Tragedy of Cyber Bullying, Causing suicides like the ex-Miss USA Obviously Affected by Social Media.
From Nats.news by Natalie Keshing, Editor-in-Chief
On a cold winter morning, Cheslie Kryst decided to jump off the 29th floor of her apartment building and plunge to her death. You can barely see her small figure covered by a white sheet next to the police vehicle. A message on her Instagram page posted shortly before her death reads: “May this day bring you rest and peace.”
Cheslie Kryst shared, “I do a lot to make sure that I maintain my mental health,” she said. “And the most important thing that I did is talk to a counselor. She’s really easy to talk to. She gives me great strategies especially if I’m sad or happy or have a busy month ahead of me.”
Cheslie continued to say, “When I’m not talking to my counselor, I spend time at the end of every single day to just decompress,” Kryst added. “I unplug, I shut my phone off, I don’t answer messages. I just sit and watch my favorite movies.
And lastly added, “There are three things that I’m doing with regard with self-care,” Kryst said. “No. 1, I try to set a regular schedule so my alarm rings every day at 6:45. I know that I’m getting up and I’m starting my day.“
Cheslie Kryst is now the longest reigning Miss USA in history, holding the crown for 557 days! The former lawyer’s reign was extended due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, as the Miss USA pageant was moved from June to tonight, Nov. 9th, in Graceland! While you might believe that Cheslie’s time as Miss USA was “ruined” due to the pandemic, the titleholder actually calls it a “whirlwind” that she’s “grateful” for. LISTEN TO THE FULL PODCAST HERE!
“When a young, accomplished, highly educated beauty queen — a literal beauty queen — takes her life over cyberbullying, it’s time we treat Big Tech like Big Tobacco: name it, shame it, sue it, and legislate for public health.”
“There’s more than enough evidence that social media is toxic by design, that Mark Zuckerberg is a psychopath, that online-induced suicides are regarded as little more than collateral damage.”
In this case, Social media Instagram has adopted and presented the most beautiful women that almost look like caricatures of Kim Kardashian’s features. No, I’m not saying Cheslie Kryst looked anything like Kim Kardashian. She was definitely her own person and was obviously beautiful. I’m saying that perhaps she received jealous or vindictive comments that couldn’t be further from the truth.
It’s obvious that many have had plastic surgery and changed their original appearances dramatically. And it has created a mold out of Kim Kardashian’s complete appearance and physique to be copied. Eye brows have to perfect. Eye lashes need to be worn. Lips have to be altered to appear fuller. Breast implants have to show cleavage worn in an expensive beautiful couture outfit costing thousands of dollars. Waists appear thinner and buttocks have to appear much larger like the breasts once augmented. It seems like most of the women and girls posting on Instagram have an obsession with their looks and need and crave this attention.
Does this cause low self esteem? Or are these women and girls suffering from low self esteem? Do the doctors even try to find out why these women want to change their normal appearances so dramatically?
Plastic surgery has become a fad. Where women and young girls are ashamed of their original normal appearances and elect to have plastic surgery to appear more beautiful to themselves and almost too perfect, looking more like mannequins than natural and normal women and girls.
These kinds of plastic surgery have affected women and especially young girl’s self esteem. Take for example the Hollywood stars who most have gone under the knife to stay viable and working in their profession. The people who run Hollywood have imposed their distorted views on being perfect, younger, and a lot thinner than most women are.
Actress Annette Bening is choosing to remain herself and has not had plastic surgery. Therefore, she plays parts in movies who are looking for normally aged women to play an important role as a mother, a wife or a professional.
All social media and especially Instagram have these unstated standards, distorting and negatively affecting the young minds of girls and women as they are growing, electing to have plastic surgery performed as soon as possible. ~ Natalie
“What else needs to happen? Who else needs to die for Congress to show some teeth!”
“We [Instagram] make body issues worse for one in three teenage girls.“
“This according to The Facebook Papers, an internal trove of documents published by the Wall Street Journal last September.”
“Everyone knows. Does anyone care?”
