If you’re not following Wimbledon, you may have missed that French tennis player, Marion Bartoli, won earlier this week. As with any professional tennis player, becoming a Wimbledon champ is a huge deal. It’s the result of years of hard work, effort beyond belief, and never giving up on following a dream — but as intelligent people, we already know that, so I’ll quit insulting you.
However, instead of her success being praised when Bartoli won, what seemed to be the major concern for a lot of assholes out there, are her looks. You know, because she’s so fat and ugly, and all. No one likes fat and ugly, you guys.
After kicking the ass of German Sabine Lisicki, a tall blonde with looks that seem to be much more pleasing to the eye, the hatred began. Twitter was all a flutter of disgusting comments that made one really question, who the fuck are these people, and the how the hell were they raised to be so narrow-minded in their thinking process?
And on and on went the tweets of hate speech about her looks, her body, her French heritage, and the fact that she’s a lesbian. Obviously, who she goes to bed with has everything to do with her athletic ability. I mean, obviously!
Some dude on BBC Radio 5 Live named John Inverdale even decided to join in the mockery of this woman by saying, “Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little ‘you’re never going to be a looker?’”
What the fucking fuck?
It is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what’s even more true is that you can’t dispute talent, and you shouldn’t shit on it just because the winner doesn’t fall into what YOU think is beautiful. Bartoli’s looks have nothing to do with whether she won or lost, and definitely have nothing to do with whether or not she was “deserving” of that win.
When Inverdal’s comments reached Bartoli (the comment, he later apologized for, of course), her response was eloquent and to the point:
“It doesn’t matter, honestly. I am not blonde, yes. That is a fact. Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. I’m sorry. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely, yes.”
Where’s Inverdal’s Wimbledon championship? Exactly. What have the trolls on Twitter have to show for themselves and their lives? Yeah, exactly, yet again. Once we start honestly believing that only the best looking deserve to win and come out on top, we completely fail at life, humanity and everything else. Everything.