Hello beautiful ladies,
This post is a bit different to normal, though it was through watching makeup videos on YouTube that I stumbled across this one from Jeffree Starr and Manny Mua. If you want to watch the video that started this post, click here. Please be warned, there is quite a bit of hateful comments and swearing.
Now, I’m not this huge, feet worshipping fan of either Jeffree or Manny. In fact, I’d only just subscribed to Jeffree’s YouTube channel about 4 weeks ago, after watching a few and deciding his reviews were honest. This week though, while I was up one night because I couldn’t stop sneezing, I decided to watch a few YouTube videos (I had notifications for 67). Anyway, one of the first videos that was in my subscribed list was ‘Reading mean hate comments feat. Manny Mua’.
Okay, that had my attention. Why are they getting hate comments? So, I watched it, and was disgusted with what people have actually publicly commented on their videos with. Before I go on, I just want to clarify that its not that I’m defending Jeffree or Manny personally because, as with anyone we meet or see in the media, we can love them or hate them (or anywhere in between that spectrum). What I do have a problem with is the need to personally attack someone through social media.
The comments read out weren’t even the worst of what they receive, and they are both receiving a lot every day. I will say that Jeffree, even though these people were being so nasty towards him, wouldn’t actually show the screen of his computer to reveal names, which he explained that he didn’t want hate comments directed at these people. He won me over with his integrity right there.
Personal attacks on celebrities is nothing new – magazines, radio stations, social media etc. have bagged celebrities for years. However, a lot will say that they choose not to read or listen to media in general. Both Jeffree and Manny get the comments on their personal YouTube channel. Their choice to view these comments just isn’t there.
So, why do people feel this need to write hateful things. Why not simply move on to another video? Why bother even commenting? That’s what I don’t understand – why can’t people just move on and watch someone they do like?
Anyway, that one video made me a fan of Jeffree’s and Manny’s because they have both handled the whole situation with integrity while still opening people’s eyes about it.
If you made it this far, thank you and I promise I’ll be back next week to my usual beauty posts and leave the socio-political rants alone. (I just felt so strongly about this one.)
*all images have been taken from google images
Until next time,