John Oliver shows how innocent people's lives can be destroyed by unwarranted public shaming. As an example, he gives the example of the woman who "sued her nephew" for injuring her by hugging her too hard. The real story is more complicated - the woman was forced to sue her nephew to get the insurance company to pay her bills (and her nephew and her parents were happy about it). As a result of the public shaming online, no one would hire her, and she had to change her identity.
He also interviewed Monica Lewinsky about her thoughts on public shaming, having been a victim of it for years.
This dad finds his son’s weed, presumably while doing the laundry, and flushes it down the toilet. Reacting to a child’s “wrongdoing” by posting the repercussions online isn’t new, but it’s such a strange strategy that some parents use to either teach or punish their child (not sure which). “He’s making Daddy problems right now. […]
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