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The Latest Celebrity Diet? Cyberbullying

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Trump's style of bullying did not came out of nowhere; this article shows how the internethas transformed our culture. What our next generation of citizens are learning is this. 'Online celebrity feuds capitalize on some of the most vile and destructive social ideas: that sexual shaming is an acceptable response to a stated opinion; that women are manipulative liars; and that a person who missteps in a private dispute deserves to be punished by the crowd. And these days, nearly everybody has a story about being subjected to similar abuse online. For some fans, their own experiences with harassment may fuel their desire to see the rich and famous get dragged down to their level. Instead of pity and concern for the targeted party, celebrity harassment produces in fans feelings of both fascination and schadenfreude. Taylor Swift called it “character assassination.” Exactly!''

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