Last night, Twitter was divided after a resident took a photo from Kris Fade’s Facebook page which featured his fiance Brianna, and posted it to Twitter.
The accompanying comment read like this is not type of messaging we need to see in 2020, while other users jumped in to call out Kris’s post as “sexist” and “wrong” and referred to the #metoo movement.
Kris, host of The Kris Fade Show and public figure in the UAE with 194k IG followers, faces online negativity regularly, which he usually ignores, however when his family and values he feels strongly about were called into question, he said, “this is what I will not accept”.
“Attacking me, my identity as a person, as a father, as a fiance, calling me sexist, saying it’s a #metoo movement, I won’t accept that and nobody needs to”
— Richard FitzGerald | ريتشارد فيتزجيرالد (@fitzyrichard) September 29, 2020
Here’s the original pic
Guys on the Internet be like……🤣 pic.twitter.com/9IfCmaWUSJ
— Kris Fade (@krisfade) September 27, 2020
Following accusations of sexism, Kris commented that online negativity is not acceptable and a debate followed over social media bullying and internet trolling
Brianna, Kris Fade’s fiance who features in the image asked the commentators to “focus your energy on something that matters”
Kris said he’d like to continue the debate offline, after he was accused of mansplaining
“Let’s set a better example”
This morning, cyberbullying was the topic of the day on The Kris Fade Show. A representative for Cyber Safety UAE was joined to highlight the message to kids and parents that bullying attacks should never be accepted.
For any parents/students experiencing cyberbullying, you can call Cyber Safety UAE on 11611