Your best friend appears on your door in floods of tears. Through snot and more tears she tells you that she has just caught her husband of a year in bed with her friend from uni. A woman she has known for 20 years.
You are there for her. You put the kettle on. You offer to kick the husband in the soft dangly bits. You offer tissues. More tea. Your posh biscuits come out because you know in the past they have made her smile. And as the afternoon progresses and her tears subside a bit, maybe a gin. Purely for medicinal purposes.
The following day you check on her as her life unravels. You are there for her.
Or maybe you go to work and you hear of a colleague’s cousin twice removed who has this flat mate who works with a woman whose sister has just found HER husband in bed with a woman who looks after their dogs when they go on holiday. You look shocked and say things like “oh my goodness that is awful”. Or “that poor woman”.
Now take that scenario to social media.
And make one of the women Katie Price.
Now we are in a whole different ball park. Suddenly Katie Price is a slag. She deserves it. She has four children by three different dads. She has been married three times.
Suddenly we have no sympathy and think this woman deserves to be bullied on line.
This woman has brought this upon herself.
Her husband is not the scumbag. She is.
Oh and add to that that she is six months pregnant, with an eight month old. Still that doesn’t deserve sympathy apparently.
She shouldn’t have got pregnant. It’s her fault this has happened.
What kind of a world do we live in where people find it acceptable to post such utterly vile tweets. Suggesting it was bound to happen. It was only a matter of time. Okay, so maybe some of us thought that. Hell I even blogged about it when they got married but to tweet her with that NOW? On the day she finds out her husband is cheating on her?
How utterly heartless do you have to be to do that? Telling her that cheating on their wives when pregnant is what men do. Seriously? Really? That is what women really say to other women?
The world has gone insane.
I am not particularly a huge fan of Katie Price but I take my hat off to her as a millionaire businesswoman who is bringing up her kids and not doing any harm to you or I.
There is even some suggestion this is a PR stunt. Please. We might not agree with her posting it all over Twitter when she found out but the girl was heartbroken and lashing out she certainly wasn’t asking to be abused.
Does Katie Price deserve to be bullied on line?
Does a pregnant woman deserve to be bullied on line?
I bet if I asked a group of people those two questions I would get very different answers.
And that makes me sad.