Here’s the first one:
That people howl with laughter at skits portraying pancakes being thrown at someone whining “Gluten! Gluten!” is so deeply disturbing, I find it hard to articulate the depth of it. There’s no humor in this. It’s hatred disguised as a “joke.” Seeing people shriek with delight at the sight of someone perceived to be like me having pancakes thrown at them…why is that funny?? Being hated for having a disease can be as difficult to deal with as the disease itself.
And the second one:
I want to cry right now after having two bullying experiences with my best friend last week, questioning why I am so dramatic because I can’t eat “a few things.” Sometimes it gets too hard to continue to stand up to such constant ignorance. When will it end and we will get the respect we deserve?! I hope people who read these comments are learning from it and go out there and teach people the truth about our medical needs to be gluten free, so that next time I go to a restaurant, they will take my celiac seriously and the bullying will stop! This is coming from a college student who activates on a regular basis. Sometimes it just gets to be too much.
Watch the video above folks.
This is not the “pussification of America” as so many of the ignorant haters are so eloquently stating.
Bullying is a lack of class. It’s a lack of character.
It’s the total lack of empathy for someone who has a condition that people simply cannot comprehend. And instead of educating, it’s easier to ridicule.
This country is not being pussified. It’s becoming morally bankrupt.