I don’t want to be all preachy about it, and god knows I can be a real bitch sometimes (read: often), but consciously making a choice to mock someone* for the entertainment of others is a little fucked up, right?
NOW, on to the *, I am not referring to people like Newt Gingrich, who put themselves in mockable situations with their actions and choices. I’m talking making fun of someone for having bad skin or coming from poverty (or in some circles, wealth) or other circumstances he or she can’t control. That kind of hurtfulness makes me feel a little ill. I know this is largely a matter of subjectivity, and I’m sure that my stance is not a popular one, but I guess I just feel like if you’ve gotta mock someone (and we all do, admit it), why not mock the traits of the man who divorces his ailing wife, or ignores his colleague raping children, rather than (gasp, dare I say it) someone’s acne or thyroid problem. Just putting it out there. (Sorry.)