I LOVE Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.” It’s genius.
The truth is the internet can be a nasty place. Comments that no normal person would EVER say to another human being suddenly seem fine because they’re spewed from behind the anonymity of a computer screen.
In the online world, we call these people trolls and let me just say, celebrities aren’t the only people who have ’em.
You wouldn’t believe the nasty comments we bloggers receive! I’ve been told my kids would be better off if I’d gotten an abortion, that Child Protective Services should take away my kids, and that my husband should leave me (which, ironically…anyway). But I’ve learned to embrace my haters. Because I love to express myself, engage in lively debates with other strong-minded people, and for some bizarre reason I have no problem at all putting my biggest mistakes “out there” for everybody to see so that maybe someone can learn from them (because God knows, I don’t).
Listen, everyone has a voice. Everyone has an opinion. And it’s all good as far as I’m concerned, because like I always say, “If I’m not pissing somebody off, I’m not saying anything worth listening to.”
So I decided to do a parody of “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” for my fellow bloggers out there. Thanks to my blogging buddies, Alisa Schindler (www.IceScreamMama.com), Holly Rust (www.MothersGuideToSanity.com), Alexandra Rosas (www.GoodDayRegularPeople.com), and Jessica Gottlieb (www.JessicaGottlieb.com) for sharing the love – I mean the hate – with me. Guess we’re saying something worth listening to!