Pick on Someone Your Own Size

Of all the collateral damage caused by our Grand Poobah, I have to say I feel the most sorry for Barron Trump. If he’s not being criticized about being sleepy at 3 in the morning, he’s being called “Poor Little Rich Boy” or being accused of mental health issues.

Childhood is hard enough without being bullied by the internet trolls and the comedians of this world. We all have scars from the cruelties we experienced growing up, but there’s absolutely no excuse for this. Give the kid a break. There are some lines that no one should ever cross.

Barron Trump did not ask for any of this. He didn’t choose his parents or the paths they decided to take in life. He had absolutely no say in the matter. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be him. He will never experience the luxury of a normal life. His father is fair game, but he isn’t.

Satire is fine. Criticism is often necessary. Opinions have a right to be expressed. You don’t have to agree with me. I don’t have to agree with you. But direct your slings and arrows at the adults of this world. Pick on someone your own size.

Say what you will, but at the end of the day, this is just a 10 year old boy. And he’s a 10 year old boy who gets to look forward to experiencing puberty under public scrutiny. Can you imagine?

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A big thanks to StoryCorps for inspiring this blog and my first book. http://amzn.to/2cCHgUu

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2 thoughts on “Pick on Someone Your Own Size

  1. Elaine

    I agree. Children of public figures are off limits to everyone. Including comedians. I remember how the comics treated Amy Carter and Chelsey Clinton during their teenage transformative years. That was bad. Having seen just a few of the social media attacks leveled at former President Obama’s daughters, I was horrified at the vitriol exposed. The supposed anonymity of the internet seems to have unleashed something in the public that is reprehensible. Bad enough when used toward adults. Unacceptable against children.

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