Want to get a good idea on the state of the World? Just take a looks at the people that made Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential People On The Internet list. Sure, there are plenty of deserving people who are on a quest to change the world on the list. But there are a few people who I wish had zero influence because they are hateful or promote self exploitation.
The people I'd hope to see on Time's list would be people that kids can look up to as making a positive change in the World. Those people battling sexism, racism, and other causes we are plagued with on a daily basis.
Time "sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news."
But the person in the #1 spot on the list most people can't stand. He constantly attacks people on social media and he's one of the most self centered celebrities not he face of the Earth. Any guess who may be the first person named is?
It's Kanye West!!! Time describes Kanye as "The artist and entrepreneur has perfected the art of the Twitter spree, sharing candid thoughts that are often just as provocative—if not more so—than his music. His tweets can be controversial and confusing (like his revelation that he’s $53 million in debt), but many do offer constructive criticism of the fashion and music industries."
Shouldn't someone doing lots of good in the World like Mother Teresa be on the top of the list? But I guess she didn't top the list because she doesn't stir up controversy like Yeezy!!
Also making this year's list...Donald Trump! I try not to get involved in politics or at least I try not to speak my opinion like others do on social media. I can't just sit here and be okay with this man on the list. Sure, he's the number one Republican Presidential candidate and he's always in the news. But Trump is full of hate. He promotes hate and racism and he speaks poorly about many women. This is the type of man that shouldn't be influencing people, but sent off to some remote Island to never be heard from again.
And last on my list of celebrities that I think have no business on this list is Kim Kardashian! She of course makes the list because she's a PR machine and always somehow finds a way of making herself top of mind and constantly in the news. Kim isn't someone we should be influenced by. Let us not forget that she became a household name because she made a celebrity sex tape. And last week she celebrated International Women's Day by sharing a naked selfie on social media. Instead of promoting her mind, she's constantly promoting her body. She exploits herself and makes other impressionable girls think that this is an acceptable way to make it in the World.
Ok, I'm getting off my soap box now! You can see the full list of 30 below. While the three people above don't belong on the list there are far more that do.