If you’re familiar with or a fan of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you may be aware of the segment called “Mean Tweets” which features celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves on screen.
The purpose of the segment is to provide a humorous commentary on how ridiculous and mean people on social media can be.
ProjectHOPEafph.org decided to do their own version of “Mean Tweets” called, “Mean Tweets: LGBT Edition” to raise awareness about cyber-bullying that occurs every day toward the LGBT community on social media platforms like Twitter.
The video features various members of the LGBT community reading mean or discriminatory tweets and their responses to such tweets. As imagined, many of the tweets are ignorant, rude, and in many cases, don’t make a lot of sense. However, their effect remains the same — they are all harmful to a large group of people who are targeted for the sexual orientation and gender identity that they were born with.
Check out the video below and raise awareness by sharing it with others. It’s our hope that when others see the video they are inspired to make positive changes when it comes to their social media practices.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Originally published on The Seattle Lesbian
By Laura King
Life can get busy. With work, kids, family commitments, friends, chores, and the general chaos of everyday life, it can be near impossible at times to sit down for a cup of tea, let alone squeeze in an hour of exercise regularly. However, all things are possible if you set your mind to them. Those that prioritize their fitness nearly...
With the passage of marriage equality last year, laws have been quickly changing across the United States. LGBT couples with or without children weren’t just given the right of marriage, they were provided new protections and benefits within their families. All of a sudden, LGBT couples and families had to figure out how to file jointly when it came to taxes, how to add...
By Alex Temblador
I recently wrote an article for The Next Family called, “Family-Friendly Films That Feature Adoption and Foster Care,” that shared wonderful family films with adoption or foster care story lines. My reasoning behind doing so was because every family deserves a chance to see similar families like theirs represented in various forms of entertainment.
The same can be said of other...