Thursday, October 31, 2013
I know where the Wicked Witch lives
Happy Halloween my pretties!
Have ya'll heard about the flaming witch that is planning to hand out the following letter to fat kids tonight instead of candy?
You can read more and hear the woman speak here. The basic gist is if your kid ends up on her porch and she thinks they're too fat, she's going to give them a note for the parents instead of candy telling them she thinks their kid is fat and they shouldn't be eating as much candy as other kids. If this isn't the ultimate form of bullying, I don't know what is. (And I'm not one of those people who cries bully on everything either.) This will be the most devastating thing for a child to get this letter because you know some of them will read it right away if they're able and something they will carry with them well into adulthood.
To the woman thinking of doing this...I believe in karma and I more importantly, I believe in the power of social media. The SECOND someone gets this letter, it will be tweeted, Facebooked, Tumblr'd and all that crap likely along with your address. The amount of flaming bags of shit, eggs, toilet paper and incessant harassment you are likely to have rain down on you from the people in that town, not just Halloween night, but possibly weeks and months to follow will be well deserved should you choose to emotionally scar a child like that. It's none of your damn business if a kid is overweight and who the hell made you weight police!? I'm not a litigious person but I hope you get a letter as well...therapy bills that you are forced to pay for every child you make cry with that note. This note says more about YOU as a person than it helps the targets of your nosy, ill-conceived idea cloaked in the guise of "concern." I hope you seriously reconsider this idea and work on YOURSELF because you're the one that needs the help.
Should this woman give out her note instead of candy, hand out apples to all kids or turn off the light and not open her door ever again? What would you do if your child received this note?
Update: So there were no incidents reported of overweight kids scarred by this supposed letter. One of two things happened, the woman reconsidered and valued her property or this was a hoax. For people who say "HA, you were burned by a hoax!", I say no. If this was indeed a hoax, the fact that we live in a society where this is entirely plausible and enough news outlets and general discussion was had about it speaks disturbing volumes.
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