Facebook Blasting: The College Age Bullying?
Throughout my sophomore year at college I’d pretty steadily hooked up with this guy, let’s call him Blake. Despite the fact that we were on good terms and friends outside of the bedroom, our hook ups only occurred when I was drunk. I’d never really wanted things to go any further with him; he was a sweet kid, but really only as a drunk hook up and fun guy to goof off with.
Things ended when he moved out to L.A. after graduation, but we kept in touch online and through Facebook ever since.
So when I clicked on my Facebook event notification and saw that he’d be back in town in a couple months, my first instinct was to accept the invite to the party in his honor.
That is, until I saw the Facebook wall.
One of his buddies, whom I’ve never met in my life, wrote on the wall: “Hey Blake, you should call that Melanie chick. That alcoholic nympho will probably get so excited she’ll bust a clasp on her straight jacket.”
Directly following Doucheface’s comment, Blake responded with a nice “hahahaha.”
Shocked, embarrassed and angry, I confronted Blake about the whole thing. He fed me some baloney about his friend “taking stories and blowing them out of proportion” and brushed me off like it was no big deal. I was not amused. I mean, this was not some private issue; my name was being slandered in a very public place.
I waited a couple days to see if Blake would delete the comment. He didn’t.
Naturally, I declined the invite to this Mel-bashing soiree.
The sad thing is, this isn’t the first time I’ve been Facebook blasted. I’ve seen terrible comments about me on friends’ walls as well. Do these people think I’m not going to see it? Or are they too afraid to talk sh*t to me in person? Why would anyone think it is OK to use Facebook as a sh*t talking battle ground?
I get that these Facebook blasters are fugly, useless degenerates and not particularly worth my time, but what really irks me is the fact that these rude insults about me are floating around on the internet for everyone to see and I have no way to stop it. No way to defend myself. I’m being bullied and I can’t fight back.
Have any of you ever been a victim of Facebook hate? Share your stories below.
Melanie currently interning in NYC, taking full advantage of all margarita specials and those blonde summer boys. Stalk her on Twitter: @tinkermellie