Hey fellow byters!
Bit of a serious topic I’m afraid. Over the past few days I’ve noticed a surge in posts mocking the coronavirus catastrophe.
Here’s a prime example;
I strongly feel it’s incredibly insensitive and we are better than this. The new coronavirus is not some tool to use to gain some traction, and if you think it is, frankly I find that completely inhumane. People are dying across the globe from this very real threat.
A number of influencers on other major platforms have been widely criticised and condemned, including the likes of vlogger Logan Paul and former UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Why do we want to be like everyone else? To me Byte is a platform to build and nurture a community, not to alienate users. I understand some people might think it’s all just fun and games but the coronavirus is a serious problem affecting many people’s lives around the world and hopefully we can all continue to make this wonderful platform a happy place for all.
Please consider the offence you may cause to others, especially the people of Wuhan, before you post something mocking the coronavirus problem for the sake of a few loops.
We are better than this.
(Thanks to @annam for the advice).