TORONTO — The strange phenomenon of students engaging in violent fights just so they can post videos of the clash on the Internet is something for parents to deal with, not Canadian lawmakers, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said Thursday.Orangeville District Secondary School in Orangeville, Ont., a small town north of Toronto, is the latest to have its students featured in fight videos posted on popular websites like youtube.com.“As parent, I think it is completely reprehensible,” McGuinty said.“The only word that comes to mind is it's sick for people to attack each other as some form of entertainment, either for themselves or for others to somehow, in some perverse sense, enjoy later.”
This is sort of funny. Sort of. It's a good thing that good old Dalton is going to stay out of it... it's completely a parental issue, not a legal one.
Fight Club 2.0?
Apparently this is a hotter topic than one might have thought of at first glance, considering there have been over 130 people looking for utube fighting, and hitting here.
Funny - it’s bigger news in canada than it seems to be in the US…. and my guess is that the more media attention it gets, the more kids will want to be filmed fighting. It will turn into a “most views” competition. A vicious circle of popularity and parental angst. The on-line version of american idol. Without the cheezy tv hosts. We’ve created a culture where very little is shocking. And when you come across something with real shock value, people tend to gravitate to it, atleast when you are young.
It’s all about desensitization of the nation.
Silly grown ups. You are adding fuel to the fires. It could be worse. They could be stomping on kittens.