5:46 pm - 08/09/2012

Paris Jackson blasts longtime friend on twitter. Fans proceed to bully 14yr-old friend

Paris Jackson with friend, Spencer Malnik (spencernicolee), during happier times

Paris Jackson apparently believes that someone close to her since early childhood has released her private information and she is upset...so she vents about it to 800k of her closest twitter friends, and they respond by bullying her alleged betrayer.

Paris' instigating tweets:

Paris' twitter army responds by attacking her 14-year-old nemesis:
I'm not sure who Spencer Malnik is, or what she did or didn't do, but for Paris to use twitter and her nearly 1 million followers to publicly accuse this child is, at best, very careless.

To Paris' credit, after receiving some backlash from her saner followers for making her conflict public, hours later she made a token effort to calm the situation by instructing her followers to "leave Spencer alone".

ladypolitik 10th-Aug-2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Speaking seriously -- as far as the conduct of these particular 14 year olds, people are trying way too hard to invest an angle that's almost entirely irrelevant (i.e., the "celebrity" angle).

If you work in education, it's easy to recognize that the damage done by any given group of no-name nobody 14 year olds with FB accounts; or Twitter accounts; or simply a standard cell phone with a text plan -- whether in some small hometown or large urban school -- can be the source of unspeakable levels of terror on each other. It's legit terrifying/embarrassing all on it's own, without kids not even being so much as Youtube "celeb" famous.

It's really not about fame/celebrity. It's about predictable behaviour that results from minors who arent properly monitored in their online exploits.

A parenting issue, basically. And given what the Jackson children are going through (an unstable change of parental hands), all of this is not too surprising even if imagined in totally layman circumstances.

Edited at 2012-08-10 01:22 pm (UTC)
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