You may have noticed there are new criminals out there in the streets. As the years go by you expect the crime rate to decrease. But that's not the case for our world. There are always new crimes. There are always people who hates the peaceful environment that we tried to create, the environment that we try to preserve. Some crimes are like trends. It usually starts like a joke and then evolve in to a crime.
These crimes spread among people really fast. Because of the fact that these crimes are not crimes but jokes at the beginning, everyone enjoys them for a while. Everyone joins in for views, likes, subscribers. (I think the saying "Stop making stupid people famous." is very accurate here.) Until someone gets hurt really bad. Without even noticing they are slowly turns into criminals. Most likely turning into psychopaths as they enjoy these pranks, crimes. Yes, they don't even notice what are they turning into.
And what we got in our hand at the end of this ridiculous trend? Yes, you guessed it right a bunch of criminals who thinks themselves as comedians. Let me give you an example. An example of these trend crimes. Killer clowns. There is a new trend in this area. Scaring people, scaring people with balloons, with make-up. Yes, clowns. I felt like you just said "That's absurd!" But yeah there are people in the streets wearing clown outfits scaring people at night. Even though that's technically not a crime it's started to make people uncomfortable. As their defense, they are telling that "It's just a prank."
You can see these "pranks" on social media sites like YouTube, Reddit, 9gag. People are commenting to these posts, laughing. Even some states that they wanted to try the clown prank. But then in started to evolve into a terrible make up for criminals. Some clowns started to show real criminal activities like injuring random people or even killing them. As there are clowns, clown hunters started to show up killing these clowns. Waiting these clowns at night just to hurt them injure them. As you see a trend gave birth to another one. About 3-4 months later everyone will forget this ever happened. Then another ridiculous trend will show up, another bunch of stupid people will become criminals.
As long as there are stupid people around we will have a hard time stopping these crimes... Why do people act like these? Are there any ways to make these trends stop? If there are any, what are those? There are people who can answer these. But they are busy killing clowns right now probably. I think only way to stop them is showing them what’s wrong with these pranks by social media. And then we should completely ignore them so they think they are no more famous. I don't know, i think this would work. So, give it a go, try to stop these people. And don't be one of them.