Contributed by promisemewings:
I’ve been coming here to popdirt.com for the last few months, and it’s plainly obvious that the comments section is mainly used as a forum for the Britney Spears fans and for the anti-Britney Spears fans to stir up arguments. I realize that it makes for good debate as to whether Ms. Spears is a valid performing artist or not, and to discuss her wild antics when she’s not performing (which seem to make more headlines than any actual performing talent she has).
However, I’ve also noticed that some of the arguments that go on here at popdirt.com–mainly about Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera–get downright vicious and rude and spiteful sometimes. It’s made me question some of the humanity we as boardies here have. I’ve read comments that out and out bash boardies instead of bashing either Ms. Spears or Ms. Aguilera, and it gets off-topic.
I’m not particularly a fan of Ms. Spears, but I’m not going to lower myself to insult a fan of hers. I may disagree with their opinions, but what’s the point in insulting one person’s preferences when it comes to music? Is this truly the main purpose of the Internet? I say, “Who cares if someone likes Britney or Christina? Who cares if someone DOESN’T like Britney or Christina?” There’s no point in getting so crude and vulgar when it comes to throwing around insults, and it just lowers what kind of a person you are to insult someone who doesn’t hold the same beliefs you have. I thought the world would realize this in the two years after the World Trade Center attacks, but apparently I was wrong. So just quit getting so uppity because someone doesn’t like Britney or Christina and get over it. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and that’s one of the joys of the Internet.