Soapbox Media at its Worst: Summer Minor
Summer Minor; Mother and Writer
Summer Minor don’t do it~Just now, this very minute, I am checking my Twitter stream and I start seeing all these tweets about the blogger Summer Minor ‘s post Surrender. Of course, I went to read it. What I found has horrified me and shook me to my very core. I am not a follower of Summer Minor and have never heard of her before this morning’s barrage of tweets but I am sickened.
Summer Minor’s post alleges that she has committed suicide. Today! She has written her own eulogy, posted it on the internet and left us all as helpless participants in her suicide. Summer Minor has left us all feeling sad, guilty and helpless. Well, that is the reaction of most of the internet.
Summer Minor You have so much to Live for
Me, I am fucking pissed. What kind of deviant does this to people? I am looking at her header and I see 3 beautiful children, smiling. Happy.Unknowing and unsuspecting recipients of the pain her selfish act will inflict. The post is a pity party to rally sympathy. She tries to tell us that she is doing us all a favor by leaving the world. That she will not be bothering anyone to mourn her. Bullshit. She just got sympathy and pity from the entire world via twitter.
I understand pain, feelings of failure, loss, worthlessness…we all do. We’ve all had our diagnosis. We all have bad days, months, and years. We’ve all had to survive things we wish we never had to endure. I’ve had days that I’ve wanted to give up. But you know what? That is selfish.
There is nothing selfless about killing yourself. Unless you are a fucking hermit who no one knows and has ever loved and you go off in quiet solitude to disappear from the world and even then, you have a Mother and Father who loved you and will miss you. But she has kids! I am sick. Disgusted. Enraged.
If this is a hoax then she is an asshole and if it’s not..she’s a selfish asshole. I hope that someone finds her and she can be saved. My prayers are for her soul, my sympathy and sadness is for her children.
Summer Minor You are in our Prayers
*P.S. As of 3 pm this afternoon (EST) it was confirmed via TWITTER that Summer Minor is in fact alive.