As an artist and an amateur writer, I feel it is my duty to defend Creepy Pasta from what should be the media pointing the finger at bad parenting instead of sensationalizing against websites that don’t do a thing to encourage attempted murder. If reading and writing horror led to murderous tendencies than I believe Stephen King would be the biggest mass murderer the world would have ever seen. However, that’s not the case and thankfully. The media attack and those individuals who are placing blame on Creepy Pasta are ridiculous and need a reality check. Perhaps, the media should scrutinize the parenting of those murderous children who delved into a fictional world believing a fictional character would come get them if they killed their friend. I mean why hasn’t the media asked that question? What would make these kids not appreciate their friends life and what would make them try to escape their life by murdering their friend? The media, lacking its objective reporting quality, has gone on to attack and berate Creepy Pasta for whatever sordid reason bringing along the hollowed minds who know only to react and not think.
I think society needs to discuss the lack of concern about parenting by todays parents. This horrific event was due to lack of parenting or just plain bad parenting altogether. Why didn’t the parents notice the peculiar things their children were looking at? Where was the parental control? In this day and age where you can block websites from being accessed by your kids there’s no excuse for ANY parent to not to know what their children have been looking at under their roof. So once again, I reiterate, the inept media needs to do it’s job and investigate what was happening prior to the stabbings. There’s more to the story than we’re being told.
When we start blaming things that had no encouragement for peoples deeds and not place the blame where it should be than we are negating responsibility and encouraging more outrageous acts. We’re giving these kids and the parents an outlet for blame when the blame lies on the parents and the kids. Why the media hasn’t caught on to this aspect of their so-called journalism is beyond me. Perhaps it’s ratings, but either way it’s sick and disgusting.
By the way, here’s the website: http://www.creepypasta.com It’s a great website for those venturing into writing. Enjoy and give your support to this site. It’s getting a bad rep for no good reason other than media sensationalism.