Thursday, July 2, 2009

From videos to writing...but why?

A week ago, I embarked on a journey to start video blogging as a way to express some of my opinions. I understood what I was getting into and was fully prepared for some brutal criticism. My first blog was titled "Michael Jackson, Perez Hilton, and Farrah Fawcett." I discussed the deaths of Michael Jackson & Farrah Fawcett, as well as my opinions of Perez Hilton's hypocritical nature in relation to the death of MJ. I will admit to saying some pretty harsh things about MJ, but those were my opinions regardless. I was soon flooded with "hate comments" (you know, kind of like hate mail), but it didn't shake me or anything. People called me uneducated for not stating facts to backing up my opinion, and said that I shouldn't start out my video blogs by saying bad things about MJ. Hey, it's my opinion...and at the same time, they have their opinions.

There was only one comment that bothered me, one which stated that it would be unfortunate for my friends to see the real me. You don't know me; who are you to call me fake? I'm real all the time, and there's certainly nothing fake about me. But today's new comment pushed me over the edge. Here is the comment, in verbatim, before I deleted it:

"wow ur so brain wash on media open ur eyes and maybe u will see the truth .. they can say ur mother was a fucking slut porn star that loves to fuck dogs!! and u would probably believe it!! so young so stupid no wonder ur fat u watch to much television and on the net most of ur time!! ur a fucking loser better stop making video .. ur just wasting ur time..just my opinion...have a nice day!! fat ignorant bitch!! ohh that's just me i believe that ur fat and insecure and u need a life!:)"

I didn't post this comment to get your sympathy, but rather to show how ignorant and rude some people can be. I value other people's opinion, but I don't condone rude (and low) comments like that. Yes, I am slightly overweight, and I'll admit to that. But I'm not insecure. That's a fact. And nobody has the right to judge me or my lifestyle, especially if you don't know me. Anyway, this comment is the reason I stopped posting my videos. If I'm going to be judged on that level, then f*ck it. So from now on, I'll be doing written blogs...and I think it will be easier for me to keep up with these.

Well, I'm leaving on 4-day cruise later on today, so I think I'm going to get some sleep. I don't know how much time I'll be online in the next few days, but I'm sure I won't have any time for "serious blogging." But I'll have lots to write about when I come back :)

Thanks for reading! And here's a quote to leave you with...until next time.

"Those who judge people on the outside prove how shallow they are within." -Jordan Taub

xoxo christina :)

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