Douchebag Of The Week: Peeple vs. 4Chan

Douchebag Of The Week: Peeple vs. 4Chan

Filed under: 
Opinions

Last week shockingly had more douchebags to battle it out! I mean, it also had heroes, role models, and charitable people, but this isn’t a Buzzfeed listicle. This is a showdown of heinous human-bidets. Our last winner was a corporate slimeball who jacked up prices for life-saving HIV drugs. Who will this battle’s winner be? Will it be app-making sociopaths or “hilarious” internet bridge trolls?

ROUND ONE

Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullogh

Peeple

These two are the co-founders of the app Peeple, which is Yelp but for people. If you don’t know what Yelp is (bless your heart), it can be described as a website where sane people rate restaurants on their dining experience and insane people take vengeance on a business for some twisted thrill. Now imagine the possibilities with Peeple! You can rate a person on their value and write comments for people to see on a profile. There's no way that this app can be used for good. If you get a positive review, it won’t be sincere. Most people will try to insure that they’ll get compliments back. The bolder assholes will just use the app to vomit negativity over everyone’s profile without fear of consequence. The fictional inventors of Jurassic Park had more foresight than this.

VS.

4Chan

4CHAN

If you don’t know what 4chan is (bless your heart), it can be described as the dregs on the internet. It’s an image-based bulletin board where anyone can comment. 4chan’s content can range from silly memes to the darkest, most offensive things you’ve ever read. 4chan is known for using its collective power as professional trolls. Last week they decided to take advantage of the attention garnered by the latest mass shooting at the Oregon community college by framing people as the shooter.


Round One Winner: 4chan, of course. I mean, trying to frame someone for mass murder is some advanced douchebaggery. If they didn’t have the veil of internet-anonymity, they could be sued for slander. The Peeple ladies could just be delusional and misguided weirdos who only see the potential for goodness in others.



ROUND TWO

Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullogh

Peeple cofounders

People can write insults to anyone who has a comment section on a profile or site. You open yourself up to criticism if you have Instagram, Facebook, or even a pop-culture website (*wink*). The special thing about Peeple is that you don’t make your own profile - someone else does! As long as you’re older than 21 and have a Facebook account, any person who has your phone number can make a profile for you. You can’t take that profile down. If they post something positive, it immediately goes up. If they post something negative, there’s a 48 hour waiting period.
This is where the delusion becomes a huge problem. Anyone who has your number can make a profile of you. A coworker, that person you met once at a party, and even an ex can say whatever they want about you, whether it’s negative or creepily positive.

Imagine that one person you regret giving your number to. Now imagine Peeple being an app that they’d have. Now try not to throw your phone into a dumpster fire.

VS.

4chan

Eggman
4chan tried to blame two previous users for the mass shooting. First they blamed Toby “Eggman” Reynolds, because he had posted a video last Wednesday mentioning he’d be in Seattle if anyone wanted to meet. A post on Wednesday on 4chan  read: “Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest.” The connection between the two is slim, especially since Toby Reynolds said that he didn't want to post on the board /r9k/ (where the threat was posted) anymore. Jokes were posted that “Eggman” had finally lost it. News sites released his name as a possibility before investigators confirmed the shooter’s identity. Since the actual shooter committed suicide, Reynolds managed to confirm that he was not the shooter by stating he was, in fact, alive.

Then there’s Shiv Sharma, who went by the name “Plork” on the site. Users spread the rumour that he was the shooter, feeding into the hysterical islamaphobia that’s rampant on the internet by claiming he was the Muslim shooter. Again, Shiv Sharma is alive, and the Oregon shooter was a white Christian male.

Round Two Winner: Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullogh. Nevermind about them not being sociopaths.  


ROUND THREE

Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullogh

Peeple app

After announcing their horrible app, the co-founders found themselves in the middle of a media shitstorm. They received countless tweets criticizing the app. Cordray tweeted angrily at people who criticized her idea. She claimed bullying and disappeared off of social media. In the irony of all ironies, Julia Cordray couldn’t handle the unsolicited criticism of strangers. Wow, who would’ve thought unwanted negative feedback would be so upsetting?


