***TRIGGER WARNING – REAL SELF-HARM IMAGES***
I was somewhat disturbed when I logged into Twitter this evening and thought there was something in the air when I saw my Twitter stream displaying various pictures of arms sliced open and blood trickling into sinks!
Gossip site TMZ released photos of Justin Bieber purportedly smoking a joint.
There seems to be a new trend – to cut yourself for Justin Bieber #cutforbieber – So this celeb Justin Bieber has smoked some weed it seems and his fans are asking him to stop by saying they will stop cutting when he stops smoking?
Surely if his fans cared that much for his health then why are they putting their own in danger?
If they dislike what hes doing so much and want him to stop and they want to prove a point, would it be not more effective if they stopped following him on Twitter, stopped buying his albums and didnt go to his concerts? Surely then he would notice?
Do these young girls really think he cares about what they are doing? That hes going to start tweeting them pleading with them to stop? My guess when he gets drift of this will be “What type of crazed fans do I have?”
Yes utter crazy but my biggest fear is I know so many self-harmers on Twitter and I have spoken in private to a handful already in the last hour who feel these images are triggering their own urge to cut.
Twitter needs to ban this hashtag and the users posting these images
Self-Harm is not a joke
Yes I even tweeted Justin Bieber begging him to ask his fans to stop – no reply as one would guess
Please hit report on all images of self harm trending - lets take action
I used to love Twitter but now I am thinking Twitter needs to be doing more to monitor its users
The images are disturbing and I apologise but sometimes pictures speak a thousand words!
Does Twitter need to step in? Or am I being over sensitive?