The Botox List Babes Are Hitting Back But Is It Time The Word Bully Was Used In The Correct Context?
Just because you are offended does not mean you were bullied.
As expected being named on the most botox Australian’s list has ruffled a few feathers, because let’s face it is not as flattering as Who Magazine’s annual most beautiful list.
Megan Gale who did not make the top ten list but was named as being someone that may have had work done has hit out on twitter responding to the article saying probably quite correctly the plastic surgeon involved in the story was using them to promote himself. She also denies having botox and saying these allegations are harmful to her brand and fair point.
However she also tweeted she likened this article to bullying. Really?
Charlotte Dawson in response to Megan Gale’s bullying tweet wrote:
I think it is time to reclaim the word bullying and use it in its proper context.
The definition of offended is
- To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in
The definition of bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons. Or bullying can be defined as using superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
Not sure how a lightweight article about botoxed celebrities fits into the bullying category.
If you are insulted it does not mean you were bullied.
This use of the word bully by celebrities or others at times when they are offended or insulted actually diminishes what the term means and the ramifications for people being being bullied in the workplace, school yard, online or at home.
If Reality Ravings made the 10 most boring blogs in Australia list I would be insulted, pissed off and disagree, but I won’t have been bullied.
Unfortunately being a celebrity does have a down side and one aspect of this is having their looks and appearance dissected as we are peddled images of them on red carpets and advertisements daily as they promote themselves, endorsements, show and books etc. In the age of cosmetic interventions this issue inevitably comes up.
Just because your feelings were hurt does not mean you were bullied.
The doctor has now apologised to both of them in today’s News Limited papers. I was amused that the papers don’t apologise about the article being there in the first place….
Both Megan and Charlotte should just be thankful they did not make the creepiest celebrities list which is on News.com.au today and seriously most people forget about these articles once they have read them.