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Throat Punch Thursday~The Day Justin Bieber Almost got my Ass Beat Edition

by Deborah Cruz

The other morning, excitedly I grabbed my cup of coffee and  jumped on Twitter, like I do most week day mornings. I could hardly stand the anticipation. I had been on a forced Twitter sabbatical the previous week, due to a back injury. A day of chatting up my tweeps ; pure bliss for a Mommy who seldom gets the opportunity to socialize in real life due to every other obligation I have to do. I was really just ready to immerse myself back into the fold of Twitter.Many of you know me as @TruthfulMommy. I  am very active on Twitter and , while I was away from it, I couldn’t wait to come back. That was until Tuesday morning happened. I was jumping in and out of conversations, as I am known to do on a regular basis on Twitter. I am quite the Twitter social butterfly. When, I can tell you in retrospect, I incited one of the worst Twitter reactions I’ve ever had the misfortune of being part of. It all started with a simple Retweet of a seemingly innocuous tweet.Yeah, apparently not. What was this controversial most mind blowing of tweets, you ask? Here, be the judge for yourself.

RT: Oh & it’s Justin Bieber’s birthday. Girl, you’ll be a woman soon.

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You have to admit this kid has got the sweetest face ever.He's freaking adorable.I just want to pinch his little cheeks.

Admittedly, I retweeted it because I thought it was hilarious. I read it and it struck me funny and made me smile.The.END. Maybe it was because I hadn’t had enough sleep the night before.Maybe my sense of humor is that of a 12 year old boys. Maybe I was just in a ridiculously good mood and tweet happy.On any occasion, I did make the decision that this was RT worthy. What did I think was meant by this tweet? That’s an easy enough question. I thought it was a comment on how he is so young and sweet, practically prepubescent, and is growing up. To me, it was simply a commentary on the fact that a sweet, angel faced little boy was growing up.THAT.WAS.IT. Would I have gotten mad if I had a son and somebody said that about him? Maybe. Probably.Obviously, its not nice to call a boy a woman. I get that. But its not like the person who tweeted it was going out of their way to be derogatory or malicious and I certainly was not. (I know you are thinking to yourself “Its no big deal. Get the fuck over it!!!”) The point is that even though the original tweeter and myself may not have meant any foul, disgusting connotation be implied one of my followers did. No.I will not give you their handle. This is not about a boycott or throwing a person to the Twitter wolves.

But, this is what that Retweet earned me.

@TruthfulMommy Listen up, fool. Two weeks ago I was at gunpoint facing several cops who had a real issue with how I did womanhood. Whoa, is it just me or is someone else wondering when I started tweeting with Mr.T? I wonder if they were pitying me, too?P.S.Seriously, I don’t know why/how they ended up at gunpoint but I can imagine that was an awful experience.I’m sure that would make me a little jumpy , ready to pop of on a complete stranger, too. But how would I be privy to this information? I’m NOT your Mama.

@TruthfulMommy A lot of good people I know wind up in body bags because of shit thinking like you just displayed here. People, I had no idea!Y’all are killing each other over Mr. Bieber.That’s just crazy talk. Stop the madness. Like NOW!

@TruthfulMommy While you may think your shit is just for funsies, I assure you it is not, and it KILLS REAL PEOPLE. I really did not mean any maliciousness by the retweet. Damn, I am totally under analyzing my ripple on Twitter. Apparently, I totally am not fully aware of what a bigoted asshole I really am. By the way, can someone please tell me what exactly I was trying to imply by this RT? Anybody?Please.Bueller! Bueller!

@TruthfulMommy clean up your fucking act or get the fuck out. NOW. Well,You are following me so…. But I’ll do you a solid since you are so obviously cool tweeps, and unfollow and raise you a block!BooYAH!

