I think it’s safe to say, especially in the current climate, that the most powerful weapon we all have, is our voice.
Revolutions can be started, despots can be overthrown and changes can be made all by things spoken or typed, and with the advent of social media, that has been amplified even further.
In regards to the latter, social media has indeed been a gift and a curse, as not only has it given a voice to the voiceless, it’s given a shield to those that use their voice to hurt, rather than help.
Over the last week, WWE superstar Alexa Bliss has been victim of some harassment from a certain section of the online community, even having repeated hacking attempts on her now-private Twitter account.
You wouldn’t think this wasn’t a few short weeks after a young female wrestler took her own life as a result of internet trolling, would you?
Yes, by all means hold people in the industry to account for bad things they do. But harassing them for what they wear, who they date or, God forbid, they don’t pay attention to you is not okay.
Wrestlers provide you entertainment, literally putting their lives on the line, on a near daily basis to bring you the thing they love.
As much as they could possibly be ‘coerced’ by employers, they don’t have to perform mid-pandemic. But they do, and they should be thanked, not treated like they aren’t humans.
These days, people seem to think being ‘edgy’ or ‘controversial’ is a personality trait. It’s not.
We appreciate spicy takes, sure, but not when they are mean or offensive to people just for the sake of it.
That’s just called being a dick.
We admit, sometimes we were rude to wrestlers when we were young. But the difference is, we grew up.
We realised that there are people on the other side of these words. People with feelings
If you can’t see that – step away from the keyboard.