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These Hateful Comments on Post About Burn Victim Reek of Toxic Masculinity

by | January 31, 2019

Quite a lot of people were miffed with Gillette’s latest ad about toxic masculinity. Regardless of whether the ad was appropriate or not, toxic masculinity is real even if you wouldn’t want to admit it. A positive post featuring Turia Pitt, an Australian mother, motivational speaker, and burn victim, received a lot of hurtful comments that will leave you questioning the lack of empathy in people these days. Are we becoming increasingly insensitive with each passing day?

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Credits: @Turia.Pitt/ Facebook

These hateful comments on a post about a burn victim reek of toxic masculinity.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there are a lot of beautiful love stories out there that will make you believe in the power of true love. As I lay in my bed, scrolling through my social media feeds, I came across one such particularly inspiring love story of Turia Pitt. She is an Australian athlete with an engineering background, humanitarian, and author who overcame all the hurdles life threw at her in the form of a major fire accident that left her with third-degree burns. She survived catastrophic injuries while participating in an ultramarathon. A doting mother to her cute little son she lovingly named Hakavai, Turia’s love story is as beautiful as her soul.

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Turia and her partner Michael Hoskin’s love story is an integral part of her inspirational survival and zeal to fight against the odds. They were living their life to the fullest up until September 2011, when a major fire during an ultramarathon turned their world upside down. Turia suffered third-degree burns to sixty-five percent of her body and was fighting hard to survive. She had to claw her way back into life after spending a grueling five months of recovery at the hospital.

Michael gave up his job as a police officer to care for the love of his life who he had been with since high school. He surprised her with a ring when she was in intensive care. In Turia’s own words, Michael’s love was what kept her going even when she wanted to give up on life during the tumultuous ordeal.

Inspiring, isn’t it? Well not everyone thought so. In the perfect display of toxic masculinity, there were quite a lot of enlightened individuals who took some extra time out of their incredibly busy lives and left some beautiful comments on a post about the amazing couple.

Here, take a look at some of the gems:

The number of laugh reacts on this is truly disturbing

Great priorities:

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These hateful/hurtful (whatever you might want to call them) are the embodiment of empathy-less existence that a lot of people are gearing toward. I will call it toxic masculinity no matter who chooses to get offended! Maybe Gillette wasn’t all that wrong in their advertisement.

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One Response to “These Hateful Comments on Post About Burn Victim Reek of Toxic Masculinity”

  1. Chantelle
    January 31st, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

    All of those comments were unnecessary, disrespectful to Turia and her family, and just downright ugly. I hope that they have someone to love them despite their ugliness.

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