I find this situation absolutely crazy but at the same time it doesn’t surprise me at all. With the digital age in full swing and the millennial’s “taking over the internet,” I am surprised however that this doesn’t happen more often. Some teenybopper takes a picture of a cute boy somewhere and posts it, then the zillion other teen girls share and retweet the hell out of it.
One thing that I do find very sad about the situation is all the negativity Alex is getting from it. I mean the kid didn’t ask to become a social media star, it just happened when he wasn’t looking. That’s almost like telling somebody you’re going to kill them for winning the lottery, granted, money has a little more of a motive behind it than 50 million retweets. Or does it? In this day and age, it’s sad how much people judge the quality of their life off of how many friends or followers they have on social media.