Australian producer Will Sparks received a heavy ladling of backlash this week after posting a lengthy Facebook status telling women with large social media followings that they should be “doing something GOOD, MOTIVATING, INSPIRING or maybe even ENTERTAINING or EXCITING!”
In the post, Will Sparks describes girls who “frequently snap chat themselves with a filter, doing absolutely nothing but checking them self out, while rap music is playing in the back ground off their phone” as being insecure and self-conscious. He urges them to do something with their social media followings and give back to their fanbases.
Even though the post was removed from his Facebook page, the Internet quickly sent in a flurry of outraged responses. Below, you’ll find Will Sparks’ original post and several of the retorts.
"Instead of taking selfies you should be doing important and meaningful things, like shaming women" – Will Sparks pic.twitter.com/kqr4zzdrXB
— chris (@garflyf) August 12, 2016
— Littlek 🏳️🌈 (@littleksnap) August 12, 2016
Sparksy, let everyone use social media however they want. This isn't the most ~intellectually forward~ post is it? pic.twitter.com/OC4g5bsF4K
— Nic Kelly (@nicwkelly) August 12, 2016
Source: EDM Sauce