VS.

4chan

Anon

The shooter’s identity was revealed to be a completely different person: Chris Harper Mercer. News outlets have moved on to the confirmed mass-shooter, and forgotten the previous names. Mischief was managed. All 4chan had to do was congratulate itself on the small chaos it caused. 

Round Three Winner: Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullogh! 4chan is just being itself. It isn’t surprising, and any news outlet that falls for such obvious trolling without confirming with real authorities first deserves to be mocked. Meanwhile, Cordray and McCullogh’s hypocrisy is too beautiful to ignore.


WINNER:

Julia Cordray

Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullogh! Narcissism and the comedic properties of karma made this win possible. After proudly announcing their app, they’ve run away from social media and shut down their website (forthepeeple.com comes up as Not Found). They could be re-thinking the app and their warped views human interaction, but their likely waiting out this media storm until the next douchebag grabs our attention. Smart thinking, ladies!

#

If you liked this, you might like reading round 1 of Douchebags Of The Week [CLICK HERE]  

Images: Main, 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Share this article

Comments

Content Stream

Donzelle is a beautiful mix of questionable metaphor rap, deadpan dancers, unrefined costume changes and heavy dirty bass. You might remember her name from back around the neon/electro-rap days, you might just not, and that's okay. She's back with a brand new single and visuals to accompany her...
Young self taught producer, Kultur keeps on climbing the ladder and asserting himself since the release of two EPs and several singles that caught the attention of the interwebs. After a year spent putting flesh on the bones of his universe, he comes back with "OCEAN" , his new single featuring...
iamhill is a force to be reckoned with. This self-made emerging artist is talented in a raw, underground type of way. She took it upon herself to produce, write, record, and perform "Give It a Rest" - A catchy single with few words that will get stuck with you as you play it on repeat. It was...
EVERY WEEK. We feature the best underground tracks & remixes, and most of them are up for free download. We prioritize Canadian producers and acts but it is not exclusive. Every Sunday, we'll round-up all of our favourite remixes and tracks we've received through submissions and lay them out...
Nothing better than some fire beats to warm you up in this damned cold weather. MORRIS just recently dropped a 6-track project titled GOOMBAWAVE on soundcloud. A collection of beats based on those species of sentient mushrooms from Nintendo's Mario franchise. You don't need to listen to it in any...
Birthday Boy & Trish release new single titled “Chance To Go Far” off their upcoming EP titled Joseph , out on January 19th via Bastard Jazz . We recently featured the single “Magic” off the same EP, which they had released to close out 2017 with a bang. Further emphasizing the project 90s R...
This emerging artist has been on our radar for quite some time now. Langston Francis is a young visionary who grew up in the centre of Kensington Market and was heavily influenced by the Toronto music scene. His first single "FCKD IT UP" has been making the rounds of the interweb, especially for...
Watch the video above. Life is a journey of twists and turns, leading us to moments of both true bliss and great despair. In her new video "Prime Time" , Singer-songwriter Liana takes us on an emotional adventure throughout the breathtaking landscapes of Peru – a visual odyssey that reflects a...
"Confessions..." is an on-going column where we invite readers to submit their most outrageous personal stories anonymously for everyone to read. These stories are real, and usually come from people who lead double lives. Due to the nature of the subject matter, all identities are kept anonymous to...
We took Parsons' graduate Panisa Busayanont 's Life Cycle collection to New York City's Central Park. Shoes by Aldo . Photographed by Sami Claire . Follow us on Instagram for your fashion fix.
The Achromatics : Music to be appreciated by the mind and body. The Achromatics are a nine-person superband creating a new sensation in music - driven by soulful melody, Latin rhythm, and ferocious showmanship. They have been dazzling audiences throughout Ontario and now the rest of Canada and...
Yung Shalack is a 21 year old, young aspiring Canadian hip hop artist from 807, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Producing and performing all the tunes in his own studio, Yung Shalack is a multi-faceted self-taught talented individual that is starting off with a banger. His latest release is his first...