I just finished reading an article about SJP and to be quite honest, while I can believe the mean things that people say, it also makes me angry. I like her. I think she’s pretty and successful and I have never seen her name in the middle of some scandal. Maybe it has been, but I haven’t seen it. Regardless, that’s not the point. The point is that while this woman is beautiful, successful, and “good” (for lack of a better word at this moment), people think that it is okay to say “she looks like a horse” or “why the long face” or “she’s one of the ugliest people I’ve ever seen.” If you are one of those people leaving comments like those, you should be ashamed of yourself! Completely, 100% ashamed. Sure, we have freedom of speech and I suppose that gives people the right to say whatever they want, even if it is mean. I imagine there are some underlying issues for the people that post such negative comments – maybe a bad day, maybe a bad life, maybe no one ever told them they were beautiful and so they go around casting those stones at people who can’t/won’t defend themselves — and I’m not just talking about SJP. If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say it. It’s that simple. Don’t say hurtful things just because she’s a celebrity and you think she won’t see what you say. Do you really think that she’s never heard or read or seen that people say she looks like a horse? Do you think she doesn’t have feelings? Even if she’s one of those people who just brushes it off, at least publicly, do you not think that maybe it does hurt her? And again, I’m not just talking about SJP here. Think before you post, people. To try and break someone, bring them down, ESPECIALLY for their looks is cruel. There’s enough cruelty out there without people spreading it like wildfire. The Golden Rule. Remember it. Act on it.
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