Comedian and Box Office King, AY Makun has conveyed a profound message about the negative impact of social media.
In a lengthy post on his Instagram page, AY likened social media to the modern-day King Kong, where emotions outweigh objective truths. He highlighted the trend where foolish remarks garner praise if they align with popular sentiment, while wise opinions contrary to the norm face persecution.
Ayo further emphasized how social media doesn’t require formal training to exhibit foolishness; one simply needs to be inherently foolish and uninhibited in expressing it.
Regarding the lighter side of social media, he observed that individuals confidently showcase their ignorance with sophistication and assurance, solely based on their perceptions or emotions.
In the lengthy note, he wrote;
“Social media is now the new King Kong, where feelings are now more important than objective facts. If a foolish person comes out and says something that unlocks the feelings of an audience, he or shë gets praised. But if a wise person comes and says something contrary to how people want to feel, he or shë gets persecuted.
Social media is a place where you don’t need formal training to know how to be a fool. You just have to be born foolish and be free enough to express your foolishness. It’s a place that gives you confidence even in your ignorance. It is the only place where you can freely express the nothingness of your not knowing close to anything before your interferences.
The funny part is that a lot of people carry their ignorance with a lot of class and a lot of confidence based on what they see or feel. But we must also understand that each community is entitled to have a fool or a community of fools that recognizes and accepts the foolishness of others as a brand to submit to. Such foolishness does not stop you from being a man or woman. It does not even stop you from not having fans and followers cut across the strata of different foolish endeavors.
Having said that, more foolish people will continue to evaluate their performances in the space by creating sensationalism and negative viral content for the entertainment pleasures of their different audiences. But as long as foolish individuals do not care about the stress, pain, anxiety, loneliness, and depression they bring you, the more it is also very important for them to enjoy the consequences of their actions.
Dr. Richard Ayodeji Makun (MFR)”.