Mood right now: 🤨☕️ I’m about to go on a rant, but it’s an important one:
I’m looking at the comments on the Tampa Bay Times article about influencer marketing that I shared in my Stories, both on the article itself and on social shares online. Cyber-bullying isn’t just for teens, my friends—it’s a REAL thing, done by ADULTS of ALL AGES. And it’s pathetic.
Curious what a “Top Fan” of the Tampa Bay Times Facebook page had to say about the topic? 👉🏼 “Instagram influencer- model pretty moron who has idiots for followers. #die”
That’s right—he said DIE. What the actual fuck?! NOW GET THIS—while his Facebook page is completely private, a quick search on Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court shows that Doug Rutkowski is a nurse anesthetist working at Advent Health Carrollwood (update: I received a message saying that he was fired from Moffitt Cancer Center six months ago, so I may be incorrect about the current employer—the Advent Health citation was from back in 2017)—this man ASSISTS in PUTTING YOU TO SLEEP during surgeries/procedures. 😳 And he has no problem using the word “die” in a comment aimed at a subject as trivial as influencer marketing. 🤦🏻♀️ Now, before you suggest it’s a different guy, I’ll tell you I’ve already cross-checked my sources, including the fact that the same profile is a member of the Westchase Neighborhood News Facebook group and that HillsClerk confirms the deed of Douglas Rutkowski’s Westchase home.
If you’re thinking, “Damn, Jenn, you are a major creep”—you’re right. It’s why I’m so good at my job. 🤷🏻♀️ But more importantly, you should be taking away these points:
1️⃣ Don’t you dare EVER let a stranger affect the way you feel about yourself—in this example, this man is so bored in his health care career, that he has nothing better to do than troll Tampa Bay Times’ Facebook posts in order to receive the designation of “Top Fan.”
2️⃣ Please watch what you do online and don’t get yourself into trouble because of impulsive reactions. If you don’t have anything constructive to say, or anything of value to add, in an online conversation—DON’T. ESPECIALLY in a time and society where mental health awareness is so important.