Category Archives: Hecklers

Perceived Exaltation 

If you frequent social media then you may have seen how some people interact with celebrities. People in the entertainment industry who are famous and popular in the mainstream media. Both male and female celebrities have a wide range of fans: from the causal “Love your work.” types, to the overzealous “Oh my god, you’re my idol!” types. Both can be quite respectable in their interactions and both can make a celebrity’s experience on social media a pleasant and exciting one.

But there is also another spectrum of fandom in society. This one includes fans who’s opinions are more based in their core of heart, be-it admiration or spite. These particular fans, whichever end of the spectrum they’re on, they are either positive or negative purely. From the unconditionally adoring “You’ve inspired me, I’m with you no matter what.” types, to the spitefully aspersing “You suck, and I hope you die.” types.

Both can be quite revealing in their extremes and both can come-off as unexpectedly perturbing, to a degree. But I would say that both are somewhat necessary as the prior example (the adoring type) is the type to stick by you no matter what, and the latter (the disparaging type) keep you cautious and vigilant.

As fans (and admirers) some of us tend to forget that these are still flawed human beings. They have dreams, aspirations, fears, obsessions, habits, beliefs, convictions, phobias (probably not Public Speaking though), and desires. They are educated on somethings, they are uneducated on somethings, they have perspectives and opinions, they make mistakes and sometimes bad choices, they have responsibilities and concerns. They are not perfect (well, one of them is, to me) but their popularity does not make them any-less merited of respect.

Some people get lost in the fantasy of watching this profession, and forget that the individual portraying a character is still a living being and is to be respected as such.

Selective Justice Waning

Phillip Defranco’s Video on the Controversy

Recently there have been some negative comments made towards one of the stars in the new ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. Ms. Jones has been the victim of racially disparaging remarks on social media, and has garnered an reprehension to a well known columnist who is accused of instructions gating the verbal attacks.

Mr. Yiannopolous has been banned from a popular social media site after having exchanged a brief verbal interaction with Ms. Jones. Mr. Yiannopolous did not use any racially insensitive language, nor did he cast any severe aspersions on Ms. Jones.
His words were a critique of her mild spelling error in a comment where she attempted to asperse him and his profession. Neither threw any major insults toward each other. This is were their interaction ended.

Afterward, multiple individuals made racist and crude comments to Ms. Jones. This prompted her to comment about leaving and also drew the attention of an authority on this particular site. But here’s something illogical about this situation: Mr. Yiannopolous was banned, but the people who actually made the racist disparaging comments are still active.

1. Why didn’t the authoritarians of the site ban the specific individuals who sent the racist comments to Ms. Jones?

2. Why was Mr. Yiannopolous banned when he didn’t actually violate any community guidelines of the site? He had a brief argument with Ms. Jones, but the people who made racist comments actually bullied her with asperses.

3. Why would the site overlook the hundreds of other reports on Death Threats, Indecent Exposure, and Targeted Harassment to other private citizens, but then immediately take action on behalf of a Public Figure?

Ms. Jones is the direct victim here, she was targeted by numerous attackers who spake words that were a clear violation of community guide lines. And it could’ve ended there, but the site decided to choose a “fall guy” who did not have anything to do with the attacks she received.

To Ms. Jones I say this: You and your work are appreciated by many, and although there are mean-spirited disparagers out there you are very much appreciated and beloved. Some people (Male, and Female) are cruel and they feed on torment. I am so sorry that you had to experience this.

Fanaticism Aspiring Decadence

Some fans only like an individual because they stimulate an angst in them. And some just want attention from an individual who’s more popular than they are. This may be the reason behind some fans who constantly Tweet and Tag popular individuals.

I use the word maybe, because some individuals don’t get to see what is shared with them, so they end up missing it and the fan doesn’t get a reaction, so they send it again.
But then there are the more worrisome Fans who think they are being ignored by said individual, forgetting how cluttered the individual’s Notifications may be. It is important to avoid the sport of Conclusion Jumping. Sometimes we go for the gold.

