How an Honest Facebook Post Sparked a Bullying Nightmare for This Mom Blogger
Modern Mumma Mel Watts found out the hard way that going viral isn't for the faint of heart.
The popular mom blogger recently gained Internet fame after posting an update on Facebook last weekend that detailed her "daytime quickie" with her husband.
"Did we just have a quickie?" she wrote. "Like a day time one? With one child at the neighbours and a baby asleep in the cot it seemed like a perfect opportunity. I mean I've been turning him down for long enough I actually felt bad."
Pretty sure most of us can relate.
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But the problem started with Watts' next few admissions: "I've had dad sex jokes thrown at me all morning. Packages dropped on my shoulder, dry humping my leg and asking if I want sausage to eat," she wrote. "I would hardly say it was romantic. I may have to admit it was quick and slightly obligated. I was definitely not prepared... True to the name "quickie" it was over before I knew it."
"The amount of times I have turned down this man's "charms" one would assume I was ungrateful," she continued. "I think more tired and exhausted would describe it best. I'm not normally your day time quickie kinda person but today I thought the amount of effort he has put into every sexual advance it would just be plain mean of me... Sometimes it's worth just going with it. Silver lining he's happy for the next few days and I'm going to bed without d*ck jabbed in my back."
It's not hard to see why the post quickly went viral. But for every "been there!" refrain, there were about a hundred trolls who showed up to attack both Watts and her husband.
Now, in a five-minute video posted on YouTube a visibly shaken Watts is taking on her bullies.
"The problem isn't our children," she begins. "It's the parents. The parents are the problem. The parents are the ones that are causing all the bullies."
She then goes on to discuss all the "hundreds of horrible things" she's had to read about herself since sharing her initial post. Things like "you're a basic low income women" and "would hate to have a child with you."
"It made me sit there and think, 'Wow, what the f*ck have I done?'" she explains, breaking down. "All I did was write an opinion and everyone has taken that to the point of saying horrible things that aren't true.... I don't understand how people can say this kind of stuff and be so nasty to people they don't even know."
Neither do we.