REBLOG IF U THINK THE DAVE ON THE RIGHT IS JUTS AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE DAVE ON THE LEFT
You know what? No. No, I do not think that Dave is as beautiful as the Dave on the right. And before you social justice bloggers come stampeding into my askbox, wondering how I could be such a heartless, bitch- hear me out.
The Dave on the right isn’t beautiful. The Dave on the right does not have flawless skin, or blonde hair, or baby-blue eyes or a pair of double-d’s. What he is, however, is sick. And telling him that he’s beautiful as an attempt to comfort him? Is just plain cruel.
You’re telling Dave that he’s only redeemable when he’s beautiful. You don’t give a damn about his illness, no. You just want to sleep at night, thinking what a great person you are for lying to a little boy. Do you think that Dave believes he is truly, in the eyes of society, beautiful? He doesn’t. And I dare someone to look me in the eyes and say he’s wrong. We all know he’s not conventionally beautiful, but we tell him otherwise, tell ourselves otherwise because we feel guilty and we think that, by “saving” this poor, ill child with false claims of beauty, we are better people because of it.
That boy is beautiful because he is fighting. He’s beautiful because he isn’t beautiful, not in all the physical ways we obsess over. He’s beautiful because of his personality- and that is why Dave’s is a life worth living.
Not because some stranger on the internet lied, and told him he’s “beautiful”.