Saturday, January 07, 2006

It really bugs me. . .

when I hear someone say "She was so beautiful (pretty, etc.) it is such a shame" when someone is murdered. I heard it a lot during the whole Laci Peterson thing and I just recently heard it on a commercial for 60 Minutes. It seems to indicate that it is somehow worse that an attractive person was killed than if they were plain looking, or heaven forbid, ugly or overweight. It's not just on the news or even on t.v. that I hear it either. Just average people, who honestly are not that great looking themselves, say things like that. Does that mean it's okay to kill ugly, or unattractive, people?

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I'd like to remind you that the victim of this crime was obese and hag-like, therefore you must acquit my client. . ."

Oh, well, just my own personal rant I guess.

1 comment:

S said...

That gets me too, as if someone who is not as astetically pleasant is somehow less of a human. The same argument was made by the attorney of that child-raping teacher, Debra Lafave, that she was "too pretty" to go to jail so her sentence was reduced to three years house arrest.