I Guess Haters Gotta Hate


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.


About bridgetstraub

Author, Artist & Mom. First novel "Searching for My Wand" was published in December 2011
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4 Responses to I Guess Haters Gotta Hate

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    That’s why I try to find something good in just about everything that someone creates. I know that the time, the effort, and the passion was worth a lot to them so I do try to give credit for that even if I have essentially disliked the product.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  2. It would really annoy me to know if that person had NOT seen the movie at all. Whatever happened to if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all.

  3. paulaacton says:

    There is a fine line when it comes to posting opinions on anything, when I do a book review I will only post it if I can say as much positive as negative and the criticisms have to be constructive, if I have paid money to go watch a film I reserve the right to call it out if I think it was bad because I invested my time and money but I would not comment on a film I have not seen except for remakes, remakes I feel perfectly justified in asking why is it being made, especially if it is a film with a special place in my heart if anyone ever tries to remake Labyrinth I will be signing a petition lol

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