This is sometimes presumed by Fans because they will see other fans who make multiple tweets daily, receive an acknowledgment of some sort. This can leave the Fan to assume that their share was seen, but not well received.

Then here are those fans who are easily disconcerted and will began disparaging, or heckling, the individual if they are displeased. These are the fans who aren’t truly admiring of the individual, but are instead only amused by a particular aspect of that individual.

Let’s use an example of Gaming: There are Gamers who play multiple types of video games, and then there are people who just play one type of game.

There are Fans who love the individual, even that which they do not know of the individual personally, but then there are some fans who only like the way they look or the persona which they portray. That goes for both Male, and Female fans.

Some guys only watch for the purpose of ogling, and some girls only watch for the purpose of vicariously obsessing over that individual.
Some guys only watch for the purpose of vicariously obsessing over the individual, and some girls only watch for the purpose of ogling the individual. Then some of us just watch it because we love it to life.

This being their choice, it is still a different motive behind their fanaticism and the others who watch with respect, admiration, and reverence. And yes, one type of Fan can be better than another type of fan.

Usually the Fan who truly respects an individual, will not turn on them for any reason. They will not heckle and lambast the individual for making a career change, or some type of persona alteration. Some Fans are more than fanatics, some are also admirers.

Obnoxiously Casting Disparages 

Very disgusted in people yet again.

Tonight is ‘Impact Wrestling’ night, where I gleefully tune into The Pop Network (via PS4’s Vue App) to watch the broadcast in HD.

But tonight (June 14th 2016 AD BR) the network experienced technical difficulties in broadcasting the program. The response from a large portion of the apparent viewers is repulsive, immature, juvenile, and vastly ignorant.

Instead of them being patient and understanding that technology is not immaculate, they decided to heckle the promotion and spout some of the most pointless disparaging & cynical remarks that they could come up with.

And each of them thinks their words are amusing, further affirming the stereotype of male wrestling fans as being dim-witted jock-type knuckleheads (like the kind you find in high school, wearing the varsity jacket)

I know today’s society has become more apathetic (especially when hiding behind a keyboard) but this type of obnoxious behavior only makes them (the individuals) look bad. The lack of integrity is appalling.

Picking Up The Phone

The official trailer for ‘Ghostbusters’ 2016
As a life long Ghostbusters fan (and knowing the film by heart) I have been waiting to see a third installment in the franchise since the early 90’s. At the release of the video game I read articles mentioning a script was in the works.

One night Laying in a hospital bed I had a very vivid dream about a ghostbusters film that I’d not seen before. It was legitimately frightening but not gratuitous in the gore, just scary. In the dream I remember a scene of Ray, talking to Peter in the driveway of a suburban home.

Now, I am not a feminist. I profess Egalitarianism, as it is for equality in society. So when I heard a rumor that there was an all-female cast slated for an upcoming ghostbusters film, I was excited to hear a film was in progression, but disappointed that it wouldn’t star the original cast.

This was before Mr. Ramis’s transition into the unseen spiritual realm. I also saw an excessive and unsettling amount of disgust for the cast.

I’m unfamiliar with each of the actresses chosen for the film, but I recognize each of them for various works in the M.E.D.I.A (Manipulative Esoteric Disassociation Influencing Audiences) but I didn’t know their names. So fast forwarding to today, I watched a newly released Trailer for the upcoming film. And I liked it.

The apparitions’ visual effects were good enough (could’ve been a little more textured on the skin) but very good. Each of the actresses gave me the feel of scientists going Ghost-Hunting. The proton packs looked pretty cool, and I think I saw Slimer! As long as Slimer’s there, I’m cool.

I’m actually looking forward to this, I just hope it’s not ruined by pushing a feminist-agenda. Let the female characters present themselves as characters and interact with the story. It’s not necessary try and shove the idea that “Women are this! And Men are that!”

it saddens me to see that ao many people are lambasting the film (obviously they have ESP) without having seen the film.

