If there is one thing that has never been in short supply in the life of Mario Balotelli, it’s haters. The combination of his large personality, perceived arrogance, and talent level means that he is just as likely to piss off an entire stadium as he is to bring it to its feet in celebration. The fact that he lives in the first “hater generation,” as rapper Wale so eloquently put it, doesn’t help. Social media is nothing if not a bastion for ignorant hatred, and of all the celebrities who operate in the space Balotelli probably receives the worst of it. And it seems to have gotten to him.
He took to Instagram to leave this message for all his haters out there.
It’s strange to see a man of such wealth and status reduced to defending himself via selfie video, but this is the age we live in. People can interact at a level that is somehow simultaneously more personal and more shallow than ever before, which is probably why it is so easy to spread hateful remarks. There’s no accountability.
We are sorry to say that this post by Balotelli will do more harm than good. He’s breaking the first rule of social media: don’t feed the trolls.