People Say Weird Things to Me In The Comments
If you ever want to have faith in humanity, DO NOT read the comment section of a news article in Utah.
In my job, I create a lot of content on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and this website. I love being able to read people‘s comments and words of encouragement.
However not everything is encouraging or even makes sense.
I can't tell you how many times random strangers have told me to "Move back to California". I'm not from California. And I'm not even sure what that means.
Some people call me an "Idiot Mormon", and other people tell me to "stop making fun of Mormons". UNDER THE SAME VIDEO.
One lady proposed to me, and although that was pretty flattering, I found she was a self proclaimed pet psychic, so that made me question the vibes I was throwing out.
But enough about me. I see comments under news articles here in St. George and all over the state and I have to say people need to CHILL THE EFF OUT.
I don’t like conflict. I never have. So when I read the comment section of a news outlet like the Salt Lake Tribune or Deseret news, my blood pressure goes up.
Sometimes the comments are so incredibly stupid that they’re amusing. And then you realize that these people vote, and then it’s right back to being depressed again.
I found a few common elements of comments that people make under news stories in Utah.
They tend to be lumped into three categories.
- Being a jerk for funzies
I really wish there was a fourth category.
Most of the time I don’t want to look at what people say, because I would rather have faith in humanity and basic decency. But if you do venture into that wretched hive of scum and villainy known as the comment section, I have created this bingo card for you to play on while you slowly slip into madness.
I firmly believe that most people are more level-headed and decent than those who pick fights all day on the internet. I love living in Utah and there's no way I'd choose to live anywhere else. And contrary to popular belief...I'm not moving to California.