Is going private on social media the new cool???
Man, oh man was picking which thing that makes go “hmmm” to post about today the most difficult choice I’ve had to make since I started daily musings.
I wanted to continue on with the dialogue on parenting, and who’s job is it anyway?
Or there was: The making of a f*#kboy, will there be anybody for young people to date?
I also wanted to talk more about gridlock in Toronto. Yannick and I were running errands today and even he is growing impatient with the mess that Toronto roads are in.
In the end, the thing that won out for today’s thing that makes me go “hmmm” the most, is Chrissy Teigen going private on social media.
This is a big deal to me, because I enjoy her a lot. She seems like a strong, take no BS sort of woman that other women can look up to. If you were lucky enough to follow her prior to her going private you’ll know that she’s incredibly outspoken, and super interactive with her fans, and her trolls. She has a quick wit and a sharp tongue, which makes following her feel as if you’re watching an excellent, intelligent, television sitcom. She’s a lot of fun. But, after her friend, Kim K, was robbed in Paris, the hate Chrissy dealt with while defending Kim was too much for her. She decided that the weight of the vulgarity, the complete lack of respect or human kindness being displayed on social media toward her, and Kim was enough to cause her to batten down the hatches, and lock down the access people would have to her.
To that I say BRAVO. We have such a short amount of time here on this planet none of us should have to spend any moment of it engaged in unhealthy relationships, nor should any of us feel as though we’re constantly on the defense. I am me, and you are you, I am perfect at being me, and you are perfect at being you. Period. End of story. Don’t tell me how to live my life, what to say, think or feel, and I shall bestow upon you the same common courtesy. I congratulate her for taking a stand for her sanity, and maybe one day, she might delete social media all together. If she did I would miss her but I wouldn’t blame her.
Which leads me to Kim K’s newfound conviction about herself, and her behavior on social media. Kim has said she will be taking a one month sabbatical from all social media, and that upon her return her followers will witness a very different Kim. She says that her critics, Karl Lagerfeld the most famous one of all, stating: “It’s a very bad thing for Paris, but I don’t understand why she was in a hotel with no security. If you are that famous and you put all your jewelry on the net, you go to hotels where nobody can come near to the room. You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you.” Have caused her to take a good hard look at the way she has conducted herself on social media. She also admits that he, along with many other critics are right. She now sees that the way she paraded not only her luxe lifestyle under people’s noses, but also her whereabouts, all day every day is what created the perfect opportunity for somebody to find her, and rob her.
I for one am still terribly upset that this happened to her, I cannot imagine how truly terrified she must have been, or what was going through her head. It is not okay, and nobody famous or otherwise should be bound and gagged with a gun to their head while somebody cleans them out of their valuables. That being said though, Kim has always, in my opinion been way too much, and I for one am looking forward to living in a world where every single thing she wears, or doesn’t wear, how many thousands of roses were in her wedding decor, or every single time she climbs aboard her private jet is no longer news. Apparently she gives as much as $8.5 million to charity every single year, now that is Kim Kardashian news that I care about.
But, at the end of the day the world I would truly prefer to live in, is the one that blames the people for thinking that because she has great wealth, it is there’s for the taking. Or a world where Chrissy Teigen can be as silly as she wants on social media without trolls attacking her being “just another dumb model.” I would prefer if the people behaving outside of social “norms” are held accountable for their actions. And I would like it very much if parents would raise children into the sort of adults who know that “wasn’t isn’t yours, isn’t yours.” Whether it be somebody’s wealth, successes, or bodies. It’s just that simple.