Someone wrote “LOSER” on one of my YouTube videos - actually, ‘Ain’t No Way’ which Amber Riley herself seemed to like well enough (take that bitch). But, I was going to write “You wanna be a loser like me” in reply but the comment was already deleted… Who knows what went on there. I have my theories of course and I think it went something like this:
*Watching awkward opening spiel* “Who is this weirdo?”
“I’m a tosser so I think I’ll call him a loser! Yeah, that will be constructive in some way!”
*Posts comment but the video is still playing and I start to sing* “…um, what?”
“…I…I…was not expecting him…to…do things…good…”
*Stare at the screen with wet, moved eyes as I finish my solo* “…”
I think one of the best parts of getting that comment is that I wasn’t even bothered by it. If YouTube taught me anything, it taught me confidence in my abilities and resilience to negativity - because I received so much doubt and negativity from it’s users and I learnt to deal with it.