Friday, October 5, 2012

Is it okay to call someone out?

Over the past few days there has been a lot of buzz around this story. This story has sparked quite the controversy over what hurtful remarks he said and how she gracefully handled the situation. Many have been saying that she is doing a great service by calling out the man she calls a bully. However, others disagree. They think he is right by saying that as she is a public role model, she should strive to be in a healthy weight range. People are also saying that he is being too critical and assume he "must be one of those health nuts."

This is how I see it: yes, we want to encourage healthy behaviors and self esteem but we do not need to put down others in the process. His words were not encouragement at all. If anything, his words were a calling out. To get through to people you can't just expose their faults. That's the quickest and surest way to turn someone into defense mode.

We all battle something whether we want to admit it or not. Just because someone's battle is more pronounced that yours does not give you the right to "weigh in" your opinion. Your negative opinion of someone else is literally worthless. It adds nothing to the universe. It astounds me at how many people think they can put someone else down "in the name of health."

What do you think? Do people have a right to call out someone if their lifestyle isn't considered "healthy?"

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