I don't really know how to write this, because I just realized this and it is extremely scary. I've never really experienced someone stealing my pictures, and making them something completely different. Someone took a picture of mine of me, just a regular picture I posted on instagram and on my tumblr, it didn't really get much likes/notes, so idk how someone got a hold of it and ruined it. I haven't really put much thought in people stealing my pictures and what they would do to them. I didn't think my pictures could be used in such a way, because what happened to this one was that someone made a meme out of it, and not a particularly funny one. The picture had about 1700 likes and 290 shares on FB, which is crazy! I feel like I wouldn't get the picture removed even if I reported it to facebook, which I did though of course. I told the guy that put the picture up to remove it and I reported it to facebook. But if that guy doesn't listen to me, it would probably take quite some time to get it away, because how many reports doesn't FB get each day.
Another thing that happened was all the comments in the comment section, some of them were really mean about my looks, like that had nothing to do with the meaning of the meme. And some of them actually hurt me a little, not a lot though because they based my looks out of one (not so pretty) picture of me, and had nothing to do with me. Because I KNOW I don't have downs syndrome, or have really big teeth, or that the statement on the picture is something I believe, because it is NOT.
I hope there aren't any more of these kinds of pictures of me around, I don't want people stealing them, to state that it is theirs, or to make a "funny" meme out of it, or ANYTHING really, just don't steal people, it's mean. Don't just take others pictures (especially if it's a picture of someone) and write song lyrics on them.
Sorry for a lot of text, here's a summary:
- Someone stole my picture and made a meme out of it
- Don't steal people, it's not nice!