Lionel Messi simply reached 200 million followers on Instagram
As a substitute of celebrating the landmark, he requested his followers to be the change within the battle in opposition to on-line abuse
I see I’ve simply reached the 200 million individuals following me on this community, nonetheless, what’s occurring immediately, I am not going to take it as a motive to have fun. In fact I respect all of the love and help I at all times obtain from you, however I believe it is time to give significance to all of the people who find themselves behind every profile, we understand that behind every account there’s a particular person of flesh and bone, who laughs, cries, enjoys and suffers, human beings with emotions.
Let’s increase our voice to cease abuse on social media. It would not matter if we’re nameless, celebrities, athletes, referees or followers of a recreation, even somebody alienated all of this, would not matter race, faith, ideology or gender… Nobody deserves to be mistreated or insulted. We lived to see and expertise abuse, getting worse and worse on every of the networks, with out anybody doing something to stop it. We should strongly condemn these hostile attitudes and demand firms that handle the networks to take pressing motion in opposition to these behaviors. I want you, the 200 million individuals who accompany me, may grow to be the 200 million causes that exist to make networks a secure and respectful place, the place we will share what we would like with out worry of be insulted… and keep without end out of them insults, racism, abuse and discrimination. For these of you who’re a part of these networks and who’re at all times with me, I hope you’ll be part of me and help me on this campaign. Huge hug to all and congratulations to all of the soccer individuals within the UK for his or her concept of rigging the marketing campaign in opposition to abuse and discrimination on networks. #BastaYa #StopOnlineAbuse #EnoughlsEnough