Define Crazy: An Open Letter to A Troll

I’m so very proud of this brave mom. I had to share her open letter to a cyberbully. She is the mother of a beautiful baby with down syndrome.  Recently, she tweeted an adorable picture of her precious one soaking up the sun with the biggest smile on his face after being sick for a few days. A sick cyber punk attacked her photo by referring to her son as ugly. This an apparent practice of this idiot, seeking out down syndrome hashtags just to drop insults and hatred.

Well, he met his match. This mom gave him the sweetest tongue lashing and she did it with class. Go mom!

Monday, April 14, 2014

An Open Letter to A Troll

Dear Troll,

Since I started blogging about my son Quinn and his disability, I knew this day would come. There’s no shortage of trolls on the internet who hide behind the anonymity of a screen name with the intent to be cruel, and I’ve seen their hostility many times before. In fact, just last week, in the wake of a robbery at the Down Syndrome Association of Houston’s headquarters, in which $10,000 worth of technology was stolen, there was no shortage of ignorant comments on the news story reporting the incident. One user asked, “how will they learn to count to potato?” Another claimed that wasting computers on “retards” was stupid anyway and that the organization deserved to be robbed. These comments, while offensive, simply serve to showcase people’s hate-fueled ignorance and aren’t worth my time. I grimace when I read them, but realize there’s little to be done about such stupidity. 

Read the full story on her blog below:
http://www.meganmennes.blogspot.com/2014/04/an-open-letter-to-troll.html?m=1

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