- Film producer and actor Yomi Fabiyi shares his two cents on the issue of cyber bullying
- The actor known for his role in Aje Meta advises celebrities to ignore the internet trolls
- Using his social media page, he shares a lengthy epistle on the growing issue
Cyber bullying has become a huge problem since the rise in the use of various social media platforms. Most people guarded by a screen, troll after whoever they are at liberty to, believing their opinion is fact. Yomi Fabiyi is the latest actor to attack this growing attitude birthed by social media.
In a recent post, Yomi who had evidently had enough, spoke against the cowardly act. Advising celebrities to ignore people he projected as toothless dogs.
In his post, he mentioned that the social media trolls were present in every corner of the internet. Saying most of the trolls were people who don't have the heart to face their online victims in reality. Hence, they hide behind fake accounts and try to bring one down with words.
He further adivised "victims, that these group of people are not worth loosing sleep over. Calling them sad and stating how celebrities can rise above the hate, he said:
"We are in a precarious situation now that anybody see those living in glass houses (Artists, celebs, public officers) as “SOFT TARGETS” for cyber-bullying and social media blackmail with lied, unverified facts, lies and bigotory. They believe hurting your brand online, or creating an impression about your personality with less than N100 value of data, thinking it is payback and expect you to loose sleep over it. Iro, ofo ojo keji oja (NO TIME).
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The best way any artist can survive this era of cyber-bullying through to cheap blackmail from people we know or we don’t know until the Government fix this rot, everyone should try as much as possible not to respond to irrelevancies online especially those with malicious motives. People must talk or act evil at any slight opportunities. When you reply, you make such person look important than they think they are. Develop a thick skin and simply ignore.Most bullying don’t last, too many bitter and depressed people out their. Some are psycho patients who are undergoing rehab with an android phones, some will everly take undue advantage. If you have a good publicist/management or lawyer, they know how to handle the rest.
When we ruin the positives of social media in this side of the clan our eyes go open. Abuse, insults and trolling are not public opinion, you are weak if it gets to you. Real successful people dont pay attention. If people will not dig deep before conclusion, catch fun on your page simultaneously and ignore the evil exploit.
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