Slammed by YouTube commenters: How would you respond?

A YouTube video by a PR pro (and PR Daily contributor) is garnering nasty, even vitriolic comments. He wants your advice on what to do next.

Recently, I’ve received a string of very negative comments about my 2009 social media song music video: Crazy Little Thing The Web.

I have no problem with criticism. I read, receive, and counsel others on how to confront it daily.

However, I must admit that I’m in a bit of a quandary as to whether to continue allowing these free-wheeling comments or to turn them off.

Although I temporarily turned off the ability to leave comments on the video on Wednesday morning, the comment feature is back on now. While they were off, I received this lovely note submitted through my Codella Marketing website contact form:

“I just had the misfortune of watching this youtube clip … and I believe that you now owe me some form of compensation.

“Honestly, it was truly the most painful, irritating thing I have ever witnessed, completely devoid of humour or satire. I can understand him being shocked at finding an alleged ex girlfriend on facebook, but I was flabbergasted by his arrogant laugh. Surely this guy is lucky to have ever had any relationship with any person other than his mother, who no doubt still breast-feeds him.

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