A girl shared a story on how she tried to come up with something to make an emo netizen feel better on some forum but got the backlash of it.
Here is the story
“It was a Facebook group about tattoos in which one person posted that they were afraid to tattoo over their scars or they wanted to tattoo to cover over their scars. I can’t remember.
Anyway, they posted a picture of their self harm scars. And honestly compared to all the self harm scars that I have seen before, it looked pretty cool.
So I’m an attempt to maybe make them feel better I said that even though the situation in which you got the scars was sad, they look like a cool shark bite! That was a mistake.
Everyone started attacking me in the comments. Calling me names and saying I was insensitive. Then the moderators heard and I got banned within a few minutes.
I genuinely felt bad. I didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings.
But I guess ‘some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions.”
Comments by netizens
- Don’t know if this is useful for you, but I have some serious self-harm scars, and I would have appreciated that comment. We are all different in how we deal with our issues.
- It’s kind of like that letter the school child drew for the nursing home residents that said “time is almost up!” Half the residents would have cackled, half would be aghast. Dark humor isn’t for everyone. I personally love jokes about my scars as long as they’re cynical, not critical. But you gotta know your audience, man.
- I understand your intent but I’m not sure that really fits the bill here. 5 year olds are never really comparable to the actions of adults – We can understand intent pretty clearly.
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