Jen Spyra is a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. For whatever reason she thought it was a good idea to react to Barbara Bush’s passing with a joke about her looks. Now she is facing some serious heat for the terrible decision to do this. Whatever happened to the accepting left? That’s right, they are only accepting when it is one of their own or it fits their agenda.
“RIP Barbara Bush, the only woman who was 92 for 30 years.”
Of course there were some people who praised the humor, but most people reacted negatively and were critical of her decision.
Many pointed out the double standard that leftists live by when it comes to mocking age and looks.
wow i thought leftists didnt body shame???
— Bradley Schultz (@schultz_racing) April 18, 2018
Way to be progressive. Wonder why Trump won, because of people like you.
— Luke Kicklighter (@lkicklighter) April 18, 2018
I’m a huge @colbertlateshow fan, so you’ve likely written stuff that I’ve found really funny, but ageist shit like this perpetuates the idea that women aren’t allowed to grow old naturally.
— Mary K. Bingler (@MaryKBingler) April 18, 2018
So it’s okay to make fun of a woman’s appearance? Or is that only towards recently deceased or just women you don’t agree with in general? It’s hard to keep up with the ever-changing rules.
— Pete Athens (@athynz1) April 18, 2018
Now make a joke about how Michelle Obama looks, & decide how you’d react if you heard it.
— Laurence Watkins (@thelarrywatkins) April 18, 2018
Others provided the reason why Barbara Bush’s hair grayed at a young age and why she did not dye it.
She had cancer treatments and her hair grayed; she did not dye it in tribute to her daughter she lost to leukemia. I hope this makes you feel smaller…
— Melissa spindler (@melissaspin08) April 18, 2018
So when someone goes prematurely grey because they lost a 3 yr old daughter from cancer, it’s time to make a weak joke for attention..got it! Oh, hopefully karma will show big for making me speak up for any of the Bush Clan.
— Mephibosheth (@Az61Ronin) April 18, 2018
Mrs. Bush was very comfortable with her looks and who she was. She was once quoted as saying, “People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring.”
Some people have nothing better than ripping the recently deceased former first lady.
For the most part, the celebration of the life of Barbara Bush has been a very positive time from both parties, something that is very rare in the current time.
Thoughts and prayers go out to First Lady Barbara Bush’s family. We were all lucky to have her as long as we did.