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Not sure where I displayed group think but I agree the whole mask thing was absurd, I never got the humor. But the thing is, this is not my money, this is not my Chewbacca mask and I am not her. Something nice happened to her and her family and for people to find that upsetting is odd to me.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
I personally try not to begrudge people their good fortune.
And yet you choose to make a post based upon my reaction to what I believe is an important issue. What does that make you, cannon fodder? We're on a public forum, what the hell do you think happens here? This is a place to discuss what many believe is wrong with the world.
There are so many important issues to share and discuss, but “Chewbacca Mom” has gone viral and alongside “Gorilla Boy”, everybody is distracted.
How about I make this clear to everybody. I don't think she is cool, smart or funny. I don't think she and her kids are deserving. I think there is a bigger picture here that people are displaying ignorance over. Many humans are sick, starving, homeless and more readily deserving of this opportunity. Many are struggling to make the same thing happen for themselves without resorting to tricks. All the money spent on carting her around, all the media attention. The money spent on her and her children. The fact that people enjoy and embrace these nonsensical videos of people acting dumb.
If you can't acknowledge or express empathy towards those competing for the same outcome, choosing to ignore the feeling of being cheated, you essentially represent the "it's not happening in my backyard, so why should I give a damn" way of life.
originally posted by: mOjOm
I'm with you. I say good for her. She didn't ask for any of this. She simply made a funny video and people everywhere loved it.
originally posted by: lightedhype
It is about advertising its as simple as that. Her video started off with free advertising all over even if the store was only mentioned once.
After that, they can do this whole bit and milk that much more media coverage.
originally posted by: eisegesis
If you can't acknowledge or express empathy towards those competing for the same outcome, choosing to ignore the feeling of being cheated, you essentially represent the "it's not happening in my backyard, so why should I give a damn" way of life. This was of course positive for her and I admit, her children are "victims" of circumstance, but a slap in the face to those who dedicate their time and energy to more strenuous activities that actually include some form of logic.