As each day passes, I seem to lose more and more faith in humanity.
On Saturday, we had a reader who complained about some of the colorful language used on this blog and she said unless it was cleaned up and I moderated the site, she would not be coming back. (Never mind the fact that it was the reader’s first comment ever on my blog.)
Honestly, I’m not sure if I ever cursed on this blog except for the occasional “sux” thrown in, but whatever.
This is not a “gluten free is great” blog.
I don’t moderate and I never will.
So what word did she complain about? Blows. As in celiac blows.
It was on one of the Celiac Rant pages (http://glutendude.com/celiac-rant/emotional-about-celiac/) in which emotions can run a bit higher than normal.
Here is what she said:
I am shocked!! Everyone is making good points and then someone has to throw curse words in there. And I DO object to ‘blows’. Be a lady, be a gentleman . . . don’t use foul language in public! I can’t see myself coming back here if comments have to be laced with b—- and more. How’s that for venting?
But then she made a big mistake and she dissed Irish Heart.
Now, if you do not know Irish Heart, she is an absolute saint. She is a walking celiac encyclopedia and I cannot begin to tell you all of the people she has helped, including myself. She has a knowledge and a passion about our disease that is unmatched and I am unbelievably grateful to have her as part of our community.
But our lovely censor was offended by her:
With all due respect, if there is any, Irish Heart still should temper her language. She doesn’t speak that way at C.C. I don’t wish to see bitch, shit and effin on here or anywhere. Did you know she used those words? Go rent space at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park. What if a teen or clergy member were here. Is there nothing that reddens her face? Think about it. You have a great concept here, but it DOES need monitoring.
Believe it or not, as a result of Irish Heart being a part of this blog, she was forced to distance herself from another popular celiac blog where she played a big role.
It’s simply unreal.
What…am I in competition with other celiac blogs?? The internet’s a big place. I think there’s room for all of us.
My heart bleeds for Irish Heart…she had a real tough weekend and she doesn’t deserve it.
And after a little back and forth, she closed with this gem:
Okay, how is this? You are all [beep] [beep]. You [beep] think your [beep] don’t smell. That’s [beep]. You want to [beep] fight anyone about any [beep] thing. Take a long [beep] walk off a short [beep] pier. All I [beep] asked is that Irish Heart not use [beep] profanity. I wanted to read what all had to say but she made it so [beep] distasteful. I could go on with this [beep] rant, but you’re not [beep] worth it. Don’t bother to type a response, I won’t [beep] be back. And now Irish are YOU happy? How did you enjoy reading that?
(Yes…I did moderate the above. This is a family site after all.)
What the hell is wrong with people? Seriously, somebody tell me what is going on.
All the crap that is going on in this world and this is where you choose to put your energy??
If you want to be part of a heavily moderated community, go to celiac.com.
If you want to vent, share, express, console, comfort, connect or explode, be a part of our community.
My god…they’re just words you big priss. You ever hear of Lenny Bruce? Or the US Constitution?
So how’s this ?
Celiac blows. Big time.
Try putting your energy into being a positive force in the celiac community and stop worrying about a little salty language.
They’re just words!