“Teens blame Instagram for increases in the rate of anxiety and depression,” the papers said. “This reaction was unprompted and consistent across all groups.“
But it is true, if a young girl or woman is feeling insecure about her appearance and is especially having a down day, hurtful remarks can feel more than hurtful. Adding Social Media opinions to the horrendous last two years of experiencing a fearful pandemic has added tons of anxiety and stress to every person’s lives.
As humans and as women, we do make comparisons, especially if this is the sole priority of a woman’s or girl’s life. This is where school, education, academics, and sports can help tremendously or any other creative outlet like painting, playing an instrument and so many more activities women and young girls can enjoy. ~ Natalie
“Zuckerberg to Congress last March: “The research that we’ve seen is that using social apps to connect with other people can have positive mental health benefits.“ Not always and now that social media is censoring everything they don’t agree with like free speech they will shadow ban you or cut you off completely. There many professionals during this pandemic that have been completely disconnected from social media platforms. So, if that’s the case then it really isn’t social media if your being spied on and censored. What’s the point if it causes you more stress and heartache? Usually what helps is to commit yourself to getting off of social media for at least a couple of days to a week and then discipline yourself to stay off of social media then on.
“And smoking makes you skinny.”
“There was a time when cigarettes were advertised on TV. That was banned in 1964, after the Surgeon General’s report on smoking.”
Where’s our national health report on the dangers of social media?
Oh wait — we already have one, because Facebook secretly commissioned it. And tried to bury it.
The day before 12-year-old Mallory Grossman hanged herself in 2017, she came to her parents in tears, cellphone in hand. She’d never been so upset.
Mallory, described by her mother as “the most all-American little girl,” had been sent photos of herself from classmates.
“Poor Mal. You have no friends,” one caption read
The other: “When are you going to kill yourself?“
Know whose kids aren’t allowed on social media? Mark Zuckerberg’s.
Yet up until a few months ago, Zuckerberg was actively developing Instagram Kids, designed for children 13 and under.
This, even after Facebook’s internal report found a correlation between the time teenage girls spent on Instagram and suicidal ideations, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
That same report found that teenagers frequently hate what Instagram does to them.
“They often feel ‘addicted’ and know it is bad for their mental health,” one internal researcher said in the docs, “but feel unable to stop themselves.“
Zuckerberg didn’t take this as cause for alarm but proof of success.
Facebook “took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook,” former director Tim Kendall told Congress last September, “working to make our offering addictive at the outset.“
The average American teenager spends seven to nine hours on screens per day, according to a 2019 study by Common Sense Media — and that doesn’t account for schoolwork.
Selena Gomez was once the most followed Instagram user on the planet. Here’s what she told the New York Times in 2017:“I delete the app from my phone at least once a week. You fixate on the [negative comments]. They’re not like, ‘You’re ugly.’ It’s like they want to cut to your soul. Imagine all the insecurities that you already feel about yourself and having someone write a paragraph pointing out every little thing.“
That’s the agony former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst wrote about last year, online trolls making her feel old — at 30 — and ugly.
“I can’t tell you how many times I have deleted comments on my social media pages that had vomit emojis and insults telling me I wasn’t pretty enough to be Miss USA,” she wrote, “or that my muscular build was actually a ‘man body.’“
Kryst earned a law degree and an MBA at the same time. She worked as a correspondent for ‘Extra.’” She lived in a luxury condo in Midtown Manhattan.
Beauty, brains, ambition, success, friends and family who loved her, stuff to contribute to the world — none of it mitigated Kryst’s online suffering.
Much has been made of technology getting us through the pandemic, and there’s truth to that. But as we grind through Year Three, it’s clear we are more vulnerable to Big Tech than ever. All this spasmodic isolation, this lack of interaction, is coarsening our humanity.
We aren’t fighting one global public health crisis — we’re fighting two. Our brightest minds developed vaccines in less than a year.
Unfortunately, these weren’t viable vaccines. It was impossible to create viable, effective and safe vaccines in less than six months. Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson never reported golden standard trials and effective results to the public. The vaccines are experimental genetic therapy altering shots that have killed and left millions disabled.
So why can’t we protect against Big Tech?
I would like to extend my condolences to the families of beautiful Cheslie Kryst and beautiful Mallory Grossman. May they live in peace forever shining as bright lights to their families and remembered forever as the beautiful people they became inside and out. God Bless them and their families. ~ Natalie