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Jaide WHHS Fight: Gloating Bully A Symptom Of What’s Wrong With America’s Youth And The Media?

Jaide WHHS Fight: Gloating Bully A Symptom Of What's Wrong With America's Youth And The Media?

COMMENTARY | The Jaide WHHS Fight viral video is just another symptom of what’s wrong with America’s youth. The craziest part about this bullying incident is that the bully herself has become famous as a result…and she’s gloating about it!

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Twitter hashtag #Jaide has lit up with many talking about this teenage girl named Jaide who was bullying another student in a locker room. The taunting led to the bully being beaten in a fair fight. It’s possible that the vernacular of US teenagers might be expanded to include “Got #Jaide-d,” which means the act of being in denial after losing a fight.

Despite the humiliating loss, the bully Jaide is still gloating about the fact that her actions have landed her in the world’s spotlight. Using the Twitter account @JaideWSHH, she had this to say earlier today:

“Okay, I finally made a Twitter, I admit, I did lose in that fight.. But look at me now? I AM FAMOUS :)”

This gloating brings to mind the hypothesis that school shooters might sometimes be individuals who desired the fame from their heinous actions. On the other side of the coin, those who have been harassed by bullies in the past might come back to school with a gun in order to solve their problems permanently.

The Concordian points out that many people are tempted to blame the victim:

“Victims are never to blame for what they have undergone. Never. The moment a person hears about a young girl being harassed because [insert any type of bullying], the blame for harassment falls onto the one who is being harassed. The problems here do not lie in what the victims are doing; the problems are in the reactions to the victims. To fix this problem, we need to be aware of where the blame actually lies and hold bullies accountable for what they are doing.”

According to the 2004 Safe School Initiative report, almost three-quarters of those who committed school violence felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked, or injured by others before doing so. President Obama has even tackled the issue, citing the role that bullying and harassment play in school violence. The focus on gun control and overriding our 2nd Amendment rights might be misguided, but at least they are taking the issue seriously.

One could point out that the media itself is part of the problem. After all, if media outlets like World Star Hip Hop did not initially report on the Jaide WHHS Fight video then Jaide likely would not have become famous in the first place. But most reporters nowadays do not really choose the topics they write about. The media industry is built upon advertising, and in order for the media to make money they need to draw as many people as possible to their websites. Thus, the media is actually looking to write about what viewers want to see based upon search engine results, not necessarily what a reporter desires to write about. For example, do you think that reporters really want to write about Lindsay Lohan on an almost daily basis? Still, there might be some way to curtail this feeling that fame through violence is a goal to be sought.

While it’s fortunate that no one was hurt badly during this fight, we must ask what is the school going to do about this? For that matter, I’d hope the parents would plan on giving Jaide a bigger whooping than what she received at the hands of her intended bullying victim. Now it’s possible that Jaide comes from a single parent family, which is one of the hardest jobs in the world. As the National KIDS COUNT Program reports, 67 percent of Black or African American families have children with single parents.

When I talk to teachers nowadays, many feel like their hands are tied by federal and state rules, and even the parents themselves. When we have a nation full of parents who are not willing to discipline their children properly, should we be surprised when we get incidences like this? I’m not saying that Jade’s parents are like this necessarily, for kids can act out even with perfectly good parents, but it is a common denominator as part of the problem.

What sort of punishment should Jaide receive for her actions? How do you think that society should change in order to end the school violence and bullying?

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24 Responses to “Jaide WHHS Fight: Gloating Bully A Symptom Of What’s Wrong With America’s Youth And The Media?”

  1. Jillian Wade

    okayy that is not her twitter account, I'm a journalisim major and you need to fact check. @freakytweetsss is her twitter.

  2. Anonymous

    Why assume she's from a single parent home? Was that part necessary?

  3. Donald Tai

    I just scrolled through her tweets. From the interactions it seems that she's saying that were in an argument, she admitted to taunting her and also admitted to getting beat. And the fight was 2 weeks ago, they were both suspended and she's on Probation until 2014.

  4. Honey B Leffall

    Why did was the other Girl punishes she was defending herself where see the parents single family home or not doesn't.matter what if the Girl that was bullied came back with a gun because she.didn't feel that she shouldve been punished because she was just defending herself jillian wade it doesn't matter what her is your by passingthe fact that this Girl bullied another Girl people like you make other look stupid by over look the.point

  5. Lawrence Cook

    Dear Honey B Leffall,
    I did not understand what you said, at all. Your grammar and punctuation is horrendous. Can we say Ebonics? Take an English course again. You need it.! So sad.Better stay in school.

  6. Charles Pinckney

    @Lawrence Cook is the type of person gets beat up in the school locker room. Why even reply if you didn't understand what she was saying. I know why, because you are a DI#$… With that said I know what you are trying to say Honey B, but it looks like she had ample time to just walk away.

  7. Charles Alexander

    if she would have walked away she would be a victim to bulling every day by that girl… I bet Jaide wont be bulling anyone else again… I hate to say it but sometimes you have to confront opposition… that's the American way… just like if americans get attacked we just don't walk away we go to war

  8. Jerome Beck

    Jillian, what is the girls name that beat her up? Do you know?

  9. Charles Pinckney

    @Charles Alexander that is actually a very good point. I actually rather hear about kids fist fighting. Could have been much worse.

  10. Honey B Leffall

    i was on my phone doing this post my spelling and grammar had nothing to do with it thanks for your concern and i couldnt delete or change the comment but again thanks for your concern

  11. Honey B Leffall

    why was the other girl punished the one that was trapped in the locker room with the other girl and her friends, she was only defending herself so why was she suspended if i was her mother i would take action against the school >>>>>>> Lawrence cook i feel sorry for your kids because of the way your talking to me just shows how your kids talks to others and what your teaching them, Ebonics? why take it so far could have said sorry don't understand your comment your a low life and wouldn't be surprise if your kids are bulling people at their school look at their role model did you feel better about yourself :} pat on the back and look you don't even know me so how do you treat people that you know? online hating good example please show more of your ass on here thanks for your time

  12. Honey B Leffall

    Lawrence Cook as i look at your fb page i see that your an 50-60 something year old man your too old and should know better then to speck to someone in that manner but goes to show what you know age doesn't carry wisdom just hate and anger { and this time im on my computer} did you understand that?

  13. Honey B Leffall

    im wasn't trying to put you down just wanted to say that your overlooking the fact that this girl was bulling another girl

  14. Jillian Wade

    I guess my comment was insensitive. I'm just from the community and I know how these girls are. I understand this is a problem and I get where you are coming from. These are young girls there are plenty people at blame in the subject including the person filming the incident