Can We Stop Criticizing People?


I found that we, netizen often tend to find something or weakness in people and criticize them for it despite their outstanding achievement that should've been talked about. (in case you don't know what netizen stand for : The term Netizen is a portmanteau of the words Internet and citizen as in "citizen of the net"-wikipedia)

The best and easiest example is regarding local artists. I watched Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM22) yesterday and Yuna won a special award for her achievement in USA. To no surprise, more netizen criticized her appearance of wearing turban and fitted dress (for not being muslim enough? Duhh) rather than congratulated her for receiving the award. I'm not saying that it's wrong to criticize her as we muslim should tegur menegur each other for our mistakes but why can't we do it in a polite way rather than condemning SARCASTICALLY?

The same goes when Datuk Sheila Majid received her award, she gave a long speech she prepared in three pages A4 paper. But rather than listening and be inspired by what she was saying, netizen commented, "enough Sheila, no one wants to hear you". How do you know that no one wants to hear her speech? As far as I know, people clapped for each encouraging or touching statement she gave and she even received a standing ovation when her speech ended. Plus, she deserved to give the speech as she was the one in front of the mic, receiving a special award for her achievement in the industry.

I'm also furious at netizen bashing so called 'budak wechat', the broken English they posted on their timeline and the act became viral. Well if you're that great in English, why not politely corrected their mistake rather than humiliating them? Don't you think that we should help them instead of laughing at their mistake? Also, there's more important news should be viral such as the attack of Aleppo.

Just remember that the tip of the pen is sharper then the tip of the sword. Well, in this case, it's the tip of our fingers on the keyboard. Watch what we say as it could hurt others feeling and who knows what our words would affect them? Please noted that some people even attempt suicide for being a victim of cyber bullying.

Netizen please, we are better than that. Stop bashing, stop condemning sarcastically, stop criticizing, shall we?

Till then,
Lya.

8 comments:

  1. It's sickening to see the attitudes of the netizen nowadays.. They would always find everyone faults and sometimes not only artist, even the commoners gets the worst.. And some, don't even read, they just want to point out the faults that they had found.. =="

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    1. right. they should try put themselves in their victim's shoe, only then they'll realize it's wrong to hurt people feelings

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  2. totally agree with you. i just don't know whats wrong with peoples these days. T^T

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  3. We (my friends and I) did criticizing people especially those 'budak wechat' but not in public. They're really funny sometimes. However, they're still humans and need some respects. So, we only gossips secretly. Just why should we humiliate people? We're not the best tho T_T

    Oh, why must they bash Dato' Sheila too? She delivered her speech well. I love to listen to her. People nowadays -.-

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    1. That's what I mean. Shouldn't do it in public >.<

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  4. what i hate the most is when people bashing(plain ol bashing not criticizing) other people like they are an angel with no sins, perfect with no flaws.
    and the most hated part is that when the people blatantly accusing, bashing, judging, calling names, throwing bad words, without fully understand the context, or do a little research, without even thinking rationally, just splur out what they have in mind like mindless insolent freaks. its like the internet is the place for stupid and impatient people to express and show their small minds..

    sigh

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    1. totally agree! these people should learn how to mind others feeling before hitting that keyboard.

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