First off, I apologize for the long hiatus. I had been busy finishing up school, working, etc, and I haven't had much time for blogging. Now that I am on summer vacation, I will hopefully return to a more regular blogging schedule.
Anyway, I've been noticing an issue in today's society, and I think it's time to address it. As most of you probably know, Bruce Jenner recently revealed his new persona as Caitlynn Jenner. Many people have been vocal about their support for Jenner's transformation, posting pictures on social media sites of the Vanity Fair cover and proclaiming their happiness. However, those who are not supportive of the transformation have also tried to express their opinion, such as Drake Bell stating on Twitter, "Sorry...still calling you Bruce." However, instead of people respecting Drake Bell's opinion, they harassed him until he deleted his comment.
This is what I have a problem with. It's really shameful that we live in a society where if someone's opinions don't agree with the mass opinion, they are immediately regarded as an asshole. We're basically teaching today's children that if their opinion differs from most others, they need to sit down and shut up because they're going to be bullied for it. Did Drake Bell comment on every other person who accepts Jenner's transformation and bully them for their opinion? No. He was just stating his own, hoping that people would accept what he had to say, just as how he accepted what others had to say. Just because someone doesn't necessarily agree with someone else's opinion, doesn't mean they have to be disrespectful. They say today's society is more accepting? How about we start accepting everyone's opinions instead of making disrespectful comments.
Okay, rant over. Thanks for reading what I had to say. Hopefully some of you agree. And if you don't, hopefully you can at least respect what I have to say.