An Open Letter To People Posting “I’m looking for (person’s name), can you tag him/her please”

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An Open Letter To People Posting “I’m looking for (person’s name), can you tag him/her please”

 

Perhaps you have seen a lot of memes circling the net of captions “I’m looking for (person’s name), can you tag him/her please.” Others find it funny. Other find it a cool thing to share. But as an advocate against cyberbullying, I felt offended on behalf of the people behind those memes.

 

And while checking online, I saw this “open letter” for those people sharing such photos. And yes, her words actually summed it all up as to why we should not add up to it.

 

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I was on Facebook today and some images kept popping up from The British LAD – “I’m looking for (persons name), can you tag him/her please”… attached with an image of a person supposedly not seen as “beautiful” or attached with a stigma.

 

It may seem hilarious to some, a joke, but all I can see is modern day bullying and body shaming. Are these images just only images to people? Have we forgot about the person behind the image? Has technology made us so disconnected and easy now to laugh at someone thinking it’s no big deal? These are people too. We don’t know who these people are or what they are going through, be decent, what happened to our respect for one another? The world is hard enough to live in, let’s help each other to make it a bit better instead.

 

**Updates: The British LAD has since removed the images, thank you for your considerations. The one thing that I’ve realised from the response of this posting is that we all have a voice. It may seem like a small one, but it is still a voice… It is what we all decide to do with it individually that will define where humanity will head towards collectively. Lets be more conscious of the little things we say and do because every voice really does have power to change. Quoting Gandhi.. Be the change. 🙂

Rachelle Lee

 

Having said this, will you still join the bandwagon of sharing these kind of memes?

 

An Open Letter To People Posting “I’m looking for (person’s name), can you tag him/her please”

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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!.Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!
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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!. Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!

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