In this post, I’d like to talk about one of the incidents that probably bothered me most of all. It didn’t just happen on the blog, oh no, it went over to Twitter.
There was a strange and instant dislike taken to Jim and Amber Marchese from RHONJ. For whatever reason, Jim’s job was dissected and just NOT approved of-I don’t remember what it is he does or did, an attorney/whistleblower/pharma rep, whatever it is or was its ultimately none of my business. And frankly I don’t care just because its his life, his family and his bank account.
Out of nowhere and irrationally, pure venomous hatred was spewed at Amber. She was tweeted that her cancer should come back (which it did, and she’s a fighter, so) and she should just DIE DIE DIE because well I’m not even sure why-but she was called a C word and all sorts of bitches and this and that. On TWITTER!! Tweeted to her!! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I was shocked and disgusted. I’m thinking-you are a BLOGGER and you don’t know these people but for what you see on a television show. They didn’t kick your dog, or slap your mother, or punch babies. Yet you’re tweeting the most vile shit to a stranger that you somehow feel a right to attack.
I’ve had a few interactions with Amber on Twitter and in my DMs. I don’t claim to know her one bit, but my experience with her has shown her to be kind and gracious, totally undeserving of the vitriol she had chucked her way.
Beyond that, it was WEIRD how personal it got, and like, gross. Its was just as bad on the blog, believe me. The over-investment in hating a complete stranger that I’ve seen a few times (Bethenney, Meghan and Carole come to mind) is pathological. Unnerving, scary and dare I say, stalker-y? Are they reminiscent of the girls you really wanted to be friends with in high school? Do they remind you of what you aren’t and can never be? Its just way beyond normal. And I can’t with that shit.
Talk later, Lovelies