Renowned music producer, Appiah Dankwah, popularly known as Appietus, is worried about how people who assassinate others character through insults are fast becoming celebrities.
According to him, it is not a good example for the younger generation who are watching.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, he questioned why people can’t make public statements without disrespecting the next person over whatever reasons they have.
“So disrespect is now the order of the day? People who know how to insult very well have even become celebrities. So our submissions can only be heard when insults and shouting are added? We have to be careful of the path we have chosen cos (because) the next generation is learning,” he indicated.
Currently, a Ghanaian based in the US called Twene Jonas has become very popular through insulting senior citizens and chiefs on social media over his frustrations with level of development in Ghana.
This week, he has been trending in the news for allegedly insulting Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II over his (Jonas) claims on galamsey.
Indeed, the culture of insult has basically become a new trend with the advent of social media.
People always take to social media to just chastise in their bid to disagree with others or make their point about development.
But Appietus says there is no need for insults because it is not a good precedence for the younger ones who are learning from what’s happening now. Besides, there is a need to relook at making people who insult popular.
By Francis Addo