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1. In 2015, 11-year-old Logan Fairbanks, of Hartford, Michigan, wasn’t as much of a YouTuber as he was a temporary YouTube star, when his dad filmed him dancing to Flo Rida’s Goin Down in the shower and posted it. Of course, he screams when he realizes what his dad was doing. LOL. The video is very funny. Because guess what… even yours truly occasionally busts a move in the shower… and worries about busting many other things while doing so. Unfortunately, bullies out there posted several terrible comments about how fat and ugly Logan was. Some even went as far to say that they wished he would get cancer, and they wished he would die. I can’t begin to tell all of you how truly hurtful comments like that are. And they deeply hurt Logan. Soon after these terrible comments, Logan posted another video reading some of them and you can hear the pain in his voice while doing so. He then is strong enough to encourage others to try not to let hurtful words bring them down and asked bullies to please stop. It just so happens that President Obama’s senior advisor came across the video and invited him to the White House. I strongly suggest you check out both videos, which are linked in our Show More area.
2. Rebecca Black made a teen hit single called “Friday” a few years back. But when it became practically an overnight sensation, she was targeted relentlessly by bullies, and many of them from her own school. She was even receiving death threats. It got so bad, that her mother, who is a teacher, had to pull Rebecca out of school to homeschool her. Says Rebecca: “It really sucks being bullied. But one thing that you can’t do is let them stop you from doing what you want to do.”
3. Tommy is a YouTuber who is autistic. He usually posts vlogs of positivity. But he was targeted by a YouTuber kid who is named Leafy, and he bullies other YouTubers constantly, saying terrible things. It’s unfortunate this kids has more than a million subscribers for what he does. And I don’t like to say anything mean at all about another YouTuber, but this snot-nosed, foul-mouthed little kid who looks like he hasn’t hit puberty yet needs to be bent over his parents’ knees and taught some kind of valuable lesson. But, as I said, Tommy’s videos were targeted by Leafy, who made fun of Tommy’s appearance and behavior, and afterwards, many of Leafy’s subscribers sent Tommy death threats. Unbelievable. But after YouTube and Reddit communities came to Tommy’s defense, Leafy issued an apology. But Leafy still continues his horrendous mocking of others. I just have one thing to say…. Leafy, I’m right here… and I’m bigger than you in a lot of ways …. so make… my… day…..
4. A married gay couple, Domonique and Crissy, are YouTubers with more than a million subscribers. And when Domonique got pregnant, she was constantly harrassed by many on their channel because she was the more masculine of the two. But she fought back with a post on Instagram which read: “I am a woman. I am a woman who has always wanted a child. Who cares that I’m not the ‘normal’ look of a pregnant woman.” The post received nearly 150,000 likes in a few days and the couple posted a video called “Dancing the Haters Off,” which went viral.
5. YouTuber Em Ford posted some pictures of herself without wearing make-up. What followed were horrible comments such as: “Seriously, has she ever washed her face?” and “Ugly as ….. well, I’m not gonna say that word, but you know what it is. When other photos showed her with make-up, people commented: “You’re so pretty,” and, “You look amazing.” Others commented about their own skin issues, with one even saying she wanted to kill herself. Em produced the video to show how harmful social media can be to a person’s self-esteem. She gracefully ends the video with this quote: “You are beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Not even yourself.” And a big high-five from me on that one, Em. This is an extremely powerful video in our Show More area.
6. Catherine “Catie” Wayne, also known as Boxxy, shot to Internet celebrity in 2009. But all of a sudden, Boxxy’s supporters and Boxxy’s haters got into a verbal showdown. Some of the haters managed to hack her YouTube account and got all of her personal information. Then they made a video of all that information and threatened to release it to the public unless she disappeared. So… she did. But she came back, for a while anyway.
7. Riyadh Khalaf is a gay, Irish YouTuber who was often made fun of in school for his feminine tendencies. He decided to confront one of his harshest bullies in a phone conversation while it was filmed for YouTube. Riyadh tells him that he was really afraid of him in school because he would make fun of him all the time and call him names. But that one-time bully actually showed a lot of class when he told Riyadh that he was sorry, and that he wasn’t really aware of the harm he was doing. After the call, Riyadh was relieved and said it couldn’t have gone any better. Isn’t it amazing how some people can actually grow up? Good for you, former bully guy.
8. After being the target of bullying themselves, YouTubers Becky and Holly Sheeran have become ambassadors against bullying in the UK, directing young people to contact the organization for any help. 28-year-old Becky has a channel with more than 150,000 subscribers and quite often gets some very abusive comments, like they her dad deserved to die, they hope her house burns down and all of her family dies, and that her face looks wonky like she had a stroke. Says Becky: “Although I love being on the internet, there are so many more pressures now and people are able to say the most awful things to you.” Unfortunately, the comments affected her so much that she stopped smiling in public. Wow. What a shame. To take away someone’s smile is a terrible thing to happen.
9. Georgie Aldous is a budding make-up artist, but he was slammed tremendously when he put on make-up himself in his videos and called for men to embrace cosmetics. The British 18-year-old says he gets a lot of negative comments by wearing what is traditionally female make-up. But he pushes back by saying, Why can’t men wear make-up? My own personal answer to that is… because I don’t want to. But it doesn’t affect me one way or another for anyone who does.
10. Make-up and fashion YouTuber Eugenia Cooney has had her share of bullying, mostly in school. She says bullying leaves a terrible impression on kids and that it would decrease if other kids stood up for those being targeted. Says Cooney: I was always afraid to speak my mind, so kids would pick on me quite a bit. Because of this, my grades began to suffer.” Her advice is to ignore those who are doing the bullying and to surround yourself with those who love and care about you unconditionally. She also says, and I tend to agree, people who bully others — be it in the schools or on the Internet — are probably not very happy with their own lives.
So it makes you wonder about the authors of those nasty comments whose lives are so shallow that they have to resort to hateful comments in the safety of their own homes… because this way, no one knows who they are, and it’s always easier to say horrible things about someone when you don’t have to face them in real life.
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