In a heartwarming story that will make you fear for the future of our country, Kat Dennings went on Chelsea Lately last night and talked about the time Drake’s fans threatened her for daring to interact with him on Twitter. You know Twitter right? It’s that internet thing-y where anyone can talk to anyone without any real world connection. As Kat’s story goes, Drake tweeted something nice to her when she was out one day and she returned home to 50,000 new Twitter followers and approximately 51,000 new Twitter threats. Because apparently these kids thought that Kat Dennings was trying to steal Drake away from them?
I know the teenage mind is underdeveloped, but is it that underdeveloped? To all the pediatricians who read this site on an hourly basis, please hit me up and let me know. Do these kids truly believe that they have a chance with famous celebrities? Because never in a million gajilion years did I ever believe that Leonardo DiCaprio would show up at my house and ask me to my middle school dance. Ever. And I was so obsessed with him that I threw a Leonardo DiCaprio themed birthday party. (Note to parents: don’t let this happen. Turns out Boys Don’t Cry and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape are not the best slumber party movies for 11-year-olds.)
While I promised my tween self I would never talk this way about tweenagers, I have to break my own promise and ask, what is wrong with kids today? You can’t just go around threatening people all willy-nilly. On one hand it’s an empty threat, on the other hand these kids are in 7th grade and already excelling at the art of acting insane. It’s a horrible path to go down at such a young age and I’m scared for all of them. They’re only going to get bigger and stronger and better at getting their graphic death threats across in 140 characters.