In case you live under a rock and did not know, the royal wedding was this weekend. As much as I wanted to get up and see it, my bed is very comfortable. SO when the alarm went off at 4am, I turned it off, rolled over and went back to sleep. But one of the great things about living in the digital age, is that you don’t have to watch anything live any more.
I knew the wedding would be all over the internet, and indeed it was. Along with all the comments and opinions. And the only thing I have to say is – Wow, we have become a truly ugly society.
Internet trolls have been around since the internet, but is it just me or does it seem like they are multiplying in record numbers? Most comments used to be nice, with a few negatives. Now, everyone has to say something ugly.
The new royal was criticized for wearing too much make up, for not wearing enough make up, for not looking like a princess, for having a dress that is too plain and not ornate enough for the public, for her hair, her figure, for…everything. Celebrity after celebrity saying what they thought was wrong. One even saying that she would have gone to one more fitting for the dress…Well, Since Megan was working with the designer, I am sure it fit exactly the way it was supposed to. And her new husband didn’t seem to mind….
Since when did we become so negative? Since when is it in fashion to trash someone just to get your 5 seconds of internet fame? Since when is it OK to tear others down to make ourselves feel more important? And since when it is wrong just because you would have made a different choice?
What is my opinion on the royal wedding? I think that if the bride and groom were happy, then it was a success, and what everyone else thinks is irrelevant.
And what’s up with all the mean mimes about the Queen or anyone else involved? Maybe the queen just has RBF?
Why can’t we just be positive? They are a young couple who are in love…and happen to be royalty. I can’t help but remember Princess Dianna when I watched that royal wedding as a child. She was beautiful and radiant. And no one said anything bad. I wonder if that would be the case today, or if our society today would rip her apart too.
If any one us faced the criticisms, judgements and negative comments that young people in the media are subjected to today, none of us would have the courage to leave the house. Why can’t we just wish this young couple a lifetime of happiness? Why criticize her make up? If you don’t like how little make up she was wearing, when you get married, you can cake it on. If you don’t like the dress, wear a different one when you get married. If you don’t like her hair, wear your different at your wedding. Otherwise, if you can’t say something nice…just keep quiet.