Hello there everyone- it is Thanksgiving for our American friends, am I right? Happy thanksgiving!
While you’re all getting stuck into some turkey and veg, here in the UK it’s business as usual, which unfortunately means that we can’t go a day without our favourite publication, The Daily Mail. Shame.
The bigoted, dogmatist writers of the publication have once again turned their ugly heads towards tattooing, wondering why “this disease has spread through sport”. The terribly written and outright prejudice “article” can be read here, if you’d like to bother with it. Here’s the spark notes version: for some sad reason, the writer of this article does not like those with tattoos. Through the primal urges weak minded individuals feel, this writer has put those with tattoos into one category, and those who perform well in sports in another. Through doing this, their pathetic opinions cause discrimination towards a group of people who are actually incredibly diverse. Really, you can read about prejudice in scholars’ articles, this is how this happens.
What’s sad about this pitiful excuse for an article is the fact that this still represents a lot of people in our country. Why do we feel the need to feel disgust for those with different interests, appearance and beliefs? Reading some of the comments included in that article, it’s an eye-opening fact that people still feel the need to discriminate against others.
As far as my own feelings go, I can’t say I feel the same disgust for Geoffrey Weatcroft (the “writer”) as he does for me. Instead I pity him for being so weak minded, and for infecting our media with his uneducated opinions instead of finding out where they come from and tackling them to make him a better person. I give complete unadulterated sympathy towards someone unable to have respect for his fellow man. I feel disappointed with the fact this man clearly can not do his job properly (never write about something you have no idea of, and know your reader- they teach you that in school, Geoffrey). But I do not feel disgust towards him, as I’m not an idiot.
I’d love to know how some of you feel about it too- feel free to pop in a comment and make yourself heard. The comments are usually very friendly, and you can make up a name if you’d like to. I don’t make my readers sign away their privacy for the sake of letting themselves be known.