Youtube user jorrillabear left this comment on a video of my daughter.
“What an ugly baby”
That was right after jorrillabear identified as being supportive of NC pastor Sean Harris – who told congregants to punch their gay children. First, jorrillabear’s religious beliefs led to the endorsement of child abuse. Then jorrillabear’s very next activity was to insult the physical appearance of a baby. What the fuck, over?
First off – is it just me, or is Zoe actually not ugly?
Admittedly, I’m biased. Either way though – it doesn’t matter. There simply is no reason to talk like this.
The elevator-gate meta-argument has recently reached a very similar point. The antagonists have referred to Jen McCreight as ‘ugly’ – further insinuating that because she’s supposedly ugly she wouldn’t have to worry about rape and sexual harassment.
When one of the antagonists showed up to defend herself, Jen McCreight responded:
Now, if you want to explain why calling me ugly is totally acceptable, feel free to debate that point. I’m dying to hear what you have to say.
Ophelia Benson weighed in:
And tell us if you do that in the rest of your life, and how it works out for you. Do you call your relatives ugly? If you have grandparents or parents living, do you tell them how ugly they’re getting? If you think a friend’s child is ugly, do you tell the friend the child is ugly? Do you tell the child? Do you tell your friends they’re ugly? Do you tell colleagues they’re ugly? Do you call people ugly whenever you lose your temper?
If so, does it go well? Do they all like you the better for it? Do they admire and respect you? Do they think you’re a wise, honest, thoughtful, generally decent person? Is that what you think of yourself – you’re a kind of Lenny Bruce for the modern era?
That pretty much sums it up.
*UPDATE – ‘Scumbag Christian’ meme attempt:*
What I’m getting at is that this guy endorsed child abuse for religious reasons, then in the very next click – insulted a baby’s appearance for fun. It’s an example of a scumbag christian. This was an example of moral bankruptcy from a person claiming moral high ground.