An Ode to Venny: Social Homicide
cue Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust”
Just days ago, a young lady known as “Venny” (@DarthVenn) on the popular social network Twitter was allegedly spotted out and about by a would be “hater” of the personality as presented on the social media website. Because Venny was, let’s say, a little on the not so skinny side, this translated into an automatic explosion of destructive meme’s and accompanying denigrating tweets. Venny has been murdered socially. Her remains (screen shots of her most hated tweets, the video by which she was allegedly stalked out, and the memes) will serve as visuals for a virtual wake lasting for days for the deceased, & apparently “fake” personality.
But there will be no funeral. A eulogy won’t be necessary, as the life of Venny won’t be celebrated. However, upon a very sober analysis of this plight, no one’s hands are clean. We have attention whores & likewise, attention tricks; Twitter being the virtual Pimp providing the medium through which this plight flows freely. Twitter not so much sells a dream, like your real life pimp, but it is the pathway through which a dream can be concocted and actualized. You see, Twitter isn’t like the Dolemite, “Bitch betta have my money” pimp. This pimp is liberal and mesmerizing… This pimp does not search the caches and cookies for you; instead, you, your ego and all of your insecurities come searching, or should I say surfing for it.
With adoration and disdain abound, the attention whores and tricks become interchangeable and codependent in this dynamic. The whore and the trick have both hired the pimp to provide the vehicle by which egos are stroked, fancies are tickled, and fantasies actualized with QWERTY keyboards.
From what I could ascertain from the 22-page article on Bossip about the young lady, I would put Venny on the attention whore side of the dynamic. Her fame seemed to be based on audacious shock value and the disdain for this attribute that was consistent in every tweet. This disdain fueled this so-called Twitter fame, but it also fueled something much more sinister. An adverse effect to the pimp’s dream is there are apparently no boundaries in the virtual world, and although virtual, the personalities housed in bodies sitting behind these flat screens and typing on QWERTY keyboards have real feelings, and real egos that have to be stroked even if what they’re presenting is fake. It’s also like a mask…and if the opportunity is presented to see what’s really behind the mask, that opportunity is as good as seized, without question. Your mask will be removed.
Realistically, I question, if Venny hadn’t been on the chunky side and would have met their high expectations of vanity, then what would have happened? It’s almost like her tricks are saying, “You can’t sell pussy to us because you’re fat!” “You can’t compose tweets that irritate us because you’re fat!” Your existence is limited in real life and on social media, fake or real, because you’re fat. And what if she wasn’t hated, but instead admired? I ask these questions to point out that even a real trick thinks that they have the “right” to buy sex from whores and the dream that the whores have bought into isn’t real. Also, the whore is lambasted for being the whore, while the trick is has gotten exactly what they paid for. But who are these attention whores without their tricks? Isn’t the perceived fame achieved via intra-virtual feeding? If her tweets were that horrible, wouldn’t it have been easier for her to be ignored and NOT to have this so-called “fame”? Ah yes, all too easy, but that’s not exciting. There’s nothing like being validated by the denigration of another. The uplifting of one’s self by the bringing down or “dragging to hell” of another. This speaks more to the human condition and more about the woman who stalked her out at an Applebee’s and those who spawned Venny’s social media fame being inevitably relieved of her demise than it does Venny. Rest in peace Venny.
Pimps, ho’s and Twitter:
The attention whore recognizes the potential in the Pimp to provide the ultimate dream. The ultimate dream of being who and whatever is desired with love and/or hate abound. Oh, but the trick…let us not forget that which makes the whore the whore- the paying customers. The paying customers who fiend for an ego stroke just like the attention whore, but pays by default when engaging. The trick can use the whore to gain more followers, more clout, or to boost their own ego using whatever method that garners the attention they also seek.