I went onto Facebook, and scrolling through my "news feed" past the pregnancy posts, the fake news people decide to repost and the other weird stuff that somehow gets in my view of trying to get to my IMs, I saw the above posts. @MADBLACKTHOT's tweet made it all the way to Facebook with over 120,000 shares and 10k reactions. It's not hard to see why, as I looked onto other comments saying how they too had intrusive borderline OCD thoughts.
And I get it, what happened to Myspace is happening to Facebook - everyone's page looks like a Tumblr account. And if that sentence didn't sound too millennial for you, then you probably can relate to this article. It's interesting to think as a 20 something that, say, circa 2008 ever posted something along the lines as personal and kinda strange as this, the reactions you would've gotten. Even the real life reactions that would probably have been borderline bullying from a darker post. I see online now people with their parents, close friends and even employers as friends post the most outrageous things. Do you really want your grandma to know you like twerking videos?
What is it about memes that bring out the deep personal things we don't tell anyone in real life, but feel fine reposting it online to our close and far acquaintances? Is this a new age of the youth having more empathy and emotion, or is it that popular shows like Rick and Morty that show us a seemingly cool nihilistic aesthetic show how susceptible we still are to society?