Are we racing to the bottom as a society? Is it necessary to be this rude and boorish?
These are questions that should be answered after a TikToker from Kentucky named Alexis Toon called into a virtual town hall event hosted by Senator and physician, Rand Paul and said, “Hi Senator, I’m a proud Kentucky citizen, and I just wanted to tell you to get f—ed.”
Toon never did explain the purpose of her foul-mouthed statement, but whatever it may be, it doesn’t justify such behavior.
The Huffington Post try to explain it away as Doctor Paul’s “continued rejection of science amid a pandemic”, although the author doesn’t specify how Paul is wrong on his positions.
Other “media” outlets took a similar route.
Even if you disagree with Sen Paul on his positions, is this the best way to go about it. Maybe Ms. Toon could have asked a thoughtful question of the Senator..Oh, but that would never get the social media attention of dropping an F-bomb on a US Senator.
You could see the expected reactions on America’s cesspool, Twitter to Toon’s statement:
I’ve watched it so many times and it makes me laugh out loud every single time. Perfection. Thank you!
Yes girl!! This Made my month!!! All the middle fingers to Rand Paul
Well, you get the point.
As a 2018 study by Trevor Foulk noted likening rudeness to the common cold: It’s contagious. “When it comes to incivility, there’s often a snowballing effect. The more you see rudeness, the more likely you are to perceive it from others and the more likely you are to be rude yourself to others,” he said.
Thank you social media.
An interesting moment from Rand Paul’s virtual town hall pic.twitter.com/X7KdfFLjLA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 24, 2021
Grandpa Ernie’s Diary looks at politics and society and the good and bad in social media.