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'Am I ugly" videos on YouTube

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 'Am I ugly" vidoes on YouTube

    Yes, Dick, you are.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: 'Am I ugly" vidoes on YouTube

    Hey, no outing!
  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Re: 'Am I ugly" vidoes on YouTube

    I don't understand why the writer calls out YouTube and its safety measures. It's like asking the CEO of Smith & Wesson what kind of safety measures they're taking on gun control. The internet is a dangerous place, and it requires some level of responsibility (either from the child, which isn't likely to happen, or the parent). To me, YouTube has nothing to do with this.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Re: 'Am I ugly" vidoes on YouTube

    I just glanced at the link, and didn't click on any of the videos. But those children are so young... whether they are pretty or whatever, they are going to go through complete changes in the next few years anyways. This is sad.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Re: 'Am I ugly" vidoes on YouTube

    There's a 96% chance the answer is yes, so you probably shouldn't ask Dick.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: 'Am I ugly" vidoes on YouTube

    "I can't see you. Please stand on a box or aim the camera down."
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    94 to 96 percent.
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Joking aside, the scariest part of these videos is I would think they would make these girls targets for predators. And, no, I don't put this on YouTube. It's on parents to stop trying to "be cool" and make sure they protect their children, even if it pisses their kids off.
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Yup. Besides, the Internet only magnifies and expands the audience for the cruelty of adolescence. When I was in middle and high school, instead of the Internet, you had stuff like burn books and rankings of the cutest boys in class, etc.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The camera is placed incorrectly
  12. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    This isn't new. Remember the site amihotornot? Or something like that?

    I also do lot of mentoring in another area, and as the question cross I've seen crap like this for awhile.

    People seeking acceptance on their looks from their peers isn't new. Neither is people telling people they're not attractive, or people being mean on purpose.

    The Internet just makes some of that crap easier, and it really stinks that suddenly media feels it needs to highlight this drivel. It's not a story, and by bringing attention to it, more people will do it.

    The Web brings people together. Unfortunately, not always the right people. Introducing mean ones to insecure ones isn't in anyone's best interest.
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