The other day my stupid brother asked me to film him doing a somersault off the garage roof. But he misjudged the distance and landed on an outdoor chair instead. Nothing really serious as it turned out, just lots of bad bruising and a really battered ego. Serves him right for being a douche, I reckon.
I went and posted the footage on YouTube anyway and it’s been really popular so far with lots of views. But my brother wants me to take it down, even though he wanted it filmed for YouTube in the first place. Should I?
Dear Back Flip,
I agree with your brother. Take down the footage immediately. The kind of accident you’ve just described is highly inappropriate for the internet.
The strange, sad, twisted individuals who enjoy watching footage of other people hurting themselves have come to expect a lot more than just a bit of bruising. They want to see blood. They want to see broken bones. And if they’re really lucky, maybe even the odd severed limb (my own personal fave). Don’t be the one who disappoints them.
With kind regards,