Social media is a gift and a curse for those involved in the entertainment business. While it does provide an unflinching look behind the curtain into the real lives of celebrities, these entertainers have opened themselves up to be judged, slandered and talked about by any person with an internet connection.
Well, singer Ciara is tired of dealing with the negativity of social media and blog sites. In a recent open letter titled “What Is Social Media Coming To?” the future Mrs. Future blasted social media and bloggers for perpetuating negativity.
“I used to sometimes like visiting some of the blog sites to see what new things are happening in the world!” the singer opened the letter. “Things like cool photos, current events, etc. But nowadays it seems like there’s a competition with sites on “Who Can Tear Someone Down the Most.” The stories are going from cool and creative to pure drama. Even the comment sections are beginning to get out of control and people are using the platforms to exercise a false sense of power.”
Ciara went on to decry much of the negativity on social media and question the motivation behind some of the more negative posts she reads on blogs – none of which were mentioned by name.
She went on to add in the letter’s conclusion a message directly to those she accuses of perpetuating the negativity:
“Dear Blogger, It’s never worth it in the end when you sell your soul for a quick dollar, by creating bad stories about people. At some point, it will all reverse on you and you’ll end up regretting all the trash you wrote or said about people.”
It goes on from there.
Check out the letter in its entirety here.