Before watching Ciara (engaged to rapper Future) on The View yesterday, I had heard rumors of her being pregnant. Wait, I'm lying. The rumors I "heard" were actually random Instagram postings I had read. I use the word random because the comments left of baby bump sightings, pregnancy glows and reasoning behind the "sudden" proposal had absolutely NOTHING to do with the pictures posted by the singer. On her way to The View, dressed in Costume National, she posted this picture on Instagram.
The comments, of course, continued and fans were asking if she was going to address the pregnancy rumours. At the end of the interview Barbara Walters asked the question everyone wanted to know and Ciara answered by smilling, standing up and exposing her baby bump.
I then immediately went back on Instagram, to the same Ciara picture I had seen an hour ago. As expected her comment section was inundated with "I knew it!" and "Congratulations! " But one comment in particular stood out to me:
I then decided to visit other pages belonging to celebrities who had recently shared their good news with the world Kim Kardashian (recently engaged and has a child with Kanye West) and Gabrielle Union (recently engaged to Dwayne Wade) and was even more shocked to see what I read.
Listen, yes I have fallen victim to watching, critiquing and even laughing at some of the absurdities I have witnessed on reality tv shows and social media. I may even have discussed it in the moment or a day or two later to one or two friends but THAT WAS IT! To go as far as leaving derogatory, racist and degrading comments on a stranger's page is shocking to me. As much as you may think you know these celebrities (based on tabloids, rumours, interviews, tv shows and books ) YOU DON'T KNOW THEM!!! They are strangers and you aren't given both sides or all details to the situations at hand. So STOP IT!!!
Again my issue isn't with the opinions, as we are all entitled to them, but with the comments written and left, meant to be read, affect and hurt these individuals who, before anything, are still human beings. I feel confident in saying that these "comment leavers" would never have the courage or audacity to make these exact same comments directly to the faces of these celebrities given the opportunity. Half of them have private accounts or no pictures of themselves on their pages. Simple, immature attention seekers. Is it just me or is this just going too far?