Yes, social media is a microphone on full blast and everyone at the party seems to think they are entitled to a public opinion. Every photo, article, video, or slideshow now has a comment section and it is there that you usually find the good stuff. Forget about reading the actual article, you’ll get a much better story from reading the comments!
Take the JC Penny Hitler-esque kettle scandal, for example. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, JC Penny put out a billboard ad for a stainless steel tea kettle near Culver City, California. Someone on Reddit pointed out that the tea kettle’s shape oddly resembled Adolf Hitler’s silhouette and it only took a couple of days for the story to go viral: “JC Penny’s subliminal messaging supporting Hitler’s ideals”.