Recently comedienne Margaret Cho got some new tattoos that she was very happy with. So, she tweeted a pic, to share them with her fans. Unfortunately two people decided to let Cho know that they think she doesn’t look very attractive. Cho didn’t take too kindly to their rude comments, and not only blocked these two users, but told them off as well.
Some people think she reacted a little harshly, but she feels completely justified:
I did not choose this face or this body and I have learned to live with it and love it and celebrate it and adorn it with tremendous drawings from the greatest artists in the world and I feel good and powerful like a nation that has never been free and now after many hard won victories is finally fucking free. I am beautiful and I am finally fucking free.
I fly my flag of self-esteem for all those who have been told they were ugly and fat and hurt and shamed and violated and abused for the way they look and told time and time again that they were “different” and therefore unlovable. Come to me and I will tell you and show you how beautiful and loved you are and you will see it and feel it and know it and then look in the mirror and truly believe it. If you are offended by my anger and my might at defending my borders and my people you do not deserve entry into my beloved and magnificent country.
Read the whole article in Jezebel HERE.
This whole thing made me think about HNT again. Very few people in the world have “perfect” bodies, most of us have flaws that could be objectively criticized. Yet, during my time perusing people’s photos, I never saw any negative comments on people’s HNT photos. Commenters always seemed supportive and often grateful to the photo submitters for sharing these private (and sometimes very explicit) photos. And you know what, that’s how it should be. If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone’s photo, it’d better to just not say anything at all.
People usually know what their physical flaws are and don’t really need an anonymous person to point them out.
What are your thoughts on Cho’s comments?