On the Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee controversies…

 
There is nothing wrong with saying it like it is. There is no reason, however, to be offensive, abrasive, insulting, or rude. Some people just didn’t learn their manners. Some people just don’t care how what they say or do affects others. Some people think they sound smart and good and sassy, which is not really smart or good. Some people think they can get away with saying and doing anything they want because of their social status, wealth, or popularity.
 
I am so glad people are calling them out on their behavior and taking action. It’s just showing the world that we don’t have to listen to people who are loud and bullies. We don’t need to listen to people who are insulting or offensive. There is enough negativity in the world. There are better, more tactful, and subtle ways to get the point across. Let’s stop feeding our children and grandchildren with this permissive acceptance of what really is crude and low-brow entertainment.
 
Do we really want to live in a world where people exchange expletives in normal discourse? Where people barrel ahead, do what they want, and get what they want just because nobody wants to be their next target? The world does not need bullies. Many of us would have grown up with greater confidence and more spectacular achievements if we were not bullied in childhood.
Take it from someone who was bullied throughout her childhood.

One thought on “On the Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee controversies…

  1. Well said, Cindy.

    On Sat, Jun 2, 2018 at 9:09 AM, Cindy Lapeña: Creativity Unlimited wrote:

    > mimrlith posted: ” There is nothing wrong with saying it like it is. > There is no reason, however, to be offensive, abrasive, insulting, or rude. > Some people just didn’t learn their manners. Some people just don’t care > how what they say or do affects others. Some people” >

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