Whenever someone is in the celebrity spotlight, trolls just seem to come out of the woodwork to tell them their "insert film, song, show, play, comic, or video game title here" is terrible, not worth anyone's time, and that they should feel bad for doing whatever it is they do.
That nausea inducing trait was evidenced again yesterday, when Harley Quinn Smith posted a photo of herself on Instagram, and amidst the normal likes and shares, someone just had to be different and decided to say some rather heinous things to her for sharing a photo of herself on a...wait for it...social media outlet that centers around sharing photos.
Harley's dad, Kevin Smith, decided to address it in a lengthy but worthwhile Facebook post, and we've included his words in their entirety.
"What it's like to be my daughter: 17 year old @harleyquinnsmith_ received this message simply for the heinous crime of posting a pic of herself on @instagram. I have zero clue what the reference to #TheMatrix is all about but, wow - way to unload on a teen girl because YOU have nothing to do in life. But even though I should be apoplectic about it, my kid thought it was funny. "I'd be mad if I had a tiny d*** and anonymous voice too," she said, bemused by the bitterness. But here's a nickel's worth of free advice for folks like this Troll: if you hate me (or my kid) this much, the better use of your time is to make YOUR dreams come true, instead of slamming others for doing the same. The best revenge is living insanely well - so if you wanna get back at a 17 year old girl for the grievous crime of enjoying her life, the best way to do it is to succeed in your OWN existence. Show the world WHY we should be paying attention to you instead of anyone else. Because randomly attacking others merely communicates how creatively and emotionally bankrupt you are. You think you have something to offer the world but others are getting all the attention? Don't b**** or punish the world: just create. Create something nobody's ever seen before and there is a good chance the world will notice you. Attacking teen girls on the Internet is the saddest form of masturbation that exists and requires no discernible skill or talent. You want attention? Don't make yourself mad, make something original and fun. Because if you're not being useful in this world you're being useless. Don't be useless: go make stuff that makes people happy! #KevinSmith #HarleyQuinnSmith"
For Harley's part, she truly took it in stride, and her response to the unwarranted rant was just about perfect. Her dad's take on it was pretty spot on well.