It always amazes me how professional celebrities like Meghan Markle and Jennifer Siebel Newsom (who lives just a few miles from me) come out of the woodwork after tragedies such as school shootings and claim to be so in touch with the feelings of the moment. I stress “of the moment.”
The Celebrity Moms talk about how they hold their children closer and how much they can relate to the fears and loss of others. I seriously doubt that. Yes, they feel sadness like the rest of us (maybe) but they really can’t relate to the rest of us. The fact that they pretend to be “one of us” shows their ignorance and some pretty serious character flaws.
These are women who stay in the public eye due to the fame of their husbands, and not their own talents. These are women with children who will NEVER go to public school. These are women who will never have to worry about childcare or worry about taking time off from work to take care of a sick child or hear stories from their children about active shooter drills.
These are women who are now so out of touch with the average person that anything they say about the feelings and realities of real life parents that anything these women say is insulting to the rest of us.
I have nothing against people who are successful. I wish success for everyone. I wish everyone knew how to cut a cucumber. I wish no parent ever had to live in a world where their child might not come home from school because some asshole who could freely buy a gun at age 18. Or fear some asshole whose parent’s purchased guns for him. Or some asshole who had parents who really didn’t give a shit enough to see what was going on with their own violent maladjusted child. I wish no parent or child or anyone on this planet ever had to live in fear or endure the loss of a child.
I’ve been writing about school shootings, and other events that frighten the life out of parents for the past 10 years. As you all know, I don’t have all of the answers. I have plenty of suggestions, but as much as I wish I did, I don’t have all the answers.
But one answer I do have is this: Let families torn apart by violence and tragedy have their time to mourn in peace.
Please, to all of the celebrity moms in their sheltered worlds with an army of nannies, shit loads of money, famous husbands, overly pampered lives, vapid brains, and the need for CONSTANT attention, PLEASE just shut the fuck up and leave the rest of us alone.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman