Peeking in on the Embarrassing Lives of Others
Internet video’s latest version of the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous is an embarrassing display of dirty laundry by Tricia Walsh-Smith a woman who seems to fit, and maybe even relish, the bimbo blonde stereotype.
Tricia is now a woman scorned and taking out her hellish fury on her rich hubby via a video on YouTube.
Smith said she felt powerless, so she does what any upset woman would do in a divorce. She invites a video crew over, whines into their camera and microphone, then posts her rant on YouTube. A few days later, she has nearly 300,000 views. Wow. Most of us You Tube video producers can only dream about those kinds of numbers!
I guess she was hoping for sympathy, but instead, she got a bunch of other You Tubers calling her names too vulgar to mention here. Well, some of the names weren’t too bad: gold digger, bimbo, nut job, those were some of the nicer ones.
My question is why? Why would someone show their ass like that on purpose in a YouTube video?
I guess it’s because they are so self-centered that they think everyone will side with them and pat them on the head and say poor baby! Instead, they get called lots of nasty names.
I personally have little to no sympathy for the woman but I do not wish to call her nasty names. My goal is to understand why people subject themselves to ridicule via online video. This was no accident. She posted this video on purpose. How can anyone be so crazy, stupid and consumed with anger that they think a video like this will garner them sympathy?
No doubt she is crying to her overpaid shrink. Let’s hope he is honest and tells her she is behaving like a spoiled brat.
I know why people like to watch the stuff. It helps them feel better about their own lives. It’s fun to sit back and laugh at other people with no consequences for us. We can’t do that in real life, so internet video and reality TV shows to the rescue. The viewer can watch and take comfort in the fact that although their life might be a mess, at least it is not as bad as that person on video!
Video Voyeurism is alive and well on planet earth.
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Loraine Grula, Internet Video Gal