KUALA LUMPUR – Female netizens have been advised to use the cyber space for beneficial things, not to spread condemnation and insults, Wanita UMNO head Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said.
Shahrizat said the netizen culture, especially among women, of using social media as a medium to condemn others was getting worrisome.
“The culture of condemning has to be curtailed, we all have to realize that nobody is free of mistakes, if there are issues, or if a person makes a mistake, the story goes viral, do not immediately condemn them, do not be quick to judge, it is better to advise them in a civil way,” she told Bernama here.
Shahrizat was commenting on the issue of celebrities or women whose actions mar the image of women or religion on the social media, attracting all kinds of comments including condemnation.
Recently, celebrity entrepreneur Neelofa was condemned after she launched her latest range of headscarves at an entertainment outlet.
Shahrizat said anyone who has made a wrong move should be guided and advised properly, not judged.
“We understand that these celebrities are young, maybe they did not realise the repercussions of their actions, as a loving society, we should guide them, not judge or condemn them,” she said.
Shahrizat said netizens who condemned or insulted others should put themselves in the position of those people being condemned or insulted.
“What if this happens to our own families? I am afraid that this culture of condemnation will result in our people forgetting to be thankful for what they have,” she said. – BERNAMA