Meet Jessi Slaughter, an eleven year old girl starring in the latest viral video to spread around the webosphere. She didn’t sing, she didn’t dance, BUT she did post a video of her reaction being recently tormented by haters of her YouTube videos.
“I just wanted to say, that you guys have ruined my life!” sobs Jessi in the video. “This is my dad…” she adds, sniffling. A furious, and mustached, man appears kneeling in the background. Jessi’s father begins yelling, cursing and threatening the people who have recently been terrorizing his daughter over the internet.
Throughout the video he says things like “I’ll report you to the cyber police!”, “Consquences will never be the same!”, and the phrase that coined the viral video its name, “YOU DONE GOOFED”. Such phrases have made the video popular online. On YouTube the video currently has over one million views.
“Ello Im Jessi Toxic Slaughter. I Can Be A B**** In The A** If I Want To. Im Scenekore And Its Siq!... I Party Till I Pass Out And I F*** Till I Bleed. Im Meh and Only Me I Cant Be Tamed.”
“Hey Youtube, its Jessi Slaughter here and this is to all my f***** haters, okay. Guess what, you guys are b*****, you know what, you don’t phase me…”
So, who has really done goofed here? The people of the internet, who are spending way to much time making fun of a stupid eleven-year-old when they could be doing something worth their time?
Or is it the parents of Jessi, who have not taken the time to really see what their daughter been doing on the internet?
Or maybe Jessi herself, an eleven year old who has tried SO HARD to portray herself to the internet as a b*****, rude, cool, “scenekore”, sleazy chick, but in reality is only a poser; a fame-wanting, self- conscious, teary eyed, red-faced little girl? A child?
It might be the society we live in today. The society full of balloon boys, Jersey Shorers, and now Jessi’s. The one that says it’s okay to act like an attention whore and slut (that’s right, and no matter what age you are too!). The one that promotes using f*** in every sentence you utter. The one with absolutely no self respect. And the one that gives young people like me the impression that it’s much cooler to be a rebel and do nothing, then to create and learn. To do something worth living for.
You all done goofed.