In the last few months several of our friends have said to us, “I do not know how you handle all of the crap you guys get on the internet.” Most of the time our response to them is, “We do our best to try to ignore it, but it is surprisingly hard.”
“A la niña que llamaste p*ta, es virgen. Al niño que llamaste ridiculo, tiene que trabajar todos los días para mantener a su familia. A esa niña a la que empujaste en las escaleras, la golpean en la casa. A esa niña que llamaste gorda, dejo de comer y muere de hambre. A ese viejo hombre del cual te reiste por tener cicatrices espantosas, lucho en la guerra por tu país. A ese niño del cual te reiste porque lloraba, su madre se esta muriendo.
Tú crees que lo conoces. Pero adivina que?
No es así
Compártelo en tu muro si estas en contra del bullying. Apuesto a que 99% de ustedes no lo hará, pero publicalo si eres ese 1%.”—
Basically it’s a spanish transcript of this:
And now let me tell you why this is fucking stupid.
The girl you called a slut is not a virgin, she may have slept with a dozen boys. She still doesn’t deserve the name-calling.
The boy you called lame is not poor, he just buys all his clothes in Walmart because he doesn’t care about his looks. He still doesn’t deserve to be scoffed at.
The girl you pushed down is not being abused at home, she comes from a perfectly happy family. She still doesn’t deserve to be disrespected.
The girl you called fat is not starving herself, she has never gone on a diet. She still doesn’t deserve to be mocked.
The scarred old man didn’t go to war, he got the scars from a playground accident when he was a child. He still doesn’t deserve to be derided.
The boy you made fun of for crying hasn’t lost anyone, he’s just sensitive. He still doesn’t deserve to be ridiculed.
You think you think you know them. But guess what? People aren’t fucking narratives, they are not characters in a stupid hollywood story, they don’t need to have some kind of deep background to protect them from your idiocy.
Re-post if you are against bullying and bullshit. Or don’t, because these messages don’t actually amount to half a crap against your real life attitude. I’m not gonna bet on anything and I’m not gonna use any kind of passive-aggresive taunt about not having a heart because I want to believe not every single human being is that gullible.