Hi guys. Drake Culpepper here. We have had some attacks on Social Media lately and decided to clean up a few things. You can believe me or not. But if you don’t just move on and spread your hate somewhere else. There is to much hate in the world today for me to even imagine engaging with the haters.
I started this project because I am in my first year of College studying to be a journalist. My family does not normally take this path of chosen career but it is what I had a passion for and wanted to explore it. Not just a journalist but one that did good for people . My sister and some friends and I decided we would start out supporting upcoming stars and help them get exposure. We had no idea how hard it is to build a following but then again we had no idea we would be lied on either.
One of the popular Dance Moms supporters started telling everyone that we are fake. We are not who we say we are. We are an old grandma. We are none of these things. And we are not a popular troll we were accused of being either.(Sorry forgot the name) You see the reason they are undermining us is because they shared info with us they wanted us to print. Negative info about some of the cast members. Only problem is we verify things before we print it. We do not take someone word for it and print it to get sensationalism because we are not trying to build a rag mag here but a reputable source of information. if something can not be verified we just store it away and have no intention of every printing dirty laundry unless we clean it up first. We don’t care which stars or reality people are having affairs, getting divorced, gay, bi, or what ever. We care if they are doing something that deserves attention that other sources are not giving them because they are not yet A listers.
If one of the Dance Moms or anyone else told us they wanted us to do a story on their child of course we would be happy to do it. We would ask them to provide pictures of the event they wanted used and write what they want us to tell. If some fan sends us a picture and says you need to out this person as being bisexual, then we have no interest because that is their business and when they want it known they will tell it.
Then we have a pretty popular Hallmark star as well as a Disney star that clearly has ticked off some fans who constantly inbox us to tell this or that. We have no proof this happened because they cant prove it to us. Why would we print it.
It is nothing for us to get over 250 mailings or messages a day. Some we breeze through and say yea not doing that. Nope, not interested, or are they kidding?
So believe who you want, believe what you want, we could not change your mind and have no intention of trying. Nor do we plan on going away just because you don’t like that we are here.
Yes this world is full of free speech and freedom of information acts and all that good stuff and yes, some things we were able to verify but who would it benefit to print smut? Not us for sure because that is not the label we want attached to us. Nor do we want to out anyone or inflict pain on anyone’s family.
We have a right to say we are not fans of someone and just because you are that does not mean we have to be.
Today I got a lengthy message from someone demanding we take down our account on all Social media. A. We are not even on Facebook and have no plans of going on there any time soon but apparently we may want to because someone is afraid we will find out something. B. Yes, we did have sources in groups for various shows on Facebook for awhile. They were there to gather data and find out what the fans wanted. We did our work and we worked hard to find out what interest is out there. Who is hot now.
Just because we do not cover your favorite reality show star that does not mean we hate them it just means when they do something worth covering we will cover it if we feel it is appropriate for a young age group. If not we will continue to not cover them.
Because several of us are doing volunteer work this summer we are accused of not being who we say we are. Seriously? For volunteering and exploring things of interest to us. No one said this is what we want to do we just like being involved and learning new things. We have lives outside of this project and have no intention of allowing it to consume all our time.
So we have decided last night to break things up. As of Today we will all still work on our articles and who ever has the time will write them up. Sabrina, my sister will cover Twitter and Instagram. Dawn will do our You Tube and reviews. Carlos has to remain our gossip person because well honestly no one else can do it like he does. And Alexis our youngest member will fill in for all of us when we are just to busy doing things that will help our futures and don’t have the time to post on Social Media.
I hope this clears up any misconception some of you may have and remember I can call you an elephant but that does not make you one. Accept the project for what it is, some people trying to help D listers move up the ladder and cover them more than we do the A listers who everyone and their brother already covers. That doesn’t mean we will never cover the established stars, yes we have been called out for doing that as well. Sometimes I just sit back and shake my head at the comments we get. Get off the computers people and go out and live life. Stop living everyone else life but your own.