If my blog post title didn’t grab your attention, the story behind it might. So to give you all a point of reference to that title, that is what someone commented on Instagram when I posted this image of Luke Skywalker:
I don’t have an issue with anyone having their own opinion. And the funny thing is the person that made that comment followed me. I guess he’s a star wars fan, but I don’t know how he can be a TRUE star wars fan and think that about Luke Skywalker. And again, everyone has a right to their own opinion, and that’s perfectly fine. But it’s LUKE SKYWALKER who just happens to be MY childhood hero, which I’ve made clear so many times on my IG account and basically, EVERYWHERE I can 😊
So the full comment was:
So when he made that comment, there was no emoji of any sort to indicate he was joking. When people do that on social media or anywhere, really, that’s an indication that they are definitely NOT joking. So I replied in good humour with “yes lol”. And left it there, not knowing that he had followed me or anything.
Then I get this message sent to my IG account saying, “no follow, the hell”… like, WTF? Why would I follow you? For starters, your account is a personal IG account with nothing star wars related on it that I could see (I didn’t look for long; I just skimmed it). Secondly, you insult the one character in my BIGGEST fandom that I adore, and I doubt very much you were joking.
I find it hilarious that some people think they can just drop mean-spirited comments like that on someone’s personal IG account, which is clearly a haven for all things Star Wars and expect that they’ll follow you or be okay with it. Like dude, WTF are you smoking?
I love social media because it can be a wonderful way to connect with people and share what you love with like-minded individuals. But every now and then, it can be, well, not so nice. And it’s NOT that big of a deal. I am only pointing it out and posting about it because I had something to say about it and didn’t want to go on his IG and retaliate like a 12-year-old might do.
So that was my lovely social media experience 😓 – have you had any online experiences like this or experiences that made your blood boil? Let me know in the comments, people!