In Episode 1, Robert was talking to Fatimah about whether or not she was ashamed of him. It was a little bit after his mother had asked him if he had still been talking to the girl. Again, it seems as if the parents in the new YouTube Series “Love is Blind” are more unaccepting of mixed races being together than the children (Robert and Fatimah in particular) being that they are the main characters in the show. The title of the series is what seemingly really drives the actions of the characters. But, the culminating event that topped off Episode 1 in particular is what is driving this very article.
The Facebook message that Robert sent to his Pakistani girlfriend whom he has professed to be in love with read:
“Yo…You seventeen. Come on. This is not right. My mother is right…maybe you ashamed of me…”
He’d started to believe what his mother felt, then sent her a Facebook message. The contents of the message in particular are what are disturbing, and also what will likely break them up if it gets to that point. As we all know social media can either hurt or help a relationship. And, if, Robert and Fatimah are to stay together (something we, the audience will not know until we watch the rest of the many episodes of Wanly Florexile’s new YouTube Brooklyn drama Love is Blind) they are gonna have to keep their relationship off Facebook.
How do you feel about social media when it comes to relationships? Good? Bad? It can be a little of both at times, but you have the power to make it a cool experience with your lover instead of a heated, jealous one. Think about if Robert saw the guy that Fatimah is to marry on her page and how he would react if Fatimah and this 30-something-year-old man actually went along with the planned marriage that Fatimah’s parents are concentrating on for their daughter. Can you imagine the war that would go on online? Plus, with all of the immediate access to guns and other weapons that Robert actually has direct access to being from Brooklyn (even though he’s a peaceful kid who wouldn’t likely go that route…), what if his love for the young girl escalated into something that could get him locked up, like hurting her husband that was forced upon her because of her family’s Pakistani tradition?
As you read this, I know that you understand what I am talking about when it comes to social media and relationships, and that being two young high school teenagers those two love birds could possibly end up in ruins if she or Robert keeps posting things on social media. Once you put something online, I think we all know that if it’s not deleted quickly, it’s repeated quickly. So, if you have an argument with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife, please, for God’s Sake, keep it to yourselves! All of your Facebook friends do not have to know that you left some panties soaking in the sink, or that he clips his toenails in the living room. Gossip is a relationship destroyer, and on social media sites this is multiplied by 100, especially in a populated place like Brooklyn where Fatimah and Robert are from. Episode 1 of Love is Blind is where you see the post the angry young Haitian boyfriend made.