Do WE Make Idiots Famous?

Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and now, Danielle Bregoli.

Danielle Bregoli, more famously known as the, “cash me outsside” girl is very rapidly gaining fame and recognition thanks to the power of social media.

Cash Me Ousside

The 13-year old girl went viral when a clip of her Dr.Phil episode aired and scenes were shared on virtually every social media platform on the internet. Her unbelievably awful and disrespectful behavior on the show is what drew so many people to watch these clips, resulting in her instant fame. In these clips, the audience chuckled at her behavior so she proceeded to refer to the audience as “these hoes” and led her the words which caused her fame, “Cash me outsside, how bout dat?”

Since then, I have heard that phrase, seen her face on countless memes, and have even heard a remix of her episode just about everywhere I go on social media. So my question is, why?

While I don’t mean to insult, WE are the reason people like her are rich and famous beyond their wildest dreams. And the reason I say that is because I’ve caught myself watching countless Facebook videos of her and her behavior. I’ve laughed and shared some of the memes I’ve seen of her face, I have even caught myself jokingly say “cash me outsside” on several occasions. But not just me, parents, teachers, friends.

Why do we glorify this behavior, why is it so amusing for us, to the point where these people become the most influential people out there?

DB

While this woman’s tweet doesn’t have the best choice of words, she DOES have a point. Most of us are struggling to get through college and get a decent education while this young girl is making thousands on her looks and rotten attitude.

All because “we” find her attitude and personality to be amusing, she’ll be making a million dollar a year salary. So next time you see someone on the rise, don’t contribute to their social media fame.

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UNT Eagle Strategies

Class members of the social media class in the Mayborn School of Journalism

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