ghanaians and many other countries are not an exception to this. We see trolls on people’s pages and walls everyday trying to ‘cyberbully’ which matured and insensitive bullies will describe as ‘correction’. You know what, if you really wanted to correct someone you’d do it out of love and out of the face of the public. Still, it will be up to the person to take your advice or not and that’s when you take the cue and back off! Change is not something you bully someone into doing. To share your faith or belief is a CHOICE. And the fact that anybody should think otherwise is insanity.
It seems to me that all of a sudden people forget the follow and the unfollow button on social media when they see things they don’t like. It seems to me that people have such stinking self image of themselves that they need to put other people with better self images down to feel better. It seems to me, that hurting people has become a passion because people are hailed for it. On the pages of social media personalities in Africa like The late Ebony, Efia Odo, Moesha Boudong, Bobrisky and the likes, it is appalling to see certain comments of bullying and almost life threatening ones for pictures like, wearing a bikini at the pool or a slutty caption…anything that these bullies do not agree with.
To the religious who thinks God rewards for hating others and even commiting ‘honour killings’, as a man of faith, I believe that God is a God of love. From the beginning, God gave us all the freedom of choice and therefore warned those of us who believe in him not to judge others but treat them with love and empathy like he treats us. Jesus will not bully anybody to killing themselves neither will Allah welcome you to heaven for committing murder. That’s just insane. Stop attacking people because it only shows the evil in you and not the ‘good’ in any god.
The truth is, we don’t know what these social media personalities are going through in their lives, their personal stories, what motivates their lifestyle. The truth is, social media does not cover even a quarter of who these people really are in real life so if we can’t hail them for being themselves, we can simply unfollow them rather than pushing them into depression, suicide and even encouraging murders.
This video got me so upset and I hope it upsets you enough to make a change and want to call others to change too by sharing this article to as many people as possible. This is way too common a practice than it should be.