Gossip hurts not only others but also yourself.
By: Naya Dukkipati
“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth, just like you did” Jill Blakeway.
Gossip Girl is back! Now it's taking form through each and every girl. Today, rumors spread like wildfire and destroy everything along its path. Like the famous 2000’s show “Gossip Girl,” there is an intrigue in the drama; however, to understand the havoc gossip can create, we should look back at the show’s evolution.
In the course of the show, all the characters including Gossip Girl himself, were tired of being made a spectacle and having their personal stories and situations broadcasted for their peers and strangers to see. Whether rumors are true or not, you should not turn people’s lives into your personal entertainment. If you are like me, you probably did not have a lot of sympathy for Blaire’s character as she was manipulative and rude to her peers and friends to get what she wanted. During this period, she was often ignoring her own issues, which led to her deteriorating mental health and having unstable relationships. When you consider the moments where she became a headline on Gossip Girls’ Blog, you’ll notice Blaire could not handle what she did to tons of girls all the time. She often slipped into denial because she could not comprehend her emotions and deal with what other people were thinking of her. Overall, her character and the show serve as a way to demonstrate the toxicity of gossip, and how it could hurt others but also yourself.
Instead of contributing to the Gossip Girl “minions”, you should become a member of the Fade Into Hue Community where we support each other's aspirations and empower one another through our own stories.
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