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Photographer refuses to take the pictures of high school Facebook bullies, telling them 'You're too ugly... on the inside'
A photographer has refused to take pictures of a group of high school girls who were bullying other teens on Facebook. Pennsylvania photographer Jennifer McKendrick was scheduled to shoot the school girls for their senior photo. But when she came across a Facebook page with cruel comments from four high school girls whose names matched her scheduled clients she saw red.
McKendrick emailed the girls and their parents to cancel their portraits, including screen-shots of their comments to explain why she was calling off the session. McKendrick wrote more about her decision on her personal blog, in a post titled 'I Won't Photograph Ugly People.' She wrote: 'I mean how could I spend two hours with someone during our session trying to make beautiful photos of them knowing they could do such UGLY things.'
I don't want to live in a world where complete strangers are making all kinds of judgements about me based on things that took place in other contexts.
Where do we draw the line, how much should we applaud things like this and how much is it serving to erase privacy?