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Sommer Ray explains why social media is making girls insecure

Published: 9/Jan/2020 10:28 Updated: 9/Jan/2020 10:29

by David Purcell

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Instagram influencer Sommer Ray has enjoyed tremendous success on the platform, but has revealed some of the real pitfalls of social media and her frustrations regarding young girls becoming insecure as a result of using it. 

The American fitness model has over 23 million followers on her account, with many of her most popular posts featuring workout videos and snaps of her in the gym working hard to improve.

However, while her story and mission to always get better resonates with a lot of users on Instagram, attracting millions of reactions and likes on posts regularly, she’s also not prepared to duck some of the real issues that the platform is possibly having on society.

PexelsA PNAS study suggests frequent social media use is associated with decreased mental health and well-being, impacting young girls more than boys.

Particularly focusing on young girls, Sommer discussed potential insecurities born out of regular social media use during a post on January 9, and she’s clearly frustrated by the negative impact it’s having on people from this generation.

“Everyone has different battles, different insecurities, and what’s sad for me – for young girls in this generation – is that social media and all these things – there’s so many different things to make you feel insecure, comparing yourself, all of these different things, so I really feel for girls.”

The influencer also noted that she went through some of the same feelings while growing up, where she doubted herself and was unsure about what path to take in order to grow as a person, as seen in the video below.


According to a study conducted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the United States, social media not only has an “enduring impact” on adolescent life, but the impacts on girls was greater in their analysis. They cited cases of anxiety, depression and cyberbullying resulting from increased screen time, as well as a lack of balance between social media and other activities among many girls.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom in Sommer Ray’s clip, however, as she pointed out things that can really help boost a young person’s confidence, too.

“Sometimes when you’re young, we all go through stages where we’re insecure and feel hard on ourselves,” she said. “Especially when you’re young you don’t even know who you are.”

SommerRay, Instagram

Ray added: “You look at yourself like: ‘Who am I? I don’t even know. I don’t know what I like,’ because you’re growing. Self love and making you look good doesn’t come from looking in the mirror, it’s coming from the inside, going to work out to better yourself.”

She will be hoping many of her fans, particularly those who are comparing themselves to others and being negatively impacted by increased use of social media, take her advice on board.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.