Adult Babies Wishing Horrible Things On Meryl Streep
Two people told me that people they know have said horrible things about Meryl Streep on Facebook -- horrible wishing her an excruciating death sorts of things -- simply because of her comments at The Golden Globes.
Just to be clear, these are not people who are looking seek to make these things happen; it was just ugly hyperbole.
One reason I think people do this sort of thing: They now have a platform that calls for them to have material to publish daily or more than daily. They have little to say that's novel, interesting, or funny. But they can feel a part of something by expressing hate, which is easy and gets lots of other hateful people to come "like" their post. Attention gained! Approval noted! Whoopee!
A few things:
I am horrified that this impulsive boor, Donald Trump, is our President.
I think it's inappropriate to turn an awards show into a political soapbox.
However, the fact that a movie star does not share your opinion about the candidate you support is not reason to wish them a horrible death.
That's just ugly and wrong.
It's the height of adult babyhood to not be able to comprehend or abide that other people will not share your every opinion and to speak of them as if they really don't deserve to continue living because of it.
Also, you morons, your social media posts may not be so easily disappeared.