I love twitter. I really do. It's one of my favourite sources of entertainment, where I get my news, and the absolute best way to waste time when you're supposed to be doing something. It's my sounding board, where I go for validation of my crazy opinions, and the platform through which I've gotten to know most of my most favourite people. Twitter fucking rocks.
However, there is one thing that annoys the entire fuck out of me about twitter. And that is #judgeytweets.
Lord I hate a judgey tweet. And unfortunately twitter is nasty with them. Not a day goes by when I don’t see at least three tweets that throwing shade at someone. Or trying to make someone feel bad about themselves. Or trying to drag down someone who is tweeting something positive. It drives me nuts. But since tweeting about it would make me guilty of judgey tweeting myself, I had to write a post about it instead.
Although #judgeytweets take many forms, I see one of the following most often:
1. Judgey tweets about someone’s spirituality i.e “At least 80% of the women at church this morning had some dude’s dick in their mouth last night”
2. Judgey tweets about someone’s attempts to be great i.e. “smh at people tweeting how they’re letting go of negativity for the new year. It’s just another day your whole personality isn’t going to change”
3. Judgey tweets about what someone like you is doing i.e. “unlike other bloggers, I don’t feel the need to RT every compliment I get”.
This kinda shit drives me apeshit. And if I wasn’t so epically lazy I would unfollow every last asshole I ever catch tweeting some shit like this. Can we just let people live? Why must we waste 140 characters watching face? (you guys remember what watch face means right? I already schooled you on this). Can we just let our fellow tweeps be great?
I really wish I could understand the point of view that leads people to tweet shit like this. Like really. So what if the woman getting up and going to church right now can still taste the seeds in her mouth? How is that your concern? How about if we just be glad that she’s going to church after she clearly had quite a lively night? And of course you realize that if you’re tweeting that shit, you’re likely not at church yourself so….to quote another famous Max “that don’t make you better than nobody”.
Just one time in my life I’d like to meet the kind of person who tweets shit like “it may be a new year but you’re still the same old loser”. Like honestly – who didn’t hug you when you were a child? Why can’t people try to do better this year without you defecating all over their good intentions? Really why?
I find judgey tweets so incredibly tiresome. I really do. It’s just so easy for some people to get on their high horse when they’re behind a keyboard and no one can see what they do. But if their actions were being scrutinized, would they really come out a winner? I doubt it.
If you’re starting to wonder what the point of this post is, let me tell you. I want to understand. No really I do. I want to get inside the mind of someone who tweets shit like this and understand the thought process. Is this a “doubt them so they’ll want to prove themselves” kinda strategy? Or are you really as big of a hater as you seem?
So tell me dear readers, do you hate #judgeytweets too? Does this shit litter your timeline or am I following the completely wrong people? Are you a judgey tweeter yourself who wants to explain it to me? And finally, does writing this post make me just as bad as the people I’m writing about? Speak your piece in the comments.