This story on Allure’s blog, originally from The British Telegraph, particularly struck me just now in light of all of your comments on the Cintra Wilson quote, as well as just the heated tone of comments on the internet in general.
Here’s the deal: A woman’s Facebook friend posted an incredibly derogatory remark about the size of her nose on her wall. Said woman was apparently already self-conscious about it and this remark was the last straw in her decision to get plastic surgery. She now says she thinks this person did her a favor. Wow.
This makes me incredibly sad. But I feel there are probably so many stories like this happening every day, perhaps not the point of plastic surgery. The anonymity allowed on the internet (though obviously not the case in this particular story) leads people to say things they might not in person. Especially regarding a person’s appearance. This is perhaps even more likely at, say, a fashion or beauty site.
Just the other day in our comments, someone was remarking about the different tones commenters take on different sites. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when you guys get feisty. But I’m not gonna lie and say that everything washes right over me if it’s of a more personal nature. I know I definitely think about what was said. It was also mentioned how different the tones are on a site like Sea of Shoes v. Fashion Toast. It just got me thinking about how those girls feel when they read things, both good and bad.
So many of you have your own sites and blogs. Do you ever take online insults and comments to heart when it comes to your looks or your style?