The best argument for the Industrial Revolution being a curse is that it created a situation in which workers had to endure very bad working conditions. It took away the dignity and independence of the workers.
Before the Industrial Revolution, people worked at home, at their own pace. They might work really hard for a week straight and then go take a break. They were their own bosses and they could be proud of their autonomy and their skills.
After the Revolution, none of this was true. The people had to go work in dangerous factories when they were told to work. They were no longer their own bosses and they were often doing unskilled work.
So the Industrial Revolution took workers' autonomy and pride away from them and stuck them in factories that were dangerous and in which the workers were not really respected and valued.