A few days ago, Mohamed Ramadan’s sister, Eman, got married. Being the sister of a superstar, her wedding pictures went viral on social media. While throwing a big wedding during this critical coronavirus pandemic time is irresponsible, the bullying and harsh comments the bride received on her wedding day are disgusting.
Ironically, people didn’t attack her for violating social distancing rules, but for how she looks. Reading the comments, you will find many rude and insulting remarks claiming that she looks like a man.
Ladies and gentlemen, we can’t label harsh comments as freedom of expression. This will always be considered as bullying and lack of morals. There is nothing more painful than attacking a bride for her look on her big day, especially that every lady expects to receive compliments even if she was not the most beautiful bride.
Bullying a celebrity is not okay
Many believe that as long as these people are public figures who expose their private lives, we have the right to say whatever we want. Making fun of a fashion fail or red carpet crime is totally different that making fun of God’s creation. People didn’t just comment on her gown or makeup, but how she naturally looks and that is horrific. This is not a movie where an actor didn’t master a role. Besides, the sister is not a public figure and she shouldn’t pay the price for having a celebrity brother.
Bullying doesn’t start at schools
We come across campaigns all over the Internet that spread awareness about bullying at schools. Many mothers share heartbreaking stories about bullying incidents that happened to their kids. However, with such repeated incidents, it’s time to confess that bullying stems from adults and is transferred directly and indirectly to kids.
It doesn’t start at a kid making fun of an overweight friend at school. It starts at home when this young bully is insulted by parents and is taught that it’s okay to hurt celebrity’s feelings or talk about relatives and friends behind their backs. We all engage in Facebook mommy communities and we daily see how mothers attack and insult each other for even disagreeing on a parenting technique. What should we expect from little ones?
Imagine that this bride is your best friend and she reads these negative comments on her big day. Would you find it acceptable? Before you comment or share, think how your post or comment would negatively affect someone’s feelings.
Be the light!