What does it say about our society when an apparently photo-shopped photo of the Bruins’ Tyler Seguin and his supposed groupies goes massively viral?
This image (above) of Boston Bruins’ Tyler Seguin has been making the rounds all week in our news feeds and email inboxes.
When we asked a famous Boston sports reporter about it, he said, “it’s a Photo shop….already been debunked…still, tough on those girls…”
It seems photoshopping has become the 21st Century version of prank phone calls… Except with much greater implications due to the potential for rapid-fire distribution.
But there’s something bigger here that we should be questioning.
The idea that the “sharing” of information is important—even if that information is wrong. Fake posts, false accusations, outing people who text sexy photos—people no longer seem to care if they trust the source or not, or what the consequences will be if they are wrong.
What do you think? Is this just a harmless prank or putting the reputations of people on the line?
What does the fact that this photo went viral say about what we value as a society, and what we think of men, women and sex?