Is There A Right Way To Criticize Artists On Social Media? by Melissa Anthony

After months of cyber-bullying by fellow Tumblr followers, Paige Paz, had finally taken the last insult. On October 20, 2015, the artist posted a suicide note on her blog. Three days later, she followed up with an emotional video explaining that she had been hospitalized, but that she will recover.

Her work has been called transphobic and racist and critics have called her work, “unethical”. After her public humiliation and attempted suicide, all followed on social media, it has raised an important debate among artists especially, “how do we criticize artists without being abusive”?

In the wake of this discussion, this article discusses exactly that, as well as gives examples.

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While Paige’s name has been mentioned in an estimated 815 tweets, she posted about suicide prevention.

Even though she promoted suicide prevention, she felt suicidal herself after being bullied badly on Twitter and Tumblr.

 Her haters, are still hating though. Loud and proud.


You can read the entire article here: http://vocativ.com/

Is There A Right Way To Criticize Artists On Social Media? by Melissa Anthony