Teen Bieber Fan To 4Chan: Why Do You Want Me To Cut Myself?

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification This post was originally published on our SAY Media sister site, xojane.com. We’re republishing it with permission as a follow-up to our story, Oh Grow Up: Inside The 4chan Hashtag Hoax #cutforbieber. Related Posts lianne m Tags:#social media I’m 15 years old. I have Justin Bieber posters on my walls even though I don’t listen to him as much as I used to. I still think he’s gorgeous.I don’t talk about it much, but when I was younger, I allowed myself to be influenced by my friends and tried cutting myself. I only did it once years ago, but it was such an awful experience, and definitely not something to joke about. That’s what I don’t get. Who would think it was funny to try to convince me to cut myself?I was in eighth grade at the time, and I was still dealing with the fact that my parents were divorced and getting remarried, and I thought life sucked. I had seen some stuff about cutting on TV, and my friend’s sister had cut herself before. I thought maybe it was a good idea. But I realized it doesn’t solve anything. If anything, it makes things more complicated. I did tell my sister about it ahead of time, and she told me she thought it was a dumb idea. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen.I used a protractor on my arm because I was feeling really mad, and I thought maybe I could express the anger and pain that way. But I just started bleeding and then I cried, and then when my mom found out, I felt worse than ever. That’s when I started going to counseling, and I still go. I find that writing and doing physical things like sports (I play volleyball) let me work out my feelings in a way that is really healthy and, after I’m done, make me feel so much better (instead of worse) about myself.Like all of my friends, I have seen the #cutforbieber and #cuttingforbieber trend on Twitter all this week after some people thought he might be doing drugs. Now it turns out the whole thing was a cruel hoax or a joke.The message board 4Chan said: “Lets start a cut yourself for bieber campaign. Tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because bieber was smoking weed. See if we can get some little girls to cut themselves.”It makes me sick to think that an anonymous group of people want young girls or teens like me to hurt ourselves. I think if you want to hurt Justin Bieber, you don’t have to encourage harm to children or even to make a 15-year-old girl cry. That seems sad to me. Do they pick fights with middle-schoolers? Pick on someone your own size, please.I also really do think Justin is old enough to make his own choices and know which ones are wrong. I love Justin as a person. I used to be obsessed with him. He’s an amazing dancer, and he is just amazingly talented. A lot of my friends have matured and don’t listen to him. He’s still one of my favorites and my mother’s, too.People make fun of Justin Bieber fans. But we are just kids. It’s okay for us to be kids and like a singer without adults on the Internet trying to give teenagers or anyone who might be going through a lot of pain a bad idea like cutting. It’s not funny. People actually did cut themselves because of this supposed joke.Everyone was talking about the cutting hashtag on Facebook and Twitter this week, even if they didn’t like or even care about Bieber. That’s how many people 4Chan reached. Plus all the stories about it. Even this story, I guess.All I know is that posting a lot of pictures of people cutting themselves and making a joke out something that seriously, seriously hurts a lot of kids (including this one) doesn’t help anyone.I still think about what I did, and I only did it once. It hurt me and it hurt my family a lot. They were really scared.I hope that if 4Chan reads this maybe they will look at my picture or look at the pictures of any of the young fans of Justin Bieber and think about their little sisters or their daughters. We’re just kids. Please leave us out of these kinds of “jokes” in the future.No one is laughing.Lead photo courtesy of Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Woods 4 back with everyone around him at Honda Classic

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Defending champion Rickie Fowler had six bogeys on his front nine and shot 77 to miss the cut.“It’s unfortunate that the greens have changed this much in a year,” Fowler said. “They typically get slick and quick on the weekend because they dry out, but at least there’s some sort of surface. But like I said, everyone’s playing the same greens.”It looked as though List was playing a different course when he went out with a bogey-free 32 on the back nine, added a pair of birdies on the front nine and then dropped his only shot when he caught an awkward lie in the bunker on the par-3 seventh.“It’s very relentless,” List said. “There’s not really too many easy holes, but if you hit fairways and go from there, you can make a few birdies out there.”List and Lovemark, both Californians, have never won on the PGA Tour. This is the third time List has had at least a share of the 36- hole lead, most recently in South Korea at the CJ Cup, where he shot 76-72 on the weekend.“It’s kind of irrelevant because there’s going to be 30 guys within a couple shots of the lead,” List said. “It’s going to be that type of week.”He was exaggerating — there were 11 players within three shots of the lead.And there was another guy four shots behind.Woods brought big energy to a Friday afternoon that already was hopping before he overcame a sluggish start and holed a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to make the turn at 1 under for his round, and leaving him two shots out of the lead. Everyone knew it just from listening to the roars.Woods had his chances, twice missing birdie putts from inside 10 feet at Nos. 10 and 12, sandwiched around a 12-foot par save. His round appeared to come undone when he found the water on the 15th and made double bogey for the second straight day. Tommy Fleetwood, who won the Race to Dubai on the European Tour last year, scratched out a 68 and was one shot out of the lead along with Webb Simpson (72), Russell Henley (70) and Rory Sabbatini (69).Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger each shot 72 and were in a large group at 139. They were among only 10 players remaining under par.Fleetwood laughed when asked the last time he was at 2 under after 36 holes and only one shot out of the lead.“Maybe some junior event,” he said. “It’s good, though. These are the toughest test in golf. Generally, one of the best players prevail at the end of weeks like this. Weeks like this challenge you to the ultimate level. Whether you shoot two 80s or you lead after two rounds, you can see what you need to do and see where your game is. Because this is as hard as it’s ever going to get for you.”The difficulty was primarily from the wind, which blew just as hard in the morning when List shot his 66 as it did in the afternoon. More aggravating to the players are the greens, which are old and bare, firm and crusty. It’s a recipe for not making many putts.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next View comments AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Even with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, Tiger Woods could see the big picture in the Honda Classic.He was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Then, he hit out of a fairway bunker, over the water and onto the green at the dangerous 16th hole and faced a 65-foot putt. He misread the speed and the line, so badly that it was similar to a car driving from Chicago to Denver and winding up in Phoenix. A bogey dropped him to 2 over.The big moment was the 17th hole, 184 waters into the wind and over water. That’s where Rory McIlroy made triple bogey earlier in the day that ruined his otherwise solid round of 72, leaving him seven behind. Making it even tougher for Woods is the Brandt Snedeker hit 5-iron before him to about 6 feet. Woods got to the tee and the wind died, meaning 5-iron was too much and 6-iron wouldn’t clear the water.He went with the 5-iron.“I started that thing pretty far left and hit a pretty big cut in there because I had just too much stick,” Wood said.It landed 12 feet below the hole for a birdie putt.Thomas made 17 pars and a double bogey when he three-putted from 6 feet on No. 16. He felt the same way as Woods.“I’m in a good spot — really good spot — going into this week,” Thomas said. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Luke List delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions Friday, a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Jamie Lovemark (69). They were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic since it moved to PGA National in 2007.So bunched were the scores that Woods was four shots out of the lead and four shots from last place among the 76 players who made the cut at 5-over 145. More importantly, he only had 13 players in front of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is a difficult golf course right now,” Woods said. “Making pars is a good thing. I’ve done that, and I’m right there with a chance.”And he has plenty of company. Chemistry between Ross, Lassiter made SMB’s winning play happen Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more