Shame on the haters that are so quick to judge others. It is disgustingly common on social media these days. Anyone commenting or posting is quickly pounced on by these haters who respond with scathing comments of their own. It’s called trolling for a reason; these haters are ugly as trolls, and I’m not talking about their outward appearance.
The latest example I encountered was all the nasty comments surrounding the appearance and demeanor of Bianca Andreescu’s mom during the recent US Open. At a restaurant watching the final, I heard firsthand things like “oh my god, that must be a wig” “what’s with the sunglasses?” and “doesn’t she ever smile?”
This Twitter conversation started with a tweet from Chrissy Teigen, answered by other examples nastiness:
Bianca’s mom looks like someone is pretending to be Bianca’s mom. Someone check on Bianca’s mom!! — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 7, 2019
That’s what I thought, too! Hahaha! I was like Is that a wig? Sunglasses? Is the in the Witness Protection Program?
Was she trying to disguise herself or is she just Unattractive 🤷🏽♀️
Bianca’s response? “My mom’s a straight G. I will never be that cool”
I chuckled when I later heard an interview with Bianca, knowing some of these haters might be (should be) pretty embarrassed about their comments. When asked how she maintains her composure and concentration during such stressful times (US Open against Serena Williams), Andreescu was quick to credit her mom. Apparently her mom has been teaching her talented daughter yoga and mindfulness for several years. So, when stressed on the tennis courts, all she has to do is look up and focus on her mother’s calmness to settle her nerves, block out the external issues (like the noisy crowd cheering for Williams) and return to concentrating on the game at hand.
“I don’t only work on my physical aspect. I also work on the mental, because that’s also very, very important,” Bianca added. “It’s definitely showing through my matches where I’m staying in the present moment a lot of the time. I don’t like to focus on what just happened or in the future.”
Shame on the haters! As Taylor Swift advised, “haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate, shake it off!” Good for you Bianca for shaking it off, putting these haters in their place, refusing to let their judgements ruin such an awesome achievement. Your parents are obviously very proud of you and you of them. Your appreciation for the sacrifices your parents made for their family is very mature and touching.
On a more comical note, after thrilling us with her tennis prowess, trophy in her arms, Bianca addressed the Williams’ fans displaying her sense of humour too:
“I know you guys really wanted Serena to win, I am so sorry about that”
How typically Canadian!