There’s a mugshot that’s gone viral on Facebook of a man with a webbed neck. It’s being shared with “check out the comment section lol” and “better luck NECKS time.” The comments under the original post are disgraceful to say the least. Everyone is laughing at his appearance – the way God made him and how he was born, not what he has chosen to do or how he has chosen to live. Regardless of what the man has done, there is no excuse to make fun of ANYONE for the way they look and the way GOD MADE THEM.
Webbed necks are commonly linked with certain chromosome disorders, including the one my daughter has, Turner Syndrome. A webbed neck is actually one of the most identifying features of Turner Syndrome, and I know countless TS girls and women who have it. Now look at my daughter. Would you also laugh at my daughter if she had a webbed neck as one of her Turner Syndrome symptoms? Think about that. Is it funny now?
We preach about acceptance, love, and differences, but only under certain circumstances, right? These ADULTS are publicly mocking and ridiculing this man’s physical deformity. What does this teach our children? We get angry when kids bully other kids for looking or being different (and bullied kids are committing suicide nowadays), but yet these same adults are the ones that keep demonstrating everyday examples of bullying.
I won’t tolerate this. You’ll never see me laugh at someone for their differences and God-given appearances – I never have and I never will. And if you dare say I’m being too “sensitive” or “too serious,” you obviously have no idea what it’s like to have a child with special needs. Children like mine have the unfortunate displeasure of trying to fit into this hateful, cruel world. My 3.5 year old daughter, who’s never even been in school, has already experienced both physical and verbal bullying from other kids. I’m her ADVOCATE for many reasons, this being one of them. So the next time you mock and laugh at someone for being different or for not “fitting in”, don’t forget to come back and unfriend me. 🚫👎
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