I’m going to be very unpopular because of this opinion – and I’m ok with that. I’ve never been one to go along with the crowd. And I should have said this years ago… but it’s never too late to make a good decision. So, here it goes…
SNL – shame on you!
When did it become a national pass time to ridicule and shame others? I’m going on record and saying I’m not ok with it and I hope others take a stand against bullying too. Shame on you for supporting the bully mentality. I dare you – try doing some good with the platform you have!
I quit watching SNL years ago when the jokes turned to below-the-belt jabs, when the teasing turned to belligerent badgering, when the parody turned to outright ridicule.
So there you have it – I’m taking a stand against it … because it’s never too late to make a good decision. I’m doing some good with this platform I have.
Let’s talk about bullying for a hot second … because I know some people will try to shame me for simply posting this. And I won’t have it. I’ve been bullied enough in my lifetime to stand for it.
Dismissal of bullying is bullying too…
Some of my readers are going to say “Oh come on – lighten up.” That’s the danger in it. Bullying is often dismissed away with a response of “It was just a joke – lighten up!” Face it – that does even more damage to the person feeling bullied.
Let’s bring respect for others back to our values my friends. Let’s put others’ needs first. Let’s take care of each other. And find humor in things that are actually funny… not making fun of others.
Personal note from Lori: This isn’t in response to Melissa McCarthy or Sean Spicer or Barron Trump… this is just in general. Ask me for a few reasons I posted this I’d tell you there are dozens of reasons I posted this. Additionally, as I was doing research for this post I learned about the #boycottSNL hashtag. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily represent the same views of all users of this hashtag. I’m not attempting to bully the bully-ier here (like some of the other #boycottsnl users I’m seeing) just making the good decision. I’m boycotting SNL and challenging others to do so along with me.