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Ghina Zand Alhadid

Student of Biochemistry, molecular biology and psychology, Participatory Culture Foundation

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Should Talent Shows Be Allowed to Do this?

There are a number of talent shows that provide the platform for dreamers to actualize themselves. However, many of these dreamers might not fit into our definition of what a "valuable" person should look or sound like. So after the person appears on these shows and performs what we don't agree upon, you see him or her becoming the topic of the next jokes, a subject of ridiculing and their performance is usually posted on the web for many months, maybe years later!, by multiple people, with millions of views and thousands of degrading and insulting comments.

Is this okay? Don't they surf the internet too? Shouldn't this be banned under the concept of cyber bullying?

Would value your input, thank you!

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    Mar 18 2013: "That is show business for you. One day you are the most important person in the world, the next day you're some shmo working in the box factory"

    /Krusty the Clown/

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