Early this week, I heard the young lady laughing while looking at something on her mobile phone. I asked what it was all about, and she showed me this photo below.
Note: I don't own this image.
I reacted the same way as the young lady. Actually, I laughed louder than her. I told her to send me the link because I wanted to share it on Facebook. Immediately, I got likes for the photo that I uploaded in my "LOL" album, but two days later, I got a request from an older relative to take it down with no specific reason why.
I was busy the whole day so I did not attend to this person's request. I didn't create my Facebook account for her, and if she doesn't like it, she can unsubscribe from my feed. Although, I really wanted to reply right away that afternoon, but I opted not to. When people makes me upset or mad, I'd rather take my time until I calm down. As much as possible, I wanted to avoid saying things that I might regret later. But before I discovered maturity, I'd rather see bloodshed first then after that, I can calm down.
By evening, she threatened me that she'll block me from her account. I was not able to see her comment as I was busy in the kitchen plus my kids were sick. I cuddled with the boy most of the time after dinner. Who the hell is she for me to drop everything at her command?!
...and she did blocked me before I had the chance to asked her what was wrong with the photo.
I don't mind her blocking me. In fact, I felt relieved not to deal with "senior" Facebook users who have zero netiquette. I was just pissed. Why do I have to delete it? Why? I didn't understand what's her problem with the image. It's not her body or face used in the photo or any of her relatives. It's not her photo or own any rights of it. Can she mind her own wall?
#1. It's not porn. It doesn't even suggest anything sexual.
#2. It's not making fun of people.
#3. The guy doesn't have man boobs that might suggest female breast at first glance.
#4. I am a mother and I am not an irresponsible one. I am extra careful of what I post online. My kids' friends are on my Facebook friends' list and they read my blog as well.
#5. She's not paying me to subscribe to my post. Anything that can ruin or lose "readership"/subscribers should be avoided, thus respecting their demands.
The photo is clever and very funny! ...unless she's stupid not to see the humor in it.
When you see a half naked woman or man on a billboard, would you call the company to take it down because you don't like it? If you see an advertisement on a magazine you subscribe to, will you call the publication to take the ad down because it doesn't follow to the standard of your morals?
...and if she thought that it was a nude photo and that it was against her morals to see it in her feed, that's another story!
She's an older relative that was and is still constantly present in my life. She knows me as a person. I don't use "bad" words --- not in spoken and written. I dress up conservatively. I am not "bastos" (indecent, rude, shameless). I am not a perv. I don't fool around. I don't sleep around and have been with one partner in my entire life. I didn't play with fire and sleep with another man other than my husband. I did not elope with a man who's not my husband.
When you talk about morals, just make sure you set good examples for them, and you are not guilty of anything I mentioned above.
Please don't judge me for a funny photo.
Some people are narrow-minded even with age. Sad!
By the way, how come nobody demanded me to take this photo down when I shared it on my Facebook wall?
(image source: The Ellen Degeneres Show)