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Joe Rogan and Kevin Hart explain why social media is bad for you

Published: 25/May/2020 22:09

by Brent Koepp

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During the latest Joe Rogan Experience podcast, actor Kevin Hart explained to the UFC commentator why he thinks social media holds people back from succeeding. The two comedians both revealed why they hate it.

Popular actor Kevin Hart sat down with Joe Rogan for the second time on May 25, where the two discussed a wide variety of topics from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to NBA legend Michael Jordan.

The two stars ended up having an in-depth discussion about the impact social media has had on people. The comedians explained the negative side effects of Twitter and Facebook.

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Kevin Hart returned to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on May 25.

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Hart opened up the conversation by stating that social media has warped people’s perception about how others think of them. “Social media has mindf**ked people into thinking the comments below a post are what the world must be feeling and thinking about you,” he said.

The comedian followed up by stating that users have become obsessed with the negatives. “We spread the negative. As people, we’ve fallen in love with bad information and bad conversation. We’re intrigued by it.”

Rogan agreed, but said that he believed it’s a part of human instinct. “Well, it’s a natural human instinct, because those are the things that can kill you. From the days when we were living in small villages, worrying about animals attacking us. You had to always be worried about negative.”

The UFC commentator then argued that our survival instinct has been filled by social media. “Unfortunately, that human instinct has carried over. Our human reward system has been hijacked by social media. This new thing we’re not prepared for.”

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While Hart was critical of social media, he also admitted it has benefits as well, but told viewers to “understand who you are” first. The comedian re-stated the importance of individuals knowing their own positives and flaws before letting others try to define them.

The JRE Podcast is one of the most followed shows in the world, with over 8.4 million subscribers on YouTube alone. However in May, Rogan announced that he is moving the program to Spotify exclusively by the end of 2020.

Regardless of where it’s hosted, viewers will no doubt flock to listen to it. The UFC commentator continues to interview a wide variety of guests from Elon Musk to famous actors, giving viewers an insight into the world’s most fascinating people.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “hurtful” rumors that her parents force her to post online

Published: 18/Jan/2021 22:29

by Virginia Glaze

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As the current queen of TikTok, Charli D’Amelio is no stranger to being swept up in internet drama — but a recent rumor involving her family has caused the star to lash out in a series of social media posts.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Boasting over 106 million fans on the viral video app, Charli saw a huge surge in growth throughout 2020, acquiring her own makeup line and even scoring a partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts, among other accomplishments.

With great internet fame comes great… drama, apparently, as the youngest D’Amelio sibling also found herself in a slew of “scandals” last year — and the turmoil isn’t over yet, as the New Year seems to be kicking off with a disturbing rumor regarding Charli’s parents.

The rumor itself, circulating online via comments on Instagram tea pages and TikTok fan accounts, alleges that Charli is unhappy being an influencer and is “forced” to post TikToks by her parents to keep up with their elevated lifestyle.

Charli D'Amelio hits back at rumors
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The D’Amelio family have been a source of near-constant rumors and speculation among fans ever since Charli and Dixie’s rise to fame.

However, Charli has vehemently denied these claims, as told in a series of biting comments via TikTok on January 18, 2021.

“I am so fortunate to have such amazing parents, and when people spread fake, hurtful and false rumors about my family, I have to put my foot down,” she began.

“I have an amazing dad and family who have never hurt or taken advantage of me, ever. Please stop spreading these lies. If I am not in the mood to post, I don’t. No one is forcing me. My parents care about my mental health more than anything.”

It seems that Charli’s reply has been met with mixed reviews among critics, who claim that the star is avoiding responsibility for a recent Bahamas vacation — but this is far from the first time the D’Amelio’s have had to address similar rumors that spiraled out of control.

Last year, Dixie released a comparable response after fans claimed that her parents treated her poorly and “worse” than her younger sister, with YouTube drama channels pointing out moments in family videos where the eldest D’Amelio sibling was being teased.

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Dixie was very blunt with those making accusations of her parents’ alleged favoritism.

Luckily, both stars shut down the rumors quickly and brutally — although there’s no telling what other theories fans are bound to come up with in the future.