Hyley Dibona recently made the news for being fired from her job at Regal Cinemas for making controversial twitter posts. Apparently after making the posts, twitter users began tweeting to Regal Cinemas. They eventually posted a reply implying that she was no longer employed.
The exact same thing happened to Shana Latrice. She made a ill advised post and was fired from her job as well after people complained to her employer. I personally feel that both just said something without thinking and I will not convict either of racism, however, that’s my personal opinion. I’m going to put up a poll and let you decide.
What I will never understand personally is that the people of Charleston SC forgave the terrorist that murdered members of their family. Dylann Roof took from them what meant the most, their loved ones. He should pay for his actions via a death penalty.
Yet on social media it’s a different story. People react strongly to certain things that are said, but it does have a certain bias to it. Hyley and Shana were fired from their jobs, yet the person that called the Charleston SC victims families “coons” hasn’t received any backlash that we can find. Why is that? Why does the person who said “South Carolina smells 9 times better now” who then changed his picture to a picture of himself with a gun sitting next to him, why does he not get backlash?
Most people that found this article while searching for Hyley Dibona disagreed with our opinion. We re-wrote the article to be less biased and then entered Our opinion here. We see things differently than most, we have a bit more experience with the “reaction” than most people do.
While confronting the Eric Sheppard Challenge, We were threatened hundreds of times, images of our houses were posted and people threatened to put hole in our head. When that didn’t work they started posting our addresses while accusing us of various things ranging from leading the KKK to trying to kill people.
In our case, there are no screenshots or evidence against us, but we still got the “reaction” because someone incited it. That’s why we have an opinion that will more than likely disagree with yours. We are strongly against this type of reaction, and believe that when people threaten someone and their family over an online post it’s taking it too far. We (illwriteit) laugh at it, but most people probably don’t. We also disagree with calling someone’s job and believe that’s too far, however you aren’t breaking any law if you do so we can’t stop you.
Social Media has erased the backspace key in life. Almost all tablets and smart phones have some form of screen capture capability built unto them. When you post something on social media, in 2015, it is forever. Back in the day you could say “Oh my I’m sorry I didn’t mean that” when you slipped, but not any more.
The freedom social media provides also has consequences. The people that harass, threaten, and get people fired from their jobs over social media posts are imposing a biased censorship on social media. If you have an opinion that is offensive, wrong, or racist, there can be permanent consequences, and in some cases harm.
It is also a sign of terrible racial relations in America. There are many from both sides on social media that feel the need to wreck someones life when they make an ill advised comment regardless of the damage they do. They know nothing about the person, they do no research, no investigating, all they see is a post. That’s all they need to permanently judge the person in question and make their best effort to destroy their life.