NOTE: I had hoped to make this a regular Friday thing because I like the alliterative quality of Fuck You Friday, but I haven’t been able to stick to a regular schedule so far. Therefore, I declare today to be Fuck You Fwednesday.
Hey, assholes. Yeah, you. The scumbag who likes to belittle people. The stuck-up bitch who trashes other chicks right to their faces. The mean kid who makes fun of his classmates. I’m talking to you.
You people are everywhere. You’re a fucking plague. I’ve read too many heartbreaking stories about children and teenagers being bullied for one reason or another. Do you find it rewarding to pick on those who are smaller, weaker, or different? Is it that much fun to gang up on someone and spread nasty rumors about them? Does it truly satisfy you to taunt a person until they cry? Or worse, until they have a nervous breakdown or commit suicide? Do you think it makes you powerful? It doesn’t. It makes you vile subhuman filth.
The same goes for your adult counterparts. Internet trolls who get their rocks off by posting rude and insensitive remarks. Facebookers, bloggers, and tweeters who target and mock others for entertainment. Mean-spirited fucks who enjoy embarrassing their colleagues publicly. Toxic bosses who are verbally abusive to their staff. The foul vermin who bully their spouses or partners. What the fuck is your problem? Obviously you haven’t grasped that you can’t become superior by cutting someone else down. Here’s a news flash for you: not only does it not make you superior, it also makes you lesser people, you fucking cowards.
I was bullied when I was young. I was shy and I was afraid of a lot of things. I was also not an attractive child. To make matters worse, I was the tallest one in my class, and the only one who had glasses and braces at the age of 9. I may as well have had a bullseye painted on my forehead. Terrible things were said to me. My classmates teased me unmercifully. Grownups made cruel, judgmental comments. I was physically confronted by bullies a few times too, and it sucked. Being a target because I was funny looking was bad enough; I can’t imagine how traumatic it is for kids who are victimized because of their color, religion, socio-economic level, or sexual orientation, or because of a handicap or other physical differentiation.
I’m not that shy, scared kid anymore. As an adult, I feel very strongly about about confronting and stopping bullies. You’re like cancers—you spread everywhere and you need to be cut off in your tracks. I’m not a mother, and you should be glad about that because I would be your worst nightmare if you ever picked on my kid. As it is, I am insanely protective of my friends and family. If you take a potshot at someone I care about, I WILL COME AFTER YOU. If you so much as say ONE WORD out of line about any of my loved ones, you will hear from me. I’m not kidding.
I don’t care if you had an unhappy childhood. I don’t give a shit if you feel powerless and frustrated. Under other circumstances, I might have compassion for you. But if you choose to take out your misery and anger on someone with even less power, you forfeit any right to sympathy as far as I’m concerned. Justifying your actions by blaming your home life or your upbringing makes as much sense as serial killers who target victims who look like their mother, or wife, or the first woman who ever dumped them. The problem is YOU, motherfuckers. Look at yourselves for a change, you spineless losers. Look at what your actions have wrought. Nothing good, right? Think about that for a while.
Fuck you, you hate-filled jackals. Fuck you and your twisted need to hurt others. I don’t even have to wish ill on you—all I have to do is hope that you get what you deserve, because karma will be a vicious bitch.