Mass Hysterica On Social Media
especially this one) where a commenter with strong opinions made a snarky comment to the person who disagreed with them. Then it snowballed from there. The thing I don't understand whenever there is a controversial topic going on is when people start insulting one another, calling each other "stupid" or "ignorant" or even resorting to name calling. The fact is: there is nothing you can do about what happened. Whatever our opinions are...are just that. Fighting with other people is absolutely pointless because you're wasting your breath trying to convince someone else to go along with what you think it "right". Some people don't tolerate debates (even if childish) on their Facebook account, but as I see it, comment at your own risk because I have more than a few nutcases on my account, including myself of course. Now we have the argument of the distasteful photo of the Boston bomber on the Rolling Stone's cover. Some people are okay with it, because well, he was young and possible brainwashed by his older brother. If Rolling Stones really wanted to grab people's attention, then put a photo of someone who lost a limb during that bombing. I'm sure it would have gotten more responses, and most of all, a better reaction. They could have written, "Heroes Who Made It Through" or some positive reinforcement instead of exploiting terrorists who want to kill us. I don't care if that kid was ten or fifty --- a terrorist should not have an opportunity to be seen on a popular magazine cover, especially making him look (what some people thought) "sexy". They're giving this creep the spotlight. Hasn't he had enough spotlight to last a lifetime? Try giving the victims the spotlight. I have lost all respect for that magazine.
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