Teddy Corpuz sick of ‘toxic’ social media: ‘Nakakadiri na mag-online’
MANILA, Philippines — For “It’s Showtime” host and Rocksteddy frontman Teddy Corpuz, social media is getting so “toxic” that he wants to take a break from it.
“Naramdaman nyo na ba na parang nakakapagod din minsan ang social media? Sobrang toxic to the point na nakakadiri na mag-online,” Corpuz wrote Thursday in a Twitter post.
“‘Yung mga pekeng Instagram pictures mo with your sunod sa uso filters topping off with some random intellectual caption or quote na wala namang kinalaman dun sa pic mo,” he added.
Corpuz lamented how most social media postings do not reflect realities and instead shows that everything must be “feed-goal worthy.”
“Tas alam naman natin lahat na most of the time boring naman talaga at napaka mundane nang buhay mo. Di naman natin pinopost ‘yung mga shitty moments, depressed, dull, weaknesses and anxieties natin. Kasi nga everything in our feed kailangan maganda, masaya and ‘feed-goal’ worthy,” Corpuz said.
The singer-host also pointed out how some people flaunt their lavish, but “fake” lifestyle through video blogs or vlogs, making him want to take a break from social media.
“Kaya todo post ka nang umaatikabo mong vlog to show kung gaano kasarap at kasaya ang pekeng buhay na pinapakita at ipinaiinggit mo sa mga followers mo who wanted to be just like you. Na parang gusto mo munang mag-break sa social media,” he said.
One netizen chimed in, saying this certain “social media standard” led her to feel “worthless and boring.”
“Felt this a lot of times.. and that feeling na im so worthless and boring because of what I see online. I compare myself a lot, not the jealous kind of comparison, but a realization of being a failure because of the social media standard,” the netizen wrote, quoting Corpuz’s tweet.
Despite feeling discouraged, Corpuz said he turns to God in times like this: “Nakaka discourage di ba? Minsan pag naiisip ko yan I always turn to God. Na sya nalang yung security and identity ko. Na mahal nya ako no matter how ordinary or unworthy I am.”
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