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For every situation, someone is to blame. And whether it is in our personal lives or celebrity related, we always feel the need to pick a side.

But are we qualified to point fingers?

The current Kardashian drama plaguing the news has inspired many opinionated posts. From both media outlets as well as ordinary folks at home, everyone has chosen a side of either viciously attacking the character of Khloe Kardashian, Tristen Thompson, or Jordyn Woods.

The individuals behind the rant-like tweets, defaming those involved, seem to forget that celebrities are real people. They go through regular issues normal people face daily. The only difference is that their personal business automatically becomes public knowledge. Think of all of the unwanted opinions you receive from friends and family, and now multiply that by tens of thousands.

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The actions and choices of those in the public eye are constantly scrutinized, and everyone seems
to have an opinion. In the midst of trying to figure out who is to blame, we dehumanize those in the public eye. Before we know it, we are judging the family and friends in our own lives.

When someone you know is going through a hard time, it is so easy to draw conclusions as to why this is happening to them, and what they should do about it.

“They should leave him”
“They should have never…”
“I would never…”

These are the opinionated statements we have all have said at least once in our life. Maybe they should not
have left out mouths in the first place. Hold back when it comes to making bold claims about the lives of others. Until you are in their situations, you do not truly know how they are feeling and you therefore judge their actions.

Instead of assigning blame, have compassion. Be understanding and put yourself in their shoes.
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Kaylen Alvarez is a Mass Communications major at the University of South Florida. Her concentration focuses on Magazine Journalism, but she very much enjoys creative writing. Kaylen is eager to publish purposeful content for Her Campus, and she hopes to enforce the idea that girls are much more than fashion and frill. To read more from Kaylen, you could find her published works on the USF Online Odyssey page. Follow her socials for content updates.
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