Raise your hand if the life Farrah Abraham has made for herself is nothing like you expected back in her Teen Mom days. The MTV reality star turned porn star turned reality star (again!) is certainly raising eyebrows with her choices these days. But it's hard not to feel bad for a girl who feels like she's being bullied.
Yes, I said it. I feel bad for Farrah.
The former Teen Mom star gave a series of definitions of bullying on her Twitter account this week, ending the lecture with thoughts on the people who criticize her choices:
Laughing at all the #WannaBeBullies today :)) #ThankYouHaters such #WannaB's #GoCry ask someone for a hug if you can't handle life :)
Hate on her all you want ... and disagree with her choices, but she's got a point. No one deserves to be bullied.
So what's the difference between disagreeing with Farrah and bullying her?
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Let's just say that calling her a "whore" or "dumb b--ch" goes beyond a thoughtful critique of her admittedly very public choices. And I've seen both lobbed at her on a frequent basis, along with a string of other choice phrases.
It is possible in this world to have a discussion without turning to base insults, but it's increasingly rare. The obsession with our celebrities in particular has brought out the dark side of humanity: people who think they have ownership in women like Farrah and who choose to flex their rather cruel muscles.
Farrah is in the public eye. She's chosen that. She's chosen to do some really smart things with her life and some dumb ones too.
But that doesn't make it any more appropriate to hurl insults at her than it would if she were a regular jane standing in front of you.
Disagree with her. Tell her she's wrong. Go ahead.
But don't be a bully.
Because the only one who comes out of that discussion looking bad is you.
Do you think Farrah is right? Is she being bullied?
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