Who are behind the current “Youth problem”?By Vadim Dovganyuk
Nowadays it is a true blaming game…
Yes, as most of you could have guessed already, who is responsible for the fact that many young persons are highly offensive…
Are it the parents? – No.
Are it the teachers? – No.
Are it the family? – No.
Are it the young persons themselves? – Partially, but the answer actually remains, No.
So who are the actual problem you might ask?
Well, it shouldn’t be hard to figure this one out yourselves, as what does most youth watch?
Yes, indeed, the problems are in fact…
So, actors, musicians, authors and such?
Well, not necessarily.
While once celebrities were that, nowadays most “celebrities” to youth are at the internet, most often they are either vloggers or streamers.
These users, most often active at YouTube and Twitch, are seen as examples, as much as previously actors, musicians and such were.
The most known example is the Swedish PewDiePie, that is a given.
This YouTube celeb has almost 14 billion views, and almost 49 and half million subscribers.
It may seem weird of me to state, but while he has been massively criticized by adults, he ain’t as bad as you might have thought.
With currently an amount of close to 1 million United States dollars being donated to charities and foundations in support of nature and children, even though most money has come through fundraising and ad revenues, it ain’t like he hasn’t done good.
(NOTE: With his amount of viewers and views, his current total ad revenues are stated to be between 10 to 100 times that amount… Precise information is only able to be revealed by himself, this because of some videos possibly being unable to be monetized because of copyright claims.)
However, with currently an unverified Twitter account, he sets an important statement of not needing a verified status to be famous, which he without any doubt is.
But not just that, he dares to focus on problems that are happening, like his recent Anti-YouTube statements and the promise of deleting his YouTube account once he reaches the 50 million are known examples of.
But why is PewDiePie most certainly not a bad example?
Well, while PewDiePie uses swear words, and is politically incorrect at times, that is pretty much all you could say…
When we look at another example, which would be a guy known as “Leafy”, we will truly notice the problem.
Leafy is an popular (YouTube) vlogger and (Twitch) streamer, with currently about 5 million subscribers and slowly closing the 1 billion views total.
This user is however the best example I could give of a bad example, with swearing, discrimination, racism, flaming, blaming, shaming, cyber-bullying, trolling, griefing(not to be confused with Grieving), doxing… Well, there is too many more things I could name, so basically a close to unending list of bad, regularly shared at his online profiles.
It is not for no reason that I do not share no URL of his profiles, as I do not want him linked to me…
Yet, leafy is just one example of the current hundreds of vloggers and streamers with similar lists of spreading actual hatred, that are officially named celebrities by now.
These users often are however already either young adults(Between ages 18 and 30) or actual adults(30 years and up) which young persons/youth(Between ages ~12 and 18) look to as examples.
They are the actual current examples for youth, and like any example, they are often more to blame than the result, which is unable to be denied.
Now, the most common things these people often react are: that they could not be as popular without doing bad, and why they should stop if people are watching that much.
Let’s start off with the fact that it is actually correct that sharing bad examples is why they are so popular, as the funny yet rude channel of Dane Boedigheimer “The Annoying Orange” shows.
With a rather low Twitter follower amount of about 265 thousand, and similar statistics of just Leafy at YouTube shows, while we are talking here about fully original content of 1 profile, unlike the basically all too similar content the hundreds of offensive vloggers and streamers share, and enough television appearances that would make of the vloggers and streamers drool…
It should be no competition, but the vloggers and streamers win, which is not what you would expect, the only true difference being named remains the fact that these people take it from rude to offensive.
So.. would we get anything better by answering the second question?
The answer remains no, as while there are hundreds of valid reasons that could be called upon, this is not an actual important thing to think of, as they will always get reflected some way…
What we rather should look at is why these users do in fact spread this content.
As you could have guessed, like also celebrities have shown throughout the ages, it is all about the money.
While we could say a lot about the ongoing copyright discussion, which is a hard discussion as prices actually rightly called are too expensive..
These “new” celebrities actually get money for basically doing nothing, as what these vloggers and streamers most often share is what we call “free time”, the time outside of school and work, instead of doing anything that is actually special. And like we always have seen, once money comes into the question, people go crazy to get it…
They actually will go into a sort of “addicted mode”, which is why we should be asking ourselves if it is not right to actually just call this an addiction to money.
However, to get back to the point of all of this, the new way of celebrities are behind most of the acts of youth, as they are seen as inspirations, even though they should be the exact opposite.
These people often try to look better by donating to charities, or sharing someone’s name to give him/her a short moment of fame, but these acts are not truly acts of kindness, rather ways of building even more popularity and fame.
Yet, while youth are watching this, most often on a daily basis, they get accustomed to the ideas that what they share is right to do, causing that parents could try to educate and bring up a good child, while eventually, these celebrities causing it all to be undone, and eventually creating a hateful and disrespectful society…
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Owner of this blog. Ukrainian Jew of Polish and Russian descent. Citizen of 8 countries, as well as the European Union. Of Crimean Karaite heritage. Generally impartial at politics. Political syncretist. Opinionated but willing to listen to anyone's opinion. Certified mastering of 51 languages. Works in service of Sony. Active in support of orphans, foundlings, and other children without parental care in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Moldova, and Kazakhstan. Supporter of adoption and foster care. Mentor of 9 children. Previous foundling who now has been adopted. Diagnosed with health and mental health issues, but not disabled. Has a great love for anime, gaming, and TV series. Philanthropist. Social pedagogy graduate.