@TruthfulMommy I know you by your words. That said, do not ever speak to me in that fashion. Educate yourself and learn basic respect. This was after I had responded with an apology because I TRULY was not trying to insult anyone. I merely found the original tweet entertaining and RT worthy much like all the “#Winning” and ” #tigerblood” RTs Obviously, I need to be more diligent about the twitter footprint I am leaving on the Twitterverse. I am sorry Twitterverse. I know that I am all that and a bag of Fritos but I should not pretend that I possess #AdonisDNA

and, @TruthfulMommy punches out after defending her gross gender bashing. Gender bashing? What? IS that what this is all about? Is that what they thought I was doing? Now,I’m really confused. This is what happened after I blocked them. They thought I gave up. Silly, silly tweep.My Mama didn’t raise no fools. Keep your tweeps close and keep your tweepenemies even closer!

I don’t give a rat’s ass if it is Beib*r, there are places you do not go as a cissie. Hmmm, is this person confused and thinks that I am someone that I am not.Was that supposed to be Sissy? That’s not my name.What is going on?

lost 4 followers over that mess. If you have any doubt about your ability to be a basically decent person, please unfollow me at once. Too late my friend,I’ve already gone.You’re out of my tread and soon to be outta my head.Just had to keep an eye on you for a minute or so to be sure that you weren’t planning some sort of ambush, Twitter drive by or the like.Scary shit people!

In fact, I encourage you to unfollow on genera principle. If you’re not motivated to stay, learn, and enjoy, get the fuck out now. Does anybody really need to be told twice by this person? I’m getting a whole over the top drama brewing vibe.I’m out! Peace!

and I am doubly pissed off that I had to defend a fool like Beib*r. Jaysus people, why do you have to be so stupid and hateful? So, let me understand, you are allowed to call poor little Bieber a “fool” ( not unlike you called me) but I’m not to RT that an adorable young man was growing up? Hhhmmm, which was more malicious? I think its more mean to call someone stupid than pretty. I’m just saying. But what do I know..I’m just a fool..like Justin Bieber. Wait a minute *BEEP*BEEP*BEEP* Back the truck up!Did this person just call me STUPID AND HATEFUL? Who’s the maleficent in this scenario again?

So MY Throat Punch Thursday most definitely goes to the drama inciting, twitter rage having ex follower of mine. Sorry that your Twitter tread is so light that you have to single out the one person who has a sense of humor and go into full on attack mode. I hope you get some help for that rage issue. I don’t feel the Twitterverse is a healthy place for you to be in at this point in time. I think perhaps you should know of which you speak before you actually open your mouth. You don’t know me. I don’t know you.That’s sorta the point. For you , I am pulling out the extra special Chuck Norris roundhouse monkey toe kick to the head  with a side of nun-chucks to your derriere area, maybe that will help dislodge the stick up your ass.

As for the young Mr.Bieber, just let me say, YOU ARE ROCKING THE HELL OUTTA YOUR NEW EFRON DO! If I wasn’t old enough to be your Mama…

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I think Mama might have a slight case of Bieber Fever!WootWoot!


*No Biebers were harmed in the making of this edition of THROAT PUNCH THURSDAY.


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Tina 2011/03/03 - 8:26 pm

That. Was. Hilarious.
That is all.
(great post)

Tina 2011/03/03 - 8:27 pm

That. Was. Hilarious.
That is all
(Great post)

Truthful Mommy 2011/03/03 - 8:36 pm

It is funny to read.It wasn’t so funny to be hit with before I’d even had a chance to drink my damn morning cup of coffee!ARGH! It had me rattled.I’m the nice one on twitter:) Don’t they know?LOL

Tina 2011/03/03 - 8:29 pm

Oh yah & I *ahem* meant to comment twice 😉

Truthful Mommy 2011/03/03 - 8:36 pm

LOL!The more the merrier!XO

Tim@sogeshirts 2011/03/03 - 8:30 pm

Wow a huge overreaction from them. I would have retweeted that same tweet had I saw that. The original tweet was hilarious and I actually respect Justin Bieber. He is a showman and a smart businessman but in some ways he looks like a girl. Whoever wrote you all those tweets went way overboard and is definitely not worth your time.

Truthful Mommy 2011/03/03 - 8:35 pm

Honestly, I was shocked and frankly, a little frightened.Of course, I can’t pretend to know this persons heart or life. I did have a couple of their followers @ me and tell me that by that reaction they decided to stop following them. I tried to apologize but the person wasn’t having any of it. they wanted a platform and to go off on a tangent.Mission accomplished! P.S. I Have nothing against Bieber.Please, he’s not my child, I don’t have to wipe his ass or his nose, he’s not even a blip to me.I’m not 16:)

Tina 2011/03/03 - 9:13 pm

Of course I didn’t mean to downgrade the seriousness of crazy threats like that 🙁 sorry if it came across that way. You showed a great sense of humor about it in your post. I enjoyed reading it.

