I find the climate of the world troubling right now, and by that I am not talking about Global Warming. I am talking about the need to knock people behind their backs on social media and elsewhere. Whatever happened to the motto that if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all? If only people would abide by that.
I was on Facebook earlier today, and a “Friend” said something casually offensive in regards to Garry Marshall’s new film, Mother’s Day, which I just happened to see last night. Here’s how this person’s post read:
An open update to Garry Marshall:
Please don’t make a “Father’s Day” movie…it’s the only day we have left and another stinker will just make it worse…
Obviously just an offhanded snarky comment about a movie I am going to go out on a limb and guess he hasn’t even seen. But, here’s what bothers me the most about his comment. I am certain he would not say that to the man’s face. In fact, if he had the pleasure of meeting Garry, (as admittedly I have) he would be captivated by his charm, wit, and kindness.
I get it that Mother’s Day may not appeal to a large male audience. It doesn’t have to. However, a lot of people worked very hard to make a film that puts laughter and positivity out into the world. Something that is desperately needed right now, and that I for one, am grateful for. It shouldn’t be so hard for a grown man to take a moment before posting and to realize he should have a little respect.