Dr. Phil held no punches when he bashed Nik Richie for his wretched website, TheDirty.com, on an episode that aired today.
Richie, who is married to Shayne Lamas (daughter of Lorenzo Lamas), said he thinks there's a difference between getting a rise out of someone and hurting them.
Dr. Phil started reading a list of young people who have committed suicide based on negative things that have been posted about them on the Internet.
"It's not a matter of if but when that's going to happen based on what's being posted on TheDirty.com," Dr. Phil said.
Check out the clip:
Harsh words for sure, but the good doctor is more than right. The site is just foul.
It's one thing to write opinions and gossip about celebrities who put themselves out there in the public eye on purpose -- who make their livings based on fans.
But TheDirty.com is different because it allows people to go in and post by city and by college anything they want about anyone AND include pictures.
A couple of the many, many hurtful examples:
Nik This ugly bitch thinks she is hot sh*t….. she is always after men who are already taken!!!! Clearly her pock marked ass can only get rebound dudes…. so…. would you? cuz way to many guys from Lincoln already have!!!!! The third pic all I can say is… “you wanna out it my butt in my butt??”
Nik This heffer here is named Rachael C*. She is the biggest whore in a hundred mile radius of Lexington, Kentucky. Beginning in high school Rachael has always craved for attention. After flunking out of the community college she was forced to go to Spencerian College where she took her skankness to a whole other level. You may be thinking how could this ugly fat girl get sleep with so many different people??? She is just proof that beer goggles really do exist!
The potential damage that could be done by some of these posts is incredible.
Others submit pictures of people and ask Nik, "Would you?" Presumably it means would he sleep with them, to which he offers a host of nasty answers. For example:
THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, would you? this ugly sloor gets around, she is the most annoying bitch youll ever meet, she is so clingy and she thinks shes the shit. she is a poser wannabe clubber.
Answer: No, her arms droop, shes gunna be a bottle rat and I think she dyes her eyebrows.
They are mean, vicious, and personal (not to mention grammatically atrocious). Anyone with a grudge or a jealous bone can get some pretty well-publicized blows in for the world to read, with NO accountability, no need to identify themselves at all.
The site takes no accountability either. Its disclaimer reads:
TheDirty.com, The world's first ever reality blogger™ is all about gossip and satire. The content that is published contains rumors, speculation, assumptions, opinions, and factual information. Postings may contain erroneous or inaccurate information. All images are credited to their original location. The owner of this site does not ensure the accuracy of any content presented on TheDirty.com.
Free speech is one thing, but you've also got to be able to sleep at night, and I don't how Nik Richie or the people who post this crap get a moment's rest.
What do you think of TheDirty.com -- harmless entertainment or dangerous venom?
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