Truthful Mommy 2011/03/03 - 9:29 pm

I didn’t think you were downgrading the seriousness. It is funny to read. I think I was taken aback because, I don’t normally get attacked.I’m the shiny happy person.I felt like somebody let loose a pissed off pitbull on me. It kinda pissed me off.I;m glad you get my sense of humor and find my TPT post funny:) Bieber Fever baby!LOL

Carri 2011/03/03 - 9:29 pm

HAHAHA You better watch those little girls. They are the new Mexican Mafia! They’ll cut a bitch if you talk shiz on their little Biebs!

Truthful Mommy 2011/03/03 - 9:32 pm

bwahaha!GIrl, my attacker was no little girl:) I’m not naming any names but I will say,I’m not picturing my little teenie bopper Mexican mafia:) Besides, I think us Latinas like our men a little more rugged:)bwahaha

The Mayor 2011/03/03 - 9:54 pm

It’s shocking that such an innocuous RT could be the cause of such fury. Was this really about the Beiber or some underlying code word war?

Truthful Mommy 2011/03/03 - 10:12 pm

That was my confusion.I’m pretty sure that the two of us were using two very different meanings of the exact same sentence. Just a lesson I learned the hard way, I suppose. It makes me think of Rush Hour ‘DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH” I definitely think something was lost in translation.

Carlie 2011/03/03 - 11:26 pm

I think it was hilarious! Then again, I also have the sense of humor of a 12 year old boy haha

Alicia @MommyDelicious 2011/03/04 - 11:52 am

This was REALLY funny to read. You are hilarious and I’m totally gonna steal that “BEEP BEEP BEEP, back the truck up” thing! LOL. Now… on to this whole Twitter thing. WHAT. IN. THE. WORLD?! Like really, are you kidding me?! It always baffles me when people can’t get a harmless joke or take it to a whole other level where they go into a full attack mode. Like, really… it’s not THAT serious!

MommaKiss 2011/03/04 - 12:48 pm

I am DYING over here. Seriously. DYING.

You do have a fever for the beaver.

Truthful Mommy 2011/03/06 - 12:12 pm

YOu know me..I’m so Beaver fever,I’m a little squirrely:) I guess that Twitter attack will teach me to stop complaining that I don’t have nay trolls:)LOL That’ll teach me:)

Sarah 2011/03/04 - 1:01 pm

For cryin’ out loud! My 8 yr old daughter just said,”Beiber looks like a girl!” when I showed her that pic. If what you tweeted is considered “hate speech”… then I’m moving to Australia… and it has nothing to do with the fact that I might run into Russell Crowe, Simon Baker, and Keith Urban…

Julie 2011/03/05 - 1:22 am

Oh my gosh….the #1 reason I don’t tweet!!!!

Mommyfriend 2011/03/05 - 1:29 pm

Cannot stop laughing. Nothing short of pure awesomeness.

Polish Mama on the Prairie 2011/03/05 - 10:57 pm

Is it wrong for me to say, then, that I thought that “Baby Baby” song was sung by a girl for a long while? I don’t listen to pop and hubby can’t stand little boys who have huge egos, or at least come across that way. So, we would have RTed that as well. Oh well…

Tell them to watch the Best Buy Commercial in that case with Bieber/Beaver (according to my 5 yr old, he is related to Beavers, no need to threaten me with violence too!) for the freakin’ Super Bowl with Ozzy Osbourne asking what the ** is a Biber? and Bieber himself in bad disguise says “I don’t know but it kinda looks like a girl”.

I wish people would get fired up about the anti-abortion bills which attack women for having miscarriages and needing medical treatment, or the situation in Belarus, or animal cruelty, or the huge amount of toxins in our food, or something ACTUALLY important instead of a silly, to-some-funny tweet.

Hugs to you, Mama! You crack me up!

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