The New Stoner

Please watch this video.
A Popular Disparager

I find this video cynically disrespectful. This guy is up his high horse looking down at something he knows nothing about.

There are people who cover themselves with Tattoos that were seared into their flesh, and piercings that were punctured through their tongues, nipples, clitoris, eyebrows, etc. But they’re just “expressing individuality”

1. The people who claimed they were self-harmers, and say that you inspired them to change is questionable. Either they were lying about being cutters, or they were doing it as a trend.

2. Some people who cut are homeless, some are terminally ill and suffer on a daily basis. You do not know a person’s circumstances, nor do you know their reasons for harming themselves. So for you to sit atop your high horse and pass such presumptuous judgment on people who’s shoes you do not walk in, is preposterous.

3. There are teenagers who harm themselves for frivolous reasons of uncertainty, but there are also people who have more relevant and more humble reasons for what they do. Who are you or any of the cynics commenting w/disparages to cutters, to judge? There are people in this world who do things that are pointless and strange, and with all the different things that people do I can’t say that it’s fair for you to cast aspersions.

4. I am a person who has cut myself and based on your disparaging remarks towards “cutters” I gather that you’re offended by people like me. Please remember that you do not know what a person’s reason are, if you are not living their life. So you needn’t pass judgment on something you’re not experiencing yourself.

5. I know that cynicism and apathy have become the embracement of society these days, but humility has no room for either of the two. There are people who hurt others and don’t have this much aspersion cast upon them. 

6. People tend to criticize and lambast those whom they disagree with, or those who they do not understand. But it’s not necessary. If you disagree with people who cut themselves, and don’t know why they do: just let them be. You’re not holier than they are.a

7. The “Man” in this video was presumptuous, disparaging, arrogant, mean-spirited, insensitive, insinuative, immature, and judgmental. And in his own pompous way he thought he was being helpful or productive.

It was like a “Body Shamer” thinking he was inspiring people to lose weight by offending the into change. The only thing worse than a mean person is someone who feels their malevolence is justifiable. The worst thing about this guy is that he has Millions of viewers and a Blue Check on his social media accounts. Society loves hate and it loves cynacism.

This guy is a truly negative person who makes videos mocking and disparaging people who are different from himself. What disgusts me the most is how popular people like this are. Cynicism and apathy have definitely become the new drug. I call guys like this video host “stoner” because they are casting stones on others in the form of pompous aspersions.

An Anarchic Desire

First, let me lay the foundation: One of the wrestlers who I follow on Social Media has wrestled various “Hardcore” typed matches, Weapons, Blood, Expletives, etc.

Recently this individual was in the middle of a match which partially took place within the audience, a crowd of hormonally-charged, possibly inebriated Males. There was video footage of this occurrence, and it looked similar to a Bar Fight (which I’m sure is the idea) among these two professionals.

However, something would happen that was completely inappropriate. A member of the audience threw what looked to be a glass bottle at one of the wrestlers (the one who I follow) appearing to hit his face. The audience began chanting an enticement to physical retaliation, but the wrestler remained profession in keeping his composure and continuing her work.

Hardcore wrestling is nothing new to me. I grew up with ECW, then XPW (before it got nasty) and some Japanese Wrestling tapes. Having been a demented & desensitized child who was raised on Mortal Kombat, and Fist of the North Star I am no stranger to gore.

But as I began to question things I began to lose the allure of it. So the type of atmosphere, as euphoric and disturbing as it is, comes as no shock to me.

What appalls me is the blatant disrespect of audience members who throw objects, spit saliva, or physically assault the professionals. This is unacceptable and I can only assume that there is an infrastructure put into place for the rectification of these violations.

I often wonder if it’s the atmosphere, alcohol, or the just an anarchic desire to disrupt the show.

Heckling is one thing, an immature, pointless, cynical thing. But throwing objects, anything other than a streamer at the wrestler’s entrance, is